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March 8, 2018, 7:35 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says it is taking the lessons it has learned from AMP and is applying them to web standards that could allow instant loading for non-AMP web content  —  Can the most contentious piece of the web form the basis of a new standard?  —  In a blog post today, Google is announcing …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Galaxy S9 and S9+ review: great design, display, and speed, better fingerprint sensor placement, but average battery life, gimmicks galore, Bixby still sucks  —  The Galaxy S9 is all of the good and all of the bad we've come to expect from Samsung  —  There comes a point …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Netflix data shows that while only 25% of users sign up on TVs, most viewing, ~45% after one month and 70% after six months, happens on TVs  —  Most Netflix subscribers sign up on phones or computers.  But 70 percent of viewing happens on TVs.  —  You can watch Netflix in almost every country in the world, on any device you want.
StarWars.com:
Iron Man director Jon Favreau to write and produce a live-action Star Wars series for Disney's new streaming service  —  The director of Iron Man and The Jungle Book will helm the series for Disney's new direct-to-consumer platform.  —  Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Uber's VP of Product, Daniel Graf, is leaving and will be replaced by Assaf Ronen, Amazon's VP of Voice Shopping  —  Assaf Ronen has been running the e-commerce giant's voice shopping efforts.  —  In another high-profile executive departure at Uber, product head Daniel Graf is leaving the company, according to sources.
Maria Temming / Science News:
Study of 4.5M+ tweets from 2006 to 2017 confirms inaccurate news spreads faster and further than true stories, and humans, not bots, are primarily to blame  —  An analysis of 4.5 million tweets shows falsehoods are 70 percent more likely to get shared  —  There's been a lot of talk …
Frank Chaparro / Business Insider:
Coinbase hires Eric Scro, previously head of finance at the NYSE, as its VP of Finance  —  - The New York Stock Exchange lost an executive to cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, according to a blog post by the company.  — Eric Scro is set to join the San Francisco-based company as vice president of finance.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
McAfee acquires Canada-based VPN provider TunnelBear, is likely to integrate it into its Safe Connect VPN service  —  McAfee announced that it has acquired Canada-based virtual private network (VPN) company TunnelBear.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat confirms it's testing @-tagging other users in Stories; swiping up in a Story with tags shows tagged usernames, handles, Bitmoji, and Add buttons  —  Snapchat now lets you @-tag someone in your Story, creating a swipe up “more” option that shows the tagged person's name, handle …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple says it audited 756 suppliers for its annual Supplier Responsibility Report, finds 44 “core violations” of labor rules in 2017, double the previous year  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Wednesday that it had found violations of its labor and environmental policies for suppliers …

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