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March 15, 2018, 1:10 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Ex-Apple employees say Siri was released prematurely, leading to development debates after launch, and that the Siri team was unaware of HomePod until 2015  —  The Information has published an in-depth look at how Siri has transitioned from one of Apple's most promising technologies into a “major problem” for the company.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android Security 2017 Year in Review: 60.3% of potentially harmful Android apps were detected via machine learning, Play Protect reviews 50B+ apps every day  —  Google released its Android Security 2017 Year in Review report today, the fourth installment of the company's attempt to educate …
Lily Katz / Bloomberg:
Coinbase gets e-money license in the UK and partners with Barclays, enabling easier deposits and withdrawals for UK customers  —  Coinbase Inc., one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, said it obtained an e-money license in the U.K. as it expands services in Europe.
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Wikimedia says it was unaware of YouTube's plans to use Wikipedia content next to conspiracy videos, amid concerns it could increase article vandalism  —  Well, this is awkward  —  At SXSW yesterday, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced that the platform would start adding information …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify confirms it is testing an in-app voice control feature and user demo shows fairly accurate speech recognition  —  Now Spotify listens to you instead of the other way around.  Spotify has a new voice search interface that lets you say “Play my Discover Weekly,” “Show Calvin Harris” or “Play some upbeat pop” to pull up music.

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