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March 4, 2015, 1:10 PM

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Associated Press:
Hillary Clinton used her own private email server for official business as secretary of state; emails backed up to Google in 2012  —  Clinton ran homebrew computer system for official emails  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Nextdoor raises $110M, at a valuation of $1.1B; begins planning how to extract data to monetize with recommendations, on-demand services  —  Nextdoor Social Network Digs Really Deep Into Neighborhoods  —  Internet companies have been trying desperately for years to court people like Isaac Gonzales to use their services.
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.
Sean Purcell / Gmail Blog:
Google previews updated Contacts interface that blends in Google+ profile info, simplifies duplicate elimination, 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.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Nvidia announces Shield, a $200 Android TV set-top box and game console with support for 4K video, available in May  —  Shield: NVIDIA's $200 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 …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Valve's ‘Lighthouse’ VR tech brings TVs and headsets together  —  We already saw the new Vive virtual reality headset that Valve and HTC are working on, but they're not stopping there.  Hardware engineer Alan Yates says that its Lighthouse room-scale tracking system brings the “high-resolution …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Fashion Marketplace Farfetch Raises $86M Led By DST At A $1B Valuation  —  Some big news today in the world of fashion e-commerce.  Farfetch, the London-based online marketplace for high end fashion retailers, is announcing a raise of $86 million.  The funding vaults Farfetch into the unicorn club …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg Business:
Facebook Is Said to Be Working on Competitor to Twitter's MoPub  —  (Bloomberg) — Facebook Inc. is working on a competitor to Twitter Inc.'s mobile-advertising distributor MoPub, according to people with knowledge of the matter, a bid to win more business in a growing market.
Shalene Gupta / Fortune:
John Doerr testifies in Kleiner trial, suggests he wanted to keep Ellen Pao until she sued  —  Top venture capitalist soured on employee around time she filed sex bias case  —  A top Silicon Valley venture capitalist testified Tuesday that he initially fought his partners to keep a female employee they thought wasn't up to the job.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Chat app Kik for iOS and Android now lets users record videos up to 15 seconds from inside chat windows with fullscreen playback option  —  Chat App Kik Adds Native Video In Step Towards More Interactive Content  —  Mobile messaging app Kik has added native video capture to its service …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD teams up with Oculus on LiquidVR technologies for virtual reality  —  Ticket prices increase on March 6 Pacific!  —  Click here for all of GamesBeat's 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage.  —  Advanced Micro Devices unveiled the LiquidVR suite of technologies today to help usher …
Kunal Comments / Sammy Hub:
Pocket, Shazam, Fleksy, and 19 other apps designated as Galaxy Gifts will be free to download for Galaxy S6, S6 edge  —  Fleksy, Shazam and 20 other apps will be part of Galaxy Gifts for Galaxy S6, S6 edge  —  Samsung is known to treat its Galaxy smartphone buyers with a suite of apps and games for free.

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