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March 6, 2015, 3:42 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Hands-on sources on Apple Watch: battery life for 5 hours of fairly heavy use, unannounced Heart Rate Glance feature, more  —  Sources offer hands-on Apple Watch details: battery life, unannounced features, and more  —  Just ahead of the finalized Apple Watch's presentation at Apple's March 9th …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple negotiates with music labels for streaming licenses that would forego free tier, allow high-profile artists to distribute with Apple first  —  Big Music Labels Want to Make Free Music Hard to Get, and Apple Says They're Right  —  Right now it's easy to stream any song you want …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Oracle now bundles Ask toolbar adware with Java for Mac installations by default  —  Oracle extends its adware bundling to include Java for Macs  —  Summary:For years, Oracle has tormented Windows users by bundling adware with its Java installer for Windows PCs.
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung's CMO, responsible for the hit “Next Big Thing” ad campaign, plans to leave company in early April  —  Samsung loses ‘Next Big Thing’ marketing chief  —  Todd Pendleton, the man behind Samsung's popular marketing campaign, plans to leave the smartphone giant in early April, CNET has learned.
New York Times:
Study finds at least 46K Twitter accounts linked to ISIS; from September to December Twitter suspended 1K accounts  —  ISIS Is Skilled on Twitter, Using Thousands of Accounts, Study Says  —  The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate …
Matt Haughey / MetaFilter:
MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey steps away from his pioneering online community after 16 years, later adds he's joining Slack in a content role  —  Sixteen Years  —  After 16 years of doing a bit of everything under the sun here, I'm stepping away from the day to day of running MetaFilter and moving into the background.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sling TV's Web-TV Service Attracts at Least 100,000 Sign-Ups in Its First Month  —  Sling TV, Dish Network's Web-TV service, has been open to U.S. customers for just over a month.  And so far, it seems like Sling has generated some attention: Sources say at least 100,000 people have signed up to check out the $20-a-month service.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Gmail for iOS updated w/ share sheet support, ability to archive & reply to email via notifications  —  Google this morning has released a major update for Gmail on iOS.  The update bumps the app to version 4.0 and packs a handful of new features.  First off, Gmail on iOS now supports …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Amazon to bring four of its Game Studios titles to iOS, release date not yet announced  —  Amazon is bringing its premium mobile games to iPhone and iPad  —  With some major acquisitions and multiple big games in the works, Amazon clearly has some big ambitions for its in-house gaming division.
Michelle Davis / Bloomberg Business:
Apple replacing AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average  —  Apple Will Join the Dow Jones Industrial Average  —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. will be added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing AT&T Inc., in the first reshuffling since September 2013.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
US Marshals Sell The Last Of The Seized Silk Road Bitcoins  —  US Marshals have sold the last batch of 50,000 seized Silk Road bitcoins at auction after a surprisingly quiet sealed bidding process.  The USMS has not announced the name of the winner of the entire collection of bitcoin …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and hundreds of other companies file an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court for nationwide marriage equality  —  Apple, Facebook, Comcast, and hundreds of others ask Supreme Court for nationwide marriage equality  —  Marriage equality is actually good for business, so these companies claim

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