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March 17, 2015, 2:00 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
App Submissions On Google Play Now Reviewed By Staff, Will Include Age-Based Ratings  —  Google Play, Google's marketplace for Android applications which now reaches a billion people in over 190 countries, has historically differentiated itself from rival Apple by allowing developers …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Nintendo Partners With DeNA To Bring Its Games And IP To Smartphones  —  Nintendo is finally bringing its games and characters to mobile after the company surprised the tech world with an alliance with Japanese mobile gaming firm DeNA.  —  The duo announced a collaboration that will see them jointly develop games for “smart devices.”
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple aiming to launch online TV service in September with about 25 channels, anchored by ABC, CBS, Fox  —  Apple in Talks to Launch Online TV Service  —  Service would have about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS and Fox  —  Shalini Ramachandran and Daisuke Wakabayashi
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
NBC plans cable-dependent Apple TV app for second half of 2015  —  Despite reports that NBC Universal is not involved in negotiations for Apple's upcoming subscription TV replacement service, NBC still hopes to arrive on the Apple TV as soon as the second half of 2015, according to a source with knowledge of NBC's digital roadmap.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
IBM unveils developer tools and cloud-based data analysis services mining Twitter data  —  IBM Introduces Twitter-Fueled Data Services for Business  —  When IBM announced its partnership with Twitter last October, the move seemed both promising and logical.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Carbon3D's 3-D printing grows objects from a pool of resin, is 25-100 times faster than conventional layer by layer method  —  Startup Says New 3-D Printing Technique Could Shift Use From Prototype to Production  —  Already, 3-D printing has emerged as a means for rapidly making prototypes of new products.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's new modern browser, codenamed Project Spartan, will have a distinct name and brand in Windows 10, says CMO Chris Capossela  —  Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand  —  While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport: Unlock Windows 10 devices and apps with your finger, iris, or face  —  Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport: Unlock Windows 10 devices and apps with your finger, iris, or face  —  Microsoft today announced biometric authentication is coming to Windows 10.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
The new Steve Jobs documentary is an unforgiving look at tech's most complicated man  —  The day that Steve Jobs died, people around the world flocked to Apple Stores in a sort of spontaneous mass pilgrimage.  They left letters and signs, holding up iPhones and iPads in tribute.
Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
Adobe unveils Document Cloud service with electronic signature support, launching April, to cost up to $15/month  —  Adobe takes another swing at DocuSign with new Document Cloud  —  Adobe's work productivity business is getting a subscription overhaul with the announcement today of the company's new Document Cloud.

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