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ICYMI Weekly Tech News Highlights March 3, 2017

By boundless team in · Technology · March 3, 2017

ICMYI Weekly Tech News Highlights is a weekly roundup of relevant technology posts from around the web.

Motorola announces new Moto Mods, including a Power Pack, gamepad, and more

Motorola's big announcement today was the new Moto G5 and G5 Plus, but it also had some news for Moto Z owners. The company previously committed to at least 12 new Moto Mods every year, with several announced today to be released over the first half of 2017.

Our thoughts: This approach is interesting for Motorola. In a world where all other cell phones are sold as is, these phones can be "added on" with accessories like dedicated cameras and gamepads.

Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster

Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet. If you haven’t heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability, keep reading. This is a scary big deal.

Our thoughts: Security situations like this are wise. It's always smart to use unique passwords across all websites.

YouTube Tops 1 Billion Hours of Video a Day, on Pace to Eclipse TV

YouTube viewers world-wide are now watching more than 1 billion hours of videos a day, threatening to eclipse U.S. television viewership, a milestone fueled by the Google unit’s aggressive embrace of artificial intelligence to recommend videos.
Our Thoughts: YouTube's dominance of the video viewing landscape is staggering. It's even more eye opening when we remember that Google only paid 1.65 billion for it.


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