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Here are some tech items of note for Monday…

–There’s an Apple event today at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino. Apple is expected to unveil what is being called the iPhone 5SE, as well as a new iPad and possibly new bands for the Apple Watch. We will be covering this from the event and updating information as it becomes available.

–Twitter is marking its 10th anniversary today.

–President Obama is in Cuba…And Priceline’s Booking.com site will be the first U.S.online travel site that Americans can use to book hotels in Cuba.

–And speaking of Cuba…Over the weekend, Airbnb opened listings for Cuba for users all over the world.

Facebook and What’sApp say they will discontinue support for Blackberry.

–If you have an older model of Amazon’s Kindle, you have until tomorrow to do an update to it or they won’t be able to see new books downloaded to their device ever again.

–Got an Android device? Apparently 275 million of them are vulnerable to a new bug called “Stagefright” that can hack the thing in less than 15 seconds.

–Domain and web-hosting company GoDaddy is adding new, Amazon Web Services-style cloud-based products.

–It’s hard to go a day without something from Uber…Apparently, a big partnership between Uber and Carnegie-Mellon University has stalled.

Bill Murray is breaking the Internet following video online of his sad reaction to Xavier losing to Wisconsin on a buzzer-beater yesterday. Murrary son is an assistant coach at Xavier.

–Apology Of The Week Time: The head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division, Phil Spencer, apologized for holding a party in San Francisco for game developers that featured go-go dancers.

Photo: Apple CEO Tim Cook at an earlier company event. (Bay Area News Group archives)



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