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February 29, 2016, 12:50 PM

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Srivatsan Sridhar / Fone Arena:
Raspberry Pi 3 with 64-bit quad-core SoC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth announced for $35  —  Months after introducing its most affordable Raspberry Pi Zero, the company has introduced the Raspberry Pi 3, successor of the Raspberry Pi 2 that was introduced back in February last year.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
$3,000 HoloLens dev kit available for pre-order now, shipping March 30  —  Futuristic hardware finally gets into developers' hands.  —  If you want to get your hands on Microsoft's holographic headset, the company is now taking pre-orders for the HoloLens Development Edition.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
EU and US trans-Atlantic data transfer deal, Privacy Shield, has stricter rules on data transfer, new limits on surveillance  —  E.U. and U.S. Release Details on Trans-Atlantic Data Transfer Deal  —  American and European officials released details on Monday about a new trans-Atlantic data …
Saabira Chaudhuri / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon strikes deal with UK grocer Morrisons to sell fresh food to Amazon Prime Now and Pantry customers  —  Amazon Strikes Deal With U.K. Grocer Morrisons  —  Web retailer moves step closer to becoming a serious player in Britain's online grocery market  —  LONDON— Amazon.com Inc …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Re/code hires Quartz tech editor Dan Frommer as editor in chief, replacing Ken Li, who's leaving the company  —  Meet the New Boss: Dan Frommer Is Re/code's Editor in Chief  —  As Re/code has grown and morphed, we have always been on the lookout for great talent to take the site to a new level.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Verizon most likely buyer for Yahoo, followed by Time Inc., and private equity; sources say Marissa Mayer has approached several PE firms  —  Who Will Buy Yahoo?  —  Yahoo Inc. is on the block.  Again.  —  The last time we went through this was in 2011, when several private equity firms kicked …
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
Inside Facebook's Audience Network, its ad network for mobile web and apps, with $1B annual gross revenue run rate in Q4  —  How an ‘oddball’ team created one of Facebook's biggest threats to Google  —  Facebook is a mobile advertising machine.  —  Last quarter, 80% of company's $5.63 billion …
Garett Sloane / Digiday:
Sources: Snapchat wants to sell its own ad inventory on Discover channels where publishers like BuzzFeed and Vox had exclusive ad rights  —  Snapchat's new audience-based ad strategy could wrest control from Discover publishers  —  As Snapchat's ad platform evolves, the top publishers …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Study: 3.67% of sites in Alexa 1,000 are either blocking or presenting CAPTCHAs to Tor users, often carried out by CDNs like CloudFlare or Akamai  —  Tor users blocked or faced with CAPTCHA if IP address matches known exit node  —  Tor users blocked or faced with CAPTCHA if IP address matches known exit node.

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