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March 1, 2016, 1:45 AM

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The Intercept:
Brooklyn federal judge rules in drug case that government can't use All Writs Act to force Apple to unlock iPhones  —  Apple Wins Major Court Victory Against FBI in a Case Similar to San Bernardino  —  Apple scored a major legal victory in its ongoing battle against the FBI on Monday …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Apple's general counsel Bruce Sewell submits opening statement for his testimony before Congress tomorrow, summarizing Apple's position in FBI case  —  Here's what Apple's top lawyer will tell Congress tomorrow  —  The battle between Apple and the FBI over hacking the iPhone that belonged …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New 9.7-inch iPad Pro may best 12.9-inch model with 12MP camera, 4K video  —  While Apple's upcoming 9.7-inch iPad Pro will mostly match the 12.9-inch version in terms of functionality, there likely will be one key difference.  Internal prototypes of the smaller model include …
Justin Pritchard / Associated Press:
Google's self-driving car may have caused its first accident, hitting public bus in California at 2mph, according to company's report to DMV  —  Google self-driving car strikes public bus in California  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a city street …
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.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
GoPro acquires startups Stupeflix and Vemory, developers of mobile video editing apps Replay and Splice, for $105M  —  GoPro Shells Out $105 Million For Two Video Editing Startups To Address Its Biggest Problem  —  The pounding waves of the public market have batters and bruised GoPro.
Harj Taggar / Triplebyte:
Y Combinator to begin recommending that their startups adopt 10-year stock option exercise windows  —  Fixing the Inequity of Startup Equity  —  tl;dr Short stock option exercise windows suck.  They force startup employees to make hard decisions, and often rob them of fairly earned compensation.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Brita Infinity $45 Wi-Fi water pitcher automatically orders filter replacements via Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service  —  Amazon and Brita team up for Wi-Fi water pitchers  —  Back when Amazon first revealed plans for its Dash Replenishment Service, its automatic-reordering system …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Snapchat brings Live Stories to the web for the first time during Oscars  —  Snapchat brings Live Stories to the web for the first time  —  Some of last night's most entertaining Oscars coverage was on Snapchat, but this year you didn't have to be inside Snapchat's app to see it: you could watch it all on the web.

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