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March 4, 2018, 10:05 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
KGI: Apple to release more affordable 13-inch MacBook Air in Q2, HomePod demand ‘mediocre’ so far  —  Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is today out with a pair of new investor notes on Apple.  The analyst offers new supply chain details on the new iPhones coming this year, AirPods demand, and more.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Motherboard:
Researchers say IOTA, a cryptocurrency project worth $5B+, has serious security flaws; IOTA developers try to deflect claim with questionable responses  —  Leaked emails between IOTA developers and researchers have landed the cryptocurrency in hot water.  —  Nerd fights are the the background …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Pew Research Center:
Study: in the US, 78% of 18-24 year olds use Snapchat, 71% use Instagram, 45% use Twitter; nearly 75% of US adults and 94% of 18-24 year olds use YouTube  —  A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tencent Music Entertainment, Spotify's strategic partner in China, is valued at $12B+, according to Spotify's valuation of its 9% stake in TME, disclosed to SEC  —  Spotify has finally filed to go public, and in doing so the Swedish company has shed light on another huge music company …
Rani Molla / Recode:
Adobe Analytics: the time smartphone users spend on websites per visit has decreased by 10% since 2015; the amount of money spent per visit has increased by 27%  —  Faster mobile speeds could mean more money for online retailers.  —  Each time Americans visit retail websites on their phones, they're spending less time but more money.
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Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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