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March 10, 2016, 5:20 AM

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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:
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Sonos announces layoffs, greater focus on voice technology and paid streaming music services  —  Sonos announces layoffs, refocuses on streaming and voice tech  —  Sonos has announced that it will be “letting go of some employees,”; forming part of reshaping the company in a new direction.
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 …
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.
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!
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
As Google confirms it is removing Toolbar PageRank scores, a look at how those scores accelerated web spam  —  RIP Google PageRank score: A retrospective on how it ruined the web  —  PageRank — the secret sauce that Google used to become the giant of the search world — is no more.

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