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Monday Highlights: Fears of dwindling iPhone demand prompts two AAPL downgrades, and KGI analyst predicts iPhone X discontinuation by summer due to weak demand, poor sales as opposed to price drop when new models intro'd in Fall—more in our General Interest section; CIRP releases another bit of data today noting 1 out of 5 smartphones bought in the US last quarter was the iPhone X; Apple teams with Malala Fund in order to support girls' education; Hearst ranch in California powers Apple Park with their solar power array; ominous warning sounded on Facebook; some screen time is actually beneficial to children according to Wall Street Journal; might wireless and fast charging put a dent in battery life?; Business Insider's Avery Hartmans recounts her hellish experiences at an Apple Store, which she feels reveal "larger problems with Apple's retail presence".

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  • "Apple Analyst: Prepare To Be Underwhelmed on Monday"  Fortune 11:18 AM
  • "The Behind-the-Scenes Fight Between Apple and the FBI: Obama administration officials and Apple initially shared some common ground on data encryption. Then terrorists struck in San Bernardino, and everything changed."  Bloomberg 9:25 PM
  • "Apple vs. the F.B.I.: How the Case Could Play Out"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:37 AM
  • "Apple's 9.7-inch 'iPad Pro' to bring flagship glory back to full-size form factor"  AppleInsider 6:40 AM
  • "Apple seeks to boost sales with cheaper iPhone SE: Company to tackle projected drop in iPhone sales with launch of updated model" Irish Times 8:22 PM
  • "Apple's new spaceship Cupertino HQ: in pictures" Telegraph 6:42 AM
  • "Apple plans fifth avenue-like store in India, to set up smaller outlets in the country" The Economic Times 5:56 PM
  • "Countdown to doomsday: Apple, FBI face off in court Tuesday/In their struggle over cracking into an iPhone used by a terrorist, both sides present scary scenarios for what will happen should the other party prevail." CNET 3/19
  • "Apple to Upgrade Smaller iPhone: Company aims to cater to consumers who prefer phones with smaller screens" [Paid Membership Required] 3/19
  • "iPhone SE: Why Apple's small phone could prove one of its biggest hits"  Telegraph 3/19
  • "Apple hires away Amazon exec to head up corporate digital security, report says" AppleInsider 3/19
  • "Apple's top security expert to testify in court this Tuesday" BGR 3/19
  • "Why Apple is announcing a new 4-inch 'iPhone SE' in March"  AppleInsider 3/19
  • "Apple Won't Let the iPad Be an iPad"  Thurrott 3/19
  • "Mac extends its lead over Linux among software developers, chipping away at Windows" GeekWire 3/19
  • "More developers now use OS X than Linux, says 'most comprehensive survey ever conducted'" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Survey: More Developers Now Use OS X Than Linux, Swift Second Most Loved Language" MacTrast 3/18
  • "How to Fix 'Account Limit Reached: Device No Longer Eligible for Creating Apple ID / iCloud' Error Messages" OS X Daily 3/18
  • "Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving from Windows to Mac, downloading a playlist, and more" Macworld 3/18
  • "Pointers: Multiple OS X on a Stick (part 2) (OS X, iOS)" MacNN 3/18
  • "Understanding basic image file formats" Macworld 3/18
  • "A 5-second fix might make your Chrome browser much smoother" BGR 3/18
  • "Panorama Photos Beyond The iPhone" Mac360 3/18
  • "Mac Screenshots As Easy As Snap And Drag" NoodleMac 3/18
  • "Things I Really Like about OS X Jaguar" Low End Mac 9:33 PM
  • "Increasing your trust: Certificate Pinning on iOS" Fast Chicken 5:23 PM
  • "Here's how Siri might get to your desktop" Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "Why smaller iOS developers would be smart to head back to the Mac"  Macworld 3/18
  • "User interface discussion includes a cautionary tale with Versions and Time Machine due to tricky differences between entering Time Machine from the Finder and entering it from an app, plus App Store issues and more tricks for finding things in web pages on an iPhone." MacInTouch 3/18
Press Releases
