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March 17, 2013, 9:15 PM

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Jean-Louis Gassee / Monday Note:
Apple is Losing The War - Of Words  —  Besides its ads, Apple says very little, confident numbers will do the talking.  This no longer works as others have seized the opportunity to drive the narrative.  —  The day before Samsung's big Galaxy S4 announcement, Apple's VP of Marketing …
More: GigaOM, Slashdot and VentureBeatTweets: @karaswisher
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Following Samsung Galaxy S4 launch, Apple debuts ‘Why iPhone’ webpage to tout why people love iPhone, slam Android  —  On the eve of Samsung's Galaxy S4 launch, Apple and its marketing chief Phil Schiller spoke with mainstream news publications to slam Android and iPhone competitors.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook: refined exterior, widened trackpad, shipping in April for $949  —  Lenovo's taking the wraps off of its newest ThinkPad here at Engadget Expand, but in fact, the T431s represents more than just a minor spec bump.  It's actually the first ThinkPad borne out of Lenovo's latest …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Crooks Spy on Casino Card Games With Hacked Security Cameras, Win $33M  —  A high-roller and hacker accomplices made off with about $33 million after they gamed a casino in Australia by hacking its surveillance cameras and gaining an advantage in several rounds of high-stakes card games.
CBS News:
The Innovator: Jack Dorsey  —  Jack Dorsey is one of the biggest and most ambitious innovators of our time.  His name doesn't resonate like Jobs or Bezos or Zuckerberg, but his innovations do.  His low profile may have a lot to do with his personality.  Dorsey describes himself …
More: Business Insider and CBS NewsTweets: @jeneps
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Facebook's new temporary dev office in Vancouver underscores how broken US immigration policy remains  —  According to the Vancouver Sun, Facebook will hire up to 150 developers for a new temporary office in the city.  The hires will be freshly graduated engineering students.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Opens Early Adopter Club To Reignite Mobile Experimentation  —  Ditching HTML5 cost Facebook the flexibility to tinker and quietly try out design or feature changes on subsets of users.  But now it can experiment again.  Thursday Facebook launched a beta club offering some Android users early access to new features.
Bloomberg:
STMicro, Ericsson Said to Fail to Find Chip-Venture Buyer  —  STMicroelectronics NV (STM) and Ericsson AB, the partners looking to pull out of their ST-Ericsson venture, have failed to find a buyer for the wireless chip business after a three-month search, according to six people familiar with the situation.
Matt Buchanan / The New Yorker:
The Cost of Uber's Free Rides  —  “It sucks getting around here,” Max Crowley said, in a rare moment of real emphasis.  Crowley is an executive at the car-service start-up company Uber, and “here” is Austin, Texas.  More importantly, here is downtown Austin in the middle of South by Southwest Interactive …

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