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March 30, 2015, 9:45 AM

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Tim Cook / Washington Post:
Tim Cook speaks out in op-ed against state “religious freedom” laws that discriminate  —  Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous  —  There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country.  A wave of legislation …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch Edition perks: 24/7 support, private 1-hour appointments, no lines  —  After hiring a new team of fashion sales and marketing experts from Yves St. Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry, Apple has developed a unique Apple Store purchasing experience just for the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Watch for Sale in Retail Stores by Reservation Only, No Walk-In Sales  —  As the Apple Watch launch approaches, details have been leaking out about how Apple will be handling sales of their new device.  According to leaked Apple documentation, the company will not be selling the Apple Watch to walk-in customers at launch.
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
As DDoS attack that started on Thursday continues, Github says it has mitigated some of the impact; Baidu denies involvement  —  U.S. Coding Website GitHub Hit With Cyberattack  —  Security experts say attack is likely an attempt by China to shut down anticensorship tools
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US FAA frustration  —  Exclusive: Guardian gains access to unnamed British Columbia site where tech giant's roboticists and engineers, stymied by American regulation, are now developing their unmanned domestic delivery service
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Jay Z To Relaunch His New Tidal Music Service Today With Madonna, Kanye, Daft Punk Exclusives In Tow  —  Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service acquired by rapper and music mogul Jay Z, is gearing up for its official relaunch under new ownership later today, and it will be doing …
Kiran Dhillon / TechCrunch:
How Google, Facebook And Others Pay Their H-1B Employees  —  Editor's note: Kiran Dhillon is a senior editor for FindTheBest, where she tackles big datasets to produce interesting insights.  —  Legislative debate regarding expanding the H-1B visa program is heating up in the U.S. Senate.
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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Amazon launches Home Services to sell everything from an oil change to piano lessons  —  Amazon started out as an online bookstore, but has since expanded into selling almost any physical goods you can think of.  But the company believes a lot of the stuff people buy on Amazon are things …

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