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March 6, 2015, 9:55 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 …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Sources on Apple Watch: battery charges in just two hours, skin contact and 10%+ battery need to get notification, essentially a time-saving device  —  The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved  —  Over the course of investigating the Apple Watch, I've spoken to several sources who have spent extended time with it.
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 …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android  —  Android is coming after Oculus Rift, the Wall Street Journal reports  —  Android is moving from mobile devices to virtual-reality headsets, according to a new report.  The Wall Street Journal, citing two unnamed sources …
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA plans major reorganization and a focus on digital espionage  —  The CIA embarked on a sweeping restructuring Friday that will bring an end to divisions that have been in place for decades, create 10 new centers that team analysts with operators, and significantly expand the agency's focus on digital espionage.
Jack Julian / CBC News:
Quebec man charged after refusing to give phone password to Canadian border officials, in case that may test Canadian laws  —  Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport  —  Whether border officials can force you to provide password hasn't been tested in Canadian courts
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.
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 …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft sues Kyocera in new Android patent infringement dispute … Microsoft filed suit against Kyocera this afternoon, alleging that the Japanese electronics company's Android-based smartphones infringe on the Redmond company's patents.  —  The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle …
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