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April 11, 2019, 9:50 PM

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CNBC:
Uber files for an IPO, says it had $11.27B in revenue, up 42% YoY, and an EBITDA loss of $1.85B in 2018  —  - Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “UBER,” the company said in a filing released publicly on Thursday.  — The company posted net income of $997 million in 2018 …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Disney says Disney+ will support 4K and HDR video, all content on Disney+ can be downloaded and viewed offline, and that the app will be on Roku, PS4, and more  —  In the fall of 2017 Disney announced plans for a subscription streaming service of its own that could compete with the likes of Netflix.
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Disney+ will be available starting November 12 for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year  —  - Disney announced Thursday at the company's investor day that Disney+ will be available starting on November 12 for $6.99 per month or $69 per year  — Disney has already confirmed a number …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
In his annual shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos challenges retail rivals to match or raise their minimum wage above Amazon's $15 per hour  —  Target plans to move to $15 per hour by end of 2020 while Walmart lags behind at $11 an hour  —  In his annual letter to shareholders …
CNBC:
PagerDuty closes at $38.25, up 59%, on its first day of trading, valuing the company at around $2.8B  —  - PagerDuty is the first notable software company to go public this year, and comes ahead of Zoom's expected offering next week.  —  PagerDuty shares jumped 59% in their opening …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
DOJ charges Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for allegedly assisting Chelsea Manning in an attempt to crack a DOD password  —  For years, it has been publicly reported that Julian Assange offered to help Chelsea Manning break into a classified computer system.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott:
Acer announces Helios 300 and 700 gaming laptops, starting at $1,200, new business-focused Chromebooks, and ConceptD, a premium lineup of laptops and desktops  —  Acer today announced new PCs and Chromebooks aimed at consumers, education, business, gaming, and creative professionals at its [email protected] event in New York.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Security researchers disclose Dragonblood, a group of vulnerabilities impacting WiFi Alliance's recently launched WPA3 WiFi security and authentication standard  —  Dragonblood vulnerability discovered by the same security researcher who discovered the KRACK attack on WPA2.
Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
Interviews with Wisconsin residents about Foxconn's slow progress with its investments in the state seem to indicate Foxconn has no idea what it's doing  —  Last summer, Foxconn announced a barrage of new projects in Wisconsin — so we went looking for them
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Triplebyte, which offers personalized online coding tests and technical interviews to help employers screen candidates, raises $35M Series B  —  LinkedIn, with nearly 600 million users, dominates the market today for recruiters headhunting suitable candidates for knowledge worker roles.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Online used car marketplace Shift raises an additional $40M, bringing the total raise of its Series D to $180M, as it aims to double its revenue this year  —  Online used car startup Shift Technologies has tacked on another $40 million in equity funding, hired a new COO with Amazon and Enjoy roots …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo Labo VR kit review: a playful, bite-sized VR arcade with cardboard pieces that are easy to build, but its games don't have much lasting appeal  —  Nintendo's belated VR entry is as weird and fun as you'd expect  —  For the last few years, it's seemed like every major tech …
Apple:
Apple says it now has 44 suppliers, including Foxconn and TSMC, that have committed to run their Apple production on 100% clean energy  —  Company Spends $2.5 Billion in Environmental Initiatives  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers …
John Herrman / New York Times:
Millions are using deletion services like TweetDelete, raising the question: why doesn't Twitter easily let users mass-delete tweets?  —  Twitter borrows most of its best ideas from users.  Except the idea to set our feeds on fire.  —  The most generous interpretation of Twitter's history …

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