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ICYMI: US gummy bears, high-tech toilet paper, Rodham Rye

In a week when a heartfelt, well-researched document got crushed by a handful of misguided rabble-rousers — well, enough about our NCAA office pool — we also saw ... To battle thieves, authorities in Beijing have [Read entire story]

Musk’s Model 3 tweet; Bixby’s linguistic woes; no AI worries

Model 3 was going to be called Model E, for obvious dumb humor reasons, but Ford sued to block it, so now it is S3X. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had a string of tweets about the planned new model, including a teaser [Read entire story]

ABC’s Twitter hacked; being creative for an internship

People magazine reported that Washington State University student Jake Sirianni did just that, submitting a video of his own, personalized version of “Alphabet Aerobics” — the Blackalicious song that Daniel [Read entire story]

Movie money, butterbeer ice cream, Instagram appointments

Movie receipts in North America hit a record $11.4 billion, although the increase of $300 million was due largely to rising ticket prices. Civil War — all Disney releases. A Pennsylvania ice cream maker is courting [Read entire story]

Business News Roundup, March 22

CBS Sports, Turner Sports, Intel and the NCAA said Tuesday they are teaming up to broadcast six March Madness tournament games, including three from San Jose’s SAP Center and the three Final Four games from Phoenix, [Read entire story]

A tax-light Apple, a porn-free Google, and borrowed bitcoin

In what passes for innovation in Cupertino these days, Apple announced a new red iPhone Tuesday. If a digital currency doesn’t strike you as inherently risky, how about borrowing money to place wagers on its price [Read entire story]

Uber exec drops off, Samsung’s Bixby debuts, and ‘Beauty’ bows

The most popular destination for Uber seems to be the exit doors at headquarters. The latest top leader to leave is Brian McClendon, a former Google Maps chief who joined the ride-hailing company two years ago to [Read entire story]

ICYMI: Bowie stamps take balloon ride, how to bypass tweet limit

Bowie stamps take balloon ride, how to bypass tweet limit In a week that made “This Is Us” fans cry, techies go wild for pi and Intel buy Mobileye, we also saw: Citing a study from data-management company 1010data, [Read entire story]

MuleSoft prices, McDonald’s gets hacked, GoPro soars

Mulesoft, which helps businesses integrate their various applications, devices and data, is the first Bay Area tech firm to make an initial public offering since December. McDonald’s said its Twitter account was [Read entire story]

Media bias, maybe; magic month for markers; bad vibrations

There was one clear winner from the Women’s March in January: the people who make office supplies. When you have demonstrations in over 600 cities around the world, that leads to a lot of protest signs. In the week [Read entire story]

‘Mad’ Heinz ad, Google’s big ad bucks, a Guinness prize

The campaign shows foods like french fries and hamburgers up close without any condiments and suggests they need ketchup to be complete. Google continues to dominate the search advertising market and will haul in about [Read entire story]

Facebook surveillance crackdown; big Bloomin’ Onion; Ellen emoji

Facebook and Instagram added stronger language Monday to make it clearer that developers cannot “use data obtained from us to provide tools that are used for surveillance.” Facebook U.S. Public Policy posted the [Read entire story]

ICYMI: elite Tinder, how iPhones help blind people, Google perks

TechCrunch says that Tinder has a members-only version, Tinder Select, for elite users like supermodels and CEOs. If you think that all the tech stuff on an iPhone would be pretty useless for a blind person, a Yahoo [Read entire story]

San Francisco DA’s office investigating Uber’s Greyball program

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating an Uber program called Greyball, a tool the ride-hailing company developed to show individual riders different versions of its [Read entire story]

San Francisco DA’s office investigating Uber’s Greyball program

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office confirmed on Thursday that it is investigating an Uber program called Greyball, a tool the ride-hailing company developed to show individual riders different versions of its [Read entire story]

Wealth hits record; bottled water soars; Starbucks’ whiskey twist

Americans’ stock and mutual fund portfolios jumped $728 billion in value in the October-December quarter, while home values rose $557 billion. The $92.8 trillion, a 2.3 percent jump from the previous quarter, includes [Read entire story]

Wealth hits record; bottled water soars; Starbucks’ whiskey twist

Americans’ stock and mutual fund portfolios jumped $728 billion in value in the October-December quarter, while home values rose $557 billion. The $92.8 trillion, a 2.3 percent jump from the previous quarter, includes [Read entire story]

Daily Briefing, March 9

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is headed back to Harvard, but this time he’ll be giving the commencement speech. Harvard President Drew Faust said the Harvard dropout “has profoundly altered the nature of social [Read entire story]

Dodging chatty co-workers; F-rated films; shoes that order pizza

Adweek reports that it’s all part of March Madness, the men’s college basketball tournament that starts next week. Only 64 pairs have been made, matching the 64 teams that qualify for the main tournament, and a lot [Read entire story]

That Play-Doh smell; GM vanishing from Europe; Snap tumbles

The deal instantly vaults PSA into second place in Europe with 17 percent market share, behind only Volkswagen. By Monday, five of the seven analysts who cover the company had a sell rating on it while two said [Read entire story]