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March 12, 2013, 1:25 PM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google reveals Glass apps: New York Times, Evernote, Gmail, and Path  —  Developer advocate Timothy Jordan highlights the ways your favorite services might integrate with Google Glass  —  We're watching Google's Project Glass developer panel live at SXSW Interactive, and the company's showing off …
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Google Now confirmed for Chrome OS and Windows, beta browser reveals  —  Google Now integration may soon become available in Google's Windows browser and Chrome OS platform in the near future, after engineers added a new reference to the feature in the latest Chromium release.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Automatic's iPhone app makes your dumb car feel a little smarter  —  Automatic handles everything from fuel efficiency to to crash response  —  Cars have been equipped with onboard computers for decades now, but as they get smarter, they remain stubbornly closed off.
Rene Ritchie / iMore.com:
The “iPhone 5S” problem  —  Apple may or may not release a product called the “iPhone 5S” this year.  The presumption, however, fueled by Apple having previously released the 2009 iPhone 3GS-as-in-speed, and the 2011 iPhone 4S-as-in-Siri, is that 2013 will see another S-style update.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
LinkedIn to Buy Pulse Newsreader for More than $50M  —  LinkedIn will buy San Francisco-based newsreader appmaker Pulse, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.  —  The price of the acquisition is in the tens of millions, they said — between $50 million to $100 million.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Major glitch in Bitcoin network sparks sell-off; price temporarily falls 23%  —  A technical glitch in the core Bitcoin software forced developers to call for a temporary halt to Bitcoin transactions, sparking a sharp sell-off.  The currency's value briefly fell 23 percent to $37 before regaining much of its value later in the evening.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
A look at Microsoft's top-secret Surface prototypes  —  From concept to reality: how Redmond's iPad competitor came to be  —  Microsoft made a bold bet to build its own hardware, competing directly with Apple's iPad, but it was never an easy task to create something new and unique.
More: Neowin
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Yahoo's Mayer gets internal flak for more rigorous hiring  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was asked at an all-staff meeting several weeks ago whether her rigorous hiring practices had caused the company to miss out on top engineering talent in Silicon Valley's hyper-competitive job market.
More: ZDNet
Casey Newton / CNET:
Google reaches $7 million settlement with states over Street View case  —  The settlement with 37 states bans unauthorized data collection and requires Google to train employees on privacy issues.  —  The long-running Google Street View privacy case was settled today, as the company reached …
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
AWS Just Made It A Whole Lot Easier For Anyone To Create A Virtual Private Cloud Showing Again How Enterprise Tech Is Obsolete  —  Amazon Web Services will now offer the option for everyone to have their own virtual private cloud (VPC), another sign of the company's intent to push into the enterprise market.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Netflix Launches Speed Index To Highlight The Best ISPs For Streaming  —  For the last few months now, Netflix regularly published a list of the fastest ISPs for streaming video.  Today, the company launched a dedicated site for this data, the Netflix ISP Speed Index.
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Evolv pulls in $15M to prevent the ‘wrong person ending up in the wrong job’  —  Imagine using data to pinpoint the most high-performing employees and keep them satisfied?  —  A startup called Evolv is building technology to make that possible, and it has raised $15 million in a fourth funding roundl led by Vantage Point Capital.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Meet the ‘Corporate Enemies of the Internet’ for 2013  —  Paris-based Reporters Without Borders names five companies as “digital mercenaries” that have decided to sell their surveillance technology to authoritarian regimes.  —  Vietnam has been named one of the enemies of the Internet for its extensive government surveillance.
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Apple's iPads to fall behind Android tablets this year: IDC  —  (Reuters) - Shipments of Apple Inc's iPads will fall behind the growing variety of tablets running Google Inc's Android platform for the first time this year as smaller-sized devices catch on with more consumers, research firm International Data Corp (IDC) said on Tuesday.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Security firm: iOS Provisioning Profiles could be vector for Apple's first big malware wave  —  Up to this point, iOS users have been relatively safe from malware on their devices.  Apple SVP Phil Schiller recently felt good enough about it to tweet a link to a recent report that put most of the onus of mobile malware on Android.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Chinese Version Of Samsung Galaxy S IV Apparently Captured In Hands-On Video  —  After yesterday's photos posted to a Chinese forum of a device claimed to be the Samsung Galaxy S IV, a video of what looks like the same device has landed on YouTube — again purporting to be the sequel to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Retailer Sues Visa Over $13 Million ‘Fine’ for Being Hacked  —  A sports apparel retailer is fighting back against the arbitrary multi-million-dollar penalties that credit card companies impose on banks and merchants for data breaches by filing a first-of-its-kind $13 million lawsuit against Visa.

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