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March 31, 2018, 4:30 PM

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Fred Lambert / Electrek:
Tesla says Autopilot was engaged during fatal Model X crash on Mar. 23, and the driver didn't respond to warnings to take control of the car before the crash  —  After a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X that caught on fire after the crash came under investigation …
Google Devs / Google Developers Blog:
Google is shutting off URL shortener goo.gl to new users next month and will shut it down for all users next year; existing links will continue to redirect  —  Posted by Michael Hermanto, Software Engineer, Firebase  —  We launched the Google URL Shortener back in 2009 as a way to help people …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Accelerating and increasingly damaging leaks show Facebook's crumbling internal morale, which could be more pressing than threats like regulation or user exodus  —  These kinds of leaks didn't happen when I started reporting on Facebook eight years ago.  It was a tight-knit cult convinced …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Leaked Facebook employee thread about now-deleted Boz memo had ~3,000 comments, with dozens criticizing leakers, others empathizing with users  —  “I've always thought our ‘open but punitive’ stance was particularly vulnerable to suicide bombers."  —  The publication of a June 2016 memo describing …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Pr0gramm, the image hosting community behind Coinhive software that hijacks browsers to mine cryptocurrency, donates $250K+ to cancer research after exposé  —  A story published here this week revealed the real-life identity behind the original creator of Coinhive …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Uber launches uberBODA in Uganda, its first motorcycle service in Africa, as Taxify starts similar service in Uganda and Kenya  —  Global ride-hailing rivals Taxify and Uber have launched motorcycle passenger service in East Africa.  Customers of both companies in Uganda and Taxify riders …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber is shutting down UberRUSH, its on-demand business delivery service for items weighing less than 30 pounds, ending services on June 30  —  Uber is closing the doors on its on-demand package delivery service for merchants, RUSH, in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago, TechCrunch has learned.
CNBC:
Cobalt Robotics raises $13M Series A from Sequoia Capital, Storm Ventures, and Founders Fund for its roving robotic security guard  —  - Sequoia Capital, Storm Ventures and Founders Fund are among investors in a $13 million venture funding round for Cobalt Robotics.

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Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
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Zoho:
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AWS Startups:
How Daivergent Is Helping Autistic People with Careers in Tech  —  Founded in 2017 by Byron Dai and Rahul Mahida, Daivergent's platform connects AI companies with high-volume data needs to a remote workforce comprised of people with autism.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson joins Disrupt SF to talk about US crewed spaceflight  —  The space race is back on, but this time it's closer to home: A number of U.S. companies are vying to become …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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