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March 23, 2017, 9:45 AM

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple acquires Workflow, an automation tool for iOS, will keep three-person team and make app freely available in the App Store today  —  Apple has finalized a deal to acquire Workflow today — a tool that lets you hook together apps and functions within apps in strings of commands to automate tasks.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Medium launches memberships for $5/month, directing early revenue to writers, eventually giving access to exclusive stories and an offline reading list  —  You don't really get anything yet  —  Medium has just launched its subscription service, which for $5 per month will give subscribers access to... something, eventually.
Jason Schreier / Kotaku:
Nintendo says a now-fixed “manufacturing variation” was to blame for Joy-Con controller issues  —  If you, like me and several other Kotaku staff, have run into a consistent left Switch JoyCon signal issue, don't worry: Nintendo says it's not in fact a hardware problem, but a “manufacturing variation.”
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Despite Google's assurances, AT&T, Verizon, others pull ads from Google and YouTube over concerns ads could appear next to content promoting terrorism and hate  —  SAN FRANCISCO — AT&T says it's pulling its business from Google and YouTube despite the Internet giant's pledge this week …
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Android 2016 security report: 50% of devices in use at the end of 2016 had not received a platform security update in one year  —  Google has spent the past year working with third-party manufacturers and phone carriers to improve its update system for Android, which is often criticized …
TechCrunch:
Google Maps adds feature that lets users share their location with friends and family on an ongoing basis or for a specified period of time  —  Google Maps has today launched a new feature to allow you to share your location with others.  While that might seem creepy, it's not the first to add this type of functionality.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Facebook opens Live streaming up to PC users using built-in or third-party cameras, expanding it beyond Pages to all accounts  —  Taking on Twitch  —  Facebook Live is making the jump from phones to computers, as Facebook announced today that it's opening up its live-streaming service …
Elle Hunt / The Guardian:
Facebook starts flagging potential fake news stories as “disputed by multiple, independent fact-checkers”  —  Feature - which flags content as ‘disputed’ - trialled on story that falsely claimed thousands of Irish people were brought to the US as slaves
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Nintendo releases Super Mario Run for Android, available now as a free download for first three levels, but full game will cost $10  —  Nintendo has unleashed its first mobile Mario game on Android.  —  After months of waiting, folks who choose an Android lifestyle over Apple can finally enjoy …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Universe, a mobile-only website builder, launches an iOS app and announces $3.2M in funding led by Box Group  —  The business of platforms for developing websites and publishing online is a crowded one, with established players like WordPress, Wix, Zoho, Weebly, Duda Mobile and Squarespace competing …
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