March 16, 2016, 3:15 PM

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Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Vic Gundotra's AliveCor is building a heart monitor band for the Apple Watch, waiting for FDA approval  —  Vic Gundotra, Former Google+ Boss, Is Building a Heart Monitor for the Apple Watch  —  AliveCor, a startup that builds heart-monitoring sensors for smartphones, is building sensors for another mobile device: The Apple Watch.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Oculus Rift to have 30 titles at its March 28 launch priced between $10 and $60; Lucky's Tale bundled with the headset  —  The 29 Oculus Rift games you'll be able to buy at launch  —  Two weeks before Oculus launches its Rift virtual reality headset, we're learning what games people …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches on Windows 10 Mobile  —  Twitter today launched its app on Windows 10 Mobile.  The company has effectively updated its universal Windows app to support not just desktops and tablets, but phones as well.  You can download the new app now from the Windows Store.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
Pennsylvania man charged with hacking iCloud, Gmail accounts of celebs, pleads guilty, admits to phishing but prosecutors find no evidence that he shared images  —  Hacker Admits to Stealing Celebrity Nude Photos, Takes Plea Deal  —  Prosecutors estimate Ryan Collins, 36 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler poised to circulate draft order approving Charter-TWC deal as soon as this week, with clauses ensuring growth of online video  —  FCC Drafting Order to Approve Charter-Time Warner Cable Deal  —  Order, expected as soon as this week, will set conditions focusing on promoting online video competition
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Local deals site LivingSocial lays off 280, over 50% of staff, outsources customer services  —  More bad news for LivingSocial, the beleaguered commerce platform that competes with the likes of Groupon in offering deals on events and services local to its users.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Smart doorbell startup Ring raises $61.2M round led by KPCB, launches sleeker $250 Pro device  —  Internet of rings: Smart doorbell startup raises $61.2M, launches sleeker $250 Pro device  —  Smart doorbell startup Ring has raised a further $61.2 million in a series C round led …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram to begin testing an algorithm-based personalized feed for users, moving away from reverse chronological order  —  Instagram May Change Your Feed, Personalizing It With an Algorithm  —  For years, we have been trained to view web postings from our friends in a certain order.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast debuts gigabit cable with uploads of 35Mbps in Atlanta at $70/month with 3-year contract, $140 without; Google's symmetrical gigabit Fiber is $70/month  —  Comcast offers gigabit cable for $70 a month with contract, $140 without  —  Uploads are only 35Mbps, and there's a data cap unless you sign the contract.

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