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March 27, 2017, 3:05 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 10.3 with Apple File System, Find My AirPods, CarPlay updates, ability for devs to reply to app reviews, iCloud Analytics opt-in option, more  —  Apple is rolling out iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.  The latest software update includes Find My AirPods support …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger now lets you share your live location to a group of friends or just one person for one hour at a time, on iOS and Android  —  Facebook Messenger wants to be an offline social gathering tool, not just an online chat app.  Today it's adding a new Live Location feature …
Washington Post:
White House team led by Jared Kushner to work with tech titans like Cook, Gates, and Benioff to modernize tech and data infrastructure of all federal agencies  —  President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds automated call routing and analytics features to Skype for Business, as Amazon and Google push into the space with Chime and the new Hangouts  —  Microsoft is adding new features to its high-end Skype for Business service, just as Amazon and Google are trying to get into the enterprise cloud-conferencing game.
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Samsung says returned Galaxy Note7 devices will be sold outside US as “refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable”, remaining devices will be recycled  —  Pending approval by local regulators  —  Ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S8 launch, the company has released …
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon delays opening of Amazon Go, its first cashier-less retail store, because of technical complications  —  Retailer must fix glitches in technology that automatically charges customers  —  Amazon.com Inc. is delaying the public opening of its first cashier-less convenience store because of technical complications.
Bloomberg:
Facebook hires Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple, as head of Oculus VR hardware  —  Facebook Inc. has hired Michael Hillman, a 15-year veteran of Apple Inc., as head of hardware for its Oculus VR division.  —  Hillman held senior engineering and design roles at Apple …

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