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April 19, 2019, 12:15 PM

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Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com:
Emtek announces it will shut down BBM for consumers on May 31, but BlackBerry's enterprise-grade service, BBM Enterprise, will become available to individuals  —  Consumer BBM users encouraged to switch to BBM Enterprise  —  Back in 2016, BlackBerry announced a new partnership …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook updates a March blog post to say it stored passwords of millions of Instagram users in plain text, not tens of thousands as first announced  —  This number is much, much bigger than Facebook originally shared.  —  On the same morning Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: macOS 10.15 to get Siri Shortcuts support for Marzipan apps, Screen Time, and a new Apple ID management panel  —  Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13.  Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected …
Tom Huddleston Jr / CNBC:
Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan, an immigrant from China who was denied a US visa eight times, is now a billionaire after his company debuted on Nasdaq  —  When Eric Yuan was in his early 20s, he heard a speech from then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates about the promise of the internet …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Amazon Music launches an ad-supported tier for Alexa-enabled devices in the US, allowing users to listen to Amazon Music's top playlists and stations for free  —  Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant …
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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: FTC probe into Facebook's privacy practices is also looking at past statements by Zuckerberg and weighing whether to seek oversight of his leadership  —  Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Mozilla's open source IoT platform for monitoring and controlling connected devices graduates from its experimental phase, launching as Mozilla WebThings  —  For the better part of two years, the folks at Mozilla have been chipping diligently away at Project Things, an open implementation …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Several journalists have reported their Samsung Galaxy Fold review unit's screen breaking after a day or two of use  —  Yikes  —  Look closely at the picture above, and you can see a small bulge right on the crease of my Galaxy Fold review unit.  It's just enough to slightly distort the screen, and I can feel it under my finger.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Pinterest closes up 28% on its first day of trading after raising $1.43B in its IPO and is now valued at nearly $13B, above the $12B valuation at its last raise  —  - Pinterest begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “PINS,” debuting at $23.75, up 25% from its IPO price.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Uproar among some fans of Steam over Epic Store's exclusive game deals is the latest battle in a long war over DRM and copy protection in PC gaming  —  Earlier this month, PC gaming fans learned that the long-awaited Borderlands 3 would initially launch exclusively on the Epic Store …

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