March 3, 2016, 10:55 AM

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Amazon unveils the $130 Echo Tap, an Alexa-enabled portable bluetooth speaker, and the $90 Echo Dot, which adds Alexa support to other speakers  —  Amazon adds the $130 Tap and the $90 Dot to the Echo family  —  Amazon's voice-operated command center Echo produces something close to modern …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple Launches Support Account on Twitter With Tips, Tricks, and Customer Service  —  Apple today created an official Twitter support account to provide customers with tips, tricks, and customer service regarding the company's product and services.  One of the account's first tweets shares step …
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Samsung ships the world's highest capacity SSD, with 15TB of storage  —  Samsung Electronics announced Wednesday that it is now shipping the industry's highest-capacity solid-state drive (SSD), the 15.36TB PM1633a.  —  Samsung revealed it was working on the drive last August …
IBM's SleepHealth debuts as first ResearchKit app for IBM Watson Health Cloud, to study how sleep quality impacts daytime activities  —  SleepHealth debuts as first ResearchKit app & study to support IBM Watson Health Cloud  —  Almost one year after IBM announced Watson Health Cloud …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Intel is working on an augmented-reality headset that uses RealSense 3D camera tech  —  Intel Working on Augmented-Reality Headset  —  RealSense 3-D camera technology would be used  —  Intel Corp. is joining the race to reshape reality.  —  The chip giant is developing …
Amina Elahi / Chicago Tribune:
IBM sues Groupon, alleging infringement on four patents, court documents show  —  Groupon is focus of IBM's latest patent-infringement suit  —  IBM is suing Groupon, alleging patent infringement.  —  Blue Sky Innovation  —  Privacy Policy  —  IBM is suing Groupon over alleged patent infringement …
Pavithra Mohan / Fast Company:
YouTube announces two new programs to champion women: one partnering with UN, the other investing in videos by and about women, at YouTube Spaces  —  YouTube Boosts Female Content Creators With Two New Initiatives  —  Both programs will focus on producing videos by women, for women …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Former Snapchat and Instagram exec Emily White creating personal concierge startup Mave  —  Ex-Snapchat COO Emily White Has A New Startup  —  Former Snapchat and Instagram executive Emily White has created a high-end personal concierge startup, Fortune has learned.

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