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March 17, 2015, 3:20 PM

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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
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings  —  Google Play, Google's marketplace for Android applications which now reaches a billion people in over 190 countries, has historically differentiated itself from rival Apple by allowing developers …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Nintendo Partners With DeNA To Bring Its Games And IP To Smartphones  —  Nintendo is finally bringing its games and characters to mobile after the company surprised the tech world with an alliance with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA.  —  The duo announced a collaboration that will see them jointly develop games for “smart devices.”
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's new modern browser, codenamed Project Spartan, will have a distinct name and brand in Windows 10, says CMO Chris Capossela  —  Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand  —  While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Carbon3D's 3-D printing grows objects from a pool of resin, is 25-100 times faster than conventional layer by layer method  —  Startup Says New 3-D Printing Technique Could Shift Use From Prototype to Production  —  Already, 3-D printing has emerged as a means for rapidly making prototypes of new products.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sling TV launches on Xbox One today, and you can try it free for a month  —  Sling TV is debuting on its first gaming console today.  Microsoft just announced that the internet TV service is now available to Xbox One owners — as is the month-long free trial we heard about back in January.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport: Unlock Windows 10 devices and apps with your finger, iris, or face  —  Microsoft today announced biometric authentication is coming to Windows 10.  Windows Hello will let you unlock your Windows 10 device, whether it be a PC, tablet, or a smartphone, with your finger, iris, or face.

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