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March 2, 2017, 3:00 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, 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, Investors Business Daily reported.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon says AWS outage was caused by human error during routine server maintenance, will make changes to prevent future problems  —  Amazon has released an explanation of the events that caused the big outage of its Simple Storage Service Tuesday, also known as S3, crippling significant portions of the web for several hours.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell says Mac support for Rift isn't on its 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.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Docker debuts Enterprise Edition, which includes a container runtime, orchestration tools, and security and management features, for broader corporate adoption  —  Developers already love Docker to deploy applications.  Now Docker is rolling out a new edition to court more enterprise-wide usage and adoption.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Yahoo says forged cookie hack affected 32M accounts, 26 of which were specifically targeted, and was linked to the state-sponsored attackers behind 2014 breach  —  Nation-sponsored attackers targeted 26 specific accounts.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said she'll forego her 2016 bonus …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
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.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
KGI: 2017 iPhone will retain Lightning port and will add fast charging via USB-C Power Delivery  —  All three iPhones rumored to be launched in 2017 will retain Lightning connectors with the addition of USB-C Power Delivery for faster charging, including an all-new OLED model …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
IDC: global wearable shipments reached 33.9M in Q4 2016, up 16.9% YoY, as Fitbit sales declined 22.7% YoY to 6.5M  —  Despite a tough few quarters last year, including market share losses throughout, Fitbit is still the king of wearables.  Big tech companies were expected to dominate …
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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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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