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March 20, 2015, 3:20 PM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple to launch new Apple TV set top box at WWDC with A8 chip, increased storage, enabling App Store, Siri, and HomeKit integration  —  New Apple TV Set Top Will Debut This Summer With App Store, Siri  —  Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
FTC Report: Google Purposely Demoted Competing Shopping Sites  —  Details from an FTC investigation into Google on anti-trust accusations have emerged, suggesting the search giant specifically worked to keep competitors out of its top results.  —  Google deliberately blacklisted competing shopping sites …
Wall Street Journal:
Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:
HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang takes over CEO role from Peter Chou who will head HTC Future Development Lab  —  HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang Takes Over CEO Role From Peter Chou  —  (Bloomberg) — HTC Corp. Chairwoman Cher Wang took the role of chief executive officer, replacing Peter Chou after three years …
Aaron M. Kessler / New York Times:
Tesla's self-driving cars coming to US within 3 months, with autopilot enabled only on major roads; regulatory questions remain  —  Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer  —  Self-driving Tesla cars are coming to American roads by this summer, Elon Musk …
Jen Kovnats Harrington / Google Geo Developers Blog:
Google's Places API for Android and iOS lets app developers use place names instead of coordinates  —  Hello Places API for Android and iOS!  —  People don't think of their location in terms of coordinates on a map.  They want context on what shops or restaurants they're at, and what's around them.
Adam Fraser / Conversations:
Microsoft launches Lumia 430 Dual SIM smartphone, its cheapest Lumia to date with 4-inch display, 2MP camera, 8GB upgradable storage, 1.2GHz processor  —  Hello, Lumia 430 Dual SIM  —  Making it even easier to own your first Windows Phone, today Microsoft is proud to announce the Lumia 430 Dual SIM.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Data visualisation company Quid raises $39M Series D led by Liberty Interactive Corporation  —  Quid Raises $39M More To Visualize Complex Ideas  —  Quid just announced that it has raised $39 million Series D.  —  Quid describes itself as “the artificial intelligence company …
John Callaham / Android Central:
The Acer C910 Chromebook gets faster with an Intel Core i5 processor  —  The previously-launched Acer C910 Chromebook is getting a hardware upgrade with a faster 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor being put inside.  —  The previous versions of the 15.6-inch Chromebook that launched …
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
At Pwn2Own, researchers exploit fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11, and Safari, while payouts total $557K  —  HP Awards $240K for Firefox, IE, Chrome and Safari Exploits  —  On March 19, the second day of the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge …
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Charlie / GreatFire.org:
GreatFire experiencing severe DDoS attacks, with 2.6B requests/hour, 2,500 times normal levels, affecting all mirror sites  —  We are under attack  —  We are under attack and we need help.  Likely in response to a recent story in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), we've experienced …

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