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April 2, 2018, 6:15 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to use its own processors in Macs by 2020, replacing Intel; Intel stock down 8%+ today  —  Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel, according to people familiar with the plans, Bloomberg News' Ian King and Mark Gurman report.
Ezra Klein / Vox:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg about Facebook's hardest year, how it has changed the company's future ambitions, and his faith in its mission  —  “We will dig through this hole, but it will take a few years.”  —  It's been a tough year for Facebook.  The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed …
Azeen Ghorayshi / BuzzFeed:
Kyle Wiggers / XDA Developers:
Google bans all crypto-mining Chrome extensions from its Web Store, removing existing ones by July, after 90% failed to properly inform users about the activity  —  Despite new regulatory hurdles and a market downturn, the adoption of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin shows no sign of slowing down.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
ESPN will launch its over-the-top streaming service, ESPN+, on April 12 for $4.99 per month  —  ESPN's new streaming service, ESPN+, was already expected to arrive this spring.  Now we have the launch date: April 12, 2018.  The service will cost subscribers $4.99 per month …
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Reddit begins months-long roll out of its site redesign, with ~1% of users seeing it today, will allow users to switch back to old site layout for now  —  Goodbye, dystopian Craigslist.  There's a new Reddit, and it's all grown up.  —  ON A RAINY day in San Francisco …
Thanks:@gfififi
Wall Street Journal:
As part of HQ2 search, Amazon officials have already visited 10 of 20 finalist cities, which are providing them with data including SAT scores of local students  —  Finalists for the company's second home base break out bicycles to win over the internet giant  —  Don't get too fancy.
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Blockchain payments startup Bitpay raises $40M Series B with participation from Menlo Ventures and Aquiline Capital Partners  —  Not all investors or companies believe bitcoin will ultimately be used for day-to-day transactions.  Menlo and Bitpay beg to differ.
More: CoinDesk

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Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson joins Disrupt SF to talk about US crewed spaceflight  —  The space race is back on, but this time it's closer to home: A number of U.S. companies are vying to become …

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