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March 5, 2018, 12:10 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to launch high-end headphones with noise canceling and wireless pairing as early as end of 2018 but has faced development challenges  —  Company is rapidly growing wearables and accessories segments  —  New headphones could potentially cannibalize some Beats sales
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase about a checking-account-like product that would appeal to those without bank accounts  —  Online giant wants to develop product that would appeal to younger customers and those without bank accounts.
New York Times:
Google is selling US restaurant review guide Zagat, which it bought for $151M in 2011, to restaurant review company The Infatuation for an undisclosed sum  —  When Google agreed to buy Zagat for $151 million nearly seven years ago, the technology giant intended to bring the restaurant review empire into the digital age.
Wall Street Journal:
Xiaomi Chairman Lei Jun says the company plans to enter the US smartphone market by late 2018 or early 2019  —  Chinese maker, No. 4 at home, looks to extend its Western expansion as it plans IPO to raise $10 billion or more  —  China's Xiaomi Corp. could sell smartphones in the U.S. as early as this year …
Konark Modi:
A look at airlines' weak data security practices, including sharing booking data with third-party trackers  —  I asked my wife if it is alright if her Date of Birth is known to a stranger.  Only if they send me a birthday gift, she joked.  What about your passport number?  She lowered the book she was reading.
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Draft bill introduced by Turkish government introduces sweeping set of internet restrictions, including requiring a license for all online broadcasting  —  ISTANBUL — Having already brought Turkey's mainstream media to heel, and made considerable headway in rolling back Turkish democracy …
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Snapchat should focus more on camera tech that made it great in the first place rather than adding features that make it look like a social network  —  FIRST, IT WAS the rampant copycatting of Stories.  Then, the spectacular failure of Spectacles.  Then the Great Millennial Migration to Instagram.
Jacob Silverman / New Republic:
How the awkward fusion of market values and vague humanitarianism defining Silicon Valley ideology stems from a 1960s generational shift to commercialization  —  On January 26, 2008, Joseph Weizenbaum, a famed and dissident computer scientist in his eighties, ascended the dais in Davos …

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