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March 9, 2016, 9:00 AM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Google's DeepMind has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in first of five matches in historic AI victory  —  Google's DeepMind defeats legendary Go player Lee Se-dol in historic victory  —  A huge milestone has just been reached in the field of artificial intelligence: AlphaGo …
iFixit:
Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown: glued components make it harder to repair than S6, rear camera was downgraded to 12-megapixel/4K from 16-megapixel in S6  —  Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown … Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google introduces Destinations, a travel tool available via search on mobile, with information on flights, hotels, price comparisons, more  —  Google Search now has travel guides to help plan your vacation  —  Google is trying to make planning vacations less of a hassle.
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Microsoft will end Skype for TV app support in June  —  Skype ditches support for smart TVs  —  Skype has announced that it is ending support for its smart TV software.  —  The Microsoft-owned chat app said that the move reflected the public preference for using mobile devices …
Daniel Kahn Gillmor / American Civil Liberties Union:
How the FBI can bypass auto-erasing without Apple's help by backing up part of the shooter's iPhone  —  One of the FBI's Major Claims in the iPhone Case is Fraudulent  —  Does the FBI Need to Worry About the San Bernadino Shooter's iPhone Self-Erasing?  —  “We have enormous computing power …
Globes Online:
Replay Technologies aquired by Intel, sources say for $175M, one week after the multi-dimensional video tech startup raised $13.5M  —  Intel acquires Israeli co Replay Technologies for $175m  —  The Tel Aviv based startup has developed multi-dimensional video imaging technologies for sports TV coverage.
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 …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Flickr makes desktop Auto-Uploadr available to Flickr Pro members only, membership remains $5.99/month or $49.99/year  —  Flickr's desktop auto-upload feature is no longer free  —  Flickr has made a change to its $5.99 monthly Pro membership plan that will affect those using the photo-sharing social network for free.

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Microsoft:
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eero:
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Worldpay:
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Zoho:
Introducing Zoho CRM Mobile Add-On for Google Sheets.  —  It is not uncommon that small and medium businesses use Google Sheets to store and maintain customer information, until they come to realize the need for a CRM system to keep up with their growth.
Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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