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February 24, 2016, 3:50 AM

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Cade Metz / Wired:
Spotify to transition its service from its own servers to Google Cloud Platform over the next 18 months  —  Spotify Moves Itself Onto Google's Cloud—Lucky for Google  —  Spotify is moving itself onto the Googlenet.  —  A decade ago, the Swedish startup built its seminal streaming music service atop …
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg Business:
Source: Apple to argue that code should be protected as speech under First Amendment in FBI case  —  Apple-FBI Fight Asks: Is Code Protected as Free Speech?  —  IPhone maker is seeking to use First Amendment as a defense  —  Case may set precedent for considering software as expression
Eric Geller / The Daily Dot:
Pro-encryption lawmakers Ron Wyden, Zoe Lofgren on House support for backdoor bans, McCaul-Warner commission plans, Apple vs FBI as a chance to educate Congress  —  Pro-encryption lawmakers see ‘Apple vs. FBI’ fight as a chance to educate Congress  —  Two of Congress's staunchest supporters …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
ASUS settlement with FTC over router flaws from 2014 requires 20 years of security audits  —  Asus lawsuit puts entire industry on notice over shoddy router security  —  FTC takes aim at insecurity that's rampant in the “Internet-of-things” industry.  —  In February 2014 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud Pulse, A Dedicated App For Music Creators, Arrives On iOS  —  SoundCloud Pulse, the music streaming service's dedicated app for artists and creators, is now available on iOS.  In an odd move in a market where apps tend to release on iOS first, Pulse first debuted on Android back in November.
Michael Zhang / PetaPixel:
Lightroom Android 2.0 launches, becoming the first mobile app to support RAW photo capturing using DNG format on devices with the capability  —  Lightroom on Android 2.0 is the World's First End-to-End Mobile RAW Photo App  —  Adobe today launched Lightroom on Android 2.0, the world's first end-to-end RAW mobile photography solution.
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Eero's multi-device approach to Wi-Fi offers superior coverage and ease of use, but is very expensive with a single unit costing $199, $499 for a three-pack  —  Mossberg: Eero makes Wi-Fi simpler and stronger  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Valve releases SteamVR performance tool to test whether a PC is capable of smooth experience running high-end VR  —  Valve releases tool to test whether your PC is VR ready  —  See if your system is up for the upcoming HTC Vive.  —  With HTC beginning to take pre-orders …

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