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Jackie Dove / The Next Web: Adobe Lightroom 6 arrives with facial recognition, HDR, improved editing tools, mobile apps  —  Adobe launches Lightroom 6 photo app update as rival Aperture bites the dust  —  Adobe has launched a major upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, its desktop photo management and editing app …

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Erik Larson / Bloomberg Business: Aereo to settle broadcasters' copyright claims of more than $99M for $950K  —  Aereo Settles Broadcasters' Copyright Claims for $950,000  —  Aereo Inc., the online-TV service brought down by a U.S. Supreme Court copyright ruling, agreed to pay Walt Disney Co.'s ABC and other broadcasters …

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Dennis Schaal / Skift: Amazon launches Amazon Destinations for booking short hotel getaways in select markets  —  Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations  —  Amazon's new and expanded hotel service is called Amazon Destinations and it is currently available on desktop and mobile.

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Tony Robinson / Bloomberg Business: Hewlett-Packard to Sell Snapfish Operation to District Photo  —  Hewlett-Packard Co. said it would sell its Snapfish photo-sharing site to District Photo, part of the computer maker's plan to refocus operations as it splits in two.  —  Snapfish works with retailers to help consumers store, share and print photos online.

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Mike Isaac / New York Times: Shyp, an on-demand mailing service, raises $50M Series B round led by KPCB, valuing the company at more than $250M  —  Shyp, an On-Demand Mailing Service, Raises $50 Million  —  From private rides to hamburgers to marijuana, there is perhaps no better time in history to get anything delivered …

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Alex Hern / Guardian: Twitter begins automatically filtering notifications of abusive mentions, broadens violent threats policy, and introduces temporary account suspensions  —  Twitter to filter notifications for all accounts in effort to cut down on abuse  —  Social network moves to ban indirect threats …

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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: Verizon's Q1 tops earnings estimates but misses on revenue at $32B, a 4% increase YoY  —  Mixed bag for Verizon's Q1  —  Summary:The largest US cellular giant added more than half-a-million net retail postpaid subscriptions during the quarter.  —  Verizon's fiscal first quarter earnings reported Tuesday were a mixed bag.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Confirmed: BlackBerry Is Buying File Security And DRM Startup WatchDox for up to $150M  —  Canadian handset maker BlackBerry has been on a mission to turn around its beleaguered handset business by focusing more on software, and it looks like it has taken a significant step in that direction, specifically around file security and DRM.

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Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes: Failed Apple Rootpipe Fix Leaves Backdoor On All Macs, Researchers Claim  —  When Apple released the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite earlier this month, it claimed to have fixed a significant flaw, a backdoor named Rootpipe, that had been resident on its computers since 2011.

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Stephen Witt / New Yorker: Profile of Lydell Glover, a small-town employee of PolyGram and Universal Music and once the world's leading leaker of pre-release music  —  The Man Who Broke the Music Business  —  The dawn of online piracy. … “Look, the new emoji are here.”  —  BUY THE PRINT »

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Pip Marlow / Microsoft: Microsoft to open its first flagship store outside of North America, in Sydney  —  All eyes on Australia: First Microsoft flagship store in Asia Pacific lands in Sydney  —  By Pip Marlow, Managing Director, Microsoft Australia  —  I'm proud to announce that Sydney has been chosen as the home …

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Matt Rosoff / Business Insider: Yahoo's 8-K on Microsoft search deal: termination at will for either party in four months, higher Yahoo revenue share, more flexibility  —  It looks like Marissa Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain with Microsoft  —  Last week, Marissa Mayer took a big step toward undoing …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter Now Lets You Opt In To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone  —  Twitter has for years tested a feature that would allow anyone to opt in to receive direct messages from other users on its platform, even if the accounts weren't following each other as per earlier requirements.

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Tim Ingham / Music Business Worldwide: Spotify's ad revenue increased 53% YoY in Q1, with mobile ads growing 380%  —  Spotify ad revenue jumped 53% in Q1  —  Spotify saw a 53% YoY increase in ad revenue year-over-year in Q1 2015, according to internal data at the streaming platform.  —  The figures come from the Swedish firm's Spotify …

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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land: FAQ: Google's mobile friendly algorithm update, coming April 21st, explained  —  Tomorrow Is Mobilegeddon - Are You Ready For The Google Mobile Friendly Update?  —  Google's mobile friendly update is planned to start rolling out tomorrow, the day has been coined “Mobilegeddon” by the community …

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Morris Mac Matzen / Reuters: IBM's sales decline for 12th quarter but revenue in line with estimates at $19.6B  —  IBM sales fall for 12th quarter, currency weighs  —  (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: YouTube app to stop working on older Apple TVs, iOS, Google TVs, older smart TVs, and gaming consoles by late May as Google retires YouTube Data API v2  —  YouTube App No Longer Available on Older Apple TV, iOS Devices  —  YouTube today announced changes to its YouTube Data API …

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: Federal appeals court rejects Paul Ceglia's requests to revive lawsuit that claimed he owned half of Facebook and to block criminal case against him  —  Fugitive fails to revive Facebook lawsuit, block criminal case  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Monday rejected …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Atlanta Hawks selling a limited number of tickets to Wednesday's game exclusively via Twitter, a first for an NBA team  —  Twitter Begins Selling Sports Tickets, Starting With the NBA Playoffs  —  When Twitter first announced plans to sell stuff in tweets, sports tickets seemed like a logical fit …

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Sarah Guarino / 9to5Mac: Apple details the technology and functionality behind Apple Watch's heart rate monitor  —  Ahead of the Apple Watch making its way onto the wrists of consumers, Apple has published a new support page detailing the device's heart rate monitor.  As we know, the Apple Watch includes a heart rate reader …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Qualcomm plans to use Samsung's foundries for Snapdragon 820 production, instead of TSMC  —  Exclusive: Qualcomm to Use Samsung's Foundries for Its Next High-End Chip  —  Breaking from past practice, Qualcomm plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 processor manufactured …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Microsoft updates OneDrive app to support Apple Watch, lets you view albums, delete photos, and find photos through tags  —  Microsoft backs Apple Watch early with OneDrive update  —  Microsoft was quick to support Google's Android Wear smartwatches last year, and it's ready to do the same for the Apple Watch.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Amazon's AWS Quietly Acquired NoSQL Database Migration Startup Amiato In May 2014  —  Amazon Web Services, the enterprise division of the e-commerce and cloud services giant, has been growing its reach in data warehousing and big data analytics by way of Redshift, a hosted product that it launched …

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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System: Google now allows you to download your saved search history  —  Export Google Search History  —  I've mentioned last year that Google tested a download feature for search history.  It looks like this feature is available for everyone.  Just go to Google Web History, click the gear button and select “Download”.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Groupon Sells 46% Of Korea's Ticket Monster To KKR Consortium For $360M  —  The long-running question mark over Groupon's ownership of Ticket Monster has been resolved.  Today the company announced that it is selling a controlling stake in the Korean online shopping platform to a consortium …

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