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March 9, 2016, 10:15 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The Android N developer preview with split-screen multitasking, bundled notifications, improved Doze for better battery, more, available today as an OTA update  —  The Android N developer preview with split-screen multitasking is available today  —  Well, this was unexpected.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Google discounts Pixel C tablets by 25% for limited time but leaves keyboard at full price, following Android N developer release, promo only applies in US  —  Google is selling the Pixel C for $375 to anyone who says they're a developer  —  Google is offering a big discount on its Pixel C tablet …
Alex Heath / Tech Insider:
Facebook buys 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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google joins Open Compute Project, which Facebook founded five years ago to help open source IT infrastructure hardware  —  Google joins the Open Compute Project  —  Google today announced that it is joining the Open Compute Project (OCP), a five-year-old project founded by Facebook …
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 …
Oculus:
Oculus to roll out social features and games to Samsung Gear VR on Thursday, will add personalized Facebook content to 360 videos next week  —  Join Friends in VR with New Oculus Social Features  —  Now you can experience games, videos, and more with friends in VR!
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.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
YouTube cofounder Steve Chen launches Nom, a livestreaming service that's Twitch for food shows  —  Ladies and gentlemen, start your mixers!  —  Trying to tap the growing popularity of live video streaming and online food communities, YouTube cofounder Steve Chen has unveiled Nom.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Imgur names Ajay Arora VP of product, launches dedicated iPad app, adds 3D Touch to iPhone app, material design to Android app  —  Imgur updates mobile apps to support iPad, 3D Touch, and Material Design  —  Imgur, the image sharing and hosting service, is shifting its focus from its desktop website …

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