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March 30, 2017, 6:40 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung debuts 5.8" Galaxy S8 and 6.2" S8 Plus with slim bezels, 8-core Snapdragon 835 or Exynos CPUs, USB-C, 3.5mm jack, 12MP/8MP cameras, face and iris unlock  —  Preorders begin March 30th, three weeks before the release date  —  The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the nicest phone I've ever held.
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Adrienne LaFrance / The Atlantic:
Study of 15K scholars and tech experts shows 81% expect online incivility and trolling to stay the same or get worse, with “Potemkin internet” hiding incivility  —  I'm going to confess an occasional habit of mine, which is petty, and which I would still enthusiastically recommend …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Annie: iOS App Store revenue to be surpassed by Android this year, if third party app store revenues are included  —  Apple will lose its lead over Android in terms of revenue generated by mobile apps this year, according to a new report from App Annie, out today.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Google debuts Google Calendar for iPad and says a Today View Widget is coming soon  —  Users of Apple's tablet get a full version of the calendar app, complete with room scheduler and goal setting.  —  If you're an iPad user who depends on Google Calendar to keep your world straight, the web giant has some good news for you.
Jim Coudal / The Deck:
Ad network The Deck, used by blogs including Daring Fireball and Kottke, to shut down after 11 years  —  “If I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”  - Mickey Mantle.  LONG STRANGE TRIP We started The Deck in 2006 and for the first couple years it struggled.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Amazon says it will shutter its Quidsi division, bought for $545M in 2011 and home of Soap.com and Diapers.com, after failing to make it profitable  —  Amazon is shutting down its Quidsi division, owner of Diapers.com and Soap.com, because it's not profitable, as Bloomberg first reported and the company confirmed to Axios.
Microsoft:
New IP licensing program to power digital transformation in connected cars  —  Toyota is first partner in Microsoft's new program to help car makers build better driving experiences.
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TechCrunch:
Dog-sitting platform Rover acquires rival DogVacay in all-stock deal, with Rover CEO Aaron Easterly leading the new firm  —  Putting an end to a fierce competition in the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces.  Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal.
 

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