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April 13, 2015, 4:15 AM

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Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Over 1M US Apple Watch preorders, with two-thirds for Sport line, and black bands most popular, according to shopping data firm Slice Intelligence  —  Apple Watch pre-orders were 1 million in the US on its first day, a shopping data firm estimates  —  (Ryan Emberley/Invision for Apple/AP Images)
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Word of mouth after a few months of general availability, not reviews based on early impressions, will decide the success of Apple Watch  —  An Apple Watch Meta-Review Reimagined  —  Product reviews of the Apple Watch launch are reaching new summits — and depths.
TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Pushing Celebrities And Publishers To Stop Using Meerkat  —  Twitter is doing whatever it can to help its live video streaming acquisition Periscope beat independent competitor Meerkat.  Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Twitter has been contacting celebrities who use Meerkat …
Stack Overflow:
Stack Overflow user survey: 92% male, 41.8% self-taught, 54.5% use Javascript, 32.4% are full-stack web developers, 9.1% mobile developers  —  Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2015  —  Every year we run a survey.  This year, more developers answered more questions than ever before.
Washington Post:
Inside the battle over crypto backdoors as the White House prepares report for President Obama  —  As encryption spreads, U.S. grapples with clash between privacy, security  —  For months, federal law enforcement agencies and industry have been deadlocked on a highly contentious issue …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
First four Game of Thrones season 5 episodes leak online, apparently originating from review copies, surfacing on major torrent sites, in major blow to HBO  —  First Episodes of Game of Thrones Season 5 Leak Online  —  Starting a few hours ago several episodes of the new Game of Thrones season started to appear online.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Behind Time Warner's struggle to launch HBO Now without alienating pay-TV providers  —  Behind Time Warner Chief's ‘Cord-Cutter’ Pitch  —  CEO Jeff Bewkes wants to sell HBO online but must win over pay-TV providers  —  Just before 2 a.m. at his waterfront home in Greenwich, Conn. …

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