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March 8, 2016, 9:50 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 …
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
FBI applies FISA-approved changes to its rules for accessing NSA data on US citizens; specifics remain classified  —  FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans  —  Exclusive: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Behind Dick Costolo's and Jack Dorsey's efforts to fix Twitter  —  Fixing Twitter  —  How the media-juggernaut-turned-train- wreck is getting back on track after a rough two years.  —  In late January the Tweeps needed a kumbaya moment, and Jack Dorsey knew exactly how to give it to them.
Lucas Mearian / PCWorld:
Seagate to launch new 10GBps NVMe SSDs with 16-lane PCIe slots this summer  —  Seagate's blistering new 10GBps NVMe drive is the world's fastest-ever SSD  —  The new SSD will be available this summer.  —  Seagate today announced what it's calling the world's fastest enterprise-class …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Millennial news site Mic acquires Hyper, mobile app that aggregates video content into magazine format  —  Mic Acquires Mobile Video App Hyper  —  Millennial-focused Web publisher looks to curate top video content each day  —  Many digital media companies are focused on distributing content …
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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.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft joins the Eclipse foundation, open sources some of its plugins  —  The Eclipse Foundation, the organization that oversees development of the Eclipse development environment, has a new member: Microsoft announced Tuesday that it is joining so that it can more easily collaborate with the Eclipse community.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Android Marshmallow hits 2.3% adoption in March, up from 1.2% in February  —  Marshmallow barely crawls past 2% adoption in March Android distribution numbers  —  Last month, Marshmallow finally reached a full percentage point in the Android distribution numbers.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Amazon launches its first live show, Style Code Live, a QVC-like web show  —  Amazon's first live show is QVC for the YouTube generation  —  Now that Amazon has its own private fashion labels, it's launching its its first ever live TV show called Style Code Live.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Home Depot settles lawsuit for $19.5M+ over 2014 data breach that affected 50M+ cardholders  —  Home Depot settles consumer lawsuit over big 2014 data breach  —  Home Depot Inc (HD.N) agreed to pay at least $19.5 million to compensate U.S. consumers harmed by a 2014 data breach affecting more than 50 million cardholders.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Pinterest opens up its ads manager tools to smaller and medium-sized businesses  —  Pinterest today is releasing a set of new advertising management tools that were previously unavailable for smaller businesses as its portfolio of advertising products — and revenue potential — continues to grow.
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.

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