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March 16, 2017, 12:05 PM

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
After years of undermining the economics of culture, the internet is helping fund old and new art forms, often through subscriptions via platforms like Patreon  —  One secret to longevity as a pundit is to issue predictions that can't be easily checked.  So here's one for the time capsule …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Business services giant Dun & Bradstreet's 52GB database exposed, containing 33M+ government and corporate employee records  —  Exclusive: The database contains more than 33 million records, including government departments and large corporate clients, which gets sold onto marketers.
Jordan Golson / The Verge:
Nvidia partners with Bosch to sell its AI-powered driver-assistant platform to automakers  —  Nvidia has announced a new partnership with Bosch to sell its Drive PX 2 driver-assist platform to automakers.  In effect, the deal gives Nvidia a go-to-market strategy for its self-driving hardware and software platform.
Lisa Baertlein / Reuters:
McDonald's begins testing mobile ordering app in US ahead of global rollout later this year, tracking customers' location to match with food prep time  —  McDonald's Corp this month will begin testing its long-awaited U.S. mobile ordering app with the goal of avoiding the kinds of service hiccups …
Shelby Carpenter / Forbes:
Bike-sharing startup LimeBike raises $12M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, plans to launch in the Bay Area early April  —  When Andreessen-Horowitz partner Jeff Jordan goes from his Portola Valley home to San Francisco, he avoids driving as much as possible.
Pete Pachal / Mashable:
Google debuts Family Link in limited beta for Android, letting parents supervise web access, Gmail account creation, app downloading, more for kids under 13  —  Google has its eye on your kids.  —  The tech giant is opening up its many online services to kids under 13 with a new tool called Family Link …
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