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March 26, 2015, 3:55 AM

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Lexy Franklin / Facebook Developers:
Facebook introduces Messenger Platform for building apps that integrate with Messenger and Businesses on Messenger, which lets users communicate with businesses  —  Introducing Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger  —  Today at F8, we launched Messenger Platform and announced Businesses on Messenger.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Facebook is poised to become the gateway to the mobile internet by building an app ecosystem to rival that of Apple and Google  —  Facebook Is Eating The Internet  —  For years now there've been two competing versions of Facebook.  It's either an app on your phone or it's your entire homescreen.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Michael Zelenko / The Verge:
Tinder hack fools men interested in female bait profile into unwittingly flirting with each other  —  A brilliant Tinder hack made hundreds of bros unwittingly flirt with each other  —  Man is a thirsty beast, and nowhere is that thirst more acutely exemplified than on Tinder …
More: Engadget and TechCrunch
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
Google's frequent visits to the White House during FTC antitrust probe highlight the company's reach in Washington  —  Google Makes Most of Close Ties to White House  —  Search giant averages a White House meeting a week during Obama administration  —  WASHINGTON—As the federal government …
New York Times:
Apple unable to persuade record labels to lower licensing costs for Beats streaming music service; will be priced similarly to rivals at around $10  —  Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify  —  In what would be the biggest change to its music strategy in years …
Bloomberg Business:
Apple acquired UK-based data analytics company Acunu in late 2013 to expand its cloud-computing services  —  Apple's FoundationDB Acquisition Builds on Earlier Database Buy  —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc.'s acquisition of FoundationDB LLC gives it some top engineering talent …
More: iMore and MacRumors
Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Microsoft working on successor to Surface 2 tablet running full Windows instead of Windows RT, and Intel Atom or Core M processor  —  EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft is building a successor to the Surface 2 (RT), here are the first details  —  The Surface 2 is currently Microsoft's latest iteration of its Windows RT based tablet line-up.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:
FTC rules Napster co-founder John Fanning's site jerk.com misled consumers, orders deletion of all personal data from the now-defunct site  —  FTC Rules Against Napster Co-Founder in Jerk.com Case  —  In a five-to-zero vote, the Federal Trade Commission ruled Wednesday that a website operated …
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:
PS4 update brings suspend and resume, external HD backups, improved social features, and more  —  PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed  —  Tomorrow, PlayStation 4 will get an update to system software version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” which will bring an onslaught of features …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Red Hat beats Q4 earnings targets, announces $500 million stock buyback program  —  Summary:Red Hat shares were up approximately 5.2 percent shortly after the report hit the wires during after-hours trading.  —  Red Hat published fourth quarter and year-end financial results after the bell on Wednesday.

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