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March 29, 2016, 11:20 AM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
DoJ withdraws legal action against Apple after method to access San Bernardino shooter's iPhone proved successful  —  Apple's San Bernardino fight is officially over as government confirms working attack  —  After months of work, the FBI finally has a way into the San Bernardino iPhone.
BuzzFeed:
Apple on DoJ's withdrawal of iPhone unlock case: this case should never have been brought; case raised issues that deserve a national conversation  —  FBI Accessed San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone Without Apple, Drops Litigation  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Justice Department (DOJ) …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple acknowledges iOS 9 crashing bugs when tapping links, fix coming ‘soon’ with a software update  —  Since posting our original story, we have heard from a lot of readers that are affected by iOS 9 crashes or app hangs when tapping links, spanning multiple iOS versions (not just 9.3) and devices.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Yahoo sets April 11 deadline to submit preliminary bids for core Web business and Asian assets  —  Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline to Submit Preliminary Bids  —  Microsoft has discussed financing a Yahoo bid with private-equity firms  —  Yahoo Inc. has given potential suitors two weeks …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud launches SoundCloud Go music subscription service for $9.99/month in US  —  It's Go time for SoundCloud: $9.99 tier aims to rival Spotify with millions of premium music tracks  —  SoundCloud is often billed as the “YouTube for audio” because of its huge trove of user-generated music …
James Niccolai / PCWorld:
Court filings show Oracle is seeking up to $9.3B in damages from Google for using Java in Android as new trial is set to begin on May 9  —  Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google's use of Java in Android  —  The figure appears in a report by Oracle's damages expert, which Google strongly contests
Cho Mu-hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung launches Samsung Pay in China in partnership with UnionPay  —  Samsung Pay launches in China, competes with Apple  —  After much hype, Samsung Pay has launched in China where it will compete with rival services such as Apple Pay and Huawei Pay.  —  Samsung officially launched Samsung Pay …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
As shift to algorithmic feed looms, brands and bloggers on Instagram try to get you to turn on notifications by posting reminders  —  Instagrammers really want you to turn on notifications to avoid death by algorithm  —  Instagram today is an endless sea of meaningless posts asking you to turn …
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
Facebook Messenger source code hints at an in-store purchase service, “secret conversations”, and calendar sync between users  —  Facebook Messenger Prepares In-Store Purchase Service  —  Tucked inside the code for Facebook's Messenger are clues for how the chat app plans …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Sony's more powerful PlayStation 4 supporting ultra-high-definition graphics to be announced before planned October VR headset launch  —  Sony Plans New PlayStation for Graphics-Heavy Games  —  New console would be announced before virtual-reality headset

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