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March 24, 2016, 1:35 PM

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Sony forms mobile gaming firm ForwardWorks to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android devices in Asia  —  Sony announces plans to make PlayStation games for iOS and Android  —  It looks like Sony will follow Nintendo's cue and focus on mobile gaming.  The company announced today …
Leslie Picker / New York Times:
Sources: TiVo in merger talks with Rovi, would own about 30% of the combined company  —  TiVo Said to Be in Merger Talks With Rovi  —  TiVo, the digital video recorder company that popularized the DVR and revolutionized “time shifting” and fast-forwarding through advertising …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Apple is selling Microsoft Office 365 as an accessory for the iPad Pro  —  Apple wants the iPad Pro to replace Windows, and to convince customers it's bringing in a familiar face or two: Microsoft's Office Suite.  As part of the ordering process for the new iPad Pro, buyers are given the option …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's new AI bot Tay goes silent after Twitter users teach it racism; Microsoft deletes damaging tweets, begins “making adjustments” to Tay  —  Microsoft silences its new A.I. bot Tay, after Twitter users teach it racism [Updated]  —  Microsoft's newly launched …
AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro now available for preorder in 13 territories  —  As previously announced, Apple on Thursday activated online preorder sales for its new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 13 territories, including key markets in North America, Europe and Asia.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Sources: Google building Periscope-like live streaming app YouTube Connect for iOS and Android  —  Google is building YouTube Connect, a live streaming app to take on Periscope  —  Google has quietly been building a new live streaming app called YouTube Connect, VentureBeat has learned.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Sources: Apple Pay coming to mobile websites, will be available to Safari users on iPad and iPhone with Touch ID this year  —  Apple Pay Coming to Mobile Websites Before Holiday Shopping Season  —  Apple Pay is finally ready to move beyond apps.  —  Apple has been telling potential partners …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Facebook impersonation tool is now live in 75% of the world, alerting users when their names and profile pictures are being used by someone else  —  Facebook is testing a feature that alerts you if someone is impersonating your account  —  Facebook is working on a new tool to help stem one source of harassment on its platform.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
U.S. charges Iran-linked hackers with targeting banks, N.Y. dam  —  The Justice Department on Thursday announced it has indicted seven hackers associated with the Iranian government with cybercrimes.  —  The crimes include disrupting U.S. banks' public websites from late 2011 through May 2013 …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Cloud Machine Learning Platform to assist in developing pre-trained machine learning models and building new models from scratch  —  Google launches new machine learning platform  —  Google today announced a new machine learning platform for developers at its NEXT Google Cloud Platform user conference in San Francisco.

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