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March 17, 2016, 1:15 PM

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TIME:
Q&A with Apple CEO Tim Cook on user privacy, US security, and Apple's fight with the FBI  —  Here's the Full Transcript of TIME's Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with TIME's Nancy Gibbs and Lev Grossman on March 10 to discuss his company's rapidly escalating fight with the FBI over encryption.
Bloomberg Business:
Startup L. Jackson revealed to be Parker Thompson, a VC who works for AngelList  —  Unmasking Startup L. Jackson, Silicon Valley's Favorite Twitter Persona  —  The anonymous tech personality is a venture capitalist but not any of the ones people thought.  —  Startup L. Jackson didn't even say goodbye.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube and Google Play agree to join T-Mobile's Binge On Program, following criticism of video throttling  —  YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV will now participate in T-Mobile's “Binge On” program, which offers cellular subscribers the ability to watch a variety of services without those streams counting against users' data plans.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Alphabet puts Boston Dynamics robotics unit up for sale because it is unlikely to produce marketable product in next few years  —  Google Puts Boston Dynamics Up for Sale in Robotics Retreat  —  Alphabet executives questioned path to marketable products  —  Toyota, Amazon are among possible acquirers of division
CRN:
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 Mobile launches for existing handsets  —  Microsoft is finally rolling out its Windows 10 Mobile upgrade to existing handsets today.  The software giant has been testing a variety of updates over the past few months, and a number of handsets will receive the update starting today.
Reuters:
German court rules Apple violated OpenTV streaming video patents, orders company to stop selling infringing products in Germany  —  German court rules against Apple in video streaming patent case  —  A German court has ruled against Apple Inc in a case over video streaming patents …
Marie / Uber Global:
Uber launches Family Profiles in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix, letting users link up to 10 family members or 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.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Oracle's new Accelerated Buying Experience lets customers buy cloud services without a sales rep  —  Here's the email Larry Ellison just sent to employees about a big change at Oracle  —  Oracle CEO Safra Catz made some interesting and cryptic comments about big changes coming to the company …

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Zoho:
Zoho Mail: A Roundup Of All The New Features  —  We've had the bonnet popped for quite a while now.  Here's what all that's changed under the hood:  —  CRM Integration  —  Nurturing leads and converting …
Brookings Institution:
Rural and urban America divided by broadband access  —  The battle for broadband is far from over with a recent court ruling upholding net neutrality.  Most importantly, the decision maintains that the internet …
 

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