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Liveblog: Apple's March 21 iPhone and iPad event: Join us at 10 a.m. Pacific for announcements, photos, and commentary." Ars Technica 3:05 PM
  • "How to Watch the Apple Event on March 21 Live" iPhone Hacks 8:51 AM
  • "Apple hires former Microsoft, Amazon executive to head corporate security" 9to5Mac 3/19
  • "Read the submitted proposal for Jobs family's new Silicon Valley estate" VentureBeat 3/19
  • "Steve Jobs and the strange afterlife of the historic Woodside mansion he demolished" VentureBeat 3/19
  • "The Woz's Immortalized Wax Figure Debuts at Comic Con" Patently Apple 3/19
  • "William Shatner mistakes Steve Wozniak as an inventor of the iPhone: The actor best known in the Star Trek world for his role as Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise kicks off his Silicon Valley Comic Con panel by putting the Apple co-founder on the spot." CNET 3/19
  • "Steve Wozniak and Stan Lee Team Up, Geek Out at Silicon Valley Comic Con" Re/code 3/19
  • "Judge Sheri Pym warns the Press of Long Security Process for the Apple-FBI hearing on Tuesday" Patently Apple 3/19
  • "Apple Watch will stay ahead in smartwatch race, but look out for Android Wear!" Cult of Android 3/18
  • "Why Huawei Is Winning and Apple Inc. Is Losing: Apple seems to be getting complacent as this Chinese smartphone vendor introduces cutting-edge technologies." The Motley Fool 3/18
  • "Apple Hires Corporate Security Chief Amid Legal Battle with FBI" Reuters 3/18
  • "Apple Hires Amazon Exec as VP of Corporate Information Security, a New Position" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "'Apple saved my life'" CNNMoney 3/18
  • "Mumbai rapper's powerful autobiographical song is India's first music video shot on the iPhone" Mashable 3/18
  • "Steve Wozniak to Be Immortalized in Wax" Re/code 3/18
  • "Apple's ex-sapphire supplier is out of bankruptcy and looking for work" Cult of Mac 3/18
Non-Apple News
  • "Your old Amazon Kindle needs an update to stay online: Pre-2013 Kindles will go incommunicado if they're not updated by March 22nd." Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "$115 million verdict in Hulk Hogan sex-tape lawsuit could wipe out Gawker" Ars Technica 3/18
  • "Wrestler Hulk Hogan wins $115 million in sex tape suit against Gawker" Reuters 3/18
  • "Twitter CEO says its 140-character limit for posts is 'staying'" iMore 3/18
  • "Anonymous Says It Just Released Trump's Social Security Number And Other Personal Details" BuzzFeed 3/18
  • "When Machines Think and Feel: and that should scare us" [Paid Membership Required] 3/18
  • "Samsung Galaxy S7 teardown reveals ho-hum refresh, says IHS" DigiTimes 3/18
  • "iMore show 500" iMore 3/19
  • "Final Cut Pro Radio Show 010 featuring Roger Bolton." FCPRadio 3/18
  • "TMO Daily Observations 2016-03-18: 'Loop' Media Event Predictions, Stonewalling GovtOS" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "How Social Media Has Affected Communication With Wendy Cherwinski" MacVoices 3/18
  • "Why Is Your Phone's Battery Life So Bad?" Re/code 3/18
  • "New Macs? One more thing? Catch our March 21st event predictions on The CultCast" Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' smart bands for Apple Watch, Apple v. the FBI, more" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "All the Apple rumors that are fit to podcast" Mashable 3/18
  • "Leaked video shows '4-inch' iPhone" WA Today 5:08 PM
  • "iPhone SE specs, price and release date: What you need to know" Telegraph 6:41 AM
  • "iPhone 'SE': iPhone 6s On The Cheap?" Forbes 6:41 AM
  • "Apple prepares to unveil iPhone SE, a smaller phone with narrower ambitions" WA Today 3/19
  • "iPhone SE, iPad Air Pro Expected At Apple's March 21 Event: Apple has a smaller iPhone, refreshed iPad, and loads of new software on deck for a media event scheduled for March 21. Here's what we know." InformationWeek 3/19
  • "New Apple iPad Pro will be most expensive 9.7-inch iPad yet at $599" Pocket-lint 3/19
  • "Apple to Upgrade Smaller iPhone: Company aims to cater to consumers who prefer phones with smaller screens" [Paid Membership Required] 3/19
  • "Apple's Replacement for the Unapologetically Plastic iPhone Debuts on Monday with a Proven Sexier Design" Patently Apple 3/19
  • "iPhone 7, 7 Plus, release date, specs and rumours" V3 3/19
