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October 1, 2018, 8:50 PM

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Instagram:
Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger announce VP of Product Adam Mosseri as new Head of Instagram  —  We are pleased to announce that Adam Mosseri, our current Vice President of Product, will become the Head of Instagram starting today.  We are thrilled to hand over the reins …
Morgan Little / CNET:
Google announces Project Stream as it partners with Ubisoft to test game streaming, seeks users in US to test Assassin's Creed Odyssey via the Chrome browser  —  In a surprise announcement Monday, Google revealed a partnership with Ubisoft to bring the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey to your Chrome Browser.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches “Everyone Can Create” curriculum, announced at its education event last March in Chicago, on Apple Books  —  Fist announced at Apple's education event in Chicago, the company today launched its new “Everyone Can Create” curriculum on Apple Books.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Verizon says it's started rolling out its Verizon 5G Home broadband service in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, for typical speeds of 300Mbps  —  Less than a year after announcing that it would launch the first commercial 5G network in the United States …
Saqib Shah / Engadget:
Google Maps adds a dedicated “commute” tab, with live traffic updates and transit information tailored to your commute and Android notifications about delays  —  When it's not debunking flat-earthers, Google Maps is busy pushing out updates.  In the past few months alone …
James Wagner / Chromium Blog:
Starting in Chrome 70, users will be able to restrict extensions' access to a custom list of sites or require a click to grant access on a page-by-page basis  —  Incredibly, it's been nearly a decade since we launched the Chrome extensions system.  Thanks to the hard work and innovation …
CNBC:
Sources: Amazon subsidiary IMDb is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service, similar to The Roku Channel, for Amazon Fire TV users this week  —  - Amazon is expected to announce a free, ad-supported video service on Fire TV which will feature libraries of past TV shows and movies …
Bloomberg:
Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google's advertising chief, is leaving to join Greylock Partners as a VC, and will be replaced by Prabhakar Raghavan, who heads Google Apps  —  - Ramaswamy heading to Greylock as a venture capital partner  —  Google is replacing its top advertising executive …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Two of Benchmark Capital's longtime general partners, Matt Cohler and Mitch Lasky, are voluntarily stepping back as the VC firm raises its ninth fund  —  Two of Benchmark Capital's longtime general partners, Matt Cohler and Mitch Lasky, are stepping back as the venerable venture capital firm raises its ninth fund.
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Washington Post:
US Justice Department moves to sue California in order to quash its new net neutrality law  —  The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States …
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