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April 29, 2017, 1:45 AM

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
NSA halts “about the target” collection, which picked up Americans' messages to and from people overseas that mentioned foreigners targeted for surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program …
Dan Rys / Billboard:
Musical.ly, the app that lets users create music videos, adds integration with Apple Music, using Apple's music catalog and including cross-promotion  —  Over the past year, few new apps have captured the attention of the music industry — and teenagers across the globe — than Musical.ly …
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
Qualcomm lowers revenue and profit forecasts for the current quarter as Apple withholds royalty payments until the legal dispute between companies is resolved  —  Qualcomm Inc slashed its current-quarter profit and revenue forecasts on Friday, amid an escalating legal battle between the chipmaker and Apple Inc.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Google and Facebook were victims of a $100M phishing scam by a Lithuanian man arrested in March 2017; both companies say they have recouped the funds  —  When the Justice Department announced the arrest last month of a man who allegedly swindled more than $100 million from two U.S. tech giants, the news came wrapped in a mystery.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Uber now lets users delete accounts without contacting support, adds new privacy features for notifications, location sharing  —  Uber announced today that it will make it easier for users to delete their accounts and access their privacy settings.  Now, the company will let users delete …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Surface revenues lower than expected due to both lack of product refresh and competition from its OEM partners  —  Microsoft's Surface revenues came in lower than expected in the company's third fiscal 2017 quarter due to both lack of product refresh and competition from the company's PC-maker partners.
Lulu Yilun Chen / Bloomberg:
Didi Chuxing raises $5.5B to expand beyond China; the round is the largest ever for a tech company and makes Didi the world's most valuable startup after Uber  —  Didi said to raise money from SoftBank, Silver Lake and others  —  Didi is said to have become most valuable startup in Asia
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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Cloudera closes up 20%+, with a market cap of $2.3B, in its stock market debut  —  After pricing its IPO at $15 per share, Cloudera, the enterprise big data company, closed the day up more than 20 percent, at $18.09.  This also is above the range of $12 to $14 for which Cloudera was preparing.

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