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March 2, 2016, 4:50 PM

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Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, to head new Pentagon innovation board  —  Former Google CEO Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation board  —  Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer of Google, has agreed to head a new Pentagon advisory board aimed …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Inside indie photo app developer Pixite's struggle as US app market reaches saturation  —  Life and death in the App Store  —  As last year began, the app developer Pixite held its company retreat at a converted Old West movie set outside of Palm Springs.
Toby Sterling / Reuters:
The international business of Uber lost $237M during 2014 expansion, says company filing  —  Uber racked up big international losses during 2014 expansion  —  The international business of Uber, the U.S.-based ride-hailing service, lost $237 million in 2014, a big increase on a deficit …
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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Slack is seeking between $150M and $300M in new financing at up to a $4B valuation  —  Messaging Startup Slack Seeks Up to $4 Billion Valuation in Funding Round  —  The company is said to be in talks to raise $150 million to $300 million in financing.
Caroline Wall / FierceMobileIT News:
iOS 9.3 may let IT admins dictate homescreen layout, blacklist or whitelist apps, and enforce notification settings on employee iPhones  —  IOS 9.3 might let IT admins dictate app position on employee iPhone homescreens  —  Employers will have greater control of company-issued iPhone with iOS 9.3 …
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
DisplayPort 1.4 to support 8K displays, work with USB-C  —  Big changes are coming to the popular DisplayPort display standard, with version 1.4 promising support for 8K displays.  —  DisplayPort 1.4 will allow 8K displays to hook up to laptops, smartphones and other devices via a USB Type-C port.

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Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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