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March 14, 2016, 3:25 PM

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Tom Phillips / Eurogamer.net:
Microsoft to let Xbox One games connect with PC and other console networks  —  Issues “open invitation” for Cross-Network Play, starting with Rocket League.  —  Microsoft has announced its support for Cross-Network Play, allowing Xbox owners to play games with anyone on PC or PlayStation.
John Ribeiro / PCWorld:
Microsoft will open-source AI development platform based on Minecraft  —  AIX uses the Minecraft gaming platform for testing new research  —  Microsoft has decided to open-source a platform used by its researchers to test artificial-intelligence projects.  —  The AIX platform …
Danny Yadron / Guardian:
Spurred on by Apple/FBI standoff, Facebook, Google, Snapchat plan to increase encryption of user data; WhatsApp plans to add encrypted voice calls within weeks  —  Facebook, Google and WhatsApp plan to increase encryption of user data  —  Spurred on by Apple's battles against the FBI …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sony PlayStation Vue launches “Slim” TV bundles nationwide starting at $30 per month but without live broadcast channels in most markets  —  Sony PlayStation Vue Launches ‘Slim’ TV Bundles Nationwide Without Live Broadcast Channels  —  Packages priced $10 per month below ‘full’ TV service …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google announces new services for Android game devs, including a recording API for livestreaming and a new ad type to let users trial games directly from search  —  Google launches new services for Android game developers  —  Google today announced a number of new services for game developers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Skype for Web upgraded, now supports dialing mobile phones, landlines and more  —  Skype for Web, the browser-based version of Microsoft's popular communications software introduced last year, is getting a slew of new features that brings it more in line with its desktop and mobile counterparts …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google loses anti-monopoly appeal in Russia over ‘obligatory’ pre-installation of Android apps  —  Google has been dealt a blow in its ongoing battle with European regulators — the Internet giant has lost its anti-monopoly appeal in Russia.  —  The Moscow Arbitration court has upheld …
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Last Week Tonight's John Oliver weighs in on Apple's legal battle with the FBI, explains the importance of encryption  —  John Oliver Creates Apple Encryption Ad in ‘Last Week Tonight’ Segment on FBI Backdoor Request  —  Last Week Tonight host John Oliver tackled Apple and the FBI's duel …
John D. Stoll / Wall Street Journal:
Honda's $20,440 Civic LX now offers self-driving capability for highway use  —  A $20,000 Self-Driving Vehicle Hits the Road  —  As auto makers offer these option packages for as low as $1,800, they are being snapped up faster than electrified vehicles  —  The Obama administration …
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Julia La Roche / Business Insider:
Hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates hires ex-Apple executive Jon Rubinstein as Co-CEO  —  The biggest hedge fund in the world just announced a big shake-up  —  Bridgewater Associates, the $169 billion hedge fund behemoth led by Ray Dalio, just announced a big shake-up in its executive ranks.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe launches public Mac preview of Experience Design CC, a new tool for UX designers  —  Adobe launches Experience Design CC, a new tool for UX designers  —  Adobe today launched the first public preview of its new Experience Design CC tool, which was previously known as Project Comet.
Ellen Huet / Bloomberg Business:
Zirx and Luxe shift away from on-demand valet parking, start selling services to companies instead of consumers  —  On-Demand Valet Parking Seemed Like Such a Great Idea.  It Wasn't  —  Zirx and Luxe are shifting away from the on-demand model and selling their services to companies instead of consumers

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