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March 18, 2015, 4:20 PM

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Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 will launch this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages, partners with Xiaomi to test the OS on Mi 4 devices  —  Windows 10 Launching This Summer in 190 Countries and 111 Languages  —  Today at the renewed Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) …
Reuters:
Microsoft will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 even for PCs with non-genuine copies of Windows, to tackle piracy  —  Microsoft tackles China piracy with free upgrade to Windows 10  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is making its biggest push into the heavily pirated Chinese consumer computing market …
Fast Company:
Tim Cook on Apple's Future: Everything Can Change Except Values  —  Tim Cook: Steve felt that most people live in a small box.  They think they can't influence or change things a lot.  I think he would probably call that a limited life.  And more than anybody I've ever met, Steve never accepted that.
Fast Company:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dark Web's top drug market, Evolution, vanishes overnight, in what appears to be a $12M scam  —  Dark Web's ‘Evolution Market’ Vanishes  —  The Evolution Market, an online black market that sells everything contraband — from marijuana, heroin and ecstasy to stolen identities …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service launches today in NYC, Chicago, and Philadelphia, starts at $50/month with about 50 channels including CBS, Fox, NBC  —  Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service launches today in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia
Astro Teller / Backchannel:
Google X head Astro Teller on origin of Google X, Project Loon, Glass, self-driving cars, Project Wing, and failure  —  How to Make Moonshots  —  Astro Teller says that at Google[x], failure is indeed an option.  So is changing the world. … Closing keynote of South by Southwest
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
For coffee delivery, Starbucks will use Postmates in Seattle and baristas in New York City  —  At the Starbucks annual shareholder meeting today, the company plans to unveil new details of its highly anticipated delivery service launching in the second half of this year in Seattle and New York City.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
HTTPS-crippling FREAK exploit affects thousands of Android and iOS apps  —  Attackers can use FREAK to steal passwords for finance, shopping, or medical apps.  —  While almost all the attention paid to the HTTPS-crippling FREAK vulnerability has focused on browsers, consider this …

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