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March 30, 2016, 9:55 AM

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Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg Business:
Foxconn to pay $3.5B for a 66% controlling stake in Sharp  —  Foxconn Takes Control of Sharp in Reduced Buyout  —  Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou finally clinched a deal to buy Sharp Corp. after years of pursuit, bringing together the main assembler of Apple Inc.'s iPhones …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify raises $1B in convertible debt, led by TPG and Dragoneer  —  Spotify Raises $1 Billion in Debt Financing  —  TPG and Dragoneer Investment Group lead the Spotify debt deal  —  Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Square's new platform lets sellers build customized apps on top of its payment service  —  Square has started to think beyond what it can do in the commerce space.  During the company's Q4 2015 earnings call, CEO Jack Dorsey acknowledged that his company wouldn't be able to build everything …
John Shriver-Blake / Google Fiber Blog:
Google announces Fiber Phone, a $10/month Google Voice-like home telephone service with unlimited local and nationwide calling, coming to Fiber cities  —  Introducing Fiber Phone  —  Whether it's calling mom or ordering take-out, we rely on our phones to help reach the people and things that matter.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
71% of people want the dark web shut down, according to global survey of 24K respondents  —  Dark Web's Got a Bad Rep: 7 in 10 People Want It Shut Down, Study Shows  —  Speculation—no matter how baseless—that online black markets for weapons helped make the terrorist attacks in Paris …
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Instagram Blog:
Instagram increases video length limit for users from 15 seconds up to 60 seconds  —  Coming Soon: Longer Video on Instagram … We want to bring you fun, flexible and creative ways to create and watch video on Instagram.  As part of our continued commitment, you'll soon have the flexibility …
Bloomberg Business:
Filing shows Google CEO Sundar Pichai received $99.8M in restricted stock and $652,500 salary during first year  —  Google CEO Pichai Was Paid $100.5 Million for First Year at Helm  —  Stock award hasn't been previously disclosed by company  —  CEO received $300 million in equity grants since January 2015
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Acer launches 14-inch Chromebook with an all-aluminum chassis and 12 hours of battery life for $299.99  —  Acer's new, premium Chromebook offers up to 14 hours of battery life  —  Acer's first all-aluminum Chrome OS notebook features a 14-inch IPS display.

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