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March 3, 2015, 1:40 PM

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Windows 10: A closer look at Cortana integration with Spartan (with video)  —  Microsoft's new browser has a unique feature built in... Cortana  —  Microsoft announced back in January that Windows 10 would ship with two browsers, the regular IE11 for backwards compatibility, and Spartan.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Pebble reveals Pebble Time Steel for $250 on Kickstarter along with a “Smartstraps” system that's open to hardware developers  —  Pebble Reveals Pebble Time Steel And A Smartstrap System Open To Hardware Developers  —  Pebble announced Pebble Time last week …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Luxe Confirms $20M In New Funding, As It Hires A Business Chief And Expands To New Markets  —  Last week we reported that on-demand valet startup Luxe had raised $20 million in Series A funding from Venrock Partners and Redpoint Ventures to expand its service into new markets.
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama criticizes China's new rules requiring US tech companies to provide backdoor access, says Beijing must change policy if it wants to do business with USA  —  Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Oculus Has Hired Mary Lou Jepsen Away From Google X  —  Facebook-owned Oculus has hired away big-time Google X executive Mary Lou Jepsen, according to sources familiar with the move.  —  Jepsen, who spent the last three years running the Display Division at Google X, is joining …
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Interview with Kim Kardashian on her hit game, aspirations in tech, and plans to create more apps  —  After Conquering Reality TV, Kim Kardashian Is Taking the Mobile World By Storm  —  Kim Kardashian West first grabbed our attention in October 2007 with the premiere of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
BlackBerry plans four phones this year, including $275 all-touch 5-inch Leap phablet  —  BlackBerry plans to launch a sliding ‘dual-curved display’ phone this year  —  During a press conference at Mobile World Congress today, BlackBerry revealed that it plans to launch a new touchscreen slider device later this year.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Uber launches a quarterly print magazine, Momentum, for drivers in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Ohio, and Oklahoma  —  Uber just launched a quarterly print magazine, Momentum  —  Here's something different.  —  Uber, the $41 billion ride hailing company …
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Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will feature Kryo CPU, Krait's 64-bit successor  —  At long last, it's (almost) time for Qualcomm's custom-designed 64-bit chip.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Qualcomm, after an agonizingly long wait, has finally revealed a few details about its next-gen, top-end CPU core.

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