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March 16, 2015, 9:52 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple will offer Android switchers gift cards to trade-in rival smartphones for iPhones  —  Apple is preparing to launch another program to boost iPhone sales in its stores, a stated goal of CEO Tim Cook.  —  According to sources, Apple will soon introduce a new recycling and trade-in program …
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.
Pew Internet:
Pew survey examines changes in American attitudes about online privacy post-Snowden  —  Americans' Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden  —  It has been nearly two years since the first disclosures of government surveillance programs by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber CFO Brent Callinicos Steps Down, Memo Says  —  To stay on as adviser to company  —  Brent Callinicos is stepping down as Uber Technologies Inc.'s chief financial officer after helping spearhead the car-hailing service's fastest years of growth.  —  Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick shared …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple aiming to launch online TV service in September with about 25 channels, anchored by ABC, CBS, Fox  —  Apple in Talks to Launch Online TV Service  —  Service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox  —  Shalini Ramachandran and Daisuke Wakabayashi
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Cablevision to Offer HBO Now to Broadband-Only Customers  —  Cablevision Systems is the first pay-TV provider to agree to offer HBO's standalone Internet-streaming service — without having to also buy a TV package.  —  Pricing for HBO Now as purchased through Cablevision's Optimum service was not announced.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Office 2016 preview for IT pros and developers, Skype for Business preview to replace Lync  —  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 …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Windows 10 to compress system files, eliminate separate recovery image to increase disk space  —  Microsoft promises drastic cuts in disk space use for Windows 10  —  Summary:The increasing popularity of SSDs and flash-based storage have created a big problem for Windows …
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 tool: cards.

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