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April 2, 2015, 6:40 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 …
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.
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.
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Audit of TrueCrypt software finds minor issues, no deliberate backdoors or severe design flaws  —  Truecrypt report  —  A few weeks back I wrote an update on the Truecrypt audit promising that we'd have some concrete results to show you soon.  Thanks to some hard work by the NCC Crypto Services group, soon is now.
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.
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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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.

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