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April 17, 2017, 5:40 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google reaches $7.8M out-of-court settlement in Android antitrust case in Russia, which was originally filed by Yandex  —  Google has reached a settlement with Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) agency in the antitrust case the Russian search rival Yandex had originally filed …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Intel discontinues Intel Developer Forum, citing its transition from a PC-centric to a data-centric company as the main reason  —  In a bit of breaking news this morning, it appears that Intel has decided to cancel their Intel Developer Forum tradeshow going forward, including this summer's expected IDF17.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram now lets you organize bookmarks into private collections  —  Instagram will make its bookmarking feature more useful, the company announced this morning, with the introduction of “collections.”  The new feature will allow users to organize the posts they save into private groupings for easier access.
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Leaked documents reveal the hotel industry's plan to combat Airbnb with lobbying, pushing for bills at state level, and funds for anti-Airbnb research  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, Airbnb underwent a rough regulatory patch.  —  The short-term rental company became a Federal Trade Commission target …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Several hours passed before Facebook removed a video of a murder shared on the social network  —  Facebook took posts down hours later  —  A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone and uploading the footage to Facebook.  The video appears to show a man identified by police …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Netflix reports $2.64B in Q1 revenue, nets 3.53M new international members vs 3.71M expected and 1.42M domestic vs 1.56M expected  —  Netflix posted first quarter earnings that beat expectations, and revenue that was in line with analysts' estimates on Monday.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Profile of Yann LeCun, who leads Facebook's AI efforts with a team of 80 researchers; his once-rejected theories about AI are today considered world-class  —  miles away from Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, in an old, beige office building in downtown Manhattan, a group of company employees …
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
How Zuckerberg has polished his image to win people over, beginning with greater use of personal FB posts in 2015 and culminating in his current US talking tour  —  Until recently  —  , Mark Zuckerberg's most iconic public appearance may have been the image of the young startup founder sweating through …
Trisha Thadani / San Francisco Chronicle:
H-1B visa applications drop for first time in four years, to 199K petitions, down from 236K last year  —  For the first time in four years, the number of H-1B visa applications has decreased.  —  The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services received 199,000 petitions, or applications …

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