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  • "Apple in talks with A123 Systems over worker poaching: The company has asked for an extension to respond to the battery maker's charges, citing discussions for a resolution"  IDG News Service 7:25 AM
  • "Apple exploring settlement with electric car battery maker" Reuters 8:36 AM
  • "Apple reaches highest ever sales share in urban China..."  Kantar Worldpanel 8:09 AM
  • "Apple hits new high in China as Xiaomi balks at phones for the West: One in every four smartphones sold in urban China in the last quarter was an iPhone, new research has found."  ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Apple Grabbed Record 25% Share Of Smartphone Sales In China: Kantar" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Opinion: Look at Google, Apple and Facebook compete for coolest new headquarters"  MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "Super-efficient 'Vulkan' leaves your games more graphics power" Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "FREAK OpenSSL Bug: What Apple Users Need to Know" Intego 8:54 AM
  • "Mac OS X 10.10.3 Beta: New Photos App, New Emoji, And More/First impressions of a first public OS X beta release." ReadWrite 8:53 AM
  • "Find your missing Wi-Fi adapter and free up that 'Other' storage space" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Got Sleepy Disks Connected To Your Mac? Fix The Sleepers With This Free App" BohemianBoomer 7:20 AM
  • "A Mac Notes App Inspired By Microsoft" Mac 360 7:20 AM
  • "If You Do Graphic Design On A Mac, This Is The 'Must Have' Onscreen Tool" NoodleMac 7:20 AM
  • "How I Would Fix iTunes, Part 7: Other Storage" Kirkville 8:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Sid Meier's Starships Coming to Mac on March 12" Mac Gamer HQ 8:54 AM
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Apple sells more phones than Samsung for first time in four years" Telegraph 8:43 AM
  • "Apple takes four years to finally beat Samsung in smartphone sales" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Dangers Of Apple Pay Fraud Are Overhyped" Forbes 8:21 AM
  • "Nope, there's no 'Apple Pay fraud'" Trustev 8:39 AM
  • "Reports of Apple Pay fraud linked to how cards are verified" [Video Report] CBS News 7:34 AM
  • "Apple, like Google, to hire full-time security guards in Silicon Valley" PCWorld 7:24 AM
  • "Apple and Google prepare patches for FREAK SSL flaw" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Google reportedly looking to bring Android Wear support to iOS" AppleInsider 7:31 AM
  • "Google said to be planning iOS support for Android Wear, could debut at I/O conference" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
  • "Apple Watch retail plans will have fitness focus" TechnologyTell 8:48 AM
  • "Apple had the most product placement in the films of 2014: And Transformers 4 was the shilliest of them all" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "How Does the FDA Regulate Mobile Medical Apps?" Gizmodo 8:34 AM
  • "Inside Apple: What it was like to pitch to Steve Jobs/'Are you smart? Are you going to waste my time?'" Fortune 8:24 AM
  • "Kanye's world: Class, luxury and Steve Jobs" CNNMoney 8:41 AM
Non-Apple News
  • "Chinese gamer dies after playing World of Warcraft for 19 hours" Telegraph 8:43 AM
  • "You can unlock this smartphone with the blood vessels in your eyes" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "All-star pitcher Curt Schilling exposes teen daughter's cyberbullies" [Video Report] CBS News 7:34 AM
  • "The Next Job for Fitness Trackers: Teach Us How to Live" Wired 7:26 AM
  • "Let's Talk Jailbreak 97: Jailbreak guru to the stars" iDownload Blog 8:52 AM
  • "Tim O'Reilly: Silicon Valley is massively underestimating the impact of IoT¬†(interview)" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Happy Hour Podcast 004 | Predictions and expectations for Apple's March 9th 'Spring Forward' event" 9to5Mac 7:43 AM
  • "Exclusive: Apple To Unveil The Long-Awaited Retina MacBook Air At Its 'Spring Forward'¬†Event" The Michael Report 8:29 AM
