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April 25, 2017, 8:40 AM

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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news  —  The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
John Voorhees / MacStories:
Apple announces it's reducing affiliate commissions on apps and in-app purchases from 7% to 2.5% starting May 1  —  Today, Apple announced that it is reducing the commissions it pays on apps and In-App Purchases from 7% to 2.5% effective May 1st.  The iTunes Affiliate Program pays a commission …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans to residents of Phoenix, Arizona; users can sign up for the “early rider program” on Waymo's site today  —  Major milestone for the Google spin-off  —  Starting today, residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it will start integrating Dynamics 365 for Sales with LinkedIn's Sales Navigator in July and announces new HR app called Dynamics 365 for Talent  —  Microsoft is rolling out a new talent-management application, staking out a space in human-capital management …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn says it now has 500M members in 200 countries, up from 467M in October 2016; it has 9M+ companies and 10M+ jobs listed  —  Now that LinkedIn is a part of Microsoft (after closing its $26.2 billion acquisition in December), the social networking site for the working world no longer reports earnings …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Xiaomi-backed Yi Technology debuts Yi Halo, a $17K 17-camera VR rig made in partnership with Google that can shoot stereoscopic video in 8K resolution at 30FPS  —  Plus a promising new 360-degree consumer camera from Yi Technology  —  Chinese company Yi Technology has made a name for itself …
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Unroll.me CEO says it's “heartbreaking” that users are upset Unroll.me sold their anonymized email data to Uber  —  Sorry not sorry.  —  That's the tone of the apology posted by Unroll.me, an email decluttering service which takes a look at the subscriptions clogging up your inbox …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
T-Mobile reports net income of $698M, up 46% YoY, and says it gained 914K post-paid customers in Q1, amid Verizon's loss of 289K post-paid customers  —  The carrier's move to eliminate all options except for its T-Mobile One unlimited data plan didn't slow its momentum down.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon has created a team for self-driving tech, which focuses not on building vehicles but on how to leverage them  —  Group could help retailer deliver packages quickly as it builds out its supply chain and logistics network  —  Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.39% has created a team focused …

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