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April 17, 2017, 9:50 PM

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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:
Google agrees to pay ~$7.8M and open up Android in Russia to settle two-year antitrust dispute with Russian competition watchdog FAS 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 …
Justin Osofsky / Facebook:
Facebook releases timeline of murder suspect's activity: first video uploaded 11:09AM PDT, first report received around 11:27AM, account disabled at 1:22PM  —  On Sunday morning, a man in Cleveland posted a video of himself announcing his intent to commit murder, then two minutes later posted another video …
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 …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Profile of Yann LeCun, who leads Facebook's AI efforts with a team of 80 researchers, and whose once-rejected theories about AI are now widely accepted  —  miles away from Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, in an old, beige office building in downtown Manhattan, a group of company employees …
Emma G. Fitzsimmons / New York Times:
NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission proposes rule that would require ride-hailing apps like Uber include in-app tipping, after Independent Drivers Guild petition  —  New Yorkers have for years been able to tip a taxi driver by adding a few dollars to their bill before swiping a credit card.
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.
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 years, the number of H-1B visa applications has decreased — a signal that President Trump's “America First” rhetoric is deterring employers from hiring foreign workers, experts say.
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Jared Jones / GitHub:
Github expands its developer program to include developers without paid accounts, announces new levels and benefits  —  For over three years, the GitHub Developer Program has been a launchpad for developers—from testing their newest applications to growing their biggest businesses.
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 …

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