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April 8, 2015, 12:40 PM

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Apple Watch has a steep learning curve but can be a life-changer after apps are streamlined and initial bugs are fixed  —  Apple Watch Bliss, but Only After a Steep Learning Curve  —  It took three days — three long, often confusing and frustrating days — for me to fall for the Apple Watch.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple watch is the nicest smartwatch yet, but it has performance issues with apps and locations services, and it costs more than rivals  —  Apple Watch: the definitive review  —  The Apple Watch is an extraordinarily small and personal device.  It is designed to participate in nearly every moment …
Joshua Topolsky / Bloomberg Business:
Apple Watch Review: You'll Want One, but You Don't Need One … I'm in a meeting with 14 people, in mid-sentence, when I feel a tap-tap-tap on my wrist.  I stop talking, tilt my head, and whip my arm aggressively into view to see the source of the agitation.
Katherine Boehret / Re/code:
How Other Smartwatches Stack Up to Apple Watch  —  Smartwatches are quickly evolving from geeky, ugly devices into user-friendly, stylish wrist computers.  Some of the most notable differentiating factors among these watches are battery life and compatibility with more than one operating system.
Andrew Nusca / Fortune:
Fortune hires six former Gigaom reporters to double down on its technology coverage  —  Fortune bulks up on technology coverage, hires 6 Gigaom veterans  —  When technology industry executives visit Fortune's New York City headquarters, one of the things I enjoy most is when they inevitably slow …
Xbox Wire:
TV on Xbox Gets More Versatile with Over-the-Air Tuner for the U.S. and Canada  —  At Xbox, we're committed to delivering amazing new gaming and entertainment experiences, and part of that commitment includes giving you the best TV-viewing options, in one place, never more than one step away from your gaming.
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
Twitter confirms it's experimenting with a new search interface with more filtering options  —  Twitter Confirms It's Messing With Its Search Experience  —  While covering Google's closure of Google Moderator earlier, I searched Twitter on the desktop to see what people were saying about it …
More: The Next WebThanks:@ccrum237
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
The rise and fall of OpenStack startups as venture capital investments in the space dries up  —  Investors were once tripping over themselves to get into a hot technology called OpenStack.  What happened?  —  Once upon a time, venture capitalists were tripping over themselves to invest …
More: Forbes
Brad Heath / USA Today:
US Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration secretly tracked billions of international calls from US for nearly a decade before 9/11  —  U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades  —  Starting in 1992, the Justice Department amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls …
CNN:
Russian hackers accessed sensitive White House information, including real-time details of president's schedule, via compromised State Department system  —  How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House  —  Washington (CNN)Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
HTC One M9+ launches in China: 5.2" Quad HD screen, fingerprint sensor, MediaTek SoC  —  HTC's bigger and better One M9+ launches in China  —  HTC clearly gets China's obsession with large-screen phones.  Following the plastic 5.5-inch One E9+, the company is back with the metallic M9+ which …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Xiaomi throws parties for fans every few weeks across China, making customers feel part of an exclusive club  —  Xiaomi: The Secret to the World's Most Valuable Startup  —  Xiaomi reaches out to customers through parties and social media  —  HANGZHOU, China—Zhao Ruiping assembles mechanical valves …
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton hires Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, as campaign's chief technology officer  —  Hillary Clinton hires Google executive to be chief technology officer  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton has hired a longtime Google executive …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Presidential candidate Rand Paul promises to end warrantless searches of phone, computer records; campaign site sells $15 “NSA spy cam blocker” sticker  —  Rand Paul sells “NSA spy cam blocker” as Presidential bid fundraiser  —  Bid announcement video taken off YouTube due to copyright claim over a song.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Instagram Adds Post Notifications For Specific Accounts, Color And Fade Tools  —  Instagram has a couple of new photo editing tools available in its mobile applications, out today on Android and coming soon to iOS: Color and Fade.  Color lets you adjust the tone of both the highlights …
Nicole LaPorte / Fast Company:
An inside look at HBO's strategy to compete with Netflix by launching HBO Now  —  HBO to Netflix: Bring it on  —  On a frigid winter Friday in Manhattan's MediaGulch, HBO CEO Richard Plepler glides through the doors of a power-lunch spot called the Lambs Club.
John Callaham / Windows Central:
Kabam abandons Windows Phone development after releasing just one game  —  Windows Central has learned that Kabam, one of the biggest mobile game developers, has decided to stop making titles from the Windows Phone platform.  This decision represents a complete reversal of Kabam's original plans …

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