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March 30, 2016, 2:10 PM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Windows 10 Anniversary Update will add support for the GNU Project's Bash shell  —  Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10  —  Here is an announcement from Microsoft Build you probably didn't see coming: Microsoft today announced that it is bringing the GNU project's Bash shell to Windows.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will also come to Xbox One along with UWP apps; available for free in the summer  —  Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Anniversary Update  —  At its Build 2016 developer conference event in San Francisco today, Microsoft shared details on its Anniversary Update for Windows 10.
Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business:
Microsoft is building a variety of AI chatbots that manage tasks via discussion, as part of a “conversation as a platform” strategy  —  Clippy's Back: The Future of Microsoft Is Chatbots  —  Predictions about artificial intelligence tend to fall into two scenarios.
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 …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable:
Tay chatbot briefly returns to Twitter, makes duplicate and offensive posts; Microsoft says its re-activation was mistake during testing  —  Microsoft's Tay chatbot returns briefly, swears a lot and brags about smoking weed  —  Oh, Microsoft.  Last week, the company pulled its Tay chatbot …
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 …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
KLM passengers will soon be able to check in, get flight updates, make travel changes, and more in Facebook Messenger  —  Facebook's Messenger lands first airline as chat app pushes into commerce  —  SAN FRANCISCO — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines passengers will soon be able to check in …

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