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March 22, 2016, 4:35 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Google renames Chromecast app Google Cast; Vizio P-Series TVs launched with Cast support and a 6-inch Android tablet  —  Remote, Controlled — How Vizio and Google radically reinvented the TV  —  Matt McRae is fired up about remote controls.  Or, more specifically, about getting rid of them.
Roberto Baldwin / Engadget:
Judge postpones hearing in Apple/FBI case after DoJ request citing possible new unlocking method, govt must file status report by April 5  —  FBI backs off Apple, finds another way into iPhone 5c  —  The Department of Justice just asked the courts to vacate tomorrow's hearing with Apple concerning …
Jonathan Zdziarski / Zdziarski's Blog of Things:
Why the FBI's alternative method to unlock iPhone may involve NAND mirroring by an external forensics firm to enable brute force guessing of shooter's PIN  —  My Take on FBI's “Alternative” Method  —  FBI acknowledged today that there “appears” to be an alternative way into Farook's iPhone 5c …
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Google to boost hiring for cloud division, plans 12 new data centers in next 18 months  —  Google's Greene Hastens Cloud Expansion in Race With Amazon  —  Company plans 12 new cloud data centers in next 18 months  —  Cloud division to boost hiring, marketing under Diane Greene
Google Cloud Platform Blog:
Node.js on Google App Engine goes beta  —  We're excited to announce that the Node.js runtime on Google App Engine is going beta.  Node.js makes it easy for developers to build performant web applications and mobile backends with JavaScript.  App Engine provides an easy to use platform …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Silicon Valley legend and former Intel CEO Andy Grove passes away at 79  —  Intel has announced that the company's former CEO and chairman, Andrew S. Grove, who was born in Hungary as András István Gróf, died today at age 79.  —  Grove was one of the key figures of the information age …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple confirms it considered buying UK chip technology firm Imagination Technologies, but has no plans to make an offer now  —  Apple confirms it considered buying Imagination Technologies, no plans to buy now  —  Earlier today a report was published by Ars Technica claiming that Apple …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
HTC's next flagship phone will be unveiled on April 12th  —  HTC will unveil its next flagship phone three weeks from today, on April 12th.  The new phone is believed to be called the HTC 10 and is supposed to be a continuation of the One line, featuring a similar design with improved specs.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
SV Angel co-founder David Lee launches Refactor Capital fund, seeking $50M; sources say fund will focus on seed-stage startups on the West Coast  —  SV Angel Co-Founder David Lee Launches New VC Firm  —  David Lee, the seed-stage venture capitalist who last year resigned from the firm …
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