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March 24, 2015, 10:25 AM

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New York Times:
Facebook to test new format for hosting publisher content within months, initial partners include New York Times, BuzzFeed, and National Geographic  —  Facebook May Host News Sites' Content  —  Nothing attracts news organizations like Facebook.  And nothing makes them more nervous.
Google:
Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat to join Google as CFO on May 26  —  Ruth Porat to Join Google as Chief Financial Officer  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) — Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced that Ruth Porat, currently Chief Financial Officer at Morgan Stanley, will join its management team as CFO.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's Vessel opens to public for $2.99/month, 12 months free if you sign up within 72 hours  —  Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar's Vessel Launches To The Public  —  Vessel, the new online video subscription service built by some of the early team at Hulu, is launching to the public today.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google warns of unauthorized TLS certificates trusted by almost all OSes  —  Misissued certs known to impersonate several Google domains, may affect others.  —  In the latest security lapse involving the Internet's widely used encryption system, Google said unauthorized digital certificates …
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg Business:
Slack Is Said to Be in Funding Talks at $2 Billion-Plus Value  —  (Bloomberg) — Slack Technologies Inc., whose software helps people collaborate at work, is in talks with investors to raise financing at a valuation of more than $2 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Peggy Johnson / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft partners with Dell, Pegatron, and eight regional OEMs to preinstall Office and Skype on Android devices; expands partnership with Samsung to tablets  —  Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers  —  When I joined Microsoft last September …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Twitter Starts Testing Autoplay Videos in iPhone, iPad Apps  —  Social Network Tries Two-Pronged Approach To Take on YouTube, Facebook  —  Why Taco Bell's Social Media Blackout Was a Brilliant Campaign  —  Facebook isn't the only social network looking to take on Google's YouTube.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Adobe will contribute to Project Spartan; Microsoft's browser will get better web standards support  —  Adobe builds new features straight into Microsoft's browser  —  A partnership advances Adobe's technology ideas while making Microsoft's Project Spartan more competitive.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Pinterest employees who've been with company for 2+ years can hold vested stock options for up to seven years after departing, avoiding immediate tax hit  —  Exclusive: Pinterest unpins employee tax bills  —  You are free to leave.  —  That was the message from Pinterest to its employees last week …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Trade group led by AT&T and Verizon sues FCC to overturn net neutrality  —  FCC calls early lawsuit “premature and subject to dismissal.”  —  The Federal Communications Commission's new net neutrality rules haven't taken effect yet, but they're already facing lawsuits from Internet service providers.

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