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March 2, 2017, 1:05 PM

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Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Snap starts trading at $24 per share, valuing the company at around $33B, 41% above original price of $17  —  SNAP starts trading.  —  Snap, the company that runs Snapchat, opened on the New York Stock Exchange this morning at $24 per share.  At that price, the company had a valuation of $33.6 billion …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo's head lawyer Ron Bell was fired over 2014 breach; CEO Marissa Mayer lost cash bonuses from 2016 and stock awards from 2017  —  The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs — at the top.  —  Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has gotten her pay docked …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Yahoo says forged cookie hack affected 32M accounts, targeted 26 specific accounts, and was connected to the same state-sponsored attackers behind 2014 breach  —  Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she'll forego her 2016 bonus …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell says Mac support for Rift isn't on six month product roadmap  —  While so many virtual reality hardware companies have been tasked only with selling their own product, Oculus has had the intense challenge of building the entire industry's ecosystem for the last several years.
Mark Walton / Ars Technica:
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review: excellent eight-core workstation performance at half the price of Intel, but weak gaming performance especially in modern titles  —  Review: an excellent workstation CPU, but it doesn't game as hard as we hoped.  —  It's finally happened.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils Xbox Live Creators Program in preview for indie developers to self-publish games to Xbox marketplace  —  With the new Xbox Live Creators Program  —  Microsoft today announced a new initiative to let any game developer create and sell games on its Xbox platform without having …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Gmail increases size limits for inbound attachments to 50MB but keeps 25MB send size limit  —  Email really isn't designed to handle massive files being sent along with messages... but then, since the standard has been in use for decades, it's been modified in a lot of ways that weren't originally intended.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google updates Allo with GIF sharing, animated emoji, and one tap to reach Assistant  —  Google has updated its smart messaging app Allo with three new features.  The new version is rolling out worldwide for Android today and is coming to iOS “soon” — you can grab it from Google Play and Apple's App Store.
Blair Hanley Frank / PCWorld:
Microsoft says the Acer Mixed Reality Development Edition tethered headset will ship to devs this month; retail version slated to cost $299  —  The first Windows Mixed Reality headsets will start shipping to developers later this month, as Microsoft works to distribute the Acer Mixed Reality …

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