  • "iPhones of the future might be powered by sugar" BGR 3/19
  • "iPhone SE design 'identical' to 5s with matte edges, will include 12 MP camera & 4K video"  9to5Mac 3/18
  • "New 'iPhone SE' cases suggest design nearly identical to iPhone 5s" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "Apple Prepares to Unveil Smaller iPhone With Narrower Ambitions" Bloomberg 3/18
  • "New Images Depict Alleged 7.04 Watt-Hour Battery Designed for iPhone 7" MacRumors 3/18
  • "Alleged parts leaks suggests Apple could boost battery life, feature ceramic body with 'iPhone 7'" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "9.7-inch iPad Pro to start at higher $599 price, come in 32 GB & 128 GB capacities"  9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Apple's smaller iPad Pro will reportedly start at $599" The Verge 3/18
  • "App update suggests Apple Pencil support coming to rumored 9.7" iPad Pro" Modmyi 3/18
  • "Mainstreaming USB-C On The Dell XPS 13 (2016) And 12-Inch MacBook" Forbes 3/18
  • "The first iOS malware has been discovered" Mashable 3/18
  • "Adobe data hints Apple has won the PC wars" Computerworld 3/18
  • "Apple's mobile Safari & Apple TV products see increased pressure in 2015, Adobe study says" AppleInsider 3/18
  • "Broadcom reportedly to phase out Wi-Fi chip business" DigiTimes 3/18
  • "Apple may need to find new WiFi chip supplier as Broadcom reportedly scales back production" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Apple Wi-Fi Chip Supplier Broadcom Reportedly Scaling Back Production" MacTrast 3/18
  • "Apple Needs a New WiFi Chip Supplier as Broadcom Bows Out" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "Huawei nets Messi as ambassador" Relaxnews 3/18
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/18
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/18
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 3/18

  • "One year later, Apple's 12-inch MacBook has become my favorite laptop/Commentary: Despite some shortcomings, this slim laptop has become my top go-to machine." CNET 8:53 AM
  • "BUMPRZ 2 'Anti-Case' for iPhone 6/6s/Plus review" The Gadgeteer 6:27 PM
  • "Fitbit Blaze reviewed: A totally unnecessary tracker with a few cool features/It's not a bad device, I just don't know why it exists." Ars Technica 8:53 AM
  • "Apple Watch versus Fitbit Blaze" iMore 3/19
  • "Microsoft Lumia 535 Review : Big Phone. Small Price" Low End Mac 3/19
  • "Apple iPad Pro Long Term Review: A Body Blow To Laptops Everywhere" Forbes 3/18
  • "Hands-On: Possible iPhone SE Case Reveals Close but Not Perfect Fit to iPhone 5s" MacRumors 3/18
  • "Review: Libratone Zipp (2016) and Zipp Mini Speaker" iLounge 3/18
  • "Thunderbolt 3 Storage: AKiTiO TB3 Duo Pro" Bare Feats 3/18
  • "Hands On: Mujjo Leather Case for iPhone 6s" MacNN 3/18
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Hands On: DataMan Next 9.2 (iOS/Apple Watch)" MacNN 3/18
  • "Overcast 2.5 review: Patron-backed podcast app gets more efficient and adds exclusive features" Macworld 3/18
  • "How-To: Safely backup and update iOS on your iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch" 9to5Mac 3:34 PM
  • "How to manage your iCloud storage on iPhone or iPad" iMore 3/19
  • "Don't want to buy a new iPhone or iPad? Here's how to speed up your old one" ZDNet 3/19
  • "How to use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3/19
  • "How to collaborate like a pro with Google Docs" Mashable 3/18
  • "How to add a Time-lapse or Photo face to your Apple Watch" iMore 3/18
  • "How To Retain The Formatting Of A Document When Publishing From Google Docs" AddictiveTips 3/18
  • "5 Easy Ways to Safeguard Your Kids and Their Tech Devices from Online Predators" MacTrast 3/18
  • "How to back up your iPhone or iPad using iCloud" iMore 3/18
  • "How to use iCloud Keychain on iPhone and iPad" iMore 3/18
  • "How To Add Quick Charging Mode To iPhone Or iPad" Redmond Pie 3/18
  • "How to Clear Instagram Search History" OS X Daily 3/18
  • "Chrome Handoff: a new tweak that enables Handoff for Chrome" iDownload Blog 3/18
  • "How to pick which email address is used as the reply in iOS" Macworld 3/18
  • "Slow iPhone? Seven quick tricks to speed it up" Telegraph 6:42 AM
