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March 1, 2016, 7:20 PM

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Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Sony's next big PS4 update brings Remote Play to PC and Mac  —  Sony surprised a lot of people when it announced you'd be able to remotely play PlayStation 4 games on a PC or Mac back in November.  But we're just as surprised at how quickly it's turned this around: Remote Play will come with the next big PlayStation software update.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Jay Z's streaming music service Tidal has fired CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell  —  Tidal fires its CFO and COO  —  Tidal has let go of its CFO Chris Hart and COO Nils Juell, the company confirmed to The Verge.  The news of their terminations was originally reported by the Swedish news site Breakit …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
SurveyMonkey to Lay Off 100 and Retool Business Product  —  Cloud-based polling service SurveyMonkey informed employees today that it is letting go of about 100 people in a plan to retool its product aimed at businesses, which is not living up to expectations.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft announces Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service for enterprise, uses cloud to detect breaches by analyzing system behavior  —  Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection uses cloud power to figure out you've been pwned  —  New service can detect network breaches by spotting unusual system behavior.
David Meyer / Fortune:
Brazilian authorities arrest senior Facebook exec Diego Dzodan, saying Facebook repeatedly disobeyed court order to help in drug case involving a WhatsApp user  —  Brazil Arrests Senior Facebook Exec Over WhatsApp Aid In Drug Case  —  Facebook's fb vice president for Latin America …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
SoundHound's virtual assistant Hound launches out of beta to take on Siri, with support for Uber and Yelp  —  SoundHound's virtual assistant launches out of beta to take on Siri, with support for Uber and Yelp  —  You may have thought that SoundHound had long ago ridden into the sunset, but you'd be wrong.
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Cisco to pay $260M for cloud management software provider CliQr  —  Cisco Just Spent Millions on This Hot Cloud Startup  —  Cisco's acquisition spree continues to roll in 2016.  —  The networking giant said on Tuesday that it will pay $260 million for cloud computing startup CliQr …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI's Phantom 4: obstacle detection makes it nearly crash proof, can auto-track human, very fast with top speed of 45 mph; retails for $1400, preorders now open  —  DJI's revolutionary Phantom 4 drone can dodge obstacles and track humans  —  When The Verge began covering “drones” …
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg Business:
Fidelity marks down value of its stakes in Dropbox by 10%, CloudFlare by 31%, Twilio by 13%, DocuSign by 17% from December to January  —  Fidelity Writes Down Value of Corporate Software Startups  —  The fund manager marked down Dropbox and CloudFlare while keeping expectations high for Airbnb …
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