  • "Apple might finally unveil the Retina MacBook Air of your dreams next week" BGR 8:29 AM
  • "A new, slimmer MacBook Air with a better screen may be coming this month" Business Insider 8:38 AM
  • "Video of iOS 8 vs iOS 3 shows the longer animations since iOS 7 reduce responsiveness" 9to5Mac 7:42 AM
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:18 AM
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:18 AM
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 7:18 AM

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  • "iPhone 6 case review: Moshi Kameleon kickstand case" TechnologyTell 8:53 AM
  • "Garmin vivosmart fitness tracker review" iMore 8:46 AM
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "How 'appflows' reveal the true power of the iPad Air 2" Electronista 8:46 AM
  • "Hands On: Star Drift (iOS)" MacNN 8:13 AM
  • "daWindci Deluxe Review: This updated puzzle game offers some creative gameplay and new mechanics, but still suffers from difficult controls." 148Apps 8:48 AM
  • "Why the Mac may be poised for double-digit market share"  iMore 8:46 AM
  • "Mac Help: Should I buy the non-Retina 13-inch MacBook Pro?" iMore 8:45 AM
  • "How will Samsung Pay compare to Apple Pay?" ["How will Apple respond? Short answer, it might not even have to. LoopPay's MST technology might be yesterday's news before Samsung Pay even gets off the ground. The federal government is requiring retail outlets to adopt fancy new NFC-equipped Europay, MasterCard and Visa terminals by October, which would all but neutralize Samsung's advantage."] Macworld 7:35 AM
  • "Health Monitoring, iPhone and Apple Watch: Federico Viticci's Inspiring Story" eXtensions 7:23 AM
  • "Apple, China, Obama, And Karma" TeraTalks 7:19 AM
  • "Apple Watch: What Wearables Can Do" Mac 360 7:19 AM
  • "What If Microsoft Made FaceTime" Mac 360 7:14 AM
  • "Tech Is Listening, and That's Not Good: All our tech is listening for commands. And someday, it's all going to blow up in our faces." PC Magazine 8:45 AM
  • "Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge: What's the difference?" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "I like my Pebble, but I'm not kickstarting Pebble Time" Macworld 7:37 AM
  • "Why Samsung Sells Copiers" Mac 360 7:19 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Waze app to get AMBER alerts, help users look out for missing & abducted children" 9to5Mac 8:41 AM
  • "Urban Airship adds in-app message campaigns, enriched profiles, and Apple Watch support" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Basil Salad Software releases Scuttlebutt 2.0 for Yammer" prMac 8:41 AM
  • "WaterField Introduces Minimalist Spike Wallet as Apple Pay Gains Ground" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Cozy City 1.0 released for iOS - A Spatial Reasoning Puzzle Game" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Diabetes Cravings - Control blood glucose level with innovative iOS App" prMac 8:17 AM
  • "Shyp Returns Makes It Easy To Send Back Stuff You Buy Online" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Event: GRAPHISOFT hosts live webinar on BIMx and BIMx Pro" Architosh 7:19 AM
Computer Industry
  • "This Is How Microsoft Will Unite Your Windows 10 Devices" Engadget 3/3
  • "Microsoft Gathers Windows Phone Support" Eweek 3/3
  • "Microsoft's Internet Explorer Successor Demonstrated In Leaked Video" The Verge 3/3
  • "Microsoft's New Browser Previewed In Video" Engadget 3/3
  • "Leak Reveals Cortana Integration in Project Spartan" Thurrott 3/3
  • "Microsoft Turns To Software To Move Hardware" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Microsoft gives a small look at an updated build of Windows 10 for phones" Neowin 3/3
  • "Why You Should Absolutely Consider Microsoft's New Lumias Over Any Cheap Android Phone" BGR 3/3
  • "Microsoft Revamps Azure Preview Portal, Upgrades Database Security" eWeek 3/3
  • "Microsoft spills some beans on the Windows 10 Universal Apps platform: Convergence is the way forward" The Inquirer 3/3
