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March 12, 2015, 12:20 AM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google launches new Chromebook Pixel at a lower price with two USB Type-C ports, $999 for Core i5, $1,299 for Core i7, now for sale on Google Store  —  Meet Google's New Chromebook Pixel  —  Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been an aspirational machine meant to show off Chrome OS at its best.
Kevin Rose / TechCrunch:
Apple Watch Edition won't appeal to the technologist, the collector, or the gold lover, only the douchebag  —  The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags  —  Editor's Note: Kevin Rose is the founder of Digg, a technology investor, and CEO of North Technologies, creator of the watch news aggregator, Watchville.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal:
Guardian corrects, clarifies articles on Whisper app privacy, takes down commentary post  —  Guardian Backpedals on Whisper App Privacy Violations  —  The Guardian on Tuesday clarified and corrected a series of controversial articles it published late last year about Whisper, a mobile app designed to transmit messages anonymously.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony is closing its failed PlayStation Mobile platform  —  PlayStation Mobile, Sony's initiative to build a store for indie games and PlayStation classics that could be played on both the PS Vita handheld and certain Android phones, is coming to an end.  No further content will be published …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Verizon finally launches Nexus 6 with Android 5.1 and HD Voice, available online tomorrow and in stores on March 19  —  Verizon finally picks up the Nexus 6, comes with 5.1 and HD voice  —  Google's flagship comes to Verizon on March 12th.  —  Four months after every other carrier …
John McDermott / Digiday:
Snapchat seeking deals with sports leagues and networks to feature live sports, starting with NCAA Final Four, plans ad revenue split  —  Coming to Snapchat: live sports broadcasting  —  Snapchat has grand ambitions to become a dominant mobile media platform, and it has taken one step closer with live sports.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Zuora Raises $115 Million to Fuel Subscription Economy … More than seven years ago, Tien Tzuo left Salesforce.com Inc., where he had risen to chief marketing officer and then chief strategy officer, to help found a startup, Zuora Inc.  —  Companies were starting to shift from running software inside …
Eric Pfanner And / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to offer PlayStation Vue Internet TV service in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia within two weeks, plans nationwide rollout by the end of the year  —  Sony Joins Crowd of Online TV Providers  —  PlayStation Vue service to compete with Dish Network's Sling TV
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Verizon signs deal for original content from DreamWorks Animation's AwesomenessTV for its digital video service; expected this summer  —  Verizon's Video Service Is Coming This Summer, and Will Feature Stuff From DreamWorks and AwesomenessTV  —  Here comes yet another competitor in the …

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