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March 25, 2015, 7:40 PM

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Lexy Franklin / Facebook Developers:
Facebook introduces Messenger Platform for building apps that integrate with Messenger and Businesses on Messenger, which lets users communicate with businesses  —  Introducing Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger  —  Today at F8, we launched Messenger Platform and announced Businesses on Messenger.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Facebook's Parse unveils SDKs for the Internet of Things  —  Facebook today introduced new software development kits for its Parse mobile app development platform, to let developers incorporate data from Internet-connected devices.  —  The news, which first leaked yesterday from within a Facebook app …
Richard Lewis / The Daily Dot:
Sources: YouTube plans to relaunch live streaming service this year with a focus on gaming, taking on Twitch  —  YouTube to relaunch livestreaming service with focus on esports and gaming  —  YouTube is preparing to relaunch its livestreaming platform with a renewed focus on live gaming …
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:
PS4 update brings suspend and resume, external HD backups, improved social features, and more  —  PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed  —  Tomorrow, PlayStation 4 will get an update to system software version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” which will bring an onslaught of features …
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
TechCrunch:
Amazon's On-Demand Services Marketplace Launches Monday  —  Amazon's Angie's List competitor called “Amazon Local Services” has been rebranded as “Amazon Home Services” ahead of a larger launch happening Monday, sources familiar with the plans tell TechCrunch.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Top tech firms and privacy groups urge Congress to curb NSA surveillance powers ahead of key Patriot Act provisions expiring  —  Tech firms and privacy groups press for curbs on NSA surveillance powers  —  The nation's top technology firms and a coalition of privacy groups are urging Congress …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May  —  The open-source OSVR virtual reality headset is getting one of its first peripherals in the form of an optional faceplate that brings hand tracking to virtual reality projects via an embedded camera.
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg Business:
RadioShack's Bankruptcy Could Give Your Customer Data to the Highest Bidder  —  The phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and shopping habits of more than 100 million customers are part of RadioShack's bankruptcy auction … The remnants of RadioShack's retail empire went on the auction block on Monday …

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