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March 7, 2018, 10:05 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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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.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Google says it's bringing Lens, its Assistant-powered image recognition tool, to all Android phones with Google Photos installed; timeline for iOS debut unknown  —  It's coming to iOS soon  —  Google is officially rolling its Lens out to Android phones that have Google Photos installed.
Jeff Engel / Xconomy:
Whoop, a Boston-based biometrics-monitoring wristband startup, raises $25M Series C led by UAE71 Capital, has raised ~$50M total to date  —  Whoop took a different approach to try and break into the crowded wearable device market: Start by winning over professional athletes, then gradually expand sales to a wider array of consumers.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Voicera, a startup that uses AI to automatically gain insights from meetings, raises $20M Series A led by e.ventures  —  It seems that everyone agrees that meetings are a time suck.  There have been many attempts to use technology to make it easier to organize and run them, but Voicera …
Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Apple confirms it will stop taking submissions for iTunes LPs, with bundled items like videos or bonus tracks, as of this month; existing LPs will be available  —  Existing iTunes LPs will still be available going forward  —  Apple has confirmed to The Verge that it will stop taking new iTunes LP submissions as of this month.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
EFF FOIA suit findings: FBI relationship with Best Buy's Geek Squad dates back 10+ years; staff would tip FBI on unlawful customer data, in some cases be paid  —  A freedom of information request revealed that the FBI used the Best Buy division's repair staff to flag illegal content.

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