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March 9, 2018, 8:15 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: Barack and Michelle Obama are nearing a content deal with Netflix; Apple and Amazon said to be interested as well  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform …
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
CIRP report finds that Android brand loyalty rate in the US has remained at a steady high since 2016, at 91% today, while iOS has a loyalty rate of 86%  —  Samsung's new Galaxy S9 may not quite live up to the iPhone X when it comes to Samsung's implementation of a Face ID-style system or its odd take on AR emoji.
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 …
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.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Dropbox announces deeper integration with Salesforce ahead of IPO, enabling Dropbox folders to be embedded in Salesforce Commerce Cloud and Marketing Cloud  —  Dropbox is not messing around.  Two weeks ago it announced its IPO.  Just last week it announced a big partnership with Google …
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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.
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss / Reuters:
Digital currency asset management firm Multicoin raises capital from Marc Andreessen, David Sacks, others, says it will hit $250M crypto fund target by June  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based Multicoin Capital, an asset management firm with a long-term positive view on digital currencies …

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