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March 23, 2015, 7:35 PM

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Schmidt: Google Glass is a long-term project put under Fadell to “make it ready for users” and is a big, fundamental platform for Google  —  Google Isn't Giving Up on Glass, Eric Schmidt Says  —  Google is sticking with its controversial Glass Internet-connected eyewear …
Miguel Helft / Forbes:
How Cyanogen got started and its plans to disrupt Android, including upcoming first Cyanogen OS phone without Google apps from Blu  —  Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google  —  It's a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Cyanogen Raises $80 Million With Backing From Twitter, Telefonica and Rupert Murdoch  —  After months of passing around the hat, open Android startup Cyanogen said Monday it has closed an $80 million funding round that includes backing from a number of strategic investors.
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Instagram reveals Layout, its own photo collage app  —  If you've ever seen a collage in your Instagram feed, it was likely created by one of several third-party apps — Diptic and Framatic are a couple that spring to mind — that let you arrange multiple photos in a variety of grids.
Peggy Johnson / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft partners with Dell, Pegatron and 8 regional OEMs to preinstall Office and Skype on Android devices; expands partnership with Samsung to tablets  —  Microsoft expands partnerships with leading device manufacturers  —  When I joined Microsoft last September, it was evident I joined …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Square Introduces Square Cash for Businesses, With a Low 1.5 Percent Processing Fee  —  Five years ago, Square introduced a sleek card reader to the small-business world that made it easy for everyone from taxi drivers to craft sellers to coffee shop owners to accept credit card payments for the first time.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
With interviews from Cook, Ive, others, Becoming Steve Jobs is opposite of Isaacson's bio, providing rounded image of Jobs and contextualizing bad behavior  —  The War Over Who Steve Jobs Was  —  Walter Isaacson's official biography of Apple's genius leader is being challenged by a new book supported by Jobs's inner circle.
Owen Williams / The Next Web:
Twitch accounts were compromised, passwords are being reset for everyone  —  Uh oh, game streaming service Twitch has posted a short notice to its blog warning that there “may have been” some unauthorized access to some Twitch user information.  —  The company says all passwords have been reset along with stream keys.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Twitter partnering with Foursquare to let you tag specific locations in tweets  —  Twitter users will soon be able to specify and tag locations pulled from Foursquare's database thanks to a tie-up between the two companies.  —  The deal gives Twitter access to Foursquare's full location database …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: thick bezel, small trackpad, 6 hour battery life, and awkward to use as a tablet  —  Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review  —  Take a look at the side profile of your laptop.  Chances are, it's anywhere from a half an inch to an inch thick …
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