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March 12, 2015, 6:20 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.3 Public Beta, Beta Program now comprises both iOS and OS X  —  Apple has updated its Apple Seed website to include many references to iOS device management.  It has also updated the name of its program to ‘Apple Beta Software Program’, dropping the specificity of it being for OS X only.
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Apple Stops Selling Jawbone Up, Nike FuelBand in Stores — Making Way for the Apple Watch  —  Apple has removed competing fitness bands from its retail stores as the company prepares to ship its own wearable, the Apple Watch.  —  Checks of major stores in San Francisco, Palo Alto …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Google is done selling the Nexus 5  —  Google has stopped selling the Nexus 5, the company's 2014 flagship Android smartphone.  A Google spokesperson told The Verge today that “while some inventory of Nexus 5 still exists (with our retail and carrier partners), our focus is on the Nexus 6 at this time.”
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Early 2015 Retina MacBook Pro teardown gives first look inside new Force Touch trackpad  —  Following dismantling the latest refreshed MacBook Air models yesterday, today iFixit dives inside the new MacBook Pro model that arrived this week with upgraded internals and more.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
After its sale from Sony, Vaio launches first mid-range nondescript Android phone in Japan  —  Here is VAIO's first smartphone  —  No longer a part of Sony, VAIO likes the look of that smartphone market, and has decided to go up against its former parent company's Xperia series with its own creation …
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
BBC to give 1M mini-computers to 11-year-olds across UK as part of Make it Digital initiative  —  BBC gives children mini-computers in Make it Digital scheme  —  The hardware is a nod to an earlier scheme to put BBC Micros in schools during the 1980s  —  The BBC will be giving away mini-computers …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Docker's latest acquisition, KiteMatic, built a Mac app that runs Docker containers  —  Docker, a startup whose open-source container technology is becoming a popular component in software development, is announcing today that it's acquired KiteMatic, a three-man startup that built a Mac app …
Rebecca R. Ruiz / New York Times:
FCC releases full net neutrality rules confirming it will treat Internet as telecommunications and decide what is acceptable on a case-by-case basis  —  F.C.C. Releases Net Neutrality Rules  —  WASHINGTON — Two weeks after voting to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook to face U.S. class action over children's online purchases  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy  —  Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things.  TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver …
Bloomberg Business:
In under 24 hours, 11K people signed up for Stanford's cardiovascular study using ResearchKit  —  Thousands Have Already Signed Up for Apple's ResearchKit  —  (Bloomberg) — Stanford University researchers were stunned when they awoke Tuesday to find that 11,000 people had signed …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Video conferencing startup Highfive raises $32M Series B led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, plans to double its workforce by end of 2015  —  Highfive Raises $32 Million For Its Video Conferencing System  —  It's only been four months since Highfive's video conferencing units have been available …
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Ben Popper / The Verge:
DJI set to double sales to $1B in 2015, the first consumer drone company to do so, amid VC funding talks  —  DJI is about to become the first billion dollar consumer drone company  —  The company did around $500 million in sales during 2014 and is on pace to double that this year
Kevin Bocek / Venafi Blog:
Clinton email server not encrypted or authenticated by a digital certificate for first three months of her term at State Department  —  Digital Certificate Forensics: What Venafi TrustNet Tells Us about the Clinton Email Server  —  3-month gap before encryption enabled for browsers, smartphones, and tablets starting in 2009

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