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March 10, 2017, 2:30 AM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google splits Hangouts into Chat, a Slack-like service available via Google's early access program, and Meet, for audio and video conferencing, available now  —  Google's messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there's one thing that's clear after today's Cloud Next keynote …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google updates Drive with business-focused features, including Drive File Stream, Team Drives, Google Vault, Quick Access, and announces AppBridge acquisition  —  At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today, Google is announcing several updates to Google Drive, its cloud-based file syncing and sharing service.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Zeynep Tufekci / New York Times:
WikiLeaks' CIA document cache, which focuses on compromising devices and not apps, underscores the strength of Signal's and WhatsApp's encryption  —  On Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks released an enormous cache of documents that it claimed detailed “C.I.A. hacking tools.”
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google's Firebase adds support for Google Cloud Functions and gets closer integration with Google Cloud Storage  —  At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today, Google is announcing updates to its Firebase portfolio of mobile-oriented cloud services.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out Messenger Day, its Snapchat Stories-like ephemeral messaging feature located inside the Messenger app and desktop chats  —  Today Facebook is globally launching Messenger Day to put a utilitarian spin on the slideshow format.  While Snapchat Stories is for retelling what you've done …
Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Airbnb raises $1B at a $31B valuation; source says the firm has no plans for IPO anytime soon, was profitable in Q2 2016 and expects to be profitable in 2017  —  Airbnb has closed on a more than $1 billion round of funding, according to a source close to the company.  It is now worth approximately $31 billion.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google updates the Android version of its Gboard keyboard with instant translation when typing, automatic emoji and GIF suggestions, more  —  A powerful translation integration for Android users  —  Google is bringing a suite of new features to the Android version of its Gboard keyboard …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon is rolling out Spanish option for Amazon.com in the US, the first time it has offered a non-English language on its flagship site since launch  —  The e-commerce giant's flagship site will offer a second language to appeal to Spanish speakers in the US.
More: SlashGear and The Verge
Alex Barinka / Bloomberg:
Sources: Cloudera confidentially files for IPO, seeks $4.1B valuation, hires Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, BofA, as underwriters  —  Big-data company said to have filed paperwork with U.S. SEC  —  Cloudera backed by Intel Corp., Google Inc.'s venture arm  —  Cloudera Inc., the big-data company backed …
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
Condé Nast joins NBCU and Vox Media to sell ads across their combined digital properties and to compete against big ad platforms like Facebook and Google  —  Brands Can Now Buy Digital Inventory Across All Three Media Companies  —  Conde Nast is joining NBC Universal and Vox Media …

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