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February 29, 2016, 11:30 AM

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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.
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.
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 …
Mathias Döpfner / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg talks AI, VR, Facebook's origins, and more in extensive interview  —  Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of Facebook, virtual reality and artificial intelligence  —  Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat down with Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner for the German newspaper …
More: TIME
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 …
Richard Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet could gain a $3.5B tax benefit if Intel prevails in IRS dispute over cost-sharing with foreign subsidiaries  —  Google's Parent Could Be Big Winner in Intel Tax Dispute  —  Alphabet stands to gain at least $3.5 billion if IRS loses its appeal of court ruling
More: CNNMoney and 9to5Google
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 …

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