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March 7, 2017, 4:35 PM

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WikiLeaks:
WikiLeaks releases 8,761 alleged CIA classified docs and files from 2013-2016 describing malware, zero-day exploits for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, and Linux  —  Press Release Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Ewen MacAskill / The Guardian:
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber confirms it is searching for a COO who can “partner” with CEO Travis Kalanick  —  Some dream names for the job include former Disney COO Tom Staggs and CVS' Helena Foulkes.  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just told his employees at an all-hands meeting this morning that the company …
Angus Crawford / BBC:
As BBC probed Facebook's failure to remove 82 of 100 sexualized images of children it had flagged, Facebook reported BBC to UK's police and canceled interview  —  Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform.
Rachael King / Wall Street Journal:
HP Enterprise to acquire flash storage vendor Nimble Storage for about $1B in cash, about 41% above Nimble's roughly $700M market value as of Monday  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise hopes the acquisition of the flash-storage systems maker will boost sales  —  Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Amazon drops its case concerning First Amendment rights extending to Alexa commands and audio capture after defendant in murder trial agrees to hand over data  —  Amazon has abandoned its legal battle to protect its Alexa assistant with First Amendment rights — for now at least.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Shazam, which crossed 1B app downloads in September 2016, launches brand-sponsored AR features  —  Shazam was one of the winners of the early app rush.  Its app had a simple function — identifying what song is playing — that's led to 1 billion downloads on iOS and Android so far.
Elena Cresci / The Guardian:
DoNotPay, a free bot service for appealing parking tickets, can now help refugees fill out asylum applications for the US, Canada, and the UK  —  ‘Robot lawyer’ DoNotPay is giving free legal aid to refugees seeking asylum in US and Canada, and asylum support in UK
Axios:
Trump renominates FCC Chairman Pai to another term, which runs through 2021  —  President Trump has renominated FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to another term at the agency, a Senate aide has confirmed to Axios.  The White House was hoping to move renomination papers to the Senate today ahead …

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Microsoft:
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eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
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CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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