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Tom Warren / The Verge: Google to improve scrolling in Chrome with support for Pointer Events, a standard introduced by Microsoft in Internet Explorer  —  Google will finally improve Chrome scrolling using a Microsoft invention  —  Google is finally adopting a standard that supports both mouse and touch navigation for its Chrome browser.

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Josh Taylor / ZDNet: Australia passes law requiring telcos to retain customer data for two years for warrantless access  —  Mandatory data retention passes Australian parliament  —  Summary:The government and Labor have jointly ensured that the telecommunications data of all Australians will be retained …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Amazon Cloud Drive goes unlimited: $11.99/year for photos and $59.99/year for everything  —  Amazon has announced two unlimited storage plans for its cloud-based storage service, Amazon Cloud Drive, which sees a massive price reduction for its giant hard-drive in the sky.  —  The plans focus on two specific scenarios.

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Adam Lashinsky / Fortune: Profile: since replacing the legendary Jobs, Tim Cook has led Apple to even greater financial success and changed the culture of the company  —  Apple's Tim Cook leads different  —  Tim Cook assumed he was ready for the harsh glare that shines on Apple's AAPL CEO.

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: Comcast/TWC merger review to last until mid-2015 after months of delays  —  Comcast originally expected to close the deal in 2014.  —  After months of delays, Comcast now says government review of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable (TWC) will now stretch into the middle of 2015.

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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal: Twitter to Surpass Yahoo in U.S. Display Ad Revenue, eMarketer Says  —  Twitter is set to take Yahoo 's place as the third-largest seller of online display advertising in the U.S., according to eMarketer.  —  The social media site is expected to claim 5% of the U.S. display ad market this year …

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Jimmy Westenberg / Android Authority: Samsung to make devices with iris recognition in partnership with SRI  —  You may have thought fingerprint sensors embedded in smartphones were a novel idea, but it looks as though Samsung is working towards upping its biometric security in the near future.  SRI International …

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Joshua Ho / AnandTech: Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge: Preview  —  Yesterday, we finally received our Galaxy S6 and S6 edge review units.  We're still working on the final review but I wanted to share some early results from both devices.  For those that are unfamiliar with these two phones, the Galaxy S6es represent the result of Samsung's “Project Zero”.

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Galaxy S6 release date is April 10th, and US pre-orders start tomorrow  —  Samsung today announced that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available on US carriers starting April 10th, the same time as they are scheduled to be available for sale across the world.

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Reuters: SoftBank leads group in talks to buy up to $1 billion stake in India's Micromax: sources  —  (Reuters) - A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said.

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Richard Lai / Engadget: HTC One M9 to go on sale for $649 unlocked tonight  —  Never mind that M9+ thing in China.  Back in the US, it's all about the M9 for local HTC fans, as the device is about to hit the official online store at midnight ET for $649 unlocked (it'll have the same bands as the AT&T model).

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Glyn Moody / Ars Technica: EU: Don't use Facebook if you want to keep the NSA away from your data  —  Court case could make it harder for US companies to take personal data out of EU.  —  In a key case before the European Union's highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Commission admitted yesterday …

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Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Meerkat's Series B investors includes an array of Hollywood names along with lead Greylock  —  Meerkat Confirms It Raised A Round Led By Greylock, Josh Elman Joins Meerkat's Board  —  Late last week, our own Jordan Crook reported that Meerkat, the trendy, Twitter-centric livestreaming app …

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Twitter launches Periscope: replays are its killer feature, push notifications are noisy  —  Periscope, Twitter's answer to Meerkat-style live-streaming, is now available  —  Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media.  A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response.

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Mat Honan / BuzzFeed: Meet Periscope, Twitter's New Live Video App  —  The interactive video app is gorgeous and fast.  But is it enough to beat Meerkat's head start?  —  BuzzFeed News San Francisco Bureau Chief  —  There's a whistle and a vibration in my pocket and I pull out my phone and its John Hodgman.

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Kickstarter now lets funded campaigns customize their project pages  —  Kickstarter is all about helping projects get off the ground, but today it's starting to give them a little bit more help once they've succeeded.  It's launching a new page design for successfully funded projects that'll allow …

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Bob Brown / Network World: Ingres RDBMS creator Michael Stonebraker wins the $1M 2014 A.M. Turing Award  —  Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M “Nobel Prize in Computing”  —  A.M. Turing Award recognizes Ingres RDBMS creator  —  Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped …

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Bloomberg Business: Apple acquired UK-based data analytics company Acunu in late 2013 to expand its cloud-computing services  —  Apple's FoundationDB Acquisition Builds on Earlier Database Buy  —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc.'s acquisition of FoundationDB LLC gives it some top engineering talent …

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Michael Zelenko / The Verge: Tinder hack fools men interested in female bait profile into unwittingly flirting with each other  —  A brilliant Tinder hack made hundreds of bros unwittingly flirt with each other  —  Man is a thirsty beast, and nowhere is that thirst more acutely exemplified than on Tinder …

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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed: Facebook is poised to become the gateway to the mobile internet by building an app ecosystem to rival that of Apple and Google  —  Facebook Is Eating The Internet  —  For years now there've been two competing versions of Facebook.  It's either an app on your phone or it's your entire homescreen.

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch: Smart home security device Canary, which started on Indiegogo, is now available at Best Buy, Amazon, and other major retailers for $249  —  Indiegogo Darling Canary Hits Best Buy For $249  —  Canary, the all-in-one smart home monitoring system that launched on Indiegogo in summer of 2013 …

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Bloomberg Business: Apple to expand iPhone trade-in program to China as soon as March 31 in partnership with Foxconn  —  Apple Plans China IPhone Trade-In Program With Foxconn  —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. plans to introduce a trade-in program for iPhones in China, people familiar with the effort said, after a similar program bolstered sales in the U.S.

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Wall Street Journal: FTC rules Napster co-founder John Fanning's site jerk.com misled consumers, orders deletion of all personal data from the now-defunct site  —  FTC Rules Against Napster Co-Founder in Jerk.com Case  —  In a five-to-zero vote, the Federal Trade Commission ruled Wednesday that a website operated …

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta: Microsoft working on successor to Surface 2 tablet running full Windows instead of Windows RT, and Intel Atom or Core M processor  —  EXCLUSIVE: Microsoft is building a successor to the Surface 2 (RT), here are the first details  —  The Surface 2 is currently Microsoft's latest iteration of its Windows RT based tablet line-up.

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Rachel King / ZDNet: Red Hat beats Q4 earnings targets, announces $500 million stock buyback program  —  Summary:Red Hat shares were up approximately 5.2 percent shortly after the report hit the wires during after-hours trading.  —  Red Hat published fourth quarter and year-end financial results after the bell on Wednesday.

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