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March 30, 2016, 9:05 PM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Ubuntu's Bash and Linux command line coming to Windows 10  —  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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils Desktop App Converter, a developer tool for bringing existing Win32 apps to the Windows Store  —  Microsoft today unveiled the Desktop App Converter, which lets developers bring existing Windows applications to the Windows Universal Platform (UWP).
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.
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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.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Google tackles simple 360 content embeds with VR View, introduces Cardboard SDK for iOS  —  Virtual reality is great for gaming and movies, but when it comes to real-world use cases there's still quite a bit of room for VR to prove itself.  —  Google is hoping to kickstart this process …
Devlin Barrett / Wall Street Journal:
ACLU finds 63 instances since 2008 where US government sought court order under All Writs Act to compel tech companies to extract data from smartphones  —  Google Also Has Been Ordered to Help Unlock Phones, Records Show  —  Advocacy group finds 63 cases where government sought orders to have phones opened under 1789 law
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Amazon Updates Its Policies To Ban USB Type-C Cables That Are Not Fully Spec Compliant  —  Googler Benson Leung has a new ally in his fight against bad Type-C cables on Amazon, and it's none other than Amazon itself.  Leung reports that Amazon has added a new line to its prohibited listing guidelines …
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: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong eyes deal for Verizon to buy Yahoo in plan to build an ad empire that competes with Facebook and Google  —  AOL's Tim Armstrong Aims to Build Digital-Ad Empire at Verizon  —  Executive eyes Yahoo deal and courts marketers, planning to take on Facebook and Google
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
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 …

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