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March 5, 2015, 9:20 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple plans relaunched Beats streaming music service for WWDC, skipping March event; Apple TV still coming  —  Apple won't take the wraps off of its upcoming Beats-based music streaming service at its March 9 “Spring Forward” event, according to music industry sources briefed on the launch timeline.
Ginny Marvin / Search Engine Land:
Google launches Compare for Auto Insurance, which compares car insurance rates from participating insurers like MetLife, in California  —  Official: Google Compare For Auto Insurance Launches  —  As expected, car insurance results on Google are getting a shake up as the company enters the lead generation game.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches free preview of Office 2016 for Mac with Retina support, OneDrive and SharePoint integration, and more  —  Microsoft launches Office 2016 preview for Mac with full Retina support, OneDrive and SharePoint integration  —  Microsoft today launched a preview of Office 2016 for Mac.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
WSJ footnote suggests 12-inch MacBook Air could be announced by Apple as early as Monday  —  Tucked away at the bottom of the WSJ's report on the often-postponed iPad Pro was a single sentence that, if correct, suggests that Apple could announce the 12-inch MacBook Air as early as Monday.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
As VR companies battle motion sickness issues, Valve president Gabe Newell says its laser-assisted tracking system prevents nausea  —  Solution to Nausea Puts Virtual Reality Closer to Market  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Few technologies have generated more attention than virtual reality …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
How Huawei Watch, with its minimalist design and quality build, became a surprise hit at MWC  —  How a Chinese smartwatch became the surprise hit of Mobile World Congress  —  Huawei hopes to shake up the wearable world with its new Watch  —  Did you hear the one about the Chinese telecom giant …
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