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April 3, 2018, 9:20 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Police confirm four shot at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, three hospitalized, one dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound, suspected shooter was a woman  —  San Bruno received multiple 911 calls from headquarters, report says  —  Police have responded to multiple 911 calls at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
New York Times:
Apple hires John Giannandrea, formerly Google's chief of search and AI, to run Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, reporting to Tim Cook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has hired Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, a major coup in its bid to catch …
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, the XPS and Alienware line, and it introduced a new, lower-priced G series gaming laptops.
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 …
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Alex Stamos / Facebook:
Facebook deletes 70 FB accounts, 138 FB Pages, and 65 Instagram accounts run by Russia's Internet Research Agency this morning, shares samples of IRA content  —  This morning we removed 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts — as well as 138 Facebook Pages — that were controlled by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA).
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:
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.
Frank Bajak / Associated Press:
In letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, DHS acknowledges existence in Washington DC of unauthorized “stingray” devices, used to track cell phones, intercept SMS messages  —  For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear …
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
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 …

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