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March 16, 2018, 5:15 PM

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple announces media event at a Chicago high school at 10am CT on March 27, focused on “creative new ideas for teachers and students”  —  Apple today invited the media to an event on Tuesday, March 27 at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago.
Abner Li / 9to5Mac:
Google Lens starts rolling out to Google Photos for iOS  —  Last month, Google announced that Lens — its set of visual search and analysis tools — is coming to iOS.  First introduced at last year's Google I/O developer conference, it will be rolling out over the coming weeks to all users using Google Photos.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft confirms it has been testing subscriptions for rides for the past few months, starting at $199 for 30 rides a month  —  30 rides for $199 a month.  Or is it $300?  —  Lyft is testing monthly subscription plans for high-frequency users, a sign that the company is shifting toward a Netflix or Spotify model for transportation.
Molly McHugh / The Ringer:
Digg announces that it will shut down Digg Reader, its barebones RSS reader, on March 26  —  A requiem for a haven from algorithms and trending topics  —  On Wednesday, Digg announced that it will be shutting down Digg Reader on March 26.  The RSS reader, for me and likely many others …
Financial Times:
Sources: Paul Jacobs, former Qualcomm executive chairman and son of the founder, informed the company board that he is considering bid to take Qualcomm private  —  James Fontanella-Khan in New Orleans, Tom Braithwaite in San Francisco and Arash Massoudi in Helsinki March 15, 2018
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook apologizes and says it is investigating why its search box autocomplete suggested sexual videos, child abuse content, and other strange results  —  Searches starting ‘video of’ returned autocomplete suggestions of sexual videos and child abuse content
Daniel Oberhaus / Motherboard:
Plattsburgh, NY imposes an 18-month moratorium on bitcoin mining for new commercial operations, after residents complained of increased electricity bills  —  Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city's cheap electricity.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it is testing a change to Windows 10 that will open links clicked within Windows Mail in Edge, even if Edge is not the default browser  —  A desperate move to grab browser share  —  Microsoft is testing a new change to its future version of Windows 10 which will probably annoy anyone using the operating system.
Alex Wilhelm / Crunchbase News:
Cloud security startup Zscaler closes at $33 per share on its first day of trading, up 106%, after raising $192M in its IPO; Zscaler is now valued at ~$3.9B  —  There's demand for new tech shares if your name is Zscaler, a company that sported a billion-dollar-plus valuation before it went public today.

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