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April 27, 2018, 12:00 PM

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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Suspected Golden State Killer caught by searching open source genealogy website GEDmatch for the genetic profile of the DNA from crime scenes  —  “No court order was needed to access that site's large database of genetic blueprints.”  —  To get a leg up in the investigation in the cold case of the …
Amazon.com:
Amazon beats with Q1 revenue of $51B, up 43% YoY, net income of $1.6B, up from $724M YoY; stock up 4%+  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018.  —  Operating cash flow increased 4% to $18.2 billion for the trailing twelve months …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon will raise the US price of Prime for the first time in 4 years, from $99 to $119; change will take effect for new subs May 11 and existing subs June 16  —  The increase is effective for new customers starting May 11.  —  Amazon is increasing the price of its Prime membership in the U.S …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple to stop production of AirPort Express, Extreme, and Time Capsule Wi-Fi base stations, which were last updated in 2013, but will sell while stock lasts  —  AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and AirPort Time Capsule will continue to be sold while supplies last but then Apple is done with the router business... at least for now.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Next major Windows 10 update, dubbed the “April 2018 Update”, to release on April 30 with features like Timeline, Focus Assist, and an updated Edge browser  —  After a brief delay (though Microsoft won't confirm or deny this), Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 April 2018 Update …
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Cryptographer's doubts about Ozzie's CLEAR key-escrow system: securing private keys at OEMs and disabling a phone once law enforcement accesses it are hard  —  Yesterday I happened upon a Wired piece by Steven Levy that covers Ray Ozzie's proposal for “CLEAR”.
Microsoft Investor Relations:
Microsoft reports Q3 revenue of $26.8B, up 16% YoY, profit of $7.4B, up 35% YoY, says it spent $6.3B on dividends and share repurchases, up 37% YoY  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 26, 2018 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 …
Canalys:
Canalys: Q1 2018 smartphone shipments in China see biggest decline ever, down 21%+ YoY; Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi accounted for 73%+ of shipments  —  Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) - Thursday, 26 April 2018  —  Smartphone shipments in China suffered their biggest ever decline …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Square acquires website builder Weebly in $365M cash and stock deal, says it will give small business customers a way to easily build sites and online stores  —  - Square announced an agreement on Thursday to buy website-building company Weebly for $365 million.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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