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March 21, 2015, 10:25 AM

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's working on storefront called Unlocked to offer paid apps for free; no launch date set  —  Amazon ‘Unlocked’ Will Give Away Paid Apps For Free  —  Amazon has been working hard to build up the popularity of its Android-based Appstore with consumers and developers …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
Chrome extension Ugly Mail identifies which of your Gmail emails are being monitored using pixel tracking  —  A Clever Way to Tell Which of Your Emails Are Being Tracked  —  While you've likely never heard of companies like Yeswear, Bananatag, and Streak, they almost certainly know a good deal about you.
More: LifehackerTweets: @propublica and @marshallk
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sources: Meerkat raises a $12M Series B led by Greylock at a $40M pre-money valuation  —  LIVE NOW|  Meerkat Raises $12M From Greylock At A $40M Valuation  —  If you're reading TechCrunch right now (you are, by the way), chances are you have at least heard of Meerkat.
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple to launch new Apple TV set top box at WWDC with A8 chip, increased storage, enabling App Store, Siri, and HomeKit integration  —  New Apple TV Set Top Will Debut This Summer With App Store, Siri  —  Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Windows 10 to make the Secure Boot alt-OS lock out a reality  —  Windows 10 hardware must support Secure Boot and won't have to let you turn it off.  —  Those of you with long memories will recall a barrage of complaints in the run up to Windows 8's launch that concerned the ability to install …
More: ExtremeTech and SlashdotTweets: @dangillmor
ABC News:
Apple provides a peek into its Watch fitness testing facility, reveals it collected more than 18K hours of health and fitness data in testing  —  Transcript for Inside Apple's Top Secret Health Lab for Apple Watch  —  You're about to get an exclusive look at a lab in one of the most famously secretive companies on Earth, apple.
Sean Michael Kerner / eWeek:
At Pwn2Own, researchers exploit fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11, and Safari, while payouts total $557K  —  HP Awards $240K for Firefox, IE, Chrome and Safari Exploits  —  On March 19, the second day of the Hewlett-Packard Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sponsored Pwn2Own hacking challenge …
Rebecca Greenfield / Fast Company:
UN Women Says It Has No Plans To Collaborate With Uber On Job Creation  —  Just 10 days after Uber announced a global program to get more women drivers, UN Women has backed away from its highly publicized partnership to create 1 million jobs for women.  “We will not collaborate with Uber on job creation …
Andrew Hayward / stuff.tv:
Pebble pledges $1 million to crowdfund development of Pebble Time smartstraps … Closing in on US$20 million (£13.5 million) with more than a week left to go, the Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble Time is still going strong.  And Pebble hopes to push a little more interest by spending …
 

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