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March 23, 2016, 6:40 AM

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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.
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 …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Intel says in 10-K filing it will move away from “tick-tock” development cycle as it utilizes process technologies 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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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
Ina Fried / Re/code:
New 9.7-inch iPad Pro has embedded Apple SIM, offering users choice of more carriers, excluding Verizon and AT&T, which require separate SIM card  —  New iPad Pro comes with embedded version of Apple SIM  —  Hidden inside Apple's new iPad Pro is a tiny component that could help further erode …
More: Ars Technica and ZDNet
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 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung Gear S2 3G review: limited capabilities, slim app store, lack of third-party music integration, short battery life; better to buy any other smartwatch  —  Samsung's Gear S2 3G is a look at our untethered future  —  Every smartwatch you've likely seen, whether it's an Apple Watch …
Tweets: @martinsfp
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 …
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

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