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March 3, 2016, 2:05 AM

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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.
Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, to head new Pentagon advisory board aimed at bringing Silicon Valley innovation and best practices to the military  —  Former Google CEO Schmidt to head new Pentagon innovation board  —  Eric Schmidt, the former chief executive officer of Google …
Keith Collins / Quartz:
PIN system used by IRS to protect 724K victims of 2015 breach relies on same Knowledge-Based Authentication tech used in original breach  —  The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack—and it was just hacked  —  It ain't easy being an American taxpayer.
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.
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 …
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