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March 14, 2017, 3:00 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Teams rolls out as a free, on-by-default feature to Office 365 business users worldwide, with 150 integrations available or coming soon  —  Microsoft's Slack competitor is rolling out to Office 365 business users worldwide starting March 14.  More features are still to come, including guest access, in late June.
Jason Cipriani / ZDNet:
Samsung to provide monthly security updates for unlocked Galaxy phones in US, a shift from the previous quarterly schedule  —  For owners of unlocked Galaxy devices, the news of monthly security updates is welcome news.  —  According to Samsung Mobile Security, the company has worked through …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Citrix hires Goldman Sachs to find buyers including private equity firms but interest has been limited  —  Cloud-services company said to reach out to buyout firms  —  Citrix spun off GoTo business after pressure from Elliott  —  Citrix Systems Inc. is working with advisers …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Documents reveal Amazon is planning grocery pickup service for AmazonFresh in Seattle with signs like “Shop Online. Pick up here”  —  New permit documents reveal “AmazonFresh Pickup” as the planned concept for the next phase in the online giant's physical retail initiatives …
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Tess Townsend / Recode:
Google fixes an Allo glitch that let Google Assistant reveal to friends your previous searches  —  The mobile messaging app lets you include Google Assistant in conversations.  —  Google's mobile messaging app Allo can reveal your Google search history to people you message, which could have big privacy implications.
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
Germany's justice minister introduces draft law proposing fines of up to $53M on social media companies that fail to remove hate speech  —  BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister is proposing fines of up to 50 million euros ($53 million) for social networking sites that fail …
BBC:
Facebook says moderation “was not working” in response to BBC probe of sexualized photos of children on FB, where 82 of 100 reported posts were not removed  —  A Facebook executive has admitted to MPs its moderating process “was not working” following a BBC investigation.
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
On February 1, Verizon sought a $925M discount on Yahoo purchase, before settling for a $350M price cut, according to a regulatory filing  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon initially thought the biggest data breaches in internet history merited a $925 million discount on its acquisition …
More: ZDNet
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