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March 6, 2015, 12:35 PM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple negotiates with music labels for streaming licenses that would forego free tier, allow high-profile artists to distribute with Apple first  —  Big Music Labels Want to Make Free Music Hard to Get, and Apple Says They're Right  —  Right now it's easy to stream any song you want …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Oracle now bundles Ask toolbar adware with Java for Mac installations by default  —  Oracle extends its adware bundling to include Java for Macs  —  Summary:For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs.
New York Times:
Study finds at least 46K Twitter accounts linked to ISIS; from September to December Twitter suspended 1K accounts  —  ISIS Is Skilled on Twitter, Using Thousands of Accounts, Study Says  —  The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Gmail for iOS updated w/ share sheet support, ability to archive & reply to email via notifications  —  Google this morning has released a major update for Gmail on iOS.  The update bumps the app to version 4.0 and packs a handful of new features.  First off, Gmail on iOS now supports …
Roberto Baldwin / The Next Web:
WSJ: Google's carrier experiment could launch this month but only for Nexus 6  —  That was quick.  —  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google's experimental foray into becoming a wireless carrier could happen as quickly as the end of this month.  But it wont be available for all phones.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Stop the presses: HTTPS-crippling “FREAK” bug affects Windows after all  —  Microsoft advisory dramatically raises the number of vulnerable end-user devices.  —  Computers running all supported versions of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to “FREAK,” a bug disclosed Monday that for more than a decade …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Amazon to bring four of its Game Studios titles to iOS, release date not yet announced  —  Amazon is bringing its premium mobile games to iPhone and iPad  —  With some major acquisitions and multiple big games in the works, Amazon clearly has some big ambitions for its in-house gaming division.
HP:
HP CEO Meg Whitman on Aruba, NFV & The Future of Telecommunications  —  HP CEO Meg Whitman shares her thoughts on the technology trends impacting the telecommunications industry.
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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and hundreds of other companies file an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court for nationwide marriage equality  —  Apple, Facebook, Comcast, and hundreds of others ask Supreme Court for nationwide marriage equality  —  Marriage equality is actually good for business, so these companies claim
Michelle Davis / Bloomberg Business:
Apple replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average  —  Apple Will Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average  —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing AT&T Inc., in the first reshuffling since September 2013.

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