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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Comcast announces it will raise data cap from 300GB to 1TB on June 1; unlimited data customers will pay $50/month more  —  A Comcastic miracle: Data caps will go from 300GB to a terabyte  —  Going over the cap will be harder, but also more expensive.  —  Comcast today announced …

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Dustin Volz / Reuters: Email Privacy Act unanimously passes House, would require warrant before asking companies to hand over emails, heads to Senate with strong bipartisan support  —  Email privacy bill unanimously passes House  —  The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday …

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Ryan Mac / Forbes: PayPal beats expectations with Q1 net income of $452M, up from $353M last year, and net revenue of $2.54B, up 19% YoY  —  PayPal Grows Revenue 19% In Strong First Quarter  —  PayPal reported first quarter earnings for 2016 on Wednesday and continued to show growth in its core payments business.

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Facebook announces it will add a new class of non-voting stock for the company that will help keep Zuckerberg in control  —  Facebook is adding a new class of stock that will help keep Zuckerberg in control  —  Facebook today, as part of its earnings release, said it would add a new class …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Facebook reports Q1 revenue of $5.38B up from $3.54B last year, 79% comes from mobile ads; 1.65B MAUs, adding 60M from Q4; stock jumps over 8%  —  Facebook mobile ads now make up 79 percent of its business  —  Facebook is more mobile than ever.  Again.  —  The company reported …

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Facebook: Facebook Reports First Quarter 2016 Results and Announces Proposal for New Class of Stock  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  —  “We had a great start to the year,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.

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PR Newswire: Facebook Reports First Quarter 2016 Results and Announces Proposal for New Class of Stock  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  —  “We had a great start to the year,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.

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Janko Roettgers / Variety: Netflix to add in-app billing to Android app over the next few weeks, won't charge customers extra for subscriptions  —  Netflix to Add In-App Billing to Its Android App, Courtesy of Google Play … Netflix wants to make it easier for Android users to pay for their monthly subscription fees …

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Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat: Oculus releases a Minecraft version for Gear VR headsets on the Oculus Store for $6.99  —  Minecraft enters virtual reality on Samsung's Gear VR headset  —  It's time to move beyond the smartphone screen and into the world of Minecraft.  —  Oculus VR, Facebook's virtual reality company …

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Samsung's Gear 360 camera goes on sale April 29, captures near 4K-quality video for VR via two fisheye F2.0 lenses; price still unknown  —  Samsung's Gear 360 camera is going on sale in 2 days and we still don't know how much it costs  —  Samsung unveiled the Gear 360 virtual reality cameralast month at Mobile World Conference.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Spotify buys photo aggregator CrowdAlbum to build more marketing tools for artists  —  Spotify has made another acquisition to build out the tools that it provides to artists who use Spotify's streaming platform to grow their listeners and overall business.  It has bought CrowdAlbum …

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Chris Strohm / Bloomberg: FBI confirms it won't send method used to hack San Bernadino iPhone to a government review that could have forced FBI to share info about the method with Apple  —  FBI Makes Official Its Decision to Keep Apple iPhone Hack Secret  —  Agency says it doesn't have the technical expertise to share

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Gmail Blog: Google Calendar adds “Find a time” feature that suggests meeting times based on mutual availability; now on Android for Google Apps for Work or Edu users  —  Google Calendar for Android: Find a time for my meeting  —  Smartphones have made productivity portable.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: IDC: 334.9M smartphones shipped worldwide in Q1, up just 0.2% YoY, marking the smallest YoY growth on record; Samsung extends lead over Apple  —  IDC: Smartphone shipments flat for the first time; Samsung widens lead over Apple in Q1 2016  —  Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide last quarter.

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Joan E. Solsman / The Wrap: Sources: Amazon Studios is in early-stage talks with VR companies about making original VR content  —  Amazon in Talks to Create Virtual Reality Content (Exclusive)  —  Amazon's Hollywood arm is meeting with companies specializing in VR about its first foray into the emerging, immersive format

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Johana Bhuiyan / Re/code: Arianna Huffington joins Uber's board of directors  —  Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post (and an Uber investor already), has joined Uber's board of directors, company CEO Travis Kalanick announced today.  —  As a director, Huffington is in the company …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Judge finds Amazon liable for in-app charges racked up by kids  —  A federal court has ruled that Amazon is responsible for charges billed to parents by their kids through in-app purchases.  —  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) first lodged the case against Amazon back in July 2014 …

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed: Source: Facebook is offering some content creators around $250K for 20 live video posts per month over a three-month period  —  As Social Shifts To Video, Content Creators Win Power And Dollars  —  Photo illustration by Alex Kantrowitz, BuzzFeed News / Thinkstock-Facebook

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Nintendo FY16 misses forecast as profits plunge 60%, NX console to launch in March 2017  —  Nintendo earnings plunge 60 percent in fiscal year as it preps new hardware  —  Nintendo's earnings for the fiscal year ended March 31 fell 60.6 percent to 16.5 million yen, or $148 million, on revenue of $4.53 billion (down 8 percent).

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Yahoo reaches deal with activist Starboard adding 4 people to board, including Starboard CEO  —  As Yahoo continues to weigh up acquisition offers, the company has announced that it's reached a deal with activist investor Starboard, which had written one of its famous letters …

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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider: Smarthome company Vivint raises $100M co-led by Peter Thiel and Solamere Capital  —  Peter Thiel and Mitt Romney invested $100 million in a company that wants to be the Apple of smart homes  —  Vivint, a smarthome company based out of Provo, Utah, has raised its first-ever round …

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Sonam Joshi / Mashable: From 2017, all new mobile phones in India will have a panic button for women's safety  —  In order to provide emergency assistance to women, all new mobile phones sold in India will need to have a panic button that enables users to make emergency calls from 2017.

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Reuters: T-Mobile earns $479M, adds 2.2M customers, as revenue grows 10.6% YoY, to $8.6B in Q1  —  T-Mobile swings to a profit driven by customer gains  —  T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) on Tuesday swung to a profit and raised its 2016 forecast for customer additions, as competitively priced plans …

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Mark Hachman / PCWorld: Intel CEO outlines new strategy: focus on connected things like PC and IoT, cloud, new memory business like 3D XPoint, 5G, manufacturing and fab innovation  —  Intel declares independence from the PC as it lays out a broader 5-point strategy  —  The PC's just another ‘connected thing’ in this new world order.

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Joseph Menn / Reuters: Apple says it received its first FBI tip via Vulnerability Equities Process on April 14; vulnerability already fixed on iOS9 and El Capitan  —  Apple says FBI gave it first vulnerability tip on April 14  —  The FBI informed Apple Inc of a vulnerability in its iPhone and Mac software on April 14 …

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