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October 1, 2018, 6:05 PM

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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
California governor signs net neutrality bill, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “illegal”, into law, setting up a showdown with the FCC and ISPs  —  California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state …
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 …
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 …
Morgan Little / CNET:
Google announces Project Stream, a partnership with Ubisoft to stream the publisher's upcoming game Assassin's Creed Odyssey to the Chrome browser on PCs  —  In a surprise announcement Monday, Google revealed a partnership with Ubisoft to bring the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey to your Chrome Browser.
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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