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March 29, 2016, 9:20 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) …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Soundcloud is launching a $12.99 subscription music service  —  Version 4 of the Soundcloud iOS app has been released today, and its update notes carry news of an as-yet-unannounced new service: Soundcloud Go.  Free for the first 30 days and $12.99 per month thereafter …
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 …
Ben Kuchera / Polygon:
Oculus confirms devs free to sell Rift games on Steam, other platforms  —  The Oculus Rift has officially launched, and the first units should be arriving at the homes of early adopters today.  You can read our full review, and Oculus has just detailed a very important aspect of its business …
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