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March 4, 2015, 6:20 PM

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Michael Learmonth / International Business Times:
Sources: HBO's new streaming service to be called “HBO Now”, will cost $15/month, include Apple TV as launch partner  —  HBO In Talks With Apple To Be Launch Partner For Coming Web Service ‘HBO Now’: Exclusive  —  HBO is in talks with Apple to make Apple TV one of the launch partners …
Associated Press:
Hillary Clinton used her own private email server for official business as secretary of state; emails backed up to Google in 2012  —  Clinton ran homebrew computer system for official emails  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram allows ads to have clickable links and introduces multi-photo carousel ads  —  Instagram Starts Letting Ads Be Clickable  —  Instagram never allowed URLs to open until now.  It wanted people browsing photos, not the web.  But Instagram says its advertisers demanded more vivid ways …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Nvidia's GRID game-streaming service, currently in beta, will launch in May with basic and premium subscription tiers  —  NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service  —  As part of NVIDIA's suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Kunal Comments / Sammy Hub:
Pocket, Shazam, Fleksy, and 19 other apps designated as Galaxy Gifts will be free to download for Galaxy S6, S6 edge  —  Fleksy, Shazam and 20 other apps will be part of Galaxy Gifts for Galaxy S6, S6 edge  —  Samsung is known to treat its Galaxy smartphone buyers with a suite of apps and games for free.
Bill Rigby / Reuters:
IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit  —  (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.

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