  • "Microsoft Announces New Foldable Universal Keyboard, Works With All Mobile Devices" Redmond Pie 3/3
  • "A photo tour of Microsoft's exhibition stand at Mobile World Congress 2015" Neowin 3/3
  • "Developing Linux Is Essential To Intel's Success" Seeking Alpha 3/3
  • "Intel Details New Processors Aimed At Cracking The Mobile Market" ZDnet 3/3
  • "Intel Overshadowed By Samsung At Mobile World Congress" Seeking Alpha 3/3
  • "MWC: Intel Edison drives voice-activated motorcycle helmet and smartphone beer pump" The Inquirer 3/3
  • "AMD changes plans for public Mantle SDK, hints at evolution of API" The Tech Report 3/3
  • "AMD Mantle programming guide to be published later this month" Hexus 3/3
  • "AMD Breaks New Ground With the LiquidVR SDK: Solving the performance issues holding virtual reality back..." Semi Accuratye 3/3
  • "AMD Enters Virtual Reality Fray With LiquidVR SDK At GDC" HotHardware 3/3
  • "AMD teams up with Oculus on LiquidVR technologies for virtual reality" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "HP fine-tunes its multi-cloud pitch" Gigaom 3/3
  • "HP Lands Network Virtualization Deal With Telefonica" Zdnet 3/3
  • "HP Will Splash Out $3BN For Aruba Networks, Wants Better IOT And WiFi: Firm Spends Big Despite Recent Financial Blips" THe Inquirer 3/3
  • "Hewlett-Packard's Aruba Networks Acquisition Makes Sense" Seeking Alpha 3/3
  • "Aruba Unveils Cloud Services Controllers for Campus Networks" eWeek 3/3
  • "MWC: Dell's New Prosupport Leverages IOT And Bigdata For Enterprise-Class Client Device Support" Forbes 3/3
  • "IBM And Apple Cosy Up Further With More Joint Cloud Apps: If You Think They're Still Rivals, You're Probably Wearing Dayglo Legwarmers" The Inquirer 3/3
  • "IBM Mobile Accessibility Checker Built for iOS, Android" eWeek 3/3
  • "IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines: The Mobile Accessibility Checker flags potential accessibility issues with mobile apps" IDG News Service 3/3
  • "IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales: Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground." InformationWeek 3/3
  • "Khronos Unveils Vulkan: OpenGL Built For Modern Systems/Coming Later This Year, The New API Promises Efficiency And Performance." Ars Technica 3/3
  • "Mobile Game Visuals Will Get Better With Upcoming Successor To OpenGL Graphics Standard" Venturebeat 3/3
  • "At Geneva Auto Show, Worry About Silicon Valley" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/3
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Apple News
  • "Analyst Gene Munster guesses Watch pricing, thinks only 10,000 Editions will be sold in the first year" 9to5Mac 3/3
  • "Could Apple Prove a Game-Changer for Gold?"  WSJ Blogs 3/3
  • "What Investors Should Know About Apple Watch" [Video Report] MarketWatch 3/3
  • "Apple Stock Lower Today Despite Oppenheimer's Price Target Raise" TheStreet 3/3
  • "Munster: Apple has golden opportunity to continue growth ..." CNBC Videos 3/3
  • "Apple stock is making regular Americans rich" CNNMoney 3/3
Industry News
  • "Stocks sink as Nasdaq falls further from 5000" USA Today 8:58 AM
  • "Stocks Are Sliding as Private Payrolls Data Miss Estimates" TheStreet 8:58 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Futures Under Pressure; Private-sector Job Growth Slows" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Wall Street Dips After Weak Private-Sector Data" Reuters 8:57 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Open Lower: Private-sector jobs data for February nearly match expectations" [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks fall, as markets wait to hear China's plans/India stocks briefly top 30,000 after surprise rate cut" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver after mixed eurozone data/European stocks meandered around the flatline Wednesday following a round of mixed economic reports from the eurozone." MarketWatch 8:57 AM

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