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February 29, 2016, 11:05 AM

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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 …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple To Debut New iPad, 4-Inch iPhone On March 21, Day Before FBI Hearing  —  Apple's first media event of 2016 will occur one day prior to the company's March 22 showdown with the government over a motion that would compel it to help hack an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
WhatsApp to end support for BlackBerry, Nokia, and other older operating systems by the end of 2016  —  WhatsApp is to cease support for a number of operating systems by the end of 2016, the company announced yesterday.  —  With Android and iOS dominating the smartphone realm …
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
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Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google AMP is about speeding up mobile web, not beating Facebook at news, and may expand beyond publishing to e-commerce and other types of websites  —  Google AMP Is Less About Beating Facebook at News, More About Gobbling Up the Mobile Web  —  When Google looks at the mobile Web, it sees so many things it does not like.

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