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March 7, 2017, 8:05 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitch debuts Pulse, a Twitter-like service where broadcasters can share videos, images, and text with their friends and followers  —  This is what disruption looks like  —  Whenever I wonder what will eventually happen to Twitter, which is something I think about literally every day …
Angus Crawford / BBC:
BBC investigates Facebook's failure to remove sexualized images of children; Facebook reports BBC journalists to UK's National Crime Agency  —  Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform.  —  The chairman of the Commons media committee …
MacKeeper:
Major spam group River City Media left 1.4B email addresses, combined with real names, IPs, and often physical addresses, exposed online  —  Today we release details on the innerworkings of a massive, illegal spam operation.  The situation presents a tangible threat to online privacy …
Kelly J. O'Brien / Boston Business Journal:
CA Technologies announces it will acquire cybersecurity firm Veracode for $614M in cash  —  Burlington security software company Veracode will be acquired by CA Technologies for $614 million in cash, the companies announced Monday.  —  The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's smarter, A.I.-powered translation system expands to Russian, Hindi, and Vietnamese  —  Last fall, Google introduced a new system for machine-assisted language translations, Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT), which takes advantage of deep neural networks to translate entire sentences …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IBM, Salesforce announce strategic AI partnership where Salesforce customers will gain access to Watson services, and IBM will use Einstein internally  —  IBM's Watson is about to get cozy with Salesforce's Einstein.  —  IBM's Watson is about to get cozy with Salesforce's Einstein.
NASDAQ.com:
MuleSoft sets range for its IPO at $12 to $14 a share, which at midpoint of range would raise $169M and give company a fully diluted market value of $1.8B  —  MuleSoft, which provides a platform that connects SaaS, mobile and on-premise APIs, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap's stock closed at $23.77, down over 12% in its third full day of trading and below its first-day opening price of $24  —  Welcome to the public markets, Snapchat.  —  Welcome to the public markets, Snapchat.  —  Stock for Snap, the company behind Snapchat, fell more than 12 percent Monday, just its third full day of trading.

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