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April 21, 2018, 11:05 AM

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Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug acquires Flickr from Oath, promises to revitalize and maintain Flickr as a standalone service  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Flickr has been snapped up by Silicon Valley photo-sharing and storage company SmugMug, USA TODAY has learned.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DOJ has sent subpoenas to the top 4 US mobile carriers and GSMA association over alleged collusion to impede eSIM features for easier carrier switching  —  AT&T, Verizon at center of probe into whether major carriers are making it harder for subscribers to switch providers
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's efforts to lessen its reliance on Samsung as the sole OLED display supplier for iPhones in peril due to manufacturing problems at LG Display  —  Manufacturing problems at South Korea's LG Display could force Apple to rely solely on its competitor for high-end and costly smartphone screens
Drew FitzGerald / Wall Street Journal:
At antitrust trial, AT&T CEO announced AT&T Watch, a $15/month streaming TV bundle without sports; service is free for cellular customers, will debut in weeks  —  CEO unveils ‘skinny bundle’ service in testimony during antitrust case  —  AT&T Inc. T 0.13% plans to launch a …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Cyberscoop:
Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its network, pointing to DHS' September notice of vendor's ties to Russian intelligence services  —  Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has been banned from advertising on Twitter due to its allegedly close and active ties between …
Joseph Tsidulko / CRN:
Pivotal closes up ~5% on its first day of trading after raising $555M in its IPO at a valuation of ~$3.8B  —  Pivotal Software, the spin-out of EMC and VMware that's the leading force behind the Cloud Foundry project, became a publicly traded company Friday with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Tax forms filed by the nonprofit OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to AI specialists across the world  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One of the poorest-kept secrets in Silicon Valley has been the huge salaries and bonuses that experts in artificial intelligence can command.
Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo:
Interview with filmmaker Andrew Oleck on his spoof video “starring” Mark Zuckerberg, A World Without Facebook, which has 32M+ views and caused some confusion  —  A couple years ago, Andrew Oleck wondered if he could make a viral video.  The Los Angeles-based filmmaker …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
A look at Facebook's month-long rollout of its fact-checking tool and its partners in Mexico, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, and Colombia  —  What started as a pilot project 16 months ago is now one of Facebook's primary weapons against fake news.  —  During his testimony to Congress last week …

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