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April 8, 2019, 5:40 PM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos and Ikea unveil a $179 Symfonisk table lamp and a $99 bookshelf speaker, both of which can be controlled with Sonos' app, shipping in August  —  The lamp speaker and a bookshelf speaker are coming in August  —  Sonos and Ikea have fully unveiled the pair of speakers that the two companies have collaborated on for years.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft makes developer and “canary” builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser available today for Windows 10 64-bit, says builds for macOS “coming soon”  —  Microsoft today released the first Edge build based on Google's Chromium open source project, the same browser that Google's Chrome is based on.
Joe Hindy / Android Authority:
Snap is officially rolling out a faster version of its Snapchat Android app, which it's been rebuilding since the beginning of 2018 for better performance  —  Snapchat announced a big move in late 2017.  It was going to fix all of the problems its Android version had in comparison to the iOS version.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Pinterest sets IPO price range at $15-$17 per share, to raise as much as $1.275B at up to a $11.3B valuation; Pinterest was valued at $12.3B in its last round  —  After dropping its IPO filing two weeks ago, today Pinterest, the social media platform where people can discover and share ideas …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Ming-Chi Kuo backs off his earlier claim that a ~16" MacBook Pro with an all-new design would launch this year, says a 31" 6K display still expected in mid-2019  —  A few months ago, well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo outlined his expectations for new Apple products in 2019, including a 16" …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft changes the default removal policy for external storage like USB thumb drives in Windows 10 from “Better performance” to “Quick removal”  —  The default removal policy for external storage media was changed by Microsoft in Windows 10 version 1809 from …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter lowers the number of accounts a user can follow per day from 1,000 to 400 to cut down on spam and bot activity  —  Twitter just took another big step to help boot spammers off its platform: it's cutting the number of accounts Twitter users can follow, from 1,000 per day to just 400.
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Ian Boudreau / PCGamesN:
Tencent launches WeGame X, a global version of its games distribution platform WeGame  —  Like most people, you may have missed the fact that Chinese gaming giant Tencent launched the global version of its games distribution platform WeGame, called WeGame X, this week.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Deep Lens, developer of the VIPER clinical research software suite that includes AI-backed image detection tools, raises $14M Series A led by Northpond Ventures  —  Deep Lens, a Columbus, Ohio-based startup developing a precision medicine software suite, today announced that it's raised $14 million …
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Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
14 HTC apps that were on the Google Play Store have been unpublished in the last three months, including HTC Mail and HTC Calendar  —  Back in February, we wrote about the disappearance of the HTC Mail app from the Play Store, but it was quickly restored.  More recently, we received a tip …
Eileen Yu / ZDNet:
Dropbox pays out $319,300 in bug bounties for a HackerOne event in Singapore that focused on the file sharing service and its subsidiary HelloSign  —  Cloud storage vendor forks out $319,300 in a one-day bug bounty programme that galvanised 45 HackerOne members in Singapore …

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