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March 15, 2013, 2:00 AM

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Brent Rose / Gizmodo:
Samsung Galaxy S IV Hands On: Everything New Is Old Again  —  After a lot of teasing, and a lot of leaking, the Galaxy S IV is finally here.  Last year's version, the S III, remains the world's most popular Android phone, having sold over 40 million units.  Can the S IV live up to that kind of hype?
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Beats The Best With 5-inch, 1080p Display, 1.9GHz Processor, Gesture Controls And A Q2 2013 Release  —  As if it could be any other way, the just-announced Samsung Galaxy S 4 is Samsung's, and perhaps even Android's, best phone yet.  In fact, it very well may be the best smartphone on the market, period.
Lorraine Luk / Digits:
For Apple Suppliers, Galaxy S 4 Isn't Good News  —  The wraps have barely come off Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 but analysts are saying it's likely to snatch more market share from Apple Inc. and Taiwan's HTC Corp. - not-so-good news for Apple's Taiwanese suppliers.
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed:
Reuters Social Media Editor Indicted For Allegedly Conspiring With Anonymous  —  If convicted, Reuters' deputy social media editor Matthew Keys faces up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.  —  Federal prosecutors announced Thursday that Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Reuters ‘investigating’ Matthew Keys after ‘Anonymous’ indictment  —  Thomson Reuters is ‘investigating’ the federal indictment against social media editor Matthew Keys, which charges him with allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group “Anonymous” to hack into the Los Angeles Times.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
Google Reader Still Drives Far More Traffic Than Google+  —  The beloved but doomed Google Reader is still a healthy source of traffic.  Google+, on the other hand...  According to data from the BuzzFeed Network, a set of tracked partner sites that collectively have over 300 million users …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Working on Incorporating the Hashtag  —  Facebook Inc. is getting ready to take on a symbol of rival Twitter: the hashtag.  —  Facebook is working on incorporating the hashtag, one of Twitter Inc.'s most iconic markers, into its service, said people familiar with the matter.
Digg Blog:
We're Building A Reader  —  Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st.  Through its many incarnations, Google Reader has remained a solid and reliable tool for those who want to ensure …
Mark Walton / GameSpot:
PS4 not worth the cost, says Nvidia  —  Chip-maker Nvidia didn't want to work with Sony “at the price those guys were willing to pay.”  —  Nvidia passed on its hardware being used in the PlayStation 4 due to the “opportunity cost.”  —  “I'm sure there was a negotiation that went on,” …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple proposes ‘on-the-go’ wireless charging via iPad Smart Cover with built-in battery  —  An Apple patent application discovered on Thursday reveals that the company is actively investigating wireless charging for its line of portable devices, but proposes to use the technology in a slightly different way than existing solutions.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases OS X 10.8.3 With Mac App Store Gift Card Camera Redemption and Boot Camp Enhancements  —  Following Tuesday's seed of the latest beta, Apple today released OS X 10.8.3 to the public.  The update brings several enhancements including support for camera redemption of gift cards …

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