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April 1, 2019, 4:20 PM

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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 floated a “news tab to surface more high-quality news,” and said he's willing to write checks to support it.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
750+ Googlers sign a petition demanding Google remove Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, from its external AI advisory board  —  ‘They think that some of our colleagues either do not or should not exist’  —  When Google announced an external advisory board …
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.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Ming-Chi Kuo reaffirms all three new iPhones in 2019 will have bilateral wireless charging, says 5.8" model's battery size will jump 20-25%, the 6.5" by 10-15%  —  Apple's 2019 iPhones are going to have a two-way wireless charging feature that will allow the iPhone to charge other devices like the AirPods …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Apple tried hard to sign up The New York Times and WaPo to Apple News+, was flexible on some terms but wanted the papers' entire content offerings  —  The Times and Post resisted Eddy Cue's hard sell ("We'll make you the most-read newspaper in the world.")
Wall Street Journal:
With Apple TV+, Apple enters a video streaming market with five different, but overlapping, categories and players like Netflix, Roku, AT&T, Hulu, and Google  —  In the U.S., Silicon Valley and media titans are competing in categories from subscription entertainment to hardware to online-TV bundles
Klint Finley / Wired:
Cloudflare says users can now join waitlist for its mobile-only VPN service Warp via its 1.1.1.1 app, says it has plans to offer a faster, paid version of Warp  —  VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS (VPNs) can help protect your internet traffic from prying eyes.  VPN services route your email …

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