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February 21, 2017, 10:30 PM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Zuckerberg's manifesto is a sign Facebook's power should be checked  —  It is certainly possible that, as per recent speculation, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing to run for President.  It is also possible that Facebook is on the verge of failing “just like MySpace”.
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is in talks to live stream one MLB game per week during upcoming season  —  Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sources: Apple quietly acquired iCloud.net; the Asian social network using the site will shut down  —  It looks like Apple has finally picked up one of the last remaining pieces of internet property linked to one of its key service brands: the iPhone and Mac giant has quietly taken over ownership of iCloud.net, TechCrunch has learned.
Business Insider:
Sources: Snap faced tough questions from potential investors in a meeting Tuesday, focusing on the deceleration of user growth and the threat of Facebook  —  Snapchat executives in New York were peppered with questions on Tuesday about competition from Facebook, user growth for the disappearing-message app …
Verizon Communications Inc.:
Verizon and Yahoo reduce price of acquisition deal by $350M, now valued at about $4.48B, and will evenly split cost of data breaches  —  NEW YORK, NY and SUNNYVALE, CA - Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced that they have amended …
Luciana Lopez / Reuters:
UPS tests drone deliveries in rural Florida, aiming to make delivery routes more efficient, will wait for regulatory environment to mature before larger rollout  —  Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc tested home delivery by drone in Lithia, Florida, on Monday …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Kubernetes orchestrator now available on Microsoft's Azure Container Service; preview of Windows Server Containers with Kubernetes also available now on ACS  —  It's an open-source love fest: The Kubernetes container cluster manager is now generally available on Microsoft's Azure Container Service.
Mitchel Broussard / MacRumors:
KGI: Apple's 2017 OLED iPhone to have front-facing camera with 3D sensing abilities; depth sensing could be used in facial recognition and games  —  The rumored “iPhone 8” with an edge-to-edge OLED display will gain a “revolutionary” front-facing camera system that consists of three modules …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources largely attribute problems at Uber to Kalanick's original directive for HR to focus on recruitment rather than workplace issues  —  Could allegations of sexual harassment and sexism put the company's future IPO prospects at risk?  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has hired former U.S …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: Jay Z is launching a VC fund, which will partner with Sherpa Capital, though it will have a separate brand, and investments won't be led by Sherpa  —  Rapper and ubiquitous mogul Jay Z is launching a venture capital fund, according to multiple sources.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Instagram hires Kristina Schake, formerly head of communications for Hillary Clinton's campaign and Michelle Obama, as communications chief  —  Kristina Schake is joining Instagram to lead comms, and current comms boss, David Swain, is leaving after almost a decade at Facebook.
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