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April 12, 2019, 9:10 AM

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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 …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Gmail launches support for two new IETF-approved security standards, MTA-STS and TLS Reporting, in beta, to help thwart STMP man-in-the-middle attacks  —  Google rolled out MTA-STS and TLS Reporting support for Gmail servers today, April 10, 2019.  —  Google announced today that Gmail …
TechCrunch:
Naspers-owned payments company PayU acquires Wibmo, which offers payment processing and security services and operates mostly in India, for $70M  —  PayU, the Naspers-owned payments company that competes with the likes of PayPal but focuses mainly on emerging markets, has made an acquisition to expand its business in India.
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Researcher finds Facebook is testing bringing Messenger back into its main app, possibly as a first step toward integrating all of its messaging services  —  Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.  The feature is currently in testing and was spotted …
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 …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo Labo VR kit review: fun but the novelty wears off quickly, and interactive manual is easy to follow but assembling cardboard pieces is time-consuming  —  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 …
Emily Chang / New York Times:
The digital world is not designed to keep women safe, evidenced by the endless harassment and abuse, and any new regulation needs to keep this in mind  —  The digital world is not designed to keep women safe.  New regulations should be.  —  Ms. Chang, an anchor at Bloomberg TV, is the author of “Brotopia.”
Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube has introduced two new internal metrics in the past two years: total time spent on site and the murkier “quality watch time”  —  YouTube is changing the way it measures success on the world's biggest video site following a series of scandals.

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