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March 11, 2019, 5:40 PM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces a special event on March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater where it is expected to announce a streaming video service and a news subscription service  —  The rumors were true: Apple will hold its next special event on March 25th at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Nvidia to buy Mellanox Technologies, which makes chips and other hardware for data center servers, for $6.9B  —  - Mellanox holders offered $125-per-share in all-cash deal  — Graphics chipmaker trying to further embed itself in servers  —  Nvidia Corp. agreed to buy chipmaker Mellanox …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
twttr, Twitter's beta app to test new ideas, starting with a new design that color-codes replies, is launching today for some English and Japanese users on iOS  —  Twitter's new prototype application is rolling out to the first group of testers starting today, the company announced this afternoon by way of a tweet.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researchers find Box enterprise cloud storage accounts leaking sensitive data like prices for donated body parts and backdoor passwords to city waterworks  —  Security researchers have found dozens of companies inadvertently leaking sensitive corporate and customer data because staff …
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked documents reveal CBP plans to deploy facial recognition tech at US airports in as little as two years, despite concerns about the tech and its legality  —  In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing its borders.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Tesla reverses course, says it will keep more stores open than previously planned, and will raise vehicle prices by ~3% worldwide after March 18  —  - Tesla CEO Elon Musk told employees in an e-mail late Sunday night that the company would be shifting its sales plans yet again.
Greg Brockman / OpenAI:
OpenAI creates a new “capped-profit” company called OpenAI LP which will raise outside investments but will have a capped return  —  We've created OpenAI LP, a new “capped-profit” company that allows us to rapidly increase our investments in compute and talent while including checks and balances to actualize our mission.
Dana Thomas / New York Times:
Profile of Morin Oluwole, the global head of luxury for Facebook and Instagram, who helps brands like Louis Vuitton and Dior target customers on the platform  —  Morin Oluwole heads the social media giant's advisory operation for Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and others.

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