  • "External display issues on your Mac? Try these steps" iDownload Blog 3/19
  • "How to live stream the Apple iPhone event on March 21" ZDNet 3/18
  • "How to find your lost iPhone with Tile" Cult of Mac 3/18
  • "11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners" PCWorld 3/18
  • "What to do if an App Store app you downloaded isn't working or won't open" iDownload Blog 3/18
  • "Watch Apple's Biggest Product Announcements in 2 Minutes" Time 9:35 PM
  • "Apple Watch At 1: How It's Changed/The Apple Watch debuted one year ago this month. How has the wearable changed over the year, and what's coming in the future?" InformationWeek 9:34 PM
  • "Apple's latest product event isn't causing a big stir" Associated Press 7:08 PM
  • "Apple Pay has a Siri problem: If it doesn't work in enough places, you'll stop trying" The Verge 3:58 PM
  • "Apple's Town Hall: A look back"  Six Colors 3:37 PM
  • "Apple, Inc. Just Struck a Huge Blow to Amazon: Apple shifted some of its budget from AWS to Google's cloud." The Motley Fool 3:19 PM
  • "Would I still buy an Apple Watch? On balance, yes" USA Today 6:41 AM
  • "Link: Apple Won't Let the iPad Be an iPad" Schwarztech 6:28 AM
  • "Why Don't We Have Cellular MacBooks?" MJ Tsai 3/19
  • "Apple iPad through the ages: in pictures" Telegraph 3/19
  • "Expectation overload: Grading the Apple Watch on a bad curve"  Macworld 3/19
  • "What to expect from Apple's 'boring' iPhone event"  Tech Insider 3/19
  • "Apple Does Not Need A New Tablet, It Needs A New Tablet Strategy"  Seeking Alpha 3/19
  • "How I built and presented my conference talk on the iPad" iMore 3/18
  • "Why Apple's Next iPhone May Kill The Headphone Jack, And What It Means For You" Digital Trends 3/18
  • "Android, iOS on Opposite Sides of Encryption Divide" LinuxInsider 3/18
  • "Opinion: With iPhones offering 4K video recording, it's crunch time for Apple's storage tiers" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "Highlights of the Steve Wozniak AMA on Reddit" Apple Gazette 3/18
  • "Apple And The Mystery Of iCloud" Mac360 3/18
  • "Damn, Apple Has Some Big Numbers" Mac360 3/18
  • "Apple And The Fear Of Computers" TeraTalks 3/18
  • "Opinion: Samsung could still 'learn' a thing or two from Apple" 9to5Google 3/18
  • "Opinion: Watchmakers get creative in face of smart threat" CNNMoney 3/18
Apple March 21 Event
  • "Five reasons to upgrade to iOS 9.3 - HOPEFULLY launching 21 March: iOS 9.3 is more than just a minor point release and introduces a bunch of new features that improve iPhones and iPads" Expert Reviews 7:08 PM
  • "Feature Request: How I hope the upcoming iTunes refresh improves Apple Music and more"  9to5Mac 3:06 PM
  • "iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: 'confirmed' design; Terminator time; and storage boost" Network World 5:55 PM
  • "Before iPhone SE Event, Has Apple Found An Unbeatable Celebrity Endorsement?" Forbes 3:58 PM
  • "Apple March 2016 'Loop you in' event preview" iMore 11:47 AM
  • "Apple Hopes To Attract More Buyers With Cheaper iPhone SE" CDR Info 11:18 AM
  • "Why Apple's Supposed New, Smaller iPhone Makes Sense"  Re/code 11:14 AM
  • "What will Apple's New iPhone 5SE cost? The rumored Apple 5SE is one of the most hotly anticipated product announcements ahead of Apple's March event." Christian Science Monitor 8:52 AM
  • "iPhone Pro Has Dual Cameras, These Images Give Us a First Look" TechEBlog 8:52 AM
  • "Cheap iPhone Will Damage Apple's Image" 24/7 Wall St. 8:36 AM
  • "25 Reasons Why The iPhone SE Is A Big Risk For Apple" Forbes 3/19
  • "Apple Prepares to Unveil Smaller iPhone With Narrower Ambitions" Bloomberg 3/19
  • "Predictions: What do MacNN's writers think Apple will show?" MacNN 3/18
  • "Are You Ready for the iPhone 6 Minus?" Low End Mac 3/18
  • "Apple's March 21 Event Will Have a Surprise Announcement" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "What to Expect at Apple's 'Let Us Loop You In' Media Event" MacRumors 3/18
  • "What to Expect at Apple's March 21 Event" PC Magazine 3/18
  • "Everything Apple needs to update, but won't announce at its event next week" 9to5Mac 3/18
  • "The art of the Apple event" iMore 3/18
  • "Will The Apple Event On Monday Disappoint?" Forbes 3/18
  • "What iMore expects from Apple's 'Let us Loop you in' event!" iMore 3/18
