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March 21, 2017, 3:05 AM

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Jon Ostrower / CNNMoney:
Sources: US to temporarily ban some electronics, excluding phones, from cabins on certain flights from Middle Eastern countries and Africa to US  —  Airlines that fly from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must require passengers to check in almost all electronic devices rather …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources shed light on Apple's augmented reality team, which is working on several products including AR glasses and AR camera features for the iPhone  —  CEO Tim Cook is betting on augmented reality, a cousin of VR that he believes will keep his company on top and may even supplant the iPhone.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps for Android now lets you record your parking location, time left at the meter  —  Google Maps has just added a handy feature that will help users remember where they parked.  This appears as a new menu option when you tap the blue dot, and will place a “P” icon on the map so you can find your way back to your spot.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
At least 318 Cisco switch products are vulnerable to flaw that was found upon examination of WikiLeaks' Vault 7 files; no patch is currently available  —  Bug relies on telnet protocol used by hardware on internal networks.  —  Cisco Systems said that more than 300 models of switches …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Adding to recent departures, Uber vice president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, plans to leave amicably on March 28  —  The number of executive departures from Uber is growing.  —  Jeff Jones, Uber's president of ride sharing, has left the company after just six months, Uber said on Sunday.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: SoftBank has scrapped a planned $100M investment in Andy Rubin's Essential Products smartphone startup, which would have valued it at $1B  —  Masayoshi Son's decision to scrap deal with creator of Android software reflects unpredictable style  —  SoftBank Group Corp. scrapped …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Adobe launches Experience Cloud for enterprises, and unveils Advertising Cloud to help companies manage ads across search, social, mobile, and TV  —  Adobe is betting its marketing and analytics knowhow will apply to a broader part of the enterprise.  Adobe will now compete more directly with Salesforce, Oracle, IBM and others.
Bloomberg:
Vodafone's India unit and Idea Cellular to merge, creating the largest carrier in the country, valued at about $23B with nearly 400M customers  —  Enlarged company has valuation of about $23.2 billion  —  Idea shares fall after initially surging in Mumbai trading

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