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March 11, 2015, 5:05 PM

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google launches new Chromebook Pixel at a lower price with two USB Type-C ports, $999 for Core i5, $1,299 for Core i7, now for sale on Google Store  —  Meet Google's New Chromebook Pixel  —  Google's Chromebook Pixel has always been an aspirational machine meant to show off Chrome OS at its best.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Review: New Chromebook Pixel is still lovely hardware with limited appeal  —  It's $300 cheaper and lasts over twice as long, but few need a premium Chromebook.  —  Chromebooks are cheap.  They work best that way.  It's rare to find one north of $400, and the sweet spot is between $200 and $300.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony is closing its failed PlayStation Mobile platform  —  PlayStation Mobile, Sony's initiative to build a store for indie games and PlayStation classics that could be played on both the PS Vita handheld and certain Android phones, is coming to an end.  No further content will be published …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Verizon finally launches Nexus 6 with Android 5.1 and HD Voice, available online tomorrow and in stores on March 19  —  Verizon finally picks up the Nexus 6, comes with 5.1 and HD voice  —  Google's flagship comes to Verizon on March 12th.  —  Four months after every other carrier …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Launches Cloud Storage Nearline, A Low-Cost Storage Service For Cold Data  —  Google is launching a new cloud storage service today that has the potential to change how many companies, ranging from startups to enterprises, view online storage.  With Google Cloud Storage Nearline …
Graham Ruddick / Telegraph:
Google opens first Google Shop within Currys PC World in London to sell Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, Chromecast  —  Google opens first ever Google Shop in London  —  Google to sell Android phones, Chromebook laptops, and Chromecast TV service through site at Currys PC World store in London
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Zuora Raises $115 Million to Fuel Subscription Economy … More than seven years ago, Tien Tzuo left Salesforce.com Inc., where he had risen to chief marketing officer and then chief strategy officer, to help found a startup, Zuora Inc.  —  Companies were starting to shift from running software inside …
John McDermott / Digiday:
Snapchat seeking deals with sports leagues and networks to feature live sports, starting with NCAA Final Four, plans ad revenue split  —  Coming to Snapchat: live sports broadcasting  —  Snapchat has grand ambitions to become a dominant mobile media platform, and it has taken one step closer with live sports.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Amazon's new Exclusives store features “up-and-coming brands” including Shark Tank and Kickstarter successes  —  Amazon launches Exclusives to surface ‘up-and-coming brands’  —  It's yet another niche for the e-commerce titan: Amazon Exclusives are available only via Amazon or the product makers' own pages.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
After 11 hours, the App Store and iTunes are back online  —  Apple's App Store and iTunes have sprung back into life, after technical issues brought the download stores offline in the early hours of this morning.  Downloads of apps, music, and video resumed at approximately 1:30pm Pactific today …
Suzanne Kapner / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Stores drive mall traffic and lift sales by 10%, enabling company to demand lower rents  —  Apple Gets Sweet Deals From Mall Operators  —  As a traffic magnet, iPhone maker is able to negotiate lower terms for rent  —  Apple stores are so popular that they can increase overall mall traffic and sales.

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