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April 20, 2017, 9:40 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google Home now supports up to six users and can distinguish voice of speaker to provide personalized results, available in US, expanding to UK within months  —  Up to six people can train Home to recognize their voice  —  Google Home can now be trained to identify the different voices of people you live with.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it will now roll out twice yearly updates for Windows and Office in March and September, starting with “Redstone 3”  —  IT Pros, mark your calendars.  Starting in September 2017 with Windows 10 ‘Redstone 3,’ Microsoft will begin rolling out new feature updates …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google plans to block ads in Chrome that give a bad user experience, considers blocking all ads on sites which have ads that don't meet standards  —  Filter could strip out ads that provide bad experiences for users  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature …
Greg Barbosa / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases a JavaScript API for Live Photos, allowing playback on the web  —  Following up on Tumblr's own implementation of Live Photos for the web, Apple has released an official Live Photos JavaScript API.  Developers will be able to use the new API to share Live Photos playback on iOS, macOS, and the web.
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Plastc, the all-in-one smart payment card that raised $9M+ in preorders and failed to ship any product, says it will file for bankruptcy  —  There are dozens of ways to pay for things, but apparently, the world was not ready for one more.  Plastc, the company that promised to put …
Matthew Nussbaum / Politico:
Trump misses 90-day deadline to publish cybersecurity plan after alleged Russian hacking in 2016 election, and there is no evidence of anyone working on it  —  He pledged in January to quickly develop a program for countering hackers, but no one seems to know who's in charge of developing it or where it is.
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
GoPro unveils Fusion, a small wearable, 5.2K spherical camera for capturing both VR and non-VR content, slated for limited commercial release at the end of 2017  —  The spherical camera, called Fusion, is small and wearable, but a lot of other details are a mystery.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Source: Oracle will pay more than $850M for digital ad tracking company Moat  —  A big bet on ad tech.  —  Oracle will pay more than $850 million to acquire Moat, a company that tracks digital ads, according to a person familiar with the deal.  —  Oracle announced its planned acquisition earlier …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon reports Q1 revenue of $29.81B, missing estimates of $30.4B, with net income of $3.6B, and sees net decline of 307K postpaid connections  —  Verizon lost postpaid retail customers in the first quarter, but the damage could have been worse without the launch of Verizon Unlimited.
Tony Romm / Recode:
FCC removes restrictions on ISPs raising prices for firms that need a dedicated connection, changes how TV station groups calculate their footprint  —  Republican Chairman Ajit Pai delivers some wins for AT&T, Verizon and a few players in the broadcasting industry.

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