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March 22, 2016, 5:25 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Google renames Chromecast app Google Cast; Vizio P-Series TVs launched with Cast support and a 6-inch Android tablet  —  Remote, Controlled — How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV  —  Matt McRae is fired up about remote controls.  Or, more specifically, about getting rid of them.
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Google to boost hiring for cloud division, plans 12 new data centers in next 18 months  —  Google's Greene Hastens Cloud Expansion in Race With Amazon  —  Company plans 12 new cloud data centers in next 18 months  —  Cloud division to boost hiring, marketing under Diane Greene
Jonathan Zdziarski / Zdziarski's Blog of Things:
Why the FBI's alternative method to unlock iPhone may involve NAND mirroring by an external forensics firm to enable brute force guessing of shooter's PIN  —  My Take on FBI's “Alternative” Method  —  FBI acknowledged today that there “appears” to be an alternative way into Farook's iPhone 5c …
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget:
Judge postpones hearing in Apple/FBI case after DoJ request citing possible new unlocking method, govt must file status report by April 5  —  FBI backs off Apple, finds another way into iPhone 5c  —  The Department of Justice just asked the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing with Apple concerning …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Silicon Valley legend and former Intel CEO Andy Grove passes away at 79  —  Intel has announced that the company's former CEO and chairman, Andrew S. Grove, who was born in Hungary as András István Gróf, died today at age 79.  —  Grove was one of the key figures of the information age …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple confirms it considered buying UK chip technology firm Imagination Technologies, but has no plans to make an offer now  —  Apple confirms it considered buying Imagination Technologies, no plans to buy now  —  Earlier today a report was published by Ars Technica claiming that Apple …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
HTC's next flagship phone will be unveiled on April 12th  —  HTC will unveil its next flagship phone three weeks from today, on April 12th.  The new phone is believed to be called the HTC 10 and is supposed to be a continuation of the One line, featuring a similar design with improved specs.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
SV Angel co-founder David Lee launches Refactor Capital fund, seeking $50M; sources say fund will focus on seed-stage startups on the West Coast  —  SV Angel Co-Founder David Lee Launches New VC Firm  —  David Lee, the seed-stage venture capitalist who last year resigned from the firm …
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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Adobe launches Marketing Cloud Device Co-op to help marketers track users across devices, offers opt-out  —  Adobe has figured out a clever way to track people as they switch between devices  —  Adobe announced Tuesday it is launching a “cross-device co-op” that will offer marketers …

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