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March 17, 2016, 8:25 AM

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Sources: Apple signs deal with Google, spending $400M-$600M on Google Cloud Platform, reducing its reliance on AWS  —  Cloud Makes For Strange Bedfellows: Apple Signs On With Google, Cuts Spending With AWS  —  Pages  —  Alphabet's Google has quietly scored a major coup in its campaign …
Luke Edwards / Pocket-lint:
Samsung developing Entrim 4D VR headphones that aim to offer a feeling of motion by stimulating ear nerves, tech should also reduce headaches and nausea  —  Samsung Entrim 4D VR uses nerve signals to make you feel you're really flying  —  While 2016 is the year of virtual reality Samsung …
Marie / Uber Global:
Uber launches Family Profiles in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix, letting users link up to 10 people, family and friends, to one account  —  Brought to You by Popular Demand: Family Profiles  —  As more people use Uber, feedback from riders and drivers has become an important source of inspiration for new app features.
Claud Xiao / Palo Alto Networks Blog:
iOS malware, seen affecting customers in China, can infect non-jailbroken devices via App Store if the customer's PC is compromised  —  AceDeceiver: First iOS Trojan Exploiting Apple DRM Design Flaws to Infect Any iOS Device  —  We've discovered a new family of iOS malware …
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 …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
LastPass announces its own two-factor authentication app for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, supports any TOTP service, similar to Google's Authenticator  —  LastPass app takes the pain out of two-factor sign-ins  —  Many will tell you that it's wise to use two-factor authentication to lock down your internet accounts.
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.
Klint Finley / Wired:
Open source projects like Mattermost and Rocket.chat aim to beat Slack with features it doesn't yet have  —  Open Sourcers Race to Build Better Versions of Slack  —  Real-time chat applications have been around since the earliest days of the Internet.  Yet somehow, despite the enormous number …

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