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March 4, 2015, 8:25 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 …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Etsy files for IPO, seeks to raise $100M, on NASDAQ under ticker symbol ETSY  —  Etsy files to go public with $100M IPO  —  Online retailer Etsy is going public.  The company today filed its form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, kicking off the process for raising $100 million …
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 …
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.
TechCrunch:
Twitter In Talks With Live Streaming App Periscope  —  If you looked at this week's sudden Meerkat phenomenon and thought “hey, Twitter should buy this,” then you're on the right track.  According to sources we've spoken with, Twitter has been in talks to purchase live streaming app Periscope …
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 …
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