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March 17, 2016, 12:55 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.
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.
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 …
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
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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Brookings Institution:
Why Pokemon Go's technology is no fad  —  Pokemon Go has ignited the digital world.  Every news organization has reported on why Pokemon Go, the smartphone app based on the Japanese cartoon game from the 1990s, is extraordinarily popular.
 

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