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April 1, 2015, 9:45 AM

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Richard Nieva / CNET:
Google announces an Asus-made Chrome OS HDMI stick called Chromebit for less than $100 and new ARM Chromebook laptops from Hisense and Haier starting at $149  —  Google pushes Chrome OS software, with or without Chromebooks  —  Google announces new Chromebook laptops and an intriguing …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Galaxy S6 review: Samsung at its best with solid build quality, great specs, useful fingerprint sensor, and gorgeous 5.1 inch display; Edge not worth extra $100  —  Samsung Galaxy S6 review  —  It's not ok to make a cheap-looking phone anymore.  —  Now that Apple is finally making big phones …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Opt Out of ‘Supercookies’  —  Verizon Wireless customers now have the ability to completely opt out of the phone carrier's controversial ad-targeting program that tagged users with undeletable tracking codes, which critics called “supercookies.”
JP Mangalindan / Mashable:
Anonymous messaging app Yik Yak is testing a photo feature  —  Yik Yak, the anonymous messaging app, is testing a new feature that would let users share photos, Mashable has learned.  —  Yik Yak is in the early stages of testing the feature on some college campuses for limited periods of time …
Katherine Finnerty / The New York Times Company:
NYT's Apple Watch app features custom one-sentence stories with images and bullet points; readers can use Handoff to continue reading on iPhone or iPad  —  The Times Rolls Out One-Sentence Stories on Apple Watch  —  The New York Times has developed a new form of storytelling to help readers catch up in seconds on Apple Watch.
David Mack / BuzzFeed:
Google Maps celebrates April Fools by letting you play Pac-Man using real streets anywhere as your maze  —  Stop Everything: You Can Play “Pac-Man” In Google Maps Right Now  —  There goes your productivity for today.  —  Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google has rolled out a cool …
Wall Street Journal:
How Wall Street Middlemen Help Silicon Valley Employees Cash In Early  —  Financial firms create ad hoc market where hot stocks of closely held technology companies trade largely out of sight of regulators  —  Hedge-fund manager Jonathan Sands gushed in a January email that shareholders …
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