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March 23, 2016, 12:55 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Google developing third-party iOS keyboard with gesture-based typing, integrated web search, and GIF search  —  Google is making a keyboard for the iPhone  —  Google has been developing a third-party keyboard for iOS that would put the company's search engine in a highly used part of the interface, The Verge has learned.
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel says in 10-K filing it will move away from “tick-tock” development cycle as it utilizes process technologies for longer  —  Intel's ‘Tick-Tock’ Seemingly Dead, Becomes ‘Process-Architecture-Optimization’  —  As reported at The Motley Fool, Intel's latest 10-K / annual report filing …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Microsoft introduces Tay, an AI chatbot that's learned how to behave from young adults' online conversations and is debuting on Kik, GroupMe, and Twitter  —  Microsoft's New AI-Powered Chatbot Mimics A 19-Year-Old American Girl  —  Microsoft's new AI-powered chatbot, Tay …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Blendle launches pay-per-story app in the US with articles from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, and Financial Times, starting at $.09 each  —  Paid journalism startup Blendle launches in the U.S.  —  Blendle, the Dutch journalism start-up developing an iTunes-style payment method …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
US Government Charges Three Suspected Members of Infamous Syrian Electronic Army  —  On Tuesday, the Department of Justice (DoJ) unsealed myriad computer hacking charges against three men for their alleged links to the hacking group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Photos will automatically suggest new albums, curate what it thinks are the best shots, tag location, and add maps in new update  —  Albums in Google Photos get smarter, now let you add maps, locations, and captions  —  Google Photos launched last year with numerous smart features …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google will kill its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July  —  Google today announced plans to kill off the Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux in July.  The tool, which lets users launch Chrome apps even if the browser is not running, will continue to live on in Chrome OS.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Uber starts bug bounty program with HackerOne, reveals network details to aid researchers, and offers bonuses for multiple discoveries; rewards range up to $10K  —  Uber Will Pay $10,000 ‘Bug Bounties’ to Friendly Hackers  —  Uber's business model is based on a simple notion …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
RIAA report: streaming accounted for more US recorded-music revenue than downloads in 2015, rising from 27% in 2014 to 34% in 2015  —  US recorded-music revenues rose slightly in 2015 says RIAA  —  US music industry body the RIAA has published its figures for 2015, revealing …
TechCrunch:
All 60 startups that launched at Y Combinator Winter 2016 Demo Day 1  —  Josh Constine, Greg Kumparak and Megan Rose Dickey  —  “You'll notice we have many more startups that aren't in the traditional software category,” said Y Combinator President Sam Altman at the start of its Winter 2016 Demo Day 1.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @fmanjooThanks:@joshconstine
Chris Williams / The Register:
Thousands of web apps dependent on JavaScript module Left-Pad broken for a few hours after developer yanks it from NPM in protest  —  How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript  —  left-pad pulled from NPM - which everyone was using

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