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March 25, 2015, 1:35 PM

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Richard Lewis / The Daily Dot:
Sources: YouTube plans to relaunch live streaming service this year with a focus on gaming, taking on Twitch  —  YouTube to relaunch livestreaming service with focus on esports and gaming  —  YouTube is preparing to relaunch its livestreaming platform with a renewed focus on live gaming …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Acquires Durable Database Company FoundationDB  —  Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases, TechCrunch has learned.  —  A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it's no longer offering downloads of its database software.
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:
PS4 update brings suspend and resume, external HD backups, improved social features, and more  —  PS4 System Update 2.50 Available Tomorrow, Features Detailed  —  Tomorrow, PlayStation 4 will get an update to system software version 2.50, codenamed “Yukimura,” which will bring an onslaught of features …
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg Business:
RadioShack's Bankruptcy Could Give Your Customer Data to the Highest Bidder  —  The phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and shopping habits of more than 100 million customers are part of RadioShack's bankruptcy auction … The remnants of RadioShack's retail empire went on the auction block on Monday …
TechCrunch:
47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2  —  Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two.  During today's second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups.  Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies.
Lexy Franklin / Facebook Developers:
Facebook introduces Messenger Platform for building apps that integrate with Messenger and Businesses on Messenger, which lets users communicate with businesses  —  Introducing Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger  —  Today at F8, we launched Messenger Platform and announced Businesses on Messenger.
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Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Leap Motion Is Bringing Hand Tracking To The OSVR Headset In May  —  The open-source OSVR virtual reality headset is getting one of its first peripherals in the form of an optional faceplate that brings hand tracking to virtual reality projects via an embedded camera.
Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Data analytics software firm Ayasdi raises $55M from KPCB, reports 400% growth in bookings  —  Ayasdi Gathers $55 Million to Reveal Complex Data to Humans … Ayasdi Inc., whose data analytics software is based on a branch of mathematics that is more than a century old …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
August raises $38M, bringing total raised to $50M, to expand smart lock retail availability  —  August Raises $38 Million To Expand Smart Lock Retail Availability  —  Smart Lock purveyor August has raised another $38 million in funding, bringing the company's tally up to $50 million …
Mark Hachman / PC World:
Microsoft: Office will be free for devices under 10 inches  —  Microsoft drew a line in the sand on Tuesday, as its Office 365 chief said that editing and viewing documents on small-screen devices would continue to be free—likely killing off the idea of a small-screen Surface Pro mini, incidentally.
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