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March 21, 2017, 1:55 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad with A9 chip to replace iPad Air 2, starting at $329 for 32GB and $429 for 128GB, available to order on March 24  —  Apple today announced it is launching a new 9.7-inch iPad equipped with an A9 chip and a brighter Retina display to replace the iPad Air 2, which has been discontinued.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts special-edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7, 7 Plus, available in 128GB and 256GB models, starting at $749; iPhone SE storage doubled to 32GB and 128GB  —  Apple today has taken the wraps off of a new (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.  The device was unveiled alongside a new iPad and a new social video editing app.
Jon Ostrower / CNNMoney:
US bans electronic devices larger than cellphones from cabins on flights from certain Middle Eastern countries and Africa to US  —  Airlines that fly from certain countries in the Middle East and Africa to the U.S. must require passengers to check in almost all electronic devices rather …
BBC:
Following US ban, UK announces cabin baggage ban on electronics, which includes laptops, tablets, and phones over a certain size, for flights from six countries  —  The UK is due to announce a ban on laptops and other electronic devices on certain passenger flights, following a similar move by the US.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple announces free social video editing app Clips, letting users add filters, basic text, emojis, and more, available on iOS in April  —  Social video without the social network  —  Apple wants in on social video sharing — just not with its own social network.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
After UK backlash, Google updates ad policies to give more control over ad placement, creates new brand safety tools, and expands hate speech definitions  —  After U.K. criticism, company creates new brand safety tools  —  Google also adds refugees to class protected from hate speech
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google updates its iOS, Android, and web app with tappable icons for sports, entertainment, weather, and more  —  Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google releases Android O to developers, touting better battery life through improved background app mangement and more organized notifications with “channels”  —  Developers can start work on it today  —  For the second year in a row, Google is making a developer preview …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
ARM unveils Dynamiq multicore chip designs for faster AI and cloud computing, enabling flexible multicore processing  —  Chip design firm ARM has unveiled its Dynamiq technology to make better multicore processors that can handle artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and new kinds of devices.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Adobe launches Experience Cloud for enterprises, and unveils Advertising Cloud to help companies manage ads across search, social, mobile, and TV  —  Adobe is betting its marketing and analytics knowhow will apply to a broader part of the enterprise.  Adobe will now compete more directly with Salesforce, Oracle, IBM and others.
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
Walmart is launching “Store No. 8” tech startup incubator in Silicon Valley, focusing on virtual and augmented reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence  —  Focus will be on virtual reality, automated delivery  —  Jet's Lore is leading overhaul of retailer's e-commerce team
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Alexa now takes orders from Amazon's instant Prime Now and alcohol delivery services  —  After embedding its Alexa voice assistant into its main Amazon app last week, this week Amazon is expanding Alexa's functionality yet again: today the company announced that it will now let Prime subscribers order …

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