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March 9, 2016, 12:10 PM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
Google's DeepMind has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol in first of five matches, a historic victory for AI  —  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 …
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.
Globes Online:
Replay Technologies acquired 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.
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Facebook bought a popular selfie filter app Masquerade, will keep it operational as a stand-alone app, integrate its technology  —  Facebook just bought the popular face swapping app that's dominating the App Store right now  —  Get ready to see more silly selfies.
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 …
Leo Kelion / BBC:
Skype says it will end support for its Skype for TV app 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 …
Sonam Joshi / Mashable:
Facebook Lite data-efficient Android app passes 100M MAUs in 9 months, plans to add background video downloads, after adding low-res streaming last year  —  Facebook Lite is growing faster than Facebook app  —  Facebook Lite, the stripped-down version of the social networking app that was launched in 2015 …
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:

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