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March 3, 2015, 1:40 PM

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Zac Bowden / WinBeta:
Windows 10: A closer look at Cortana integration with Spartan (with video)  —  Microsoft's new browser has a unique feature built in... Cortana  —  Microsoft announced back in January that Windows 10 would ship with two browsers, the regular IE11 for backwards compatibility, and Spartan.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Pebble reveals Pebble Time Steel for $250 on Kickstarter along with a “Smartstraps” system that's open to hardware developers  —  Pebble Reveals Pebble Time Steel And A Smartstrap System Open To Hardware Developers  —  Pebble announced Pebble Time last week …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Luxe Confirms $20M In New Funding, As It Hires A Business Chief And Expands To New Markets  —  Last week we reported that on-demand valet startup Luxe had raised $20 million in Series A funding from Venrock Partners and Redpoint Ventures to expand its service into new markets.
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Obama criticizes China's new rules requiring US tech companies to provide backdoor access, says Beijing must change policy if it wants to do business with USA  —  Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules  —  (Reuters) - President Barack Obama …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Oculus Has Hired Mary Lou Jepsen Away From Google X  —  Facebook-owned Oculus has hired away big-time Google X executive Mary Lou Jepsen, according to sources familiar with the move.  —  Jepsen, who spent the last three years running the Display Division at Google X, is joining …
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Interview with Kim Kardashian on her hit game, aspirations in tech, and plans to create more apps  —  After Conquering Reality TV, Kim Kardashian Is Taking the Mobile World By Storm  —  Kim Kardashian West first grabbed our attention in October 2007 with the premiere of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
BlackBerry plans four phones this year, including $275 all-touch 5-inch Leap phablet  —  BlackBerry plans to launch a sliding ‘dual-curved display’ phone this year  —  During a press conference at Mobile World Congress today, BlackBerry revealed that it plans to launch a new touchscreen slider device later this year.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Uber launches a quarterly print magazine, Momentum, for drivers in Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Ohio, and Oklahoma  —  Uber just launched a quarterly print magazine, Momentum  —  Here's something different.  —  Uber, the $41 billion ride hailing company …
Zoho:
Customer Spotlight: How Noxilizer uses Zoho Campaigns to drive customer engagement  —  “The team at Zoho Campaigns, in particular, has been fabulous to work with-highly responsive and dedicated.  With their assistance we have been able to deliver professional looking and highly-effective …
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Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will feature Kryo CPU, Krait's 64-bit successor  —  At long last, it's (almost) time for Qualcomm's custom-designed 64-bit chip.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—Qualcomm, after an agonizingly long wait, has finally revealed a few details about its next-gen, top-end CPU core.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft introduces new Lumias and more at Mobile World Congress  —  Both devices offer the seamless integration of hardware essentials and Microsoft services to offer incredible productivity with affordability.
HP:
Behind the Scenes: Medicare and Medicaid IT Healthcare Infrastructure  —  Since the 1960s, HP has been one of the largest Medicare and Medicaid providers in the U.S. Of the 37 states that outsource Medicare and Medicaid, HP is the service provider in 20.
Zoho:
Customer Spotlight: How Noxilizer uses Zoho Campaigns to drive customer engagement  —  “The team at Zoho Campaigns, in particular, has been fabulous to work with-highly responsive and dedicated.
AWS Activate:
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