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April 27, 2017, 4:05 AM

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlines plan to roll back Title II net neutrality rules, plans to release full proposal on April 27 for FCC vote on May 18  —  Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to start the process …
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Interview with Jack Dorsey on Twitter's harassment problems, its focus on live video, Donald Trump, and the company's future  —  Twitter's CEO on the president, the future of the product, and the harassment problem.  —  It was only 11 years ago that Jack Dorsey first sent a message via …
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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram says it now has 700M monthly active users, adding 100M new users in just over four months  —  It took the company just four months to add 100 million new accounts.  —  Instagram is growing faster than it ever has before.  —  The photo and video app, which is owned by Facebook …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
On-demand ride service Gett acquires rival Juno for $200M; Gett CEO Dave Waiser says company will be looking to raise more capital this year  —  The competitive landscape for transportation apps has become a little smaller today.  Gett has announced that it has acquired Juno, a rival in the New York market.
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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber updates app to make ratings of riders more visible, encouraging “better” behavior, changes UberPool so riders say why they rated drivers below five stars  —  Are you a 4.9?  —  It used to be that if you wanted to see how many stars you've racked up as an Uber rider …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Chris Sacca retires from startup investing and will stop appearing on Shark Tank; Lowercase Capital will not raise another fund  —  Chris Sacca, one of the earliest investors in companies like Uber and Twitter, today announced that he has decided to stop making investments in technology startups.
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Spotify acquires blockchain startup Mediachain to identify and track creative works across the internet  —  Spotify has acquired Mediachain, the New York-based startup behind an open source peer-to-peer database and protocol for registering, identifying, and tracking creative works across the internet.
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