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April 3, 2015, 7:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
AppleCare+ for Apple Watch: $999 for Edition, $79 for Watch, $59 for Sport  —  To go along with the premium $10,000 and up pricing of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple will charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition's AppleCare+ Protection Plan, 9to5Mac has learned.
Brendon Lynch / Microsoft on the Issues:
Microsoft's future browsers will not enable Do Not Track as the default setting, in a reversal of the company's policy with Internet Explorer 10  —  An update on Microsoft's approach to Do Not Track  —  As industry standards evolve, how we implement those standards evolve as well.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pinterest Acquires Team From Hike Labs, Including Google Reader, Blogger Veteran Jason Shellen  —  Pinterest today scored two notable new hires with the acquisition of a small, two-person startup known as Hike Labs, which had been developing a mobile publishing application called Drafty.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Mark Russinovich, Microsoft's Azure CTO, said in an off hand remark at a ChefCon panel discussion that an open source Windows is “definitely possible”  —  Microsoft: An Open Source Windows Is ‘Definitely Possible’  —  Microsoft's software empire rests on Windows …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Is Testing An Online Note-Taking Service With “Project Composer”  —  It appears that Dropbox is bringing back HackPad, the collaborative documents service the company acquired a year ago.  The Y Combinator-backed startup had grown to become a popular tool for taking quick notes at conferences …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish rebrands DishWorld as Sling International, offering 200 channels in 18 languages to US customers, starting at $15 per month  —  Dish Rebrands DishWorld as ‘Sling International’ Over-the-Top Service  —  Dish Network, the No. 2 satellite TV service in the U.S., announced that DishWorld …

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