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March 26, 2019, 7:10 AM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple launches Apple News+ in US and Canada, a subscription service with news pubs like WSJ and 300+ mags, for $9.99/month and free sharing with family accounts  —  The new subscription service is launching in the US and Canada today  —  Apple has just revealed its new Apple News Plus service …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple News+ will surface WSJ stories of general interest; subscribers will have access to 3 days worth of business and financial news in WSJ's archives  —  Apple News+ was officially announced earlier today, allowing users to pay $9.99 per month for access to 300 magazines and select newspapers.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple News+ is a fine way to read magazines, but its UX's roots in Texture makes finding content from newspapers and digital news outlets difficult  —  Few entities have the potential to help improve news production and consumption more than Apple.  This falls short of hopes.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Apple Card has a rotating security code that is protected by Touch ID or Face ID, helping better prevent credit card fraud  —  Apple's new credit card has a curious security feature that will make it much more difficult to carry out credit card fraud.  —  The aptly named Apple Card …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
McDonald's is acquiring Dynamic Yield, which uses machine learning to personalize online shopping such as recommending products; source says deal worth $300M+  —  McDonald's is announcing an agreement to acquire personalization company Dynamic Yield.  —  The announcement does not include a price …
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Images hidden in iOS 12.2 offer a first look at Apple's new “Powerbeats Pro” wireless sport earbuds with an AirPods-like case  —  Last week, a report suggested that Apple is planning to release a “truly wireless” version of Beats Powerbeats headphones next month.
William Gallagher / AppleInsider:
Apple announces Apple TV+, its new ad-free streaming service with original content from Spielberg, JJ Abrams, and others, coming to 100+ countries in the fall  —  At Apple's March special event, Apple has revealed its much-awaited Apple TV Channels streaming video service to the world …
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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Apple announces an ad-free game subscription service, Apple Arcade, bundling 100+ paid offline-playable iPhone and iPad games, coming this fall, pricing TBD  —  Apple wants to tilt the balance from ad-laden freemium gaming titles towards upfront gaming experiences that can be downloaded across platforms on iOS and macOS.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Uber to acquire Middle East rival Careem in a $3.1B deal with $1.7B in convertible notes and $1.4B in cash  —  - Uber's $3.1 billion agreement to buy Careem consists of $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion in cash.  — Dubai-based Careem claims more than 30 million registered users …
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 …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Pentagon memo: docs about Google's Project Maven are exempt from disclosure via FOIA inquiries because they constitute “critical infrastructure security” info  —  In September 2017, Aileen Black wrote an email to her colleagues at Google.  Black, who led sales to the U.S. government …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The history of Medium, told through a timeline of tweets, articles, and Ev Williams' own statements about the site  —  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  Fool me seven times, well...how much money do you have, again?  —  Less than a year after Medium abruptly canceled …

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