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March 31, 2016, 4:50 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft integrates Xamarin into Visual Studio for free, will open source Xamarin runtime  —  Microsoft today announced that Xamarin is now available for free for every Visual Studio user.  This includes all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Visual Studio Community Edition …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon expands Dash Button line-up, top sellers to date include Tide, Bounty, Cottonelle  —  Amazon this morning announced an expansion of its Dash Buttons product line - those Wi-Fi connected, push-button devicesthat let you buy products from its site with just a press.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Postmates hits 1M monthly deliveries and launches Plus Unlimited, a $9.99/month service that offers unlimited deliveries of orders over $30  —  Postmates launches Amazon Prime-style subscription service, hits 1 million monthly deliveries  —  Postmates, which is now completing 1 million deliveries a month …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to allow muted video ads in Instant Articles and one additional ad unit at bottom of articles  —  Video Ads Are Coming to Facebook Instant Articles  —  The social network will also allow more advertising in every Instant Article  —  Facebook is making further changes …
Los Angeles Times:
FBI agrees to help prosecutors unlock iPhone 6 and iPod in Arkansas homicide case  —  FBI agrees to help Arkansas prosecutors open iPhone after hack of San Bernardino device  —  Apple appears to have gained a momentary reprieve in the tech industry's sparring with the government over encryption technology.
Chipworks:
iPhone SE teardown reveals mix of 5s, 6, and 6s parts, including processor, memory, NFC chip, axis sensor, modem, Audio ICs, few new innovative components  —  Apple iPhone SE Teardown  —  The long-rumored, cost-friendly iPhone SE was finally announced on March 21st of this year.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
CloudFlare: 94 percent of the Tor traffic we see is “per se malicious”  —  Legitimate users suffer as Tor becomes favored tool of spammers and fraudsters.  —  More than ever, websites are blocking users of the anonymizing Tor network or degrading the services they receive.
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Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Roadmap shown in Build presentation reveals Microsoft is building ad blocker into next version of Edge browser  —  Microsoft plans to build ad blocker into its Microsoft Edge browser  —  Who needs extensions like AdBlock Plus?  In a session for Web developers today, Microsoft revealed …

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