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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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Smartsheet:
Smartsheet's CEO: Our Software Market Is Still in Its Early Stages  —  During a talk with TheStreet, Mark Mader argues his firm's work execution platform still has a lot of headroom to displace manual business processes.
Zoho:
SMS Campaigns, the fifth gear of marketing  —  It wasn't long ago when we associated SMS with casual and instant on-the-go messaging.  It is because of this characteristic, people never considered SMS as a serious marketing tool.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's why gamers should go with a processor that has high IPC and can hit the highest frequencies  —  Adding core count for core count's sake does not create a better gaming experience
Mattermost:
Open source ChatOps is here  —  Mattermost ChatOps brings you an end-to-end open source ChatOps suite that makes bringing your DevOps systems together simple, prescriptive, and open.

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