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March 27, 2015, 6:20 AM

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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.
Reuters:
Tim Cook plans to donate most of his estimated $785M fortune to charity  —  Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth.
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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Watch apps from AliPay, Evernote, Expedia, Line, NYT, Target, WeChat, WSJ, more  —  Apple begins releasing the first set of third-party Apple Watch apps  —  The Apple Watch is still almost a month away from shipping and 15 days away …
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.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation  —  Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company's weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources.  Sources also say that the company …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's solar-powered Internet drone, dubbed Aquila, with a wingspan of a Boeing 737 to begin testing this summer  —  Facebook, Moving Ahead with Drone, Plans Test This Summer  —  Facebook plans to test a version of its solar-powered drone this summer, a step in its efforts …
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
On-demand food delivery service DoorDash raises $40M in a KPCB led Series B round  —  DoorDash Raises $40 Million for On-Demand Delivery  —  In what we've called the instant gratification economy, a mess of on-demand delivery companies are now sorting themselves out.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Slack's next funding round of up to $160M will value company at $2.8B, to include new investors IVP, Horizons Ventures, Index Ventures, DST Global  —  Slack's Valuation More Than Doubles to $2.8 Billion in Five Months  —  The growing popularity of workplace collaboration tool Slack …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Salesforce cancels Indiana events to protest anti-gay law  —  Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff says he has canceled all his company's events in the state of Indiana after its governor signed into law a bill that makes it legal for individuals to use religious grounds as a defense when they are sued …
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Olio smartwatch works with iPhone or Android, comes in silver or black, available for preorder from $595  —  The Olio smartwatch wants to save you from notification hell  —  Before I can even come back from grabbing him a glass of water, Steve Jacobs has basically turned our Verge West meeting room into a jewelry store.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys Office collaboration tool maker LiveLoop: Sources  —  Summary:Microsoft has bought another productivity company.  This time it's LiveLoop, a vendor of collaboration plug-ins and tools for Microsoft Office.  —  Microsoft has purchased San Francisco-based LiveLoop for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.
Rich Edmonds / Android Central:
LG Watch Urbane LTE will be available in South Korea March 27 for $590  —  LG Watch Urbane LTE to launch in South Korea on March 27  —  The LG Watch Urbane LTE is set to go on sale in South Korea on March 27.  Priced at 650,000 KRW ($590), the company will use its premium range of watches to compete directly with the Apple Watch.
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