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April 3, 2018, 12:47 PM

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Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Spotify's direct listing is an inflection point in the push-and-pull power struggle between Silicon Valley and Wall Street  —  You should care what happens on Tuesday — even if you don't care about Spotify.  —  Tuesday will be an abnormal day in the history of the IPO.  —  “Normally, companies ring bells.
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel debuts new 8th Gen CPUs: i9 and i7 chips with 6 cores at 45W for laptops, U-Series chips with Iris Plus graphics at 28W, 17 desktop Coffee Lake CPUs, more  —  The march from Intel for everything to be under the ‘8th Gen Intel Core’ branding is now at its climax: today is the official launch …
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Snapchat introduces group video chat for up to 16 people, group audio chat for up to 32 people, and “Mentions” in Stories that allow users to tag friends  —  You can video chat with up to 16 friends or 32 with just voice  —  Snapchat is introducing several new features this week …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sources: Panerabread.com leaked customer records with names, emails, last four digits of CCs; flaw reported 8+ months ago, may affect 7M+; Panera says now fixed  —  Panerabread.com, the Web site for the American chain of bakery-cafe fast casual restaurants by the same name …
Sean White / The Mozilla Blog:
Mozilla says it is building Firefox Reality, a new cross-platform web browser designed from the ground up to work on standalone VR and AR headsets  —  Today, we primarily access the Internet through our phones, tablets and computers.  But how will the world access the web in five years …
Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Trump wants USPS to increase Amazon's shipping costs as advisers encourage the president to cancel Amazon's cloud computing contract with the Pentagon  —  With the West Wing finally calm, Trump is contemplating a multi-front campaign against Jeff Bezos.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Instagram abandons its Apple Watch app, as Apple begins requiring native apps in updates starting this week  —  Despite dramatic improvements to Apple Watch speed, some high profile apps have been actively pulled from watchOS over the last several months.  Instagram is the latest major app …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google search chief John Giannandrea to step down and return to AI research, Jeff Dean will lead Google's AI efforts, and Ben Gomes will become VP of search  —  Two years ago, Google appointed its head of artificial intelligence to lead Search in a move that reflected the future of the company.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Grindr's security chief Bryce Case says company has been unfairly singled out and that it has stopped sharing users' HIV status with its third-party vendors  —  Grindr has stopped sharing users' HIV status with its third-party vendors, the company's head of security told Axios.
CoinDesk:
SEC charges Centra Tech co-founders with fraud following last year's ICO, which raised $32M+ and received endorsements from Floyd Mayweather Jr. and DJ Khaled  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has halted an initial coin offering and charged its founders with …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to use its own processors in Macs from 2020, replacing Intel; Intel stock closed down 6.07% yesterday  —  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 …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Amazon announces Alexa Donations, powered by Amazon Pay, allowing users to give to one of 48 charities and nonprofits via voice commands  —  You can now donate to charity with your voice by asking Amazon's Alexa.  Today, the tech giant announced a new feature called Alexa Donations, powered by Amazon Pay.
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
After 150+ cryptocurrency hedge funds opened amid 2017's meteoric rise in prices, this year's ~50% drop in Bitcoin value has led at least 9 funds to close  —  At least nine funds have been shuttered so far this year  —  Funds have losses of 23 percent in 2018, industry tracker says
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