March 13, 2015, 5:40 PM

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Bill Rigby / Reuters:
Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant coming to iOS and Android devices as a standalone app  —  Exclusive: Microsoft's digital assistant to head to Android, Apple devices  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft is working on an advanced version of its competitor to Apple's Siri, using research …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google Apps bug has leaked private whois data for 280K domains since mid-2013  —  Epic Google snafu leaks hidden whois data for 280,000 domains  —  Google Apps has leaked hidden names, phone numbers, and more since mid 2013.  —  Google leaked the complete hidden whois data attached …
Portia Crowe / Business Insider:
Now anybody can use Robinhood, the no-fee trading app backed by Snoop Dogg and Marc Andreessen  —  It's sleek.  It's easy to use.  It's designed to give first time, small-scale investors a leg up on Wall Street hotshots.  —  And after months of waiting, it's now open to anyone who wants to join.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome Beta 42 allows sites to push native notifications to their users even after the given page is closed  —  Chrome 42 beta brings push notifications, ES6 Classes, and Add to Home Screen promotion on Android  —  A week after releasing the stable version of Chrome 41 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter confirms Periscope acquisition as Meerkat hype hits SXSW crescendo; sources say Periscope allows public and private video livestreaming and replays  —  Twitter Confirms Periscope Acquisition, And Here's How The Livestreaming App Works  —  Today Twitter officially announced …

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