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March 17, 2015, 12:45 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple will offer Android switchers gift cards to trade-in rival smartphones for iPhones  —  Apple is preparing to launch another program to boost iPhone sales in its stores, a stated goal of CEO Tim Cook.  —  According to sources, Apple will soon introduce a new recycling and trade-in program …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple aiming to launch online TV service in September with about 25 channels, anchored by ABC, CBS, Fox  —  Apple in Talks to Launch Online TV Service  —  Service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox  —  Shalini Ramachandran and Daisuke Wakabayashi
Pew Internet:
Pew survey examines changes in American attitudes about online privacy post-Snowden  —  Americans' Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden  —  It has been nearly two years since the first disclosures of government surveillance programs by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden …
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Etsy's Success Gives Rise to Problems of Credibility and Scale  —  Depending on whom you ask, Alicia Shaffer, owner of the hit Etsy store Three Bird Nest, is a runaway success story — or an emblem of everything that has gone wrong with the fast-growing online marketplace for handmade goods.
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Top level .sucks domain may cost some brands $2500 a year to own  —  Watch Out, Brands: The Controversial .Sucks Domain Is Almost Here  —  Early registration begins later this month, but brands that want to register their trademarked names before the general public can will pay a hefty price.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Uber CFO Brent Callinicos Steps Down, Memo Says  —  To stay on as adviser to company  —  Brent Callinicos is stepping down as Uber Technologies Inc.'s chief financial officer after helping spearhead the car-hailing service's fastest years of growth.  —  Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick shared …
Facebook:
Explaining Our Community Standards and Approach to Government Requests  —  By Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, and Chris Sonderby, Deputy General Counsel  —  Every day, people around the world use Facebook to connect with family and friends, share information and express themselves.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Windows 10 to compress system files, eliminate separate recovery image to increase disk space  —  Microsoft promises drastic cuts in disk space use for Windows 10  —  Summary:The increasing popularity of SSDs and flash-based storage have created a big problem for Windows …
Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Jury finds Apple did not infringe on Nokia-filed patents now owned by Conversant subsidiary Core Wireless  —  U.S. jury clears Apple of infringing wireless tech patents  —  (Reuters) - A federal jury in Texas on Monday said Apple Inc did not infringe five wireless technology patents owned …
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Adobe unveils Document Cloud service with electronic signature support, launching April, to cost up to $15/month  —  Adobe takes another swing at DocuSign with new Document Cloud  —  Adobe's work productivity business is getting a subscription overhaul with the announcement today of the company's new Document Cloud.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Cablevision to Offer HBO Now to Broadband-Only Customers  —  Cablevision Systems is the first pay-TV provider to agree to offer HBO's standalone Internet-streaming service — without having to also buy a TV package.  —  Pricing for HBO Now as purchased through Cablevision's Optimum service was not announced.

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