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April 2, 2015, 3:45 PM

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David Pierce / Wired:
iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch  —  The inside story of the Apple Watch: the people who made it, why it's important, and just how much the world's largest company has riding on it.  —  The post iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch appeared first on WIRED.
Office Blogs:
Microsoft releases Office Lens document scanning app for iPhone, opens Android preview  —  Office Lens comes to iPhone and Android  —  Just over a year ago, we introduced Office Lens for Windows Phone—and over that time the app has become one of the most popular free apps on Windows Phone …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Chrome and Firefox to stop trusting digital certificates issued by Chinese certificate authority following breach of trust  —  Google Chrome will banish Chinese certificate authority for breach of trust [Updated]  —  Draconian move follows the issuance of certificates masquerading as Google domains.
Financial Times:
European regulators scrutinise Apple over music streaming plans  —  Matthew Garrahan in New York and Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco  —  European regulators are scrutinising Apple's dealings with record labels, amid an intensifying battle over the future of free, ad-supported music streaming services such as Spotify.
Wall Street Journal:
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Comcast offering 2Gbps broadband service starting in Atlanta next month, twice as fast as Google Fiber  —  Comcast leapfrogs Google Fiber with new 2Gbps internet service  —  One way to answer critics and competitors alike is to simply do better, and for once Comcast is doing exactly that.
Brad Stone / Bloomberg Business:
Airbnb now offers about 1,000 listings in Cuba, limited to US travelers  —  The online lodgings marketplace offers about 1,000 listings for U.S. travelers  —  Airbnb operates in 190 countries and 34,000 cities around the world, but its latest addition could be a momentous one.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Snapchat cuts off third-party apps, expands bug bounty program, releases transparency report, and apologizes for past mistakes  —  Snapchat's Non-Vanishing Message: You Can Trust Us  —  A rare interview with Snapchat tech executives about a transparency report, a bug bounty program, a third-party app ban...and apologies
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe's Slate Is A Visual Storytelling App For The iPad  —  With Slate, Adobe is launching a new text- and photo-centric storytelling app for the iPad today.  —  About a year ago, Adobe launched Voice, its first standalone storytelling app that lets users record their own stories …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Ford is experimenting with its own app-based ride-hailing service called the Dynamic Shuttle  —  Ford Is Chasing Tesla And Uber Into The Future  —  Ford CEO Mark Fields says the legacy car manufacturer is trying to think like a startup.  —  Ford  —  In the race to define the …
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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's ARC Beta runs Android apps on Chrome OS, Windows, Mac, and Linux  —  “App Runtime for Chrome” takes a big step toward making Android a universal binary.  —  The ARC Welder is a Chrome app that makes Chrome apps.  It shows up in the app list.

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