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March 15, 2013, 8:50 PM

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The Dropbox Blog:
Welcome Mailbox  —  Today we're really excited to welcome the Mailbox team to Dropbox.  —  Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered.  Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered.
Jessica E. Lessin / Digits:
Dropbox Buys Mailbox, an App With Some Buzz  —  Dropbox is buying the owner of the buzzy Mailbox mobile app, making its first move into products outside its core file-sharing service.  —  Under the deal, the 13 employees of Mailbox owner Orchestra Inc.-including alums of Apple, Stanford University and Ideo-will join Dropbox.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's ‘budget’ iPhone expected to have same 4-inch display as iPhone 5  —  Contrary to some rumors suggesting Apple's low-cost iPhone will have a larger 4.5-inch display, the company's new entry-level handset will have a 4-inch display, matching the size of the iPhone 5.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
New Samsung CEO says there is ‘lackluster demand’ for Windows tablets and phones  —  JK Shin, the Samsung Mobile Communications president who just received a promotion to co-CEO of Samsung Electronics, had some harsh words for Microsoft tonight as his company launched the Galaxy S4.
Daniel P. Howley / LAPTOP Magazine:
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Benchmarked: Serious Power, Dim Display  —  After months of waiting, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S 4 to the world, and its latest super phone is packing some serious power.  There will be two versions of the Galaxy S 4, an international model powered …
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook Names Mike Schroepfer CTO  —  Facebook named Mike Schroepfer as the company's chief technical officer on Friday, rounding out the company's C-Suite of executives and elevating him from his former position of VP of engineering at the social giant.  —  “Mike Schroepfer's new designation …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Apple TV 2013 (A1469) Short Review: Analysis of a New A5  —  The Apple TV is an incredibly relevant device today.  It's Apple's attempt to augment the Netflixes and Hulu Pluses of the world with an on-demand cable TV alternative.  Other companies are working on the same problem, with different solutions.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Renesys Confirms Network Outages — Maybe Attacks — In North Korea  —  There has been a rash of odd reports today about a hacking attack against networks in North Korea.  Just a few minutes ago, the research firm Renesys, which tracks the overall health and working order of the Internet …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Wii U unit sales jump 40 percent — and still disappoint  —  Nintendo's device made gains in February, NPD reports, but it's hardly catching fire.  And the game business as a whole continues its downward trend.  —  The video game industry once again had a down month as console and software sales slipped.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
ZipCar CEO resigns, hours after Avis acquisition  —  ZipCar CEO resigns, just hours after company is acquired.  —  FORTUNE — Well, that didn't take long.  —  Avis Budget Group (CAR) announced after market close yesterday that it had completed its $500 million acquisition of car-sharing company ZipCar …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Glassdoor: Employees rank Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg as CEO of the year; Apple's Tim Cook loses top spot  —  Career website Glassdoor on Friday released its latest report highlighting this year's top 50 highest-rated Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and it seems like the tech world played a big role in the list.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Rather than Just Watch Samsung's Show, HTC Gets In On The Act  —  As reporters and others waited to get into Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, they had a chance to play with one of the latest high-end Android devices.  But it wasn't the Galaxy S 4.  —  It was the HTC One.

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