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March 7, 2018, 1:10 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft confirms Windows 10 S will no longer be a dedicated operating system and will become a “mode” of Windows 10 in 2019  —  Windows 10 S will no longer be a dedicated version next year  —  Microsoft says its plans to move Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Magic Leap raises an additional $461M from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on top of its $502M round in October, bringing total Series D funding to $963M  —  Magic Leap still hasn't released a product, but they're continuing to raise a lot of cash to get there.
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
BlackBerry is suing Facebook, alleging that many of Facebook's messaging services infringe on BlackBerry patents, seeks injunctive relief and damages  —  BlackBerry is suing Facebook for patent infringement on its legacy messaging service, the company said Tuesday.
New York Times:
US national security panel, CFIUS, calls for full investigation of Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm as tech companies are increasingly caught in US-China rivalry  —  WASHINGTON — As the United States and China look to protect their national security needs and economic interests …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
NYT journalist Farhad Manjoo spent nearly two months relying solely on print for his news and concluded that digital has broken how we process information  —  I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., via an alert on my watch.  Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Interview with Peter Thiel on Facebook's board dynamics, Russian interference in 2016 election, his continued support for Trump, his bid for Gawker assets, more  —  Peter Thiel is Silicon Valley's homegrown Cassandra.  He warned for years that the big tech companies were arrogant and clueless …
Fitz Tepper / TechCrunch:
Coinbase's new asset management unit unveils market cap-weighted index fund for all digital assets on GDAX, available to accredited US investors in a few months  —  When you're the runaway leader in a growing industry, you typically have two opinions: A) Stay in your lane and let other companies pop …
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Techmeme announces Techmeme Ride Home podcast hosted by Internet History Podcast's Brian McCullough, summarizing tech news every weekday at 5pm ET  —  It's hosted by Brian McCullough, creator of the Internet History Podcast.  —  The favorite website of many a techie is jumping on the podcasting bandwagon.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
UK-based mobile-only Atom Bank raises $206M led by Spanish bank BBVA, which now has a 39% share of the bank  —  Atom Bank, the startup based out of Durham, England that operates a mobile-only bank targeting consumers between the ages of 18 and 34, has raised another big round of funding.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Toronto-based smart thermostat maker Ecobee raises $62M Series C led by Energy Impact Partners with participation from Amazon's Alexa Fund  —  - Energy Impact Partners and Amazon Alexa Fund are among the investors in a $62 million round of funding for Ecobee.
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Netflix's Chief Product Officer Greg Peters says the platform's 117M members streamed to 450M individual devices in the last month  —  Netflix's 117 million subscriber base streamed to 450 million individual devices in the last month, mostly TVs, the company's product chief said.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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