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March 5, 2015, 12:35 AM

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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 …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Production of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad delayed until September  —  Apple to Delay Larger iPad Production  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc., which has seen stagnating iPad sales, will delay the start of manufacturing for a larger-screened version of the tablet, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Associated Press:
Hillary Clinton used her own private email server for official business as secretary of state  —  Clinton ran homebrew computer system for official emails  —  1 photo  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Microsoft is bringing Xbox games to its futuristic HoloLens headset  —  Appearing at Game Developers Conference 2015 today, Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed that Microsoft intends to bring Xbox gaming to the company's futuristic HoloLens headset.  “Gaming and entertainment is going to be critical …
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Reports of Apple Pay fraud are due to a loophole in banks' verification procedures, not a breach of Apple's encryption  —  Does Apple Pay really have a fraud problem?  —  The fraud is happening through the banks, not through Apple Pay  —  Apple Pay is being used for fraudulent activities …
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 …
Medium:
Two former and four current Twitter execs, all women, announce new investment group #Angels  —  Introducing #Angels  —  Over the better part of the last decade we have poured our energy, passion, and time into building Twitter—the product, the business, the platform, the culture and the company.
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 …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC Vive hands-on: display is unimpressive and subpixels are detectable, but tracking has no noticeable inaccuracies or latency  —  I wore the Vive VR headset and didn't want to take it off  —  HTC's Very Immersive Visual Experience is more impressive for its motion tracking than its display technology

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