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March 29, 2018, 2:05 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft splits Windows & Devices Group; Rajesh Jha to lead Experiences & Devices, Scott Guthrie to lead Cloud + AI Platform, Harry Shum to lead AI + Research  —  To: Microsoft - All Employees; All MS Store Employees FTE  —  Today, I'm announcing the formation of two new engineering teams …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Terry Myerson, VP of Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, is leaving as part of a company-wide reorg; Surface chief Panos Panay becomes chief product officer  —  Microsoft's latest company reorg includes some major changes to its Windows and Devices organization, including the departure of its current leader, Terry Myerson.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook shuts down Partner Categories, says it will stop using data from third-party aggregators like Experian to supplement its own data for ad targeting  —  Facebook says it's going to stop using data from third-party data providers like Experian and Acxiom.
Channel 4 News:
Despite claims of data being deleted, leaked cache from a Cambridge Analytica source details personality and psychological profiles of 136K people in Colorado  —  Facebook said it took steps to ensure harvested campaign data had been “destroyed”.  But Channel 4 News has now discovered …
Facebook:
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Snap cuts about 100 employees from its advertising team, the final step in a restructuring process set in motion in Q4  —  The reductions this time center on its ad division  —  Snap Inc. is cutting another set of employees, focusing this time on the advertising side of the business …
Michael Sheetz / CNBC:
Trump goes after Amazon on Twitter amid reports of obsession, saying the firm pays “little or no taxes” and is putting “thousands of retailers out of business”  —  - President Donald Trump went after Amazon in a tweet, saying the online retailer pays “little or no taxes to state & local governments.”
New York Times:
A look at how Atlanta is dealing with a ransomware attack, one of the most sustained and consequential cyberattacks ever mounted against a major American city  —  ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta's 8,000 employees got the word on Tuesday that they had been waiting for: It was O.K. to turn their computers on.
Bradley Chambers / 9to5Mac:
Apple's education-focused events in 2012 and 2018 show that its vision does not fit with reality because of a lack of understanding of what teachers need  —  Making The Grade is a weekly series from Bradley Chambers covering Apple in education.  Bradley has been managing Apple devices in an education environment since 2009.
Bernie Woodall / Reuters:
Uber reaches settlement with family of autonomous vehicle accident victim killed in Tempe, Arizona  —  TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The family of the woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 11.3 with throttling controls, ARKit 1.5, Health Records, new Animoji, Business Chat for iMessage, more; watchOS 4.3 and tvOS 11.3 also out  —  Apple today released iOS 11.3, the twelfth official update to the iOS 11 operating system that first came out in September …
Andrew Gebhart / CNET:
Google Home devices can now connect to any bluetooth speaker using the Google Home app without the need for a separate Chromecast audio streamer  —  The Google Home will now let you listen to music on your own Bluetooth speakers — no Chromecast streamer required.

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