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March 9, 2018, 10:45 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Intel is working with advisors to consider options in response to Broadcom's pursuit of Qualcomm, including an acquisition offer for Broadcom  —  Tech giant working with advisers on evaluating deal and other possible acquisitions  —  Intel Corp. INTC 2.86% is considering a range …
Scott Soshnick / Bloomberg:
Facebook gets exclusive rights to stream 25 MLB afternoon games, making MLB first league to air season games solely on Facebook; sources say price ~$30M-$35M  —  First time a major U.S. league has given Facebook exclusivity  —  Most games will be on Wednesday afternoons; MLB will produce
Waymo:
Waymo is piloting self-driving trucks on highways in Atlanta region 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 …
Paul Ford / Bloomberg:
Bitcoin and ICOs are in 1999-like bubble; they'll crash but will produce the next Google and Facebook and all the great and scary things the internet gave us  —  The true believers won't stop until they've remade the world.  Some of it will be thrilling.  Some of it will keep us up at night.
Chris Bing / Cyberscoop:
Research: major ISPs in Turkey and Egypt are serving redirect links to malware-infected software for users downloading apps from vendors like Opera and Avast  —  An expansive and ongoing computer espionage campaign spread across Egypt, Turkey and Syria has been powered by technology developed …
Brad Abrams / The Keyword:
Google updates Assistant with better media playback, subscriptions for Actions, and lets third-party vendors add custom Assistant commands to their devices  —  While I typically use my Google Assistant to play music, control my lights and set timers, it's easy to dream about what else could be possible …
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Palantir and Raytheon win a decade-long $876M army contract; Palantir won a lawsuit over the army's bidding practices before the contract was awarded  —  Billionaire investor Peter Thiel got a fresh victory in Washington.  His data-mining startup, Palantir Technologies Inc. …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook strikes a licensing deal with Warner Music, the last major label holdout, to use Warner's music in videos and messages on Facebook  —  Just weeks after signing a large licensing deal with leading indy label representative ICE, Facebook has continued its march into the world of music …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat and Instagram have temporarily removed their integrations with Giphy after users saw a racist GIF as an option to add to images  —  Snapchat and Instagram have temporarily removed their Giphy GIF sticker features after users saw an extremely racist GIF as an option to add to their images.
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