Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:

AMD teams up with Oculus on LiquidVR technologies for virtual reality  —  Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015.  GamesBeat Summit is invite-only — apply here.  Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific!

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:

Chrome 42 will be the last version to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich  —  Google today announced Chrome will be dropping support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).  This change will go into effect with the release of Chrome 42, the last version for ICS and which is currently slated to arrive in mid-April.

Ben Gilbert / Engadget:

Nvidia announces Shield, an Android TV set-top box and game console with support for 4K video  —  Shield: NVIDIA’s gaming-focused Android TV set-top box  —  Another year, another new Shield device from NVIDIA.  What’s Shield?  It’s the hardware line from NVIDIA that spans a bizarre handheld game console …

Julia Love / Mercury News:

Apple to make many security guards full-time employees  —  CUPERTINO — Amid debate about Silicon Valley’s sweeping use of contract workers, Apple will dramatically expand its in-house security team, giving the officers the same benefits as other employees.  —  After a yearlong review …

JP Mangalindan / Mashable:

Uber acquires mapping startup deCarta  —  Uber, the popular ride-sharing startup, is acquiring the mapping and search startup deCarta for an unspecified amount, Mashable has learned.  —  The deal, which closes later this week, is for DeCarta’s technology and talent.

Jim Finkle / Reuters:

Apple to release fix for “FREAK” flaw next week; Google providing patch to partners but rollout timeframe unknown  —  Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug  —  An Apple Inc (AAPL.O) spokesman said on Tuesday that the company plans to release a fix next week …

Sean Purcell / Gmail Blog:

Google’s updated Contacts blends in contacts’ Google+ profile info, simplifies pruning duplicates, shows prior emails and meetings  —  The new Google Contacts: Bringing everyone together  —  From email to Hangouts to a good ol’ fashioned phone call, you’ve got a lot of options to get in touch with someone.

Jim Finkle / Reuters:

Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug  —  An Apple Inc (AAPL.O) spokesman said on Tuesday that the company plans to release a fix next week to mitigate the newly uncovered ‘Freak’ security flaw affecting Safari browsers on its iOS and OS X operating systems for mobile devices and Macs.

Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:

Six months after being acquired by Square, food delivery service Caviar launches Android app, has tripled orders, more than doubled headcount  —  Six Months After Acquisition, Caviar Has Tripled Order Volume And More Than Doubled Headcount  —  Last August, payments startup Square acquired …

Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:

Apple Watch’s retail sales pitch uses a soft-sell that focuses on bands, three key features including health and fitness, and upgrading iPhone  —  Apple Watch’s retail sales pitch revealed: 3 key features, switch to iPhone, focus on bands  —  With next week’s Apple Watch event fast approaching …