  • "3 Things to Expect From Apple's Big Event" Time 3/18
  • "Apple is unveiling a new iPhone next week — here's what's coming" Business Insider 3/18
  • "Apple is going to make my new iPad obsolete. Again: An expected new version of a 9.7-inch iPad means anyone who got an iPad Air 2 over the holidays should feel a little miffed."  CNET 3/18
  • "Let us loop you in: What to expect from Apple's March 21 event" Ars Technica 3/18
  • "What to expect at Monday's Apple event" CNNMoney 3/18
Apple vs. FBI
  • "Barack Obama's Careful Encryption Stance" Monday Note 2:59 PM
  • "FBI v. Apple: Why CALEA Matters So Much" Tech.pinions 8:53 AM
  • "Wolverton: We all have a stake in Apple's battle with the FBI" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 3/19
  • "How to Pass Time Until the Apple vs. FBI Courtroom Showdown" Fortune 3/19
  • "We need stronger limits on Apple-style court orders" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 3/19
  • "The FBI Just Turned the iPhone Unlocking Hearing into Evidentiary Hearing" The Mac Observer 3/18
  • "Will Apple Go the Way of Lavabit?" Fortune 3/18
  • "Long Before the Apple-FBI Battle, Lavabit Sounded a Warning" Wired 3/18
  • "Apple engineers rebel, refuse to work on iOS amid FBI iPhone battle" The Register 3/18
  • "Apple vs FBI: Tim Cook concedes helping authorities is a theoretical possibility/In the Apple vs FBI fight, the issue is very black and white for many people; you support Apple's position of standing firm against the FBI, or you believe the FBI should have unfettered access to whatever data it wants, regardless of the consequences."  BetaNews 3/18
  • "10 Revelations From Tim Cook's Big #AppleVsFBI Interview" BuzzFeed 3/18
  • "NYT: 'Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist'" Daring Fireball 3/18
  • "NYT: Apple engineers may quit before being forced to code insecure version of iOS for the FBI" The Next Web 3/18
  • "Apple engineers would rather quit than develop an iPhone backdoor for the FBI" BGR 3/18
  • "Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Weighs in on Encryption Debate" ABCNews 3/18
  • "Apple's Tim Cook on FBI Feud: 'No One's Going Dark'" NBC News 3/18
  • "Tim Cook says FBI can spy on people without needing to break iPhone encryption" BGR 3/18
  • "These Are the 10 Most Popular Tweets of All Time" Time 9:03 PM
  • "How the demonization of emulation devalues gaming's heritage" Ars Technica 5:23 PM
  • "Smartphone As Second Screen: Distraction or Aid" Social Barrel 6:28 AM
  • "PlayStation 4 & Xbox One adopting Nintendo's handheld update strategy makes sense to analysts" VentureBeat 3/19
  • "What I Learned From Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley: You Have To Keep Moving" Datamation 3/19
  • "Developers, Open Source Software Changing the Face of Networking" eWeek 3/19
  • "How Diablo found inspiration in hockey, Star Wars, and X-Com" VentureBeat 3/19
  • "There's a new display mode hiding in your Galaxy S7, but you'll never find it alone" BGR 3/18
  • "Amazon Kindle Owners Should Download This Update Immediately" Time 3/18
  • "Hands on: Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S is a 2-in-1 worth considering" Computerworld 3/18
  • "MSI's new gaming PC adds go-faster stripes to the Mac Pro" The Verge 3/18
  • "Is the Term 'Mobile First' Becoming Outmoded?" Tech.pinions 3/18
  • "First Android N update: Google promises new OTA release will fix performance issues" ZDNet 3/18
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Online Georgian TV Customized For iOS" prMac 9:02 PM
  • "Online Sri Lankan TV Customized For iOS" prMac 3/19
  • "Going gluten-free is easy with Nima, a portable gluten-sensing device: This gadget is like a mini lab kit for testing your food." Macworld 3/19
  • "Coming March 19: Gene Steinberg meets Bryan Chaffin, of The Mac Observer, and columnist and podcaster Peter Cohen, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 3/18
  • "Now there's one more way to use Apple Pay thanks to Ally Bank: Ally Bank, one of the biggest online-only banks in the U.S., has announced that it would start supporting Apple Pay for debit cardholders." Business Insider 3/18
  • "Apple Events app live on Apple TV" The Loop 3/18
