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Salesforce cancels Indiana events to protest anti-gay law (Arik Hesseldahl/Re/code)

5 hours 15 min ago

Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Salesforce cancels Indiana events to protest anti-gay law  —  Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says he has canceled all his company's events in the state of Indiana after its governor signed into law a bill that makes it legal for individuals to use religious grounds as a defense when they are sued …

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Instapaper 6.2 for iOS adds speed reading, ability to share text as an image via Twitter, more (Nate Hoffelder/Ink, Bits, & Pixels)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:55pm

Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits, & Pixels:
Instapaper 6.2 for iOS adds speed reading, ability to share text as an image via Twitter, more  —  Instapaper Adds Speed Reading Option to its iPad App  —  No one has enough time to read all of the articles they come across in a given day, but Instapaper has a solution.

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LG Watch Urbane LTE will be available in South Korea March 27 for $590 (Rich Edmonds/Android Central)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:10pm

Rich Edmonds / Android Central:
LG Watch Urbane LTE will be available in South Korea March 27 for $590  —  LG Watch Urbane LTE to launch in South Korea on March 27  —  The LG Watch Urbane LTE is set to go on sale in South Korea on March 27.  Priced at 650,000 KRW ($590), the company will use its premium range of watches to compete directly with the Apple Watch.

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Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone, dubbed Aquila, with a wingspan of a Boeing 737 to begin testing this summer (Deepa Seetharaman/Wall Street Journal)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:25pm

Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone, dubbed Aquila, with a wingspan of a Boeing 737 to begin testing this summer  —  Facebook, Moving Ahead with Drone, Plans Test This Summer  —  Facebook plans to test a version of its solar-powered drone this summer, a step in its efforts …

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Tim Cook plans to donate most of his estimated $785M fortune to charity (Reuters)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 9:40pm

Reuters:
Tim Cook plans to donate most of his estimated $785M fortune to charity  —  Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.

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On-demand food delivery service DoorDash raises $40M in a KPCB led Series B round (Liz Gannes/Re/code)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:25pm

Liz Gannes / Re/code:
On-demand food delivery service DoorDash raises $40M in a KPCB led Series B round  —  DoorDash Raises $40 Million for On-Demand Delivery  —  In what we've called the instant gratification economy, a mess of on-demand delivery companies are now sorting themselves out.

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SEC filing shows Google's new CFO Roth Porat will receive $5M sign-on bonus, $65M restricted stock, $650K annual salary (Jessica Guynn/USA Today)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:30pm

Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
SEC filing shows Google's new CFO Roth Porat will receive $5M sign-on bonus, $65M restricted stock, $650K annual salary  —  Google's new CFO Ruth Porat negotiates sweet pay package  —  Google's new CFO Ruth Porat has negotiated a sweet pay package (Associated Press)

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Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation (Jordan Crook/TechCrunch)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:37pm

Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation  —  Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company's weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources.  Sources also say that the company …

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Microsoft buys Office collaboration tool maker LiveLoop: Sources (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 6:30pm

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys Office collaboration tool maker LiveLoop: Sources  —  Summary:Microsoft has bought another productivity company.  This time it's LiveLoop, a vendor of collaboration plug-ins and tools for Microsoft Office.  —  Microsoft has purchased San Francisco-based LiveLoop for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.

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Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Watch apps from AliPay, Evernote, Expedia, Line, NYT, Target, WeChat, WSJ, more (Zac Hall/9to5Mac)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:05pm

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Watch apps from AliPay, Evernote, Expedia, Line, NYT, Target, WeChat, WSJ, more  —  Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Apple Watch apps  —  The Apple Watch is still almost a month away from shipping and 15 days away …

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Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show (Tom Dotan/The Information)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:15pm

Tom Dotan / The Information:
Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show  —  Google Takes Its Web Game to TV  —  When Google launched a gaming studio five years ago, it was largely an effort to keep a valued employee.  Now, the first game developed by the studio …

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Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:50pm

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages  —  Google and Bitnami are launching a new feature for Google's Cloud Platform today that makes it easier for developers to deploy over 120 popular open-source applications to its Cloud Platform.

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New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say (Gordon Mah Ung/PC World)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:25pm

Gordon Mah Ung / PC World:
New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say  —  Standard consumer SSDs will increase up to an astounding 10TB of storage, thanks to a new type of 3D NAND flash memory that Intel and Micron introduced Thursday morning.  —  The two companies, longtime joint partners …

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How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:00pm

Alex Konrad / Forbes:
How Super Angel Chris Sacca Made Billions, Burned Bridges And Crafted The Best Seed Portfolio Ever  —  Between the parade of wet suits and abundant seafood and yoga joints, Manhattan Beach, just south of Los Angeles, tries to cling fast to its surf town roots.  It's a tough battle.

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Facebook open sources React Native framework for building native apps for iOS with JavaScript, Android support coming soon (Tom Occhino/Facebook Code)

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:45pm

Tom Occhino / Facebook Code:
Facebook open sources React Native framework for building native apps for iOS with JavaScript, Android support coming soon  —  React Native: Bringing modern web techniques to mobile  —  If you're new to React, you can read more about it on the React website.

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