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Mobile Minutes: Twitter’s Highlights feature; Nasdaq and social; Apple Watch app store; Samsung teases smartwatch

This time social media sending Nasdaq to brink of 2000 high
Companies tracked by the Solactive Social Media Index have surged 15 percent this year as LinkedIn Corp. and Facebook Inc. posted gains at least four times larger than that for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The gauge is up 7.6 percent this month alone, helping pull the Nasdaq within 14 points of an all-time high.
Read more on Bloomberg

As first watches ship, Apple opens app store for new device
Apple opened the App Store for its Apple Watch Thursday, just ahead of the first shipments reaching customers who pre-ordered the new device.
Read more on Wall Street Journal

Samsung hints at new smartwatch on Apple Watch launch day
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd teased the market with hints of a new version of its Gear smartwatch on Friday, the same day that rival Apple Inc’s long-awaited wearable devices went on sale.
Read more on Reuters