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March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils cloud gaming division led by Microsoft vet Kareem Choudhry who says the company wants content available across all devices, hints at streaming  —  Cloud services seen as the future of games  —  Microsoft shipped its first video game in 1981, appropriately named Microsoft Adventure.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: stock-trading app Robinhood is raising around $350M led by DST Global at a $5.6B valuation, a fourfold increase in one year  —  Russian firm DST Global is leading the $350 million investment in the stock-trading app  —  Robinhood Financial LLC is set to be valued at about $5.6 billion …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
SwiftKey 7.0, in the first major update from Microsoft after acquisition, introduces toolbar with GIFs and stickers; location and calendar features coming soon  —  Microsoft is unveiling its first major update to the SwiftKey keyboard it acquired back in 2016.
Leigh Cuen / CoinDesk:
Lightning Labs raises $2.5M from Jack Dorsey, Charlie Lee, David Sacks, and more, launches beta of software that allows Bitcoin Lightning Network payments  —  A version of bitcoin's much-anticipated Lightning Network is finally ready for real users.  —  Announced today, California startup Lightning Labs …
Tim / Droid Life:
Google Maps rolls out “wheelchair accessible” route options in London, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Boston, and Sydney  —  Navigating city centers, as well as bus and train stations can sometimes be complicated for those in a wheelchair or with other mobility needs.
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Adobe beats with Q1 revenue of $2.08B, up 24% YoY, boosted by subscription revenue of $1.79B; stock has surged 25% so far this year after jumping 70% last year  —  Customers are buying multiple applications from the company  —  Adobe to raise prices on popular software, like Photoshop
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Intel says upcoming 8th-gen Xeon and Core CPUs have been redesigned to provide hardware protection against Spectre variant 2 and Meltdown vulnerabilities  —  As promised, Intel has redesigned its upcoming 8th-gen Xeon and Core processors to further reduce the risks of attacks via the Spectre …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces event on March 27 in Chicago, focused on “creative new ideas for teachers and students”  —  Apple today invited the media to an event on Tuesday, March 27 in Chicago, with the tagline “creative new ideas for teachers and students.”

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