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March 13, 2017, 7:55 AM

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Omri Zerachovitz / Haaretz:
Sources: Intel is buying Israeli company Mobileye, which makes driver assistance systems used by traditional car makers, for $15B  —  Technology giant Intel is purchasing Israeli company Mobileye for 14-15 billion dollars, in the biggest deal in the history of the Israel's high-tech industry, sources told Themarker.
New York Times:
Sources: Russian security services used infrastructure created by criminal hackers, like Evgeniy Bogachev's ZeuS botnet, to gather intelligence  —  To the F.B.I., Evgeniy M. Bogachev is the most wanted cybercriminal in the world.  The bureau has announced a $3 million bounty for his capture …
M.G. Siegler / 500ish Words:
Messenger Day's intrusive preview tiles, bad content, and annoying pop-ups have ruined Facebook Messenger  —  The opposite of an ode to Facebook ‘Messenger Day’ … I often find myself pointing to this quote from Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park.  It's just so succinctly perfect for so many things.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Uber's union fight in Seattle continues as Teamsters seek access to driver contact info; Uber using podcasts, text messages to persuade drivers from unionizing  —  Ride-hailing firm sends podcasts and messages through app to persuade drivers to remain as ‘partners’
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Report: AT&T has neglected lower-income neighborhoods in its broadband upgrades in Cleveland  —  “Digital redlining” leaves poor people with the slowest Internet, report says.  —  It's no secret that ISPs can make more money from network upgrades in wealthy neighborhoods than low-income ones …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket, a connected smart jacket that uses Google's Project Jacquard touch sensitive textiles tech, will ship this fall for about $350  —  A delayed product is better than no product  —  The connected denim smart jacket made in partnership between Levi's …
Caitlin McGarry / PCWorld:
In SXSW interview Nick Denton talks about how Gawker's Hogan coverage could have been better and the importance of conversation-driven platforms to media  —  “Facebook makes me despise many of my friends and Twitter makes me hate the rest of the world," Gawker founder Nick Denton said.
Paul Lienert / Reuters:
California seeks public comments on proposed regulations for self-driving vehicles without human drivers and manual controls like steering wheels  —  California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year, state officials said Friday.
Sean O'Neill / Skift:
French house swapping platform GuestToGuest raises $35M, buys US based rival HomeExchange  —  Selfie by a home-swap enthusiast.  GuestToGuest looks to succeed where Couchsurfing has struggled.  Ashley Schwartau  —  Skift Take: Let's hope that GuestToGuest's bet on home-swapping ends better …

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