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February 24, 2015, 12:25 PM

Top News

Steven Levy / Backchannel:
How Pebble built Pebble Time amidst looming competition from Android Wear and Apple Watch  —  A Pebble in Apple's Shoe  —  In the battle for your wrist, a small company thinks it can hold off the tech giants by going back to its Kickstarter roots— with a watch called Time
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Pebble Hits Its $500K Kickstarter Target For Pebble Time In Just 17 Minutes  —  Pebble knew that a return to Kickstarter was the right path for its new hardware, and the speed with which it reached its goal has proven that to be true: Already, the campaign has passed $500,000 on the crowdfunding platform.
Joey-Elijah Sneddon / OMG!:
Google says Chromebook Pixel 2 is coming soon, pulls video of announcement made at an event  —  Google Say Chromebook Pixel 2 Will Go On Sale Soon  —  Google has confirmed that a second generation Chromebook Pixel will go on sale ‘soon’.  —  Speaking at the Team Work 2015 event this week …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Acquires Popular Instrument and Effect Plug-In Maker Camel Audio  —  Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF].  Camel Audio's address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street …
Kevin Kingsbury / Wall Street Journal:
At $765B+, Apple's market cap is double any other publicly traded US company  —  Apple Is Now More Than Double the Size of Exxon—And Everyone Else  —  Just how ginormous is Apple Inc. now?  —  As the iPhone-maker's shares continue to set fresh record highs, its market cap is now above $765 billion.
Google:
Google updates adult content policy for Blogger, states public sharing of sexually explicit images and video will not be allowed after March 23  —  Adult content policy on Blogger  —  Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 36 arrives with full HTTP/2 support and a new design for Android tablets  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 36 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  Major additions to the browser include full HTTP/2 support and a new tablet user interface on Android.
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:
Majority of health sites send troves of data about your medical searches to third-party companies  —  Looking Up Symptoms Online?  These Companies Are Tracking You  —  It's 2015—when we feel sick, fear disease, or have questions about our health, we turn first to the internet.
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Jonathan Vanian / Gigaom:
eBay launches Pulsar, an open-source, real-time analytics and stream-processing framework  —  eBay's new Pulsar framework will analyze your data in real time  —  eBay has a new open-source, real-time analytics and stream-processing framework called Pulsar that the company claims is in production …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases second OS X 10.10.3 pre-release w/ latest Photos app version, new Emoji, more  —  Earlier this month, Apple released the first OS X 10.10.3 pre-release update to testers with a beta version of the iPhoto replacement app called Photos.  Today an updated build is rolling out to testers through the Mac App Store.
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