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March 9, 2015, 1:05 PM

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The Verge:
Live Blog: Apple expected to unveil Watch launch details, apps, and pricing  —  Join us at 1PM ET for our Apple ‘Spring Forward’ Watch event live blog  —  Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock.  We're counting down the minutes until Apple's “Spring Forward” event begins …
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
With abusive posts still rampant on Yik Yak, some college campuses are taking steps to ban the service  —  Who Spewed That Abuse?  Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn't Telling  —  During a brief recess in an honors course at Eastern Michigan University last fall, a teaching assistant approached the class's three female professors.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: SugarCRM Buys Mobile Startup Stitch, Shuts It Down  —  SugarCRM, a CRM and open source rival to Salesforce, has made an acquisition to help the company raise its game on the mobile front.  It has acquired and is shutting down Stitch, a startup co-founded by ex-Salesforce execs …
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
With Emoji a product of Japanese origins, America needs new Emoji symbols that reflect its own culture  —  Dispatch: America Needs Its Own Emojis  —  America Needs Its Own Emojis  —  There's so much we can't express because the symbols don't exist: no Vulcan salute, no pickup truck, no bacon.
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David Shamah / ZDNet:
PayPal to pay $60m for Israeli security startup CyActive  —  Summary:CyActive's predictive cyber-defense system is the US firm's second acquisition in Israel.  —  In what will be its second acquisition in Israel, PayPal is set to acquire Israeli cybersecurity firm CyActive.
Michael Brown / PC World:
Samsung's Milk streaming music service now available through a free web client  —  Samsung is celebrating the first anniversary of its Milk Internet radio service by a web browser client.  You'll still need a Samsung device to use the Milk app on a smartphone, tablet, or television.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Feelreal shows off mask that attaches to VR headsets to simulate weather and provide scents  —  Smellovision masks are here, and they're basically implements of torture  —  Virtual reality is great, but it's... sometimes difficult to stomach, as evidenced by the fact that a device not making people throw up was major news at GDC.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Tor developers discuss setting a goal of 50% non-US government funding by 2016, plan crowdfunding campaign in May  —  Tor developers look beyond U.S. government funding  —  Developers behind the Tor anonymity service are aiming to fundamentally transform how the project is financed by changing …

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