March 20, 2017, 11:10 AM

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Intel launches its first product with 3D XPoint technology: the $1520, 375GB Optane SSD DC P4800X, for data centers  —  The NVMe DC P4800X marks Intel's 3D XPoint-powered Optane SSD debut—but it's aimed directly at the enterprise market.  Optane is Intel's all-encompassing brand name …
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Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
IBM launches IBM Blockchain service, based on Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger's Fabric code, and details its two commercial deployments  —  Tech giant IBM is set to unveil what it's calling the first “commercial application” of Hyperledger's open-source Fabric codebase.
Apple pledges to build two additional research and development centers in China, spend at least $507M on research institutions in the country  —  Company intends to spend at least $500 million on such centers  —  Tim Cook's attending a forum in Beijing over the weekend
Stephen M. Baldwin / Fortune:
Behind Shopify, which powers ~400K online stores for individuals and brands where more than 100M people shopped in 2016  —  From the -unlikely setting of Ottawa, Shopify has -quietly been powering an e-commerce revolution.  —  Shopify has done a pretty good job hiding itself from the world.
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Tasnim Shamma / NPR:
How AGCO, an agricultural equipment manufacturer, is using Google Glass on its factory floor to improve speed of quality checks, train new employees, and more  —  Audio will be available later today.  —  Remember Google Glass?  —  They're the headsets that look like regular glasses …
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