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March 9, 2015, 2:41 PM

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO Now launching exclusively on Apple TV by April 12, will cost $14.99/month  —  HBO on the Web Is Coming in April, Exclusively From Apple  —  Here's a surprise: HBO's streaming service will only be available via Apple when it launches next month.  (An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported …
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Apple TV gets a new price: $69  —  It's been a long three years since Apple refreshed its streaming box, the Apple TV.  And it looks like we're going to keep waiting.  But, that's not to say the company has forgotten about the platform; in fact, since the last hardware update …
Jeremy Horwitz / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces all new ultra-thin 12" MacBook with Retina display, single USB-C port, and Force Touch trackpad; ships on April 10 starting at $1299  —  Apple debuts all-new 12″ MacBook with ultra-thin chassis, new Retina screen, Force Touch  —  During its Spring Forward event …
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Apple announces ResearchKit to help medical researchers collect data  —  At Apple's March event today, the company announced ResearchKit, a software framework that allows medical researchers to get data directly from iPhone users.  —  The company said that users can sign up to participate …
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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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.
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.

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