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April 3, 2018, 5:05 PM

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CBS San Francisco:
Police confirm a shooting at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno; police radio transmissions describe casualties being taken to local hospitals  —  (CBS SF) — Police have confirmed an active shooter at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno Tuesday afternoon.  The shooting appears to have happened …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Overview of gaming laptops using Intel 6-core CPUs, including Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z, Acer Nitro 5, Gigabyte AERO 15/15x, Asus ROG Zephyrus M, Asus ROG G703  —  Gaming laptops are getting faster and thinner  —  Intel unveiled its first Core i9 chip for laptops earlier today …
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 …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
Dell debuts a new range of lower-priced G Series gaming laptops and refreshes XPS, Alienware, and Inspiron lines, some with new 6-core Intel chips  —  Dell unveils a huge refresh of the Inspiron PC line, as well as the XPS and Alienware line, as well as introducing a new, lower-priced G series gaming laptops.
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.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify, which posted operating loss of $461M in 2017, thinks its reliance on labels will ease; sources: hope is more artists will work directly with Spotify  —  The streaming music company wants to get more music — and more profitable music — from the little guys.
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 …
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 …
Facebook:
Facebook Messenger gets support for sending 360-degree photos and HD video  —  Visuals are the best way to add delightful expression and meaningful emotions to your chats.  Earlier this year we shared that the ability to send photos, videos, stickers and GIFs in Messenger is extremely popular …
Forbes:
36 female VCs launch All Raise, an initiative to increase funding for women from 15% to 25% in 5 years and double the percentage in partner roles in 10 years  —  AILEEN LEE STARED at the email in her drafts folder for nearly a month, unsure what to do.  The summer of 2017 had been brutal for venture capital.
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.
Facebook:
Facebook is rolling out an “About this article” button in the US, showing where an article's been shared, the publisher's Wikipedia entry, and related stories  —  By Taylor Hughes, Software Engineer; Jeff Smith, Product Designer; and Alex Leavitt, UX Researcher
CNBC:
Sources: Snap in advanced talks to open office in Saudi Arabia; source: content deal with MiSK Foundation is in works to teach Saudi youth how to use Snapchat  —  - The company is also developing a content deal MiSK Foundation to teach Saudi youth how to use Snapchat, according to a source.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
A timeline of how Microsoft came to accept the reality of Windows' decline with Nadella's reorg, leaving it without a dedicated PC division, a first since 1980  —  The story of Windows' decline is relatively straightforward and a classic case of disruption:  — The Internet dramatically reduced application lock-in
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat brings back GIPHY after removal due to racist GIF, following Instagram's reinstatement of the service last week  —  After a racial slur GIF caused Snapchat to remove its GIPHY sticker feature, Snapchat confirms to TechCrunch it's reinstated its integration.
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