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April 30, 2016, 9:05 AM

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Sundar Pichai / Official Google Blog:
Sundar Pichai lays out priorities for Google in his first Founders' Letter, with machine learning and AI playing a key role  —  This year's Founders' Letter  —  Every year, Larry and Sergey write a Founders' Letter to our stockholders updating them with some of our recent highlights and sharing our vision for the future.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Uber tests wait-time fees and a shorter cancellation window in NYC, New Jersey, Dallas, and Phoenix, in response to driver complaints  —  Uber Tests New Rider Rules: Two Minutes to Cancel or Show Up...or Else  —  Pilot program to allow charges for customers making drivers wait or canceling rides late, addressing complaints
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
New Google Trips app is a smart assistant for your vacations, currently in beta testing  —  One of Inbox's most convenient features are Travel bundles that organize reservations and other related emails in an easy to read manner.  Google is now testing (via Androidworld) …
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft has launched an IFTTT-like automation tool called Flow  —  LEAKED: Microsoft is working on a new tool to help automate your life  —  Meet Microsoft Flow: A free way to connect all of your cloud services — including Slack, GitHub, Twitter, and Google Drive — together in new and novel ways.
Zoho:
Drop everything, Zoho SalesIQ mobile App for iOS and Android is here.  —  We're glad to announce that the much awaited native mobile app for Zoho SalesIQ is now available on the App Store and Google Play.  The app is free for all SalesIQ users on any plan.  —  Zoho SalesIQ is an unique platform …
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Scott Gilbertson / Ars Technica:
Vivaldi browser review: ultra customization and clever tab management great for power users, but no mobile version and some glitches in version 1.0  —  Even at 1.0, Vivaldi closes in on the cure for the common browser  —  Review: Ultra customization, clever tab management breaks from Chrome, Firefox.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Rovi buys TiVo for $1.1B at $10.70 per share, will adopt TiVo brand as new company name  —  Rovi Buys TiVo for $1.1 Billion  —  Entertainment technology firm values original DVR company at $10.70 per share  —  Entertainment technology company Rovi has purchased original DVR service TiVo for $1.1 billion, or $10.70 per share.

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Microsoft:
Get all the Microsoft news from Hannover Messe  —  Satya Nadella kicked off Microsoft's participation at the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology.
Zoho:
Drop everything, Zoho SalesIQ mobile App for iOS and Android is here.  —  We're glad to announce that the much awaited native mobile app for Zoho SalesIQ is now available on the App Store and Google Play.
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Worldpay:
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Adyen:
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