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April 16, 2018, 1:33 PM

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Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Coinbase confirms acquisition of Earn.com, which lets users earn bitcoin by replying to emails and completing tasks, with CEO Balaji Srinivasan joining as CTO  —  Coinbase is acquiring Earn.com, a paid inbox service formerly known as 21 inc., with CEO Balaji Srinivasan joining as chief technology officer …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Swiss staffing and workforce development company Adecco acquires New York-based coding school General Assembly for $412.5M; General Assembly had raised ~$120M  —  Coding school General Assembly has agreed to be acquired for $412.5 million in cash by Swiss staffing and workforce development company Adecco.
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Study: of 228 groups found running divisive Facebook ads during 2016 election, 122 were “suspicious” and ran 4x more ads than others, ~20 had known links to IRA  —  WHEN YOUNG MIE Kim began studying political ads on Facebook in August of 2016—while Hillary Clinton was still leading the polls …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sony announces Xperia XZ2 Premium with 5.8-inch 4K HDR display and dual cameras focusing on ultra-low-light performance, with photos of up to ISO 51,200  —  ISO 51200 sensitivity  —  Less than two months after unveiling the Xperia XZ2 at Mobile World Congress, Sony is back again with the Xperia XZ2 Premium.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Turo raises $12M from American Express Ventures and Sumitomo Corporation to close a $104M Series D  —  Peer-to-peer car-sharing marketplace Turo has officially closed a $104 million Series D round.  This comes following a $12 million investment …
More: Quartz
Chris Wood / BBC:
Partial fingerprints in a picture of a hand holding drugs, found in a WhatsApp message on a phone, helped convict UK drug dealer  —  A pioneering fingerprint technique used to convict a drugs gang from a WhatsApp message “is the future” of how police approach evidence to catch criminals.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
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