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March 20, 2015, 6:50 PM

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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple to launch new Apple TV set top box at WWDC with A8 chip, increased storage, enabling App Store, Siri, and HomeKit integration  —  New Apple TV Set Top Will Debut This Summer With App Store, Siri  —  Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's working on storefront called Unlocked to offer paid apps for free; no launch date set  —  Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free  —  Amazon has been working hard to build up the popularity of its Android-based Appstore with consumers and developers …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Chrome extension Ugly Mail identifies which of your Gmail emails are being monitored using pixel tracking  —  A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked  —  While you've likely never heard of companies like Yeswear, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you.
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Tim Culpan / Bloomberg Business:
HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang takes over CEO role from Peter Chou who will head HTC Future Development Lab  —  HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang Takes Over CEO Role From Peter Chou  —  (Bloomberg) — HTC Corp. Chairwoman Cher Wang took the role of chief executive officer, replacing Peter Chou after three years …
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
At Pwn2Own, researchers exploit fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11, and Safari, while payouts total $557K  —  HP Awards $240K for Firefox, IE, Chrome and Safari Exploits  —  On March 19, the second day of the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge …
Rebecca Greenfield / Fast Company:
UN Women Says It Has No Plans To Collaborate With Uber On Job Creation  —  Just 10 days after Uber announced a global program to get more women drivers, UN Women has backed away from its highly publicized partnership to create 1 million jobs for women.  “We will not collaborate with Uber on job creation …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook plans to turn Messenger into a developer platform, eyeing pioneers Line and WeChat  —  Facebook Plans To Turn Messenger Into A Platform  —  Next week at its F8 developer conference, Facebook will announce new ways for third parties to offer experiences through its Messenger app, according to multiple sources.
Aaron M. Kessler / New York Times:
Tesla's self-driving cars coming to US within 3 months, with autopilot enabled only on major roads; regulatory questions remain  —  Elon Musk Says Self-Driving Tesla Cars Will Be in the U.S. by Summer  —  Self-driving Tesla cars are coming to American roads by this summer, Elon Musk …

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