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February 24, 2015, 10:20 AM

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Joey-Elijah Sneddon / OMG!:
Google says Chromebook Pixel 2 is coming soon, pulls video of announcement made at an event  —  Google Say Chromebook Pixel 2 Will Go On Sale Soon  —  Google has confirmed that a second generation Chromebook Pixel will go on sale ‘soon’.  —  Speaking at the Team Work 2015 event this week …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Acquires Popular Instrument and Effect Plug-In Maker Camel Audio  —  Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF].  Camel Audio's address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street …
Kevin Kingsbury / Wall Street Journal:
At $765B+, Apple's market cap is double any other publicly traded US company  —  Apple Is Now More Than Double the Size of Exxon—And Everyone Else  —  Just how ginormous is Apple Inc. now?  —  As the iPhone-maker's shares continue to set fresh record highs, its market cap is now above $765 billion.
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:
Majority of health sites send troves of data about your medical searches to third-party companies  —  Looking Up Symptoms Online?  These Companies Are Tracking You  —  It's 2015—when we feel sick, fear disease, or have questions about our health, we turn first to the internet.
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Google:
Google updates adult content policy for Blogger, states public sharing of sexually explicit images and video will not be allowed after March 23  —  Adult content policy on Blogger  —  Starting March 23, 2015, you won't be able to publicly share images and video that are sexually explicit or show graphic nudity on Blogger.
Dave Maass / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Outlines Plan to Fix the Broken Patent System  —  New ‘Defend Innovation’ Whitepaper Addresses Vague Software Patents, Patent Trolls  —  San Francisco - The U.S. patent system is in crisis, but there are clear steps Congress and the White House can take to mitigate the impact of vague patents …
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Debate between Yahoo chief ISO and NSA director over backdoors illustrates growing disconnect between Washington and Silicon Valley  —  Yahoo Executive Confronts NSA Director Over ‘Backdoors’  —  In one of the most public confrontations of a top U.S. intelligence official by Silicon Valley in recent years …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases second OS X 10.10.3 pre-release w/ latest Photos app version, new Emoji, more  —  Earlier this month, Apple released the first OS X 10.10.3 pre-release update to testers with a beta version of the iPhoto replacement app called Photos.  Today an updated build is rolling out to testers through the Mac App Store.
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
Behind three-day-old service Magic, which aims to fulfill any request sent via SMS “like magic”  —  We've just reached the logical extreme of the ‘Uber for X’ economy  —  Mike Chen is talking quickly even though he's tired.  Unimaginably tired.

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