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March 23, 2018, 3:45 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to introduce new low-cost iPads and software for the education market at its event in Chicago next week  —  Company holding rare education-focused event next week  —  Lower-cost and Pro models have recently reignited iPad sales  —  Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce …
Sara Salinas / CNBC:
Dropbox opens up ~40% on its first day of trading after pricing its shares at $21, above already increased range of $18-$20/share, and raising $756M in its IPO  —  - Dropbox, once valued as high as $10 billion, reported more than $1 billion in 2017 revenue and 500 million registered users …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung says it is investigating user reports about Galaxy S9 and S9+ touchscreen responsiveness issues  —  Tonight Samsung has responded to growing reports of Galaxy S9/S9+ phones with touchscreen problems.  Android Police points to a few threads on Reddit and Samsung's own support forums …
Loren Grush / The Verge:
After some users challenged Elon Musk on Twitter, he removed the Facebook pages for both SpaceX and Tesla  —  During a mid-afternoon tweetstorm, Elon Musk deleted both of his companies' Facebook pages after being challenged to do so by a few of his followers.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Craigslist pulls all personal ads after passage of sex-trafficking bill FOSTA, says any tool or service can be misused and that it can't take such risk  —  Online classified site Craigslist has pulled its entire personal ad section after Congress passed a new sex-trafficking bill that puts more liability on Web sites.
The Daily Beast:
Source: US investigators identify Guccifer 2.0 as a GRU officer, attributed via hacker's login to US social media service without a VPN from a Moscow IP address  —  Guccifer 2.0, the “lone hacker” who took credit for providing WikiLeaks with stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Tumblr confirms 84 accounts linked to Internet Research Agency and has begun emailing users who interacted with them; accounts were ID'd and deleted last fall  —  Tumblr has confirmed that Kremlin trolls were active on its platform during the 2016 US presidential elections.
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Pivotal, cloud computing software and consulting services provider that has raised $1.7B since its spin out from EMC and VMware in 2012, files for an IPO  —  - Pivotal, last valued at $2.8 billion, has filed to go public.  — Dell is the single largest shareholder in Pivotal and will retain …
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
About 2M Spotify users, or 2.3% of users of its free service, are avoiding ads via modified apps or accounts, according to Spotify's IPO filing  —  Over 2 percent of free users  —  Earlier this month, news broke that Spotify was cracking down on users running modded versions of the Spotify app …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US DoJ charges nine Iranians and an Iranian company with hacking parts of US government, UN, and hundreds of universities in the US and around the world  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday charged nine Iranians and an Iranian company with attempting to hack into hundreds …

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