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March 25, 2019, 11:05 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple will charge $9.99/mo each for HBO, Showtime, and Starz subscriptions, and will monetize its own content; premium news service will cost $9.99/mo  —  For the first time, Apple will present its Services vision to the public at tomorrow's March 25 event.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Kaspersky: ASUS pushed a malicious backdoor to ~500K Windows machines for at least five months last year, after its live software update tool was compromised  —  The Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS is believed to have pushed the malware to hundreds of thousands of customers through …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Report: Nintendo could launch two new Switch consoles this year, a high-end model aimed at serious gamers and a cheaper model with a focus on portability  —  Nintendo might launch two new Switches as early as this summer, reports the WSJ.  As previously rumored, one would likely be a smaller …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube has canceled plans for high-end dramas and comedies as it pulls back from earlier plans for a paid service with Hollywood-quality shows  —  - Google video unit is said to cancel plans for high-end series  — Executive Susanne Daniels is said to be looking to move on
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber to announce the $3.1B acquisition of Dubai-based Careem soon, paying $1.4B in cash and $1.7B in convertible notes at a price of $55 per Uber share  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is set to announce a $3.1 billion cash-and-share deal to acquire its Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi reports Q4 revenue of ~$6.62B, up 26.5% YoY, as its sales outside of China grow to 40% of its total revenue from 28% last year  —  Xiaomi, the Chinese company known for its cheap handsets and a vision to drive revenues by selling internet services, has come in ahead of analysts' estimates …
Caleb Henry / SpaceNews.com:
Tarana Wireless, which develops tech for fixed wireless access, raises $60M from Khosla Ventures and satellite operator EchoStar, bringing total raised to $200M  —  WASHINGTON — Tarana Wireless, a broadband infrastructure developer that counts OneWeb founder Greg Wyler among its backers …

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