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February 27, 2017, 11:45 AM

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Matt Humrick / AnandTech:
Sony debuts Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs phones with 4GB RAM, 19MP cameras, and IP68 ratings; 64GB XZs on sale April 5 for $699; XZ Premium's price is TBD  —  Sony announced today at MWC 2017 that it's bringing two new premium phones to the US market: the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Lenovo launches Tab 4, Tab 4 Plus series of Android tablets in 8- and 10-inch editions, starting at $109 and $199, and a $199 10-inch Miix 320 Windows 2-in-1  —  If it wasn't already clear that Lenovo is trying to cover every conceivable tablet niche, it is now.
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon Studios wins its first-ever Oscars with best foreign language film for “The Salesman” and best original screenplay for “Manchester by the Sea”  —  Amazon Studios won its first-ever Academy Awards on Sunday night, taking home three Oscar statues …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Sony has sold 915K PlayStation VR headsets as of February 19, four months after it went on sale, according to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House  —  SAN MATEO, Calif. — There are plenty of people who are skeptical about virtual reality, a technology some have heralded …
Agam Shah / PCWorld:
Lenovo will integrate Amazon Alexa into a variety of Motorola devices including smartphones, starting with an Alexa “Mod” for the Moto Z  —  Lenovo and Amazon are partnering to integrate Alexa into Moto smartphones, and the first product will be an Alexa “Mod” attachment for the Moto Z smartphone
Daniel Bader / Android Central:
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Meet Bernard Coleman III, Uber's diversity officer since January; sources say he's fast tracking the company's first diversity report after recent scandal  —  The new diversity officer at the car-hailing phenom is working to quickly get out a new diversity report.

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