March 16, 2017, 3:40 PM

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Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Amazon will bring Alexa to its iPhone app next week, with the ability to shop, track packages, tell jokes, check the weather, more  —  Starting today and available to all iPhone users next week, you can talk to Amazon's intelligent assistant Alexa while using the Amazon app.
Profile of Anthony Levandowski, Otto founder and ex-head of Google's LiDAR team, who's at the heart of Waymo's Uber lawsuit after allegedly taking designs  —  Travis Kalanick, the chief executive officer of Uber Technologies Inc., says he needs leadership help.
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Report: Spotify is negotiating with music labels to decrease royalty fees ahead of future IPO, possibly by limiting some releases to paid users for a period  —  Spotify is considering a move that would mean some of its biggest new releases will be restricted to paid users, according to a new report from Financial Times.
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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Some users report Google Home playing a promo for “Beauty and the Beast”; Google says it's not an advert as Assistant invites “partners” to “share their tales”  —  Google Assistant now does advertising  —  Today some Google Home owners are hearing something extra …
Corinne Gretler / Bloomberg:
Swatch CEO Nick Hayek says the firm is developing a smartwatch operating system focused on battery life, to compete with iOS and Android, debuting in late 2018  —  First product with new system to be Tissot in late 2018  —  Swiss watchmaker says technology can be used in small objects
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.
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.
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:

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