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February 28, 2017, 5:10 PM

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Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
AWS investigating S3 issues affecting US-EAST-1 region of data centers in Northern Virginia; many sites affected including Quora, Trello, IFTTT, Coursera, Imgur  —  BCloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) today confirmed that it's looking into issues with its widely used S3 storage service …
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.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube debuts YouTube TV, a $35/month service including broadcast networks, about 30 cable channels, cloud DVR with unlimited storage, personal recommendations  —  Meet YouTube TV.  —  YouTube used to be the place you could watch almost anything you wanted, for free.
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple's next iPhones will have no physical home button, include one curved OLED model and two LCD models, and come with a USB-C power cord  —  Rival Samsung will be the initial supplier of OLED screens for Apple's 10th anniversary iPhones  —  TOKYO— Apple Inc. has decided to adopt …
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 …
John Callaham / Android Authority:
Google updates Play Store algorithm so that games get promoted based on continued user engagement instead of installs  —  As this year's Game Developer Conference gets underway in San Francisco, Google says it is making some changes to its Play Store tools specifically to help game developers bring more attention to their titles.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud debuts SoundCloud Go $4.99/month plan with 120M tracks ad free, will still offer its SoundCloud Go+ $9.99/month plan, which offers 150M tracks  —  SoundCloud has rebooted its paid membership plan with a new budget option less than a year after it launched.
Bérénice Magistretti / VentureBeat:
Fortscale, the cybersecurity startup that tries to identify which employees may go rogue, raises $7M  —  Fortscale, which uses machine learning and big data analytics to detect malicious user behaviour, announced today a funding round of $7 million.  —  The San-Mateo, Calif.-based startup …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Salesforce beats expectations with Q4 revenue of $2.29B, up 27% YoY, but posts lower than expected Q1 revenue guidance of $2.34B to $2.35B  —  Salesforce reported quarterly earnings that beat expectations on Tuesday, and revenue that exceeded estimates.  But its forward guidance was slightly lighter that Wall Street forecasts.
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