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March 27, 2018, 10:15 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple refreshes 9.7" iPad with Pencil support and A10 Fusion, all other specs stay the same; ships this week starting at $329 for consumers and $299 for schools  —  Apple is introducing a new iPad today at its education event in Chicago.  Rumors of a new, cheaper iPad emerged recently …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple unveils Schoolwork app, which lets teachers assign handouts and track progress of their students, coming in June; apps can integrate using ClassKit  —  Apple is making a big push into education, and part of that is through apps.  At its event today, the company announced a tool called Schoolwork …
Lory Gil / iMore:
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Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress “within a matter of weeks”  —  Zuckerberg says he's open to testifying before Congress  —  After repeated calls for him to do so, Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook will not unveil its smart speakers at F8 while it deals with data misuse scandal, but still plans to launch speakers later this year  —  Social network had hoped to show off devices at F8 in May  —  Company still plans to launch products later this year
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
A US appeals court revives Oracle's billion-dollar copyright claim against Google, saying Google's use of Java wasn't “fair use”  —  Google could owe Oracle Corp. billions of dollars after an appeals court said it didn't have the right to use the Oracle-owned Java programming code …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
On-demand shipping/delivery startup Shyp, which raised a total of ~$63M, is ending operations and laying off all its employees  —  The company that hoped to revolutionize shipping is ending operations today-a poster child for a whole era of venture-funded ideas that has come and gone.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google adds support for 39 more languages to Maps  —  Google today announced that Google Maps is getting support for 39 additional languages.  —  The newly supported languages are Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Burmese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US DOJ's inspector general says the FBI's order to compel Apple to assist in unlocking iPhone in February 2016 was sought before exhausting its options  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation did not exhaust possible solutions to unlock an iPhone connected to a gunman involved …
The Firefox Frontier:
Mozilla launches Facebook Container Extension for Firefox that isolates your digital identity, preventing Facebook from tracking your activity on other sites  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling your accounts.
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Oscar Health raises $165M in a round led by Founders Fund with participation from Alphabet's Capital G and Verily; sources say funding brings valuation to $3.2B  —  - Oscar Health's valuation is now at more than $3 billion, sources say, after it raised another big round from Alphabet, Founders Fund and others.
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