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April 4, 2015, 9:45 AM

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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:
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 …
Kale Williams / San Francisco Chronicle:
Operator of “revenge porn” website sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison in a first-of-its-kind prosecution  —  ‘Revenge porn’ site runner gets 18 years in prison  —  In a first-of-its-kind prosecution, the convicted operator of a “revenge porn” website was sentenced …
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 …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
First ad on Tinder is a video promoting Budweiser's #Whatever, USA campaign  —  Tinder's First Advertisement Is One Big Experiment  —  This week, Tinder unveiled its first ad in the form of a video promoting Budweiser's next #Whatever, USA campaign.  The video ad will show up for Tinder users …
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.

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