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April 1, 2019, 10:50 AM

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Gmail launches email scheduling and brings Smart Compose to all Android phones with subject suggestions and personalized greetings  —  Despite Google's long-standing love affair with April Fools' fakery, fifteen years ago today the internet giant was deadly serious when it launched what would become one of its biggest products: Gmail.
Facebook:
Facebook announces “Why am I seeing this post?”, a feature to help users better understand and control what is seen from friends, Pages, and Groups in News Feed  —  News Feed is always personalized to you — and starting today you'll have even more information and control over your experience.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mark Zuckerberg, in a conversation with Axel Springer CEO, floats a “news tab to surface more high quality news”, says Facebook could pay publishers  —  The Facebook CEO floats a “news tab to surface more high quality news,” and says he's willing to write checks to support it.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Airbnb confirms it has invested in Indian hotel startup Oyo; an industry source says the investment was between $150M and $200M  —  Airbnb is continuing to widen its focus beyond ‘unconventional’ hotels as it gets ready for a much-anticipated IPO.  Following its acquisition of HotelTonight last month …
Jeff Stone / CyberScoop:
Group-IB describes a new Android malware, Gustuff, capable of phishing credentials and automating bank transactions for 100+ banks and 32 virtual currency apps  —  A new strain of malicious software affecting Android devices is capable of phishing credentials and automating bank transactions …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Equifax and FICO launch Data Decision Cloud, combining data behind their consumer credit scores for a new offering for financial companies and marketers  —  By combining data pools and platforms, the companies hope to find more insights, build better predictive models and manage customer experiences better.
Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:

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TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Clearbanc co-founder and president Michele Romanow is coming to Disrupt SF  —  Raising venture capital isn't easy; for some, it's impossible.  Clearbanc offers startups a fundraising alternative …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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