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February 24, 2015, 2:35 PM

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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 …
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
Lisa Eadicicco / Business Insider:
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to overhaul Genius Bar, changing appointments and using phones as pagers  —  Apple will soon make a significant change to retail store Genius Bar appointments to improve the customer experience, according to several sources briefed on the upcoming shift.
Mic Wright / The Next Web:
Visa announces credit card tech that could speed up Apple Pay's arrival in Europe  —  Visa Europe has announced that it's introducing a secure way to pay with your smartphone while keeping your credit card details concealed.  Bringing the method to Europe could speed up the arrival of Apple Pay …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit now prohibits posting nude photos or videos of sex acts without prior consent from the people depicted in them  —  In Privacy Update, Reddit Tightens Restrictions on Nude Photos  —  For nearly a decade, Reddit, the huge online message board, has been known for its freewheeling stance on letting its users govern themselves.
More: The VergeTweets: @mikeisaac
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 …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
FTC fines marketers of two apps that claim to detect melanoma  —  A screenshot of advertising for MelApp.  (Courtesy of the FTC.)  —  The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced two enforcement actions against the makers of two smartphone apps — “Mole Detective” and “MelApp” …
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.
More: SiliconBeat and Fast CompanyTweets: @aaronwall
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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Kaspersky Labs Launches Online Bootcamp To Eye Security Startups  —  More signs that security is rising up the investment agenda: another security-focused accelerator program has launched, hoping to put a clutch of security startups through their paces — this one with backing …
Toby Wolpe / ZDNet:
Mirantis and Google ease Kubernetes Docker cluster manager onto OpenStack  —  Summary:Uptake of Docker containers stands to get a further boost from integration work to put Google's Kubernetes on OpenStack, according to Mirantis.  —  The previously tricky business of using Docker cluster-manager Kubernetes …

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