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March 8, 2018, 11:20 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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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