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February 28, 2017, 10:30 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Mozilla buys Pocket, its first acquisition, and says the read-it-later service will continue operating as an independent subsidiary  —  From browser extension to acquisition  —  Mozilla has acquired Pocket, a kind of DVR for the internet, for an undisclosed sum.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's SVP of engineering Amit Singhal is out after not disclosing to the company that he had left Google amid a dispute over sexual harassment allegation  —  Amit Singhal, a highly regarded engineer in Silicon Valley, denied the claims after top execs at the search giant presented them to him.
Matt Brian / Engadget:
New $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W comes with 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0  —  Although major Raspberry Pi announcements are very few and far between, you know that when there is one, it's worth paying attention.  Take for example the Raspberry Pi Zero — the $5 (£4) board that apparently came …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube viewers worldwide watch more than 1B hours of video a day, a 10-fold increase since 2012, threatening to eclipse US TV viewership  —  Google unit posts 10-fold increase in viewership since 2012, boosted by algorithms personalizing user lineups  —  YouTube viewers world-wide …
Xbox Wire:
Xbox Game Pass subscription grants access to 100+ games for $9.99 per month, launches in spring; service works by downloading games, not streaming  —  At Xbox, we put gamers at the center of everything we do and remain committed to giving you the freedom to play the games you want, with the friends you want, on the devices you want.
Mehedi Hassan / MSPoweruser:
Windows 10 Creators Update will include a feature, disabled by default, that prevents apps that are not from the Windows Store from installing  —  With the upcoming Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is adding a brand new feature to Windows that will help prevent installation of bloatware in Windows 10.
Politico:
Trump's advisers and career civil servants spawn encryption boom in Washington DC, as they try to conceal communications with employees and press  —  Both career employees and White House aides have taken steps to conceal their communications with colleagues or the news media.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says the AT&T/Time Warner deal won't be presented to the FCC for review, meaning it would only require approval of Justice Department  —  So... it's probably gonna go through  —  FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that he doesn't expect the commission to review …

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