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March 16, 2015, 11:50 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.
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 …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Facebook to announce ad performance measurement tool on its own and third party apps next week  —  Mobile Ad World Braces for Facebook's Move Into Measurement  —  Facebook next week is expected to announce a tool to help mobile app developers measure whether an ad caused people to download an app …
Martin Robinson / Eurogamer.net:
Xbox head Phil Spencer on Xbox One's future and its unification with PCs through Windows 10  —  Phil Spencer's new vision for the Xbox One  —  The Xbox chief on the change of direction that will help Xbox in its fight against PlayStation.  —  Things have been looking up for the Xbox One …
More: VG247
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
T-Mobile extends Data Stash to prepaid customers, includes the same 10GB of free LTE data, and unused data rollover for up to a year  —  T-Mobile extends 10GB free LTE data to prepaid customers, includes data rollover for up to a year  —  T-Mobile announced Data Stash back in December …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Office 2016 and Skype for Business previews  —  A leaked version of Office 2016 gave us an early look at a new colorful theme early today, and now Microsoft is ready to let anyone test its upcoming Office client.  Starting today, the software maker is launching …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft: malware removal tools have eliminated Superfish adware from 250K Lenovo PCs by March 4  —  Joint effort guts Superfish  —  Microsoft earlier this week said that search-and-destroy work by it, Lenovo and other software makers has reduced the daily number of Lenovo PCs found infected with the Superfish adware to below 1,000.
More: PC World
Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
YouTube introduces interactive Cards to complement annotations - and they work on mobile too  —  YouTube annotations - often useful uploader addendums, other times annoying distractions.  Today though, the video platform is announcing a new and improved solution: cards.
Charles Clover / Financial Times:
China wants to harness the economic potential of the Internet while still censoring content  —  Chinese internet: Commerce and control  —  Beijing wants to harness the economic potential of online services while still censoring content  —  Grumbling about China's slow internet speeds …

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