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March 22, 2015, 4:10 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
New “On-Body Detection” Smart Lock Mode In Android Seems To Be Hitting Some Devices  —  If a tipster's screenshots are to be believed (and I think in this case, they are to be believed), Google is testing and / or rolling out a new smart lock mode called on-body detection.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
How Life360 prevailed in court after its CEO sent “Dear Piece of S**t” letter to AGIS, a company suing them for patent infringement  —  How Life360 won its patent war  —  Jury saw CEO's “Dear piece of s**t” letter to his “patent troll”—and understood.
More: Techdirt
Horace Dediu / Asymco:
Market saturation, rising monthly fees, lack of innovation, and broadband expansion make cable TV's decline inevitable in the US  —  Peak Cable  —  Paying for TV has been a curious consumer phenomenon.  There was a time when TV was free to consumers.  It was delivered as a broadcast …
ABC News:
Apple provides a peek into its Watch fitness testing facility, reveals it collected 18K hours of health and fitness data in testing  —  Inside Apple's Top Secret Health and Fitness Lab for Apple Watch Development … Apple, known for keeping its product developments under the strictest of lock-and-key …
Maria Bustillos / New Yorker:
A look at the history of Richard Stallman's GNU Manifesto and its impact as it turns 30 this month  —  The GNU Manifesto Turns Thirty  —  Unix, one of the earliest computer-operating systems, was developed between the late nineteen-sixties and the early nineteen-eighties …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
How Kodak mines its legacy R&D assets while it plots its post-bankruptcy future  —  At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film  —  After the Kodak Moment After the Kodak Moment  —  Kodak has prioritized its patent portfolio and the Eastman Business Park since it declared bankruptcy in 2012.
More: TechSpot and FortuneTweets: @nytimesbusiness

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