March 15, 2017, 3:55 PM

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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Department of Justice indicts three Russians, including two intelligence agency employees, and a Canadian in connection with 2014 Yahoo breach  —  Two members of a Russian intelligence agency “protected, directed, facilitated, and paid” hackers to break into Yahoo's systems in 2014 …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Behind Genius' shift from web annotations to becoming a video-focused media company, after laying off a quarter of its staff last month  —  Genius, which raised $56.9 million on the promise that it would one day annotate the entire internet, has been losing its minds.
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
DeepMind researchers detail algorithm for training neural nets on multiple sequential tasks, allowing neural nets to retain knowledge while learning new tasks  —  Breakthrough should improve ability to learn sequence of tasks  —  Research may also have implication for study of brain synapses
Alexandra Bruell / Wall Street Journal:
Report: US digital ad spend to rise 16% in 2017 to $83B, as ad revenue of Snapchat to rise 158%, Facebook by 32%, Google by 15%, and Twitter to drop by 4.7%  —  Snapchat poised for “explosive growth” but will remain a small piece of the entire digital ad pie, according to eMarketer's forecast
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Cisco file amicus brief to help Google in its fight against a court order to hand over emails stored on a foreign server  —  Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Cisco have filed an amicus brief in support of Google, after a Pennsylvania court ruled that the company …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple found guilty of price-fixing iPhones in Russia, could be fined up to 15% of Russian sales  —  Last August, Russia opened an investigation into Apple over alleged price-fixing related to the iPhone.  At the time, Apple denied any involvement and said that “retailers set their own prices” for the products.

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