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March 21, 2015, 1:55 AM

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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
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 …
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 …
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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.
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 …
Stephanie Mehta / Bloomberg Business:
Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen provide two day board training for women and minorities  —  Sheryl Sandberg and Marc Andreessen Are Sending Women to Boot Camp  —  A two-day drill for women and minorities in how to sit on a corporate or start-up board, credibly
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 …

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