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March 8, 2016, 1:40 PM

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Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge review: great build quality, design, and cameras, but software bloat and clumsy Edge settings undermine the experience  —  Mossberg: Samsung's new Galaxy S7 phones are beautiful  —  Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code …
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
Samsung Galaxy S7 review: snappy, good battery performance, refined design, has microSD slot, but TouchWiz is only slightly cleaner than older versions  —  Samsung Galaxy S7 review: The unsung hero?  —  Great camera experience, good battery performance, microSD slot, refined design and build (with waterproofing)
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Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Sources: Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sean Parker, Elon Musk, top Republicans and others meet secretly during AEI World Forum to discuss stopping Trump  —  At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump  —  Karl Rove shared focus group findings that give hope to the GOP establishment.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Shorts, from the makers of Highlight, lets you swipe through camera roll photos to quickly share in bulk  —  Shorts is an insane social camera roll from the makers of Highlight  —  Even in an era when social networks are constantly pushing us to share more of ourselves, Paul Davison's projects stand out for their pushiness.
Brian Mastroianni / CBS News:
Peeple, a Yelp-like app that lets you recommend other people, launches on iOS; recommendations won't go live on users' profile without their permission  —  Peeple, the notorious “Yelp for people” app, arrives  —  It generated controversy and criticism when word of it first broke back in October …
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
In expected move, Justice Department asks federal judge to reverse ruling in iPhone drug case  —  Justice Department Asks Judge to Review Pro-Apple Ruling in iPhone Case  —  Decision in New York was quickly cited in legal fight over unlocking San Bernardino shooter's phone
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Mac ransomware downloaded about 6,500 times, Transmission rep says  —  The first known ransomware targeted at Apple Inc's Mac computers was only downloaded about 6,500 times, according to a representative for the Transmission project, whose software was used to launch the attack.
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Microsoft announces that its database software SQL Server will also run on Linux, expects full commercial release in 2017  —  Microsoft Opens Its Corporate Data Software to Linux  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Microsoft built walls between its products and the rest of the industry.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Following YouTube Red, video subscription service Vessel goes ad-free for paying subscribers  —  Vessel, the video subscription startup headed by former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar, announced this week that it's moving in a new direction in terms of the advertising displayed on its service.
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
SoftBank announces reorganization, will split its Japanese business from global operations by year end  —  SoftBank to split in two in bid to spur overseas growth  —  SoftBank will split its Japanese business from more volatile but potentially faster growth global operations that include stakes …
Michael Martinez / Detroit News:
Toyota developing BLAID, a device for the blind worn on shoulders and using cameras, speakers, and vibration, communicates information about surroundings  —  Toyota creates device to help blind people move around  —  Toyota Motor Co. has created a wearable device that can help blind people safely move around.

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