March 23, 2015, 2:35 PM

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Schmidt: Google Glass is a long-term project put under Fadell to “make it ready for users” and is a big, fundamental platform for Google  —  Google Isn't Giving Up on Glass, Schmidt Says  —  Google is sticking with its controversial Glass Internet-connected eyewear …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Cyanogen Raises $80 Million With Backing From Twitter, Telefonica and Rupert Murdoch  —  After months of passing around the hat, open Android startup Cyanogen said Monday it has closed an $80 million funding round that includes backing from a number of strategic investors.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Square Introduces Square Cash for Businesses, With a Low 1.5 Percent Processing Fee  —  Five years ago, Square introduced a sleek card reader to the small-business world that made it easy for everyone from taxi drivers to craft sellers to coffee shop owners to accept credit card payments for the first time.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
With interviews from Cook, Ive, others, Becoming Steve Jobs is opposite of Isaacson's bio, providing rounded image of Jobs and contextualizing bad behavior  —  The War Over Who Steve Jobs Was  —  Walter Isaacson's official biography of Apple's genius leader is being challenged by a new book supported by Jobs's inner circle.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: thick bezel, small trackpad, 6 hour battery life, and awkward to use as a tablet  —  Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review  —  Take a look at the side profile of your laptop.  Chances are, it's anywhere from a half an inch to an inch thick …
More: CNET and Gizmodo
New York Times:
In 2014, large mutual fund managers made 29 deals worth $4.7B to buy into private tech companies, up from 6 deals in 2012  —  Americans' Retirement Funds Increasingly Contain Tech Start-Up Stocks  —  The retirement accounts of millions of Americans have long contained shares of stalwart companies …

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