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February 26, 2019, 12:25 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Music appears as a supported service in the Google Home iOS app, suggesting Apple Music integration is coming to Google Home devices  —  Apple Music may be soon be available as an option on Google Home devices, according to an image that was shared by MacRumors reader Jason.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has been testing a sleep tracking feature for the Watch for several months in California and could add it to a future version by 2020  —  - Company holding studies at headquarters to track sleep habits  — Function would compete with wearables from Fitbit and Withings
The Guardian:
UK far-right activist Tommy Robinson has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking policies on hate speech  —  Far-right founder of English Defence League repeatedly breached hate speech rules  —  Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: Facebook has been telling news publishers that it will only renew about a third of the existing news shows that it has funded for Facebook Watch  —  Facebook is showing a greater willingness to ax news programming that's not working on Facebook Watch.
Hadas Gold / CNN:
DC appeals court rejects the Department of Justice's bid to overturn a ruling that cleared the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner  —  London (CNN Business)An appeals court has rejected the Justice Department's bid to overturn a ruling that cleared the way for AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.
CNN:
Amid employee pushback, Satya Nadella defends Microsoft's $479M US Army contract for HoloLens, says Microsoft will not withhold tech from democratic governments  —  Barcelona (CNN Business)Satya Nadella has defended Microsoft's $479 million contract to supply augmented reality systems …
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Lindsey Bever / Washington Post:
Suicide tips and other dark and dangerous content was found spliced in kids' cartoon videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids  —  Free Hess, a pediatrician and mother, had learned about the chilling videos over the summer when another mom spotted one on YouTube Kids.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: US Cyber Command disrupted internet access for Russia's Internet Research Agency during the midterms, as the US becomes more assertive  —  The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms …
Variety:
Spotify's launch in India hits a snag as Warner Music Group files an injunction to bar Spotify's access to Warner/Chappell's library of 1M+ songs  —  UPDATED: Spotify's long-anticipated launch in India could be days away, but the Swedish company is taking its licensing negotiations with the three major music groups to the wire.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ThirdLove, which sells female lingerie and underwear in a variety of shapes and sizes, raises $55M Series B, source says at a $750M+ valuation  —  Direct-to-consumer startups — making products that leverage the internet to bypass third-party marketplaces and retailers to engage …
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Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Coinbase says that XRP, the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, will be added to the Coinbase Pro exchange beginning tomorrow; XRP price jumps ~10%  —  Coinbase plans to add XRP, one of the world's most controversial cryptocurrencies, to the list of virtual coins traded on its exchange, the company said Monday.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Vast Data emerges from stealth, raising $40M Series B, for “exabyte-scale” enterprise storage  —  Smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and internet of things devices generate more data today than at any time in history — close to 2.5 quintillion bytes, some say.
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