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April 12, 2019, 3:40 PM

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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 …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook accidentally printed messages like “Big Brother is Watching” inside tens of thousands of Oculus Touch controllers, already shipped some to developers  —  - Facebook accidentally included cryptic hidden messages in “tens of thousands” of its Oculus Touch virtual-reality controllers.
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
FCC will begin 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz spectrum auctions for 5G use on Dec. 10, announces the $20.4B Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to connect up to 4M homes  —  - Sale to begin in December to advance fast network for new uses  — White House announcement includes $20 billion for rural areas
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 …
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 …
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 …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
UK court sentences Thomas White, who ran Silk Road 2 as Dread Pirate Roberts 2 and became a privacy activist after his arrest in 2014, to 5+ years in prison  —  For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps.  Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role …
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 …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
KeyMe raises $50M from BlackRock, bringing the total raised to $150M+, for its AI-powered kiosks that duplicate physical keys in seconds  —  Normally, duplicating a key would require an expensive trip to a professional locksmith, but KeyMe's trying to change to shake up the status quo with key-scanning self-service kiosks.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
LumApps, which provides organizations with a social intranet for internal employee communications, raises $24M Series B led by IdInvest  —  LumApps, the “social intranet” for the enterprise, has closed $24 million in Series B funding.  The round is led by previous backer IdInvest …
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