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March 16, 2015, 7:55 AM

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Facebook:
Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests  —  By Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel  —  Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Government Requests For Facebook Data Decrease In U.S. And UK, But Rise In India  —  Facebook's latest report on government requests shows a decrease in requests from many Western countries in the second half of 2014, but that's offset by increases from India, Turkey and Russia.
More: Forbes
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Bill Gurley amps up bubble talk, predicting “dead unicorns” this year and a Facebook revenue hit  —  Bill Gurley predicts ‘dead unicorns’ in startup-land this year  —  A crash would affect more than just startups.  Bill Gurley, the prominent investor behind Uber and Snapchat …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
YouTube is exploring the prospect of launching its own subscription VOD service, modeled on YouTube Music Key  —  YouTube may launch subscription video service for a monthly fee  —  YouTube may soon have a subscription option for its best original content.
Tweets: @tcarmody
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google is working on an open API for Google Now, allowing apps to supply information  —  A Google Now open API is in the works... and support for theme park ride queue times  —  Google Now will one day be able to work with information from all of the apps you use.
Michael Wolf / Medium:
Gigaom's former VP of Research on how venture capital and the growth expectations that come with it contributed to Gigaom's demise  —  Gigaom: The Life and Death of a Venture Funded Media Startup  —  As most know, we lost Gigaom last week.  It was a sudden passing of a widely beloved tech media company …
John Pavlus / Medium:
While apps and search made URLs less important, URLs will remain the best way to uniquely label places on the web  —  Why Won't URLs Die?  —  The Uniform Resource Locator has been the user-interface lingua franca of the internet for decades.  A browser window just wouldn't look right without it up there at the top.

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