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April 27, 2017, 2:20 PM

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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Apple in talks to introduce person-to-person payment service, which may be announced later this year, and plans to offer prepaid Visa debit cards  —  Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?  —  Apple's on-again, off-again flirtation with building its own money-transfer service appears to be back on.
Bloomberg:
Jimmy Iovine says Apple will introduce a new version of Apple Music that better showcases video alongside the next version of iOS  —  The company wants to turn its music app into a one-stop shop for pop culture.  —  Subscribe Reprints  —  Will.i.am was shopping a reality show to TV networks …
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 …
Reuters:
Samsung Electronics says it will not adopt holding company structure, announces share buyback worth $2.03B; Q1 profit up 48% YoY to $8.75B  —  Strong memory chip earnings propelled tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) to its best quarterly profit in more than 3 years …
Barak Turovsky / Official Google India Blog:
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Facebook details its plans to tackle “information operations” that amplify false content by deleting accounts identified using ML  —  Facebook Inc (FB.O) acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion in other countries …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UiPath raises $30M Series A led by Accel to help enterprises automate repetitive tasks with software robots  —  The world is awash with bots these days — applications the run either partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other artificial …
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Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Juno terminates drivers' stock program, offers small sum, in some cases less than 10% of what it advertised in recruitment materials, to drivers  —  Juno always had the best sales pitch.  The company started in New York in early 2016, a late entrant to the competitive ride-hailing business …
Tom Regan / Engadget:
Nintendo says Genyo Takeda will step down as director in June after 46 years at the company  —  Alongside today's impressive earnings report, Nintendo announced that long-serving employee Genyo Takeda is stepping down as company director this June.  Holding the title of representative director …

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