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February 22, 2015, 2:50 PM

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Rachel Metz / MIT Technology Review:
Hands-on with Magic Leap's AR technology, which augments your vision by projecting light into your eyes  —  What It's Like to Try Magic Leap's Take on Virtual Reality  —  A startup is betting more than half a billion dollars that it will dazzle you with its approach to creating 3-D imagery.
More: VentureBeatTweets: @jyarow
Leslie Price / Racked:
What the Tech World Doesn't Understand About Fashion  —  The tech world is infatuated with fashion.  This is because fashion has something tech seriously wants: the ability to create and sustain demand for products that are—let's face it—kind of useless.  —  “We desperately need …
Tony Romm / Politico:
White House to work with tech companies to develop digital content to discredit extremist messages  —  Using social media to counter Al Qaeda, ISIL messaging  —  The White House plans to work closely with tech companies to counter groups like Al Qaeda and ISIL online …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
How Line fused messaging, gaming, and merchandising into a pop culture phenomenon in Japan  —  How Japan's Line App Became A Culture-Changing, Revenue-Generating Phenomenon  —  IT'S ALREADY A POWERHOUSE IN MESSAGING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND MERCHANDISE, WITH PAYMENTS AND MORE ON THE WAY.  NEXT STOP: AMERICA.
More: PYMNTS.comTweets: @harrymccrackenThanks:@mariedomingo
Dan Froomkin / The Intercept:
FBI Flouts Obama Directive to Limit Gag Orders on National Security Letters  —  Despite the post-Snowden spotlight on mass surveillance, the intelligence community's easiest end-run around the Fourth Amendment since 2001 has been something called a National Security Letter.
Jillian D'Onfro / Business Insider:
How flash sale site Gilt Groupe overextended and lost focus after rapid growth and fundraising  —  Four years ago Gilt Groupe was the hottest startup in New York — Here's what happened  —  Four years ago, luxury flash-sales startup Gilt Groupe was one of the buzziest e-commerce startups in the world …
Sarah E. Needleman / Wall Street Journal:
Trivia Crack led App Store for 66 days, and now struggles to process a glut of user-created questions  —  Can an App Be Too Successful?  Ask ‘Trivia Crack’  —  Mobile game has topped the charts with user-generated questions, but now players gripe of a glut

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