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March 11, 2016, 12:20 PM

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Fortune:
Source: General Motors will pay more than $1B for Cruise Automation  —  GM Buying Self-Driving Tech Startup for More Than $1 Billion  —  General Motors GM this morning announced that it will acquire Cruise Automation, a San Francisco-based developer of autonomous vehicle technology.
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 …
Alex Hern / Guardian:
DOJ says it could make Apple turn over iOS source code and signature if it doesn't cooperate with court order, citing Lavabit case as precedent  —  FBI ‘could force Apple to hand over private key’  —  A legal filing implies that Department of Justice has a plan B, which involves demanding the company's electronic signature
Mellisa Tolentino / SiliconANGLE:
New Amazon Alexa Voice Search skill allows you to pay Capital One credit card bill from pre-linked account, check balance, review recent transactions, more  —  Ask Amazon Alexa to pay your bills, with new Capital One app |  #SXSW  —  Amazon Echo is on a roll.
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.
Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Verisign: The number of DDoS attacks increased 85% in Q4 2015, compared to Q4 a year ago  —  DDoS attacks: Getting bigger and more dangerous all the time  —  Number of recorded DDoS attacks has almost doubled in a year, warns report.  —  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
AMD XConnect provides driver-level support for external Thunderbolt 3 graphics cards, starting with the Razer Core  —  More on AMD's XConnect Tech: Thunderbolt 3 for External Radeons  —  Last night AMD issued a driver update that brought support for a new technology, XConnect.
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 …

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