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March 26, 2015, 5:20 PM

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Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Profile: since replacing the legendary Jobs, Tim Cook has led Apple to even greater financial success and changed the culture of the company  —  Apple's Tim Cook leads different  —  Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple's AAPL CEO.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch launch retail stock to be limited for many models, reservations favored  —  If you want to buy the Apple Watch model of your choice at an Apple Store at launch, you should consider pre-ordering online or through an Apple Store reservation, sources have told 9to5Mac.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Periscope: replays are its killer feature, push notifications are noisy  —  Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live streaming, is now available  —  Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media.  A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response.
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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon Cloud Drive goes unlimited: $11.99/year for photos and $59.99/year for everything  —  Amazon has announced two unlimited storage plans for its consumer cloud-based storage service, Amazon Cloud Drive, which sees a massive price reduction for its giant hard-drive in the sky.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
HTC One M9 to go on sale for $649 unlocked tonight  —  Never mind that M9+ thing in China.  Back in the US, it's all about the M9 for local HTC fans, as the device is about to hit the official online store at midnight ET for $649 unlocked (it'll have the same bands as the AT&T model).
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Galaxy S6 release date is April 10th, and US pre-orders start tomorrow  —  Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available on US carriers starting April 10th, the same time as they are scheduled to be available for sale across the world.
Tom Dotan / The Information:
Google partners with Mummy producer Sean Daniel Co. to make its augmented reality game Ingress into a TV show  —  Google Takes Its Web Game to TV  —  When Google launched a gaming studio five years ago, it was largely an effort to keep a valued employee.  Now, the first game developed by the studio …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Cloud Launcher Lets Developers Quickly Deploy Over 120 Popular Open-Source Packages  —  Google and Bitnami are launching a new feature for Google's Cloud Platform today that makes it easier for developers to deploy over 120 popular open-source applications to its Cloud Platform.
James Trew / Engadget:
Create apps for your quadcopter with 3D Robotics' free ‘DroneKit’ software  —  3D Robotics develops the open source software that powers a lot of home brew UAVs.  Today it's introducing a new tool to the public: DroneKit, software that allows anyone to create apps for, well, drones!
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Lyft adds optional user profiles for drivers and passengers to its app  —  Lyft Adds Profiles to Make Ride Sharing More Personalized  —  In 1971, Herb Kelleher, a founder of Southwest Airlines, had an idea: As competition in the burgeoning airline industry intensified, he wanted to make his small …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Cloud ERP firm FinancialForce that runs on Salesforce's platform raises $110M  —  FinancialForce raises $110 million in funding  —  Summary:The cloud ERP player is now hitting an annual revenue run rate of about $50 million and plans to spend the dough on product development, sales and various corporate functions.
Gordon Mah Ung / PC World:
New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say  —  Standard consumer SSDs will increase up to an astounding 10TB of storage, thanks to a new type of 3D NAND flash memory that Intel and Micron introduced Thursday morning.  —  The two companies, longtime joint partners …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Ex-Beats Music CEO David Hyman's music competition app Chosen launches as invite-only beta  —  Crush Someone's Dreams In Music Competition And Judging App Chosen  —  If American Idol was mobile-first, it'd be Chosen.  Built by ex-CEO of Beats Music, Gracenote, and Mog David Hyman …
Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Microsoft working on successor to Surface 2 tablet running full Windows instead of Windows RT, and Intel Atom or Core M processor  —  EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft is building a successor to the Surface 2 (RT), here are the first details  —  The Surface 2 is currently Microsoft's latest iteration of its Windows RT based tablet line-up.

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