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March 15, 2016, 12:40 PM

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Cade Metz / Wired:
Google's AI Wins Fifth And Final Game Against Go Genius Lee Sedol  —  SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — In the final game of their historic match, Google's artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has defeated Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol, finishing the best-of-five series with four wins and one loss.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
After 0 successful submissions, Google doubles top reward for hacking a Chromebook to $100,000  —  Over the past six years, Google has paid security researchers over $6 million (over $2 million last year alone) since launching its bug bounty program in 2010.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
GM, Lyft announce Express Drive, a short-term car rental program for Lyft drivers, going live in Chicago first  —  Lyft and GM partner on Express Drive, a rental service that paves the way for autonomous cars  —  Two months after General Motors announced a $500 million investment …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Here Maps drops support for Windows Phone and Windows 10  —  Here maps has been a strong part of Microsoft's Windows Phone offering for years, but that's coming to an end later this month.  Here is announcing today that it plans to pull its mapping apps for Windows 10 on March 29th, and …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Meal delivery service SpoonRocket, which has raised $13.5M to date, shuts down after failing to raise new financing  —  SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse  —  SpoonRockethas just informed its investors it's shutting down its on-demand pre-made meal delivery service …
More: Berkeleyside and VentureBeatTweets: @joshconstine
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
Verizon launches yearly upgrade program for Galaxy S7, S7 Edge  —  After launching a similar program for the iPhone last year, Verizon has announced a Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge upgrade program.  —  Verizon has announced a new program that will allow customers to upgrade to the latest Galaxy smartphone each year.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Apple News introduces ad format for sponsored posts that appear in feeds alongside articles, with Apple keeping 30% of revenue  —  Apple News will soon get ‘native’ ads that look like articles  —  Apple has introduced a new ad format for sponsored posts that will appear in users' news feeds alongside articles in the Apple News app.
Madeline Vuong / GeekWire:
VR sports and music startup Voke raises $12.5M from Intel Capital, Sacramento Kings, A&E and others  —  Voke, a virtual realty technology company that specializes in live streams of sports and music events, has raised $12.5 million in venture capital, the company confirmed to GeekWire today.
Cade Metz / Wired:
How Dropbox moved 90% of its files from Amazon's S3 to data centers designed by its own engineers over two-and-a-half years  —  The Epic Story of Dropbox's Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire  —  If you're one of 500 million people who use Dropbox, it's just a folder on your computer desktop …

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