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Google, YouTube, and Facebook don't find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content (Charlie Warzel/BuzzFeed)

Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Google, YouTube, and Facebook don't find misinformation and hoaxes quickly enough after tragedies, may need breaking news teams to scan for misleading content — In the

Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS currently use RCS (Jake Smith/ZDNet)

Jake Smith / ZDNet: Google launches business messaging for RCS, its SMS successor, letting firms send rich messages to Sprint customers in US; 40+ carriers, OEMS currently use RCS — Google's RCS

HP Inc. reports Q1 revs. of $14.5B, up 14% YoY, $1.2B US tax reform charge, personal systems business revenues of $9.44B, up 15% YoY; stock up 6%+ after hours (Nico Grant/Bloomberg)

Nico Grant / Bloomberg: HP Inc. reports Q1 revs. of $14.5B, up 14% YoY, $1.2B US tax reform charge, personal systems business revenues of $9.44B, up 15% YoY; stock up 6%+ after hours — HP Inc., the

HP Enterprise reports Q1 revenue of $7.7B, up 11% YoY, earnings of $1.4B, up from $267M in Q1 2016, $935M gain from US tax overhaul; stock up 11%+ after hours (Mamta Badkar/Financial Times)

Mamta Badkar / Financial Times: HP Enterprise reports Q1 revenue of $7.7B, up 11% YoY, earnings of $1.4B, up from $267M in Q1 2016, $935M gain from US tax overhaul; stock up 11%+ after hours —

Shareaholic: search overtook social for referral traffic in 2017, after the two first swapped spots in 2013, driving 34.8% of visits vs. 25.6% for social (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: — Google passed Facebook as the top referral traffic driver in 2017 as the search giant doubled down on mobile and the social giant cleaned up its News Feed.

Loup Ventures: Apple Pay has an estimated 38M active users in the US and 127M globally, up from 62M a year ago, equating to around 16% of global iPhones (Malcolm Owen/AppleInsider)

Malcolm Owen / AppleInsider: Loup Ventures: Apple Pay has an estimated 38M active users in the US and 127M globally, up from 62M a year ago, equating to around 16% of global iPhones — Apple Pay is

Letters from Intel, Alphabet, and Apple to Congress say Intel didn't disclose Spectre and Meltdown flaws to US cyber security officials before news leaked (Stephen Nellis/Reuters)

Stephen Nellis / Reuters: Letters from Intel, Alphabet, and Apple to Congress say Intel didn't disclose Spectre and Meltdown flaws to US cyber security officials before news leaked — (Reuters) -

Angry Birds maker Rovio's stock falls 50%+ to ~€5, well below €11.50 IPO price, after weak 2018 revenue guidance of €260-€300M vs. €336M analyst expectations (Reuters)

Reuters: Angry Birds maker Rovio's stock falls 50%+ to ~€5, well below €11.50 IPO price, after weak 2018 revenue guidance of €260-€300M vs. €336M analyst expectations — HELSINKI (Reuters) - Angry

Indigo Fair, a platform that connects independent retailers with manufacturers, raises $12M Series A co-led by Khosla Ventures and Forerunner Ventures (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Indigo Fair, a platform that connects independent retailers with manufacturers, raises $12M Series A co-led by Khosla Ventures and Forerunner Ventures — Indigo Fair, a

Tezos Foundation, which manages Tezos code after $232M ICO, says board president Johann Gevers and another member to step down after long-running dispute (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk: Tezos Foundation, which manages Tezos code after $232M ICO, says board president Johann Gevers and another member to step down after long-running dispute — Two board members

Facebook's tool for fact-checking partners only lets them flag links, not videos or memes; Facebook says it's working on a way to add images to the tool (Daniel Funke/Poynter)

Daniel Funke / Poynter: — On social media, fake memes are everywhere. And on Facebook, they're not being met with the full force of the tools available for other dubious content.

Snap stock slid 6%+ after analyst warned of negative reaction to update and Kylie Jenner tweeted suggesting she uses Snapchat less post-update (Justina Vasquez/Bloomberg)

Justina Vasquez / Bloomberg: Snap stock slid 6%+ after analyst warned of negative reaction to update and Kylie Jenner tweeted suggesting she uses Snapchat less post-update — Kylie Jenner tweets she

Airbnb debuts Plus, a high-end option competing with hotels, in 13 cities globally; lodgings include amenities and are inspected and professionally photographed (Shivani Vora/New York Times)

Shivani Vora / New York Times: Airbnb debuts Plus, a high-end option competing with hotels, in 13 cities globally; lodgings include amenities and are inspected and professionally photographed — The

Sens. Wyden and McCaskill say US CBP hasn't been verifying e-passports at borders for a decade due to lack of software to verify the digital signatures (Zack Whittaker/ZDNet)

Zack Whittaker / ZDNet: Sens. Wyden and McCaskill say US CBP hasn't been verifying e-passports at borders for a decade due to lack of software to verify the digital signatures — E-passports contain a

SpaceX launches first test satellites for its proposed Starlink broadband project, which aims to link up many small satellites to provide reliable internet (Kaleigh Rogers/Motherboard)

Kaleigh Rogers / Motherboard: SpaceX launches first test satellites for its proposed Starlink broadband project, which aims to link up many small satellites to provide reliable internet — The goal,

Analysis finds algorithms designed by Facebook, Google, and others often struggle to detect doctored images and videos, a key tool for misinformation efforts (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: — The tech company's filters can't adequately detect misinformation distributed through altered images

Sources: Amazon plans to open up to six new Amazon Go cashierless stores this year, with most in Seattle and one in Los Angeles' The Grove mall (Jason Del Rey/Recode)

Jason Del Rey / Recode: Sources: Amazon plans to open up to six new Amazon Go cashierless stores this year, with most in Seattle and one in Los Angeles' The Grove mall — New futuristic convenience

Product Hunt launches Sip, a Twitter Moments-style distilled tech news newsletter for iOS and Android, in beta (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Product Hunt launches Sip, a Twitter Moments-style distilled tech news newsletter for iOS and Android, in beta — “We didn't want to create another app thirsty for

Facebook officially opens its first in-house incubator, called LDN_LAB, located in its new London HQ, with three 12-week courses across 2018 (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: — Facebook has officially opened its first in-house incubator, which will be held in its London headquarters. — The company first announced LDN_LAB …

FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals 2015 Net Neutrality rules, enters Federal Register today, signalling beginning of various legal challenges (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom order, which repeals 2015 Net Neutrality rules, enters Federal Register today, signalling beginning of various legal challenges — The