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March 9, 2018, 12:05 PM

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Waymo:
Waymo is piloting self-driving cargo trucks in Atlanta for carrying cargo bound for Google's data centers starting next week  —  Waymo's mission has always been to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around.  So far, the focus has mostly been on people …
New York Times:
Sources: Barack and Michelle Obama are nearing a content deal with Netflix for a series of shows; Apple and Amazon also expressed interest  —  WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide …
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Jack Dorsey says Twitter is working on getting users to verify themselves; product director says it would help users spot suspicious accounts easier  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said in a Periscope livestream today that the company is working to allow any user to become verified.
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.
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 …
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 …

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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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