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March 30, 2016, 3:50 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which will also come to Xbox One along with UWP apps; available for free in the summer  —  Microsoft unveils Windows 10 Anniversary Update  —  At its Build 2016 developer conference event in San Francisco today, Microsoft shared details on its Anniversary Update for Windows 10.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's bash and Linux command line coming to Windows 10  —  Rising from the ashes of Project Astoria.  —  Microsoft built a Linux subsystem for Windows for Project Astoria, its system for running Android apps on Windows 10 Mobile.  —  But in February the company confirmed that Astoria was dead …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business:
Microsoft is building a variety of AI chatbots that manage tasks via discussion, as part of a “conversation as a platform” strategy  —  Clippy's Back: The Future of Microsoft Is Chatbots  —  Predictions about artificial intelligence tend to fall into two scenarios.
Pavel Alpeyev / Bloomberg Business:
Foxconn to pay $3.5B for a 66% controlling stake in Sharp  —  Foxconn Takes Control of Sharp in Reduced Buyout  —  Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou finally clinched a deal to buy Sharp Corp. after years of pursuit, bringing together the main assembler of Apple Inc.'s iPhones …
Stan Schroeder / Mashable:
Tay chatbot briefly returns to Twitter, makes duplicate and offensive posts; Microsoft says its re-activation was mistake during testing  —  Microsoft's Tay chatbot returns briefly, swears a lot and brags about smoking weed  —  Oh, Microsoft.  Last week, the company pulled its Tay chatbot …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches Safari Technology Preview, a new browser aimed at web developers  —  Apple today announced it's expanding its efforts in the area of web development, with the launch of a new version of its Safari web browser, designed specifically for developers.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Spotify raises $1B in convertible debt, led by TPG and Dragoneer  —  Spotify Raises $1 Billion in Debt Financing  —  TPG and Dragoneer Investment Group lead the Spotify debt deal  —  Music-streaming site Spotify AB has raised $1 billion in convertible debt from investors …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
KLM passengers will soon be able to check in, get flight updates, make travel changes, and more in Facebook Messenger  —  Facebook's Messenger lands first airline as chat app pushes into commerce  —  SAN FRANCISCO — KLM Royal Dutch Airlines passengers will soon be able to check in …
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wall Street Journal:
Apple signs multiyear deal with MLB to provide every team with iPads in dugouts, giving coaches access to strategy apps, player data  —  Baseball's Latest Recruit Is an iPad  —  Deal between Apple, Major League Baseball makes tablets, strategy apps available to coaches

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