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March 7, 2016, 3:45 PM

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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg Business:
Apple loses Supreme Court appeal in ebook price-fixing case, must pay $450M  —  Apple Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court in $450 Million E-Book Case  —  Apple Inc. must pay $450 million to end an antitrust suit after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to question a finding that the company orchestrated …
Craig Federighi / Washington Post:
Apple SVP Craig Federighi: FBI wants to roll back safeguards that serve as a “critical line of defense against criminals”  —  Apple VP: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards that keep us a step ahead of criminals  —  Craig Federighi is senior vice president of software engineering at Apple.
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Amid mounting questions, Dropbox touts 500M signups and 3.3B shared links and folders, but doesn't disclose active users  —  Amid Mounting Questions, Dropbox Tops 500 Million Users And Says Growth Continues Apace  —  As investor sentiment toward “unicorns” has turned over the past few months …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Facebook announces a WordPress plugin that lets publishers easily create Instant Articles  —  As Facebook prepares to roll out Instant Articles to all publishers next month, the company said Monday that it's partnering with WordPress.com's parent Automattic to release an Instant Article WordPress plugin.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
You can now use Skype from OneDrive and Office Online  —  Skype announced today further integrations into Microsoft's suite of online tools, with news that access to the communications app is now available while working in Office Online and OneDrive.  This is an expansion of the earlier announcementfrom …
Jason Fried / Signal v. Noise:
Basecamp CEO rails against the “distraction, anxiety, stress” of communicating primarily via group chat amid ongoing enthusiam for Slack by users and investors  —  Is group chat making you sweat?  —  Group chat is like being in an all-day meeting with random participants and no agenda.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Arbor Networks: ‘Booter’ services, built to test the resilience of corporate networks, can be used to conduct 270Gbps DDoS attacks on-demand for just $60/day  —  Dirt-cheap DDoS: The rock-bottom cost of mounting crippling 400Gbps attacks  —  DDoS attackers seem to prefer …

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