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April 13, 2018, 11:05 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple staff memo says it caught 29 leakers, including staff, contractors, and suppliers, in 2017, 12 arrested; memo implies possible legal action for leaks  —  Company memo says it found 29 ‘leakers’ last year, 12 arrested  —  CEO Tim Cook pledged to ‘double down’ on secrecy in 2012
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Gmail redesign may include Confidential Mode letting users restrict forwarding, downloading, and printing of emails as well as set expiration date on sent items  —  New feature gives you control over how emails are used  —  Gmail on the web is getting a big update in the coming weeks …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
FCC filing from July, made public today, shows gold iPhone X that Apple likely planned to launch but abandoned due to unforeseen production issues  —  Apple appears to have designed a gold iPhone X, according to documents filed with the United States Federal Communications Commission.
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
After testing home flipping marketplace for a year, Zillow itself will start buying and selling homes for cash; Zillow shares down 7.3% after announcement  —  - Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff said the company's existing audience of sellers and buyers uniquely positions it for success as a real estate investor.
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Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Yahoo Japan to buy 40% stake in local cryptocurrency exchange BitARG, source says for $18.5M to $27.8M  —  - Yahoo Japan Corp said on Friday it would buy a minority stake in cryptocurrency exchange BitARG Exchange Tokyo.  — Yahoo Japan, which is also the country's biggest online auction site …
Sumeet Chatterjee / Reuters:
Sources: Walmart likely to reach deal to buy ~51% of Flipkart by end of June; Walmart offered $10-$12B, in part for newly issued shares valuing Flipkart at $18B  —  HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) is likely to reach a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce player Flipkart …
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Comcast:
Comcast plans to include Netflix with its TV bundles starting this month and gives no details about pricing; it will handle Netflix billing for customers  —  PHILADELPHIA, PA AND LOS GATOS, CA  —  Comcast and Netflix today announced an expansion of their partnership that will provide Comcast …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Leaked doc describes new Facebook tool that predicts when users may leave a brand for a competitor, enabling advertisers to target and try to keep them  —  Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal erupted in March, Facebook has been attempting to make a moral stand for your privacy …

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