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March 1, 2017, 5:30 AM

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Dashcam video showing Uber CEO Travis Kalanick lecture “bankrupt” driver about “responsibility” emerges at difficult moment for the company  —  Travis Kalanick tells a driver to take responsibility for his problems and boasts about a tough culture.  —  by
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he's seeking “leadership help” in note apologizing for how he treated a driver in leaked video  —  Kalanick responded to a video that surfaced today of him yelling at an Uber driver.  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has issued yet another apology …
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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Nvidia unveils its top of the line GTX 1080 Ti, available next week for $699, with 11GB of GDDR5X memory, claims it is faster than the $1,200 Titan X  —  Last year we called NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 “the upgrade you've been waiting for,” and now PC gamers have another high-end graphics card to drool over.
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says AWS S3 servers in Northern Virginia are now operating normally after earlier outage, which impaired sites including Quora, Trello, IFTTT, and Imgur  —  This is a developing story.  We will update it as more information becomes available.  —  UPDATE: 2:15 p.m. …
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Palo Alto Networks misses expectations with Q2 revenue of $423M and a loss of $60.6M, up from $57.3M last year; stock down about 18% after hours  —  A disappointing second quarter report sent shares of Palo Alto Networks down by as much as 18 percent Tuesday in after-hours trading.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Google adds its Keep note taking app to the G Suite portfolio of services and integrates it into Docs' interface via a side panel  —  Google today is announcing the addition of the Google Keep notetaking app to its G Suite portfolio of cloud services for organizations.
TechCrunch:
Google SVP of hardware Rick Osterloh says the company has “no plans” to make another Pixel laptop “right now”, focusing instead on smartphones  —  In a small meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Google's senior vice president …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft, Intel, JP Morgan, Reuters, UBS, and others form the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance to integrate Ethereum blockchain into enterprise products  —  Microsoft is expanding on its Azure Blockchain-as-a-Service work by joining the new Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, along with Intel and a number of leading banks.
Phil Spencer / 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.
 

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