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April 24, 2018, 1:25 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches a redesigned mobile app for its free users that lets them listen on-demand to any song on one of 15 personalized discovery playlists  —  Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify's Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Amazon partners with GM and Volvo to launch in-car package delivery service for Prime subscribers in 37 cities in the US  —  New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US  —  Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door …
Monika Bickert / Facebook:
Facebook publishes the internal guidelines it uses to enforce its public Community Standards, will allow users to appeal when their posts are taken down  —  One of the questions we're asked most often is how we decide what's allowed on Facebook.  These decisions are among the most important …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Researchers reveal seemingly unpatchable vulnerability in Nvidia Tegra chips that make all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles hackable  —  Newly published Tegra bootROM exploit could be a big headache for Nintendo and others.  —  A newly published “exploit chain” …
Alphabet:
Alphabet reports Q1 revenue of $31.1B, up 26% YoY, net income of $9.4B, up from $5.4B YoY, but capital expenditures hit $7.3B, up from $2.5B YoY  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - April 23, 2018 - Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.
YouTube Blog:
YouTube releases its first community guidelines enforcement report: 8M+ videos removed in Q4 2017, with 6.7M first flagged by machines  —  In December we shared how we're expanding our work to remove content that violates our policies.  Today, we're providing an update and giving …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Human Rights Watch: Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent discriminate against women in some job listings by posting “men only” job ads, more  —  Qualifications for the job: Must be a man  —  Silicon Valley isn't the only tech hub guilty of widespread gender discrimination.
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNNMoney:
Uber's second annual global diversity report shows women in technical roles up to 18%, from 15% in 2017; black representation is up in tech but down overall  —  Uber says it will go public in 2019  —  CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is “just getting started” when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
SEC says Altaba, the holding company that owns the remains of Yahoo, must pay a $35M fine to settle charges that it misled investors over 2014 hack by Russians  —  - In 2014, Yahoo was hacked by a state-sponsored actor identified as Russia.  — Investors didn't learn until last year, when Verizon bought Yahoo.
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
US Supreme Court upholds legality of patent review process called inter partes review, which has been a relatively cheap way to combat “patent troll” firms  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to a government review process prized …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches Data Download tool, which is equivalent to Facebook's Download Your Information feature and necessary to comply with EU's GDPR privacy law  —  Two weeks ago TechCrunch called on Instagram to build an equivalent to Facebook's “Download Your Information feature so if you wanted …

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