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March 23, 2015, 8:15 AM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
HTC One M9 review: great design, performance, and battery life, but camera disappoints  —  HTC One M9 review  —  Haven't we seen this before?  —  Déjà vu (noun): a feeling that one has seen or heard something before  —  I've spent the better part of the last two weeks with HTC's new One M9.
Lizzie Plaugic / The Verge:
Former Twitter employee files class action lawsuit for gender discrimination, says company's hiring and promotion processes favor men  —  Twitter is facing a class action lawsuit for gender discrimination  —  A former software engineer says the company's promotion process favors men
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Critics say CISA won't boost security, will allow private companies to share more user data with government  —  CISA Security Bill: An F for Security But an A+ for Spying  —  When the Senate Intelligence Committee passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act by a vote of 14 to 1 …
Startup L. Jackson / Startups and S**t:
Advice for raising seed in a feeding frenzy: anticipate your A round, raise what you need, and hire VCs like employees  —  An Open Letter to YC Founders on Demo Day Eve  —  It's YC fundraising season and the perennial discussion about valuations has begun.  It's frankly kinda tired.
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.
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Financial Times:
Universal pushes Spotify to add limits to its free tier during licensing negotiations  —  Universal takes on Spotify freemium model  —  The “freemium” model used by Spotify to amass 60m users and 15m paying subscribers around the world is facing a new challenge just months …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers uncover method to hack BIOS firmware, subvert secure operating systems like Tails  —  Hacking BIOS Chips Isn't Just the NSA's Domain Anymore  —  The ability to hack the BIOS chip at the heart of every computer is no longer reserved for the NSA and other three-letter agencies.

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Smartsheet:
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Zoho:
Say hello to Zoho Finance apps for macOS Catalina  —  The next biggest update for your Mac is here!  Apple had recently unveiled the next-gen operating system, Catalina.  This has helped us to bring our entire Zoho Finance suite exclusively for your Mac.
Google Cloud:
What does the future of cloud computing hold  —  and what does this mean for businesses?  We looked at the data, talked to luminaries, and listened to customers across the world.  Here's what they said.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.
Mattermost:
The ultimate guide to team messaging for developers  —  Modern collaboration platforms make dev teams more efficient, but only if you use them well.  Learn how with our guide to developer messaging.

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