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March 11, 2016, 3:05 AM

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Steve Kovach / Tech Insider:
Apple invites media to event on March 21 at 10AM PT at its Cupertino campus, where it's expected to announce iPhone SE and a new iPad  —  Apple sends out invitations for a new iPhone event on March 21  —  Apple sent out invitations for an event on March 21 where it's expected to announce a new iPhone called the iPhone SE.
Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
In new filing, DOJ accuses Apple of raising tech barriers that prevent execution of warrant; Apple calls DOJ “desperate”, plans to reply by March 15  —  DOJ: Apple ‘deliberately’ made hurdles to FBI probe  —  The Justice Department on Thursday filed its latest response to Apple …
Tom Wheeler / The Huffington Post:
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposes rules that would force ISPs to ask your permission before sharing personal data with some outside parties  —  It's Your Data: Empowering Consumers to Protect Online Privacy  —  It's the age of anywhere, anytime Internet connectivity — do you know where your information is?
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Behind Instacart's recent struggles, which show why certain industries won't fit the on-demand model  —  Inside Instacart's fraught and misguided quest to become the Uber of groceries  —  The changes Instacart outlined were grim.  —  Fees for customers were increasing.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Wikipedia's new iOS app focuses on discovery, personalization  —  Wikipedia today launched an upgraded version of its iOS application aimed at helping users better discover content matching their own interests, including both articles and images.  In addition, the app has been optimized …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise launches Haven OnDemand, the cloud version of its big data analytics software, on Azure  —  HPE launches machine-learning-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure  —  HPE Haven OnDemand provides application programming interfaces as well as services for enterprise software.
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Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Twitter offering additional restricted stock and cash bonuses to employees companywide to stem talent drain  —  Twitter Bets on Payouts to Rein In Talent Flight  —  Social media company offers additional restricted stock and cash bonuses to employees
Nicholas Deleon / Motherboard:
MIT researchers develop Polaris, a software framework that they say can make web pages load up to 34% faster  —  MIT May Have Just Given the Web a Huge Speed Boost  —  An open source tool may help tame the hobbled mess of autoplaying videos and advertising trackers that is the modern web.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Nest launches family accounts and Home/Away feature that will use phones' locations to tell when house is empty  —  Nest can now use your phone to tell when you've left the house  —  Nest's products are about to get better at telling when you're out of the house and when you're about to come back home.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
On-demand massage service Soothe raises $35M from Riverside Company  —  Soothe raises $35M to bring you massages on demand  —  The massage industry is getting a rubdown.  Soothe has raised $35 million to bring on-demand massages to the masses.  —  It's one more example of how an on-demand app service …

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