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March 26, 2015, 9:50 PM

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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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch launch retail stock to be limited for many models, reservations favored  —  If you want to buy the Apple Watch model of your choice at an Apple Store at launch, you should consider pre-ordering online or through an Apple Store reservation, sources have told 9to5Mac.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Slack's next funding round of up to $160M will value company at $2.8B, to include new investors IVP, Horizons Ventures, Index Ventures, DST Global  —  Slack's Valuation More Than Doubles to $2.8 Billion in Five Months  —  The growing popularity of workplace collaboration tool Slack …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation  —  Magic, an SMS-based on-demand delivery service that started as a YC company's weekend project, is raising $12 million in Series A funding led by Sequoia, according to sources.  Sources also say that the company …
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 consumer cloud-based storage service, Amazon Cloud Drive, which sees a massive price reduction for its giant hard-drive in the sky.
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys Office collaboration tool maker LiveLoop: Sources  —  Summary:Microsoft has bought another productivity company.  This time it's LiveLoop, a vendor of collaboration plug-ins and tools for Microsoft Office.  —  Microsoft has purchased San Francisco-based LiveLoop for an undisclosed amount, according to sources.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Ex-Beats Music CEO David Hyman's music competition app Chosen launches as invite-only beta  —  Crush Someone's Dreams In Music Competition And Judging App Chosen  —  If American Idol was mobile-first, it'd be Chosen.  Built by ex-CEO of Beats Music, Gracenote, and Mog David Hyman …
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).
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.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
On-demand food delivery service DoorDash raises $40M in a KPCB led Series B round  —  DoorDash Raises $40 Million for On-Demand Delivery  —  In what we've called the instant gratification economy, a mess of on-demand delivery companies are now sorting themselves out.
Microsoft:
Lightning strike electrifies tribal community's mission to improve tech, empower its citizens  —  Today, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is using Microsoft technology in almost every area of a tribal citizen's life, including health, education and elder services.
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James Vincent / The Verge:
Social news app Nuzzel arrives on Android  —  Nuzzel for Android lets you know what stories your friends are talking about  —  Nuzzel is basically a free social RSS reader for news stories shared by your friends.  The service — which is already available on the web and iOS — launches on Android today.
Gordon Mah Ung / PC World:
New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say  —  Standard consumer SSDs will increase up to an astounding 10TB of storage, thanks to a new type of 3D NAND flash memory that Intel and Micron introduced Thursday morning.  —  The two companies, longtime joint partners …

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