  • "Global Wearable Medical Devices Market Worth USD 41.3 Billion by 2020 - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts Report 2014-2020 - Key Vendors: Fitbit, Nike, Adidas - Research and Markets" Business Wire 3/18
  • "2017 Escape Debuts New SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto; New Quality Checks Improve Ford's Best-Selling SUV" Business Wire 3/18
  • "ProtonMail launches an encrypted email service that even your mom could use" The Next Web 3/18
Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Reneges On Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Commitment, Leaves Some Lumias Out In The Cold" HotHardware 4:56 PM
  • "Microsoft breaks its Windows 10 Mobile upgrade promise" The Verge 3:56 PM
  • "Microsoft broke its Windows 10 Mobile promise, but it's not the end of the world" Neowin 7:23 PM
  • "Microsoft backtracks on Windows 7 support deadline: Extends support for Windows 7 and 8.1 on Skylake-powered PCs by one year, to July 2018" Computerworld New Zealand 1:00 PM
  • "Microsoft showcases future IT trends and solutions – 'Innovation Bazaar' brings together IT speakers, experts" Kuwait Times 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Revises Support Policy For Skylake Devices" UberGizmo 3:49 PM
  • "MD x86 Zen Based Raven Ridge APUs To Be Made of GloFo's 14nm Process – Amkor To Package Next Generation HBM APUs" WCCF Tech 3:49 PM
  • "These are 50 of Europe's fastest-growing tech companies (fine, they're baby EUnicorns)" VentureBeat 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft is trying to make Chrome extensions work on Edge: Obviously, the company wants developers to release versions of their add-ons for its browser." Engadget 3/19
  • "Microsoft is working on a tool to port Chrome extensions to Edge" BetaNews 3/19
  • "Internal email: Microsoft launches investigation into Xbox 'schoolgirl' dancer incident; 'We are not going to tolerate this,' says HR chief" GeekWire 3/19
  • "Xbox chief apologizes after female dancers were hired for GDC party" Neowin 3/19
  • "Microsoft says hiring go-go dancers at Xbox party was wrong: Microsoft says it was 'unequivocally wrong' for hosting a party with scantily dressed female dancers during a video game developers' conference" Associated Press 3/19
  • "Booking of scantily clad dancers at GDC draws apology from Microsoft" Digital Trends 3/19
  • "Microsoft Slapped With HR Reprimand As Scantily Clad Dancers Take Over Company GDC Party" HotHardware 3/19
  • "Microsoft Begins Windows 10 Rollout for Windows Phone 8.1" eWeek 3/19
  • "Good News, Windows 7 And 8.1 Users: Intel Skylake Support Gets 1-Year Extension" Tech Times 3/19
  • "Could Intel License Radeon Graphics IP Or Just Acquire AMD's RTG?" HotHardware 3/19
  • "This Watson-powered robot concierge is rethinking the hotel industry" ZDNet 3/19
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Is There Immediate Upside To Apple 2016 Estimates?" Forbes 12:56 PM
  • "Apple Raises Billions in Debt Market While Some Are Left in Cold" Bloomberg 3/18
  • "Apple Embraced by Bond Buyers While Others Left Out in the Cold" Bloomberg 3/18
Industry News
  • "Dow books longest winning streak in 5 months: S&P joins Dow in positive territory for the year" MarketWatch 3/18
  • "Stocks Score Fifth Week of Gains in Fed-Inspired Rally" TheStreet 3/18
  • "Stocks roll: Dow up 6 days now as S&P 500 turns positive for 2016" USA Today 3/18
  • "Healthcare, Financial Stocks Drive Gains on Wall St: The S&P 500 edged into positive territory for 2016 on Friday as gains in healthcare and financial stocks added to a rally spurred by the Fed's tempered view on interest rates and rising oil prices." Reuters 3/18
  • "Stocks Climb, Treasury Yields Slip After Fed Pares Outlook for Rate Increases: Dow industrials notch their highest close of the year" [Paid Membership Required] 3/18
  • "Currency gains boost most Asian markets: Most Asian shares rose Friday amid gains in oil prices and a surge in major currencies across the region." MarketWatch 3/18
  • "European stocks end higher after ECB economist's 'helicopter money' remark: European stocks closed higher Friday, with an assist from further European Central Bank dovish signals." MarketWatch 3/18

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