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March 18, 2013, 4:45 PM

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Paul Smith / Financial Review:
BlackBerry chief lays out survival plan and says iPhone is old news  —  BlackBerry chief exectutive officer Thorsten Heins has said the rapidly advancing global smartphone market has left Apple's iPhone in its wake, and predicted his company would have 100,000 native apps available …
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer sentenced to 41 months for exploiting AT&T iPad security flaw  —  Following prison term, Auernheimer will be subject to three years of supervised release; ordered to split $73,000 restitution to AT&T  —  Security researcher Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer was today sentenced …
Brooks Barnes / ArtsBeat:
Funny or Die Makes a Steve Jobs Movie  —  LOS ANGELES — Techies have been keeping a hot eye on dueling Steve Jobs biopics, one an indie starring Ashton Kutcher and the other, written by Aaron Sorkin, in the works at Sony, which made “The Social Network.”  —  But it turns out there was also a joker …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
T-Mobile's LTE ambitions get real: network expansion, the BlackBerry Z10 and an OTA update for the Galaxy Note II  —  AT&T's failed acquisition was the best thing to ever happen to T-Mobile.  As a consequence of the failed merger, the fourth place wireless carrier received AWS spectrum in over 100 markets …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming  —  T-Mobile USA is planning a March 26 event in New York where it is expected to detail further changes to both its technology and business.  —  The No. 4 U.S. carrier is in the midst of readying an LTE network for commercial launch.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work  —  A year ago, I hosted a small conclave of fellow (early) explorers of the post-html Internet.  And while we are not of the SnapChat generation, most of us grew up connected.  There were some who helped build the gear that runs the post-1999 Internet, and some who built the space ships.
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Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Reddit Debuts Original Web Mini-Series (Exclusive)  —  The site is debuting three episodes of a series based on the subreddit “Explain Like I'm Five.”  —  Online community Reddit is experimenting with original web programming and is debuting three episodes of a new web series on Monday.
Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
Behold: Google's Stunning Street Views From the Top of the World  —  While on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal you can stand face to face with Mount Everest, the “Goddess Mother of the Earth”, from the easily reached high-point of 18,192-foot Kala Pattar.
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Analysis: Amazon's sellers unhappy about fee hikes, eye rivals  —  (Reuters) - A brewing conflict between Amazon.com Inc and its merchants over fee hikes could benefit rival eBay Inc, and provide an opening for Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Google Inc, which are just getting into the space.
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Jessica E. Lessin / Wall Street Journal:
Loren Brichter, a High Priest of App Design  —  PHILADELPHIA—More than 2,500 miles from Silicon Valley, in a small home office with a dog bed under the desk, sits a man on the cutting edge of the apps boom.  —  Loren Brichter isn't a household name.  Nor are the mobile apps he has built …
More: iMore and 9to5Mac
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Google Keep note-taking app spotted in Drive before disappearing  —  Everyone might be focused on the services Google is scrapping as part of its spring cleaning, but it looks like there's at least one new (or rather, renewed) service on the way.  Android Police reports that a new note-taking …
Neil King Jr / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Taps Tech Allies To Narrow Digital Gap  —  The Republican Party is working with Silicon Valley investors on a venture, backed by political strategist Karl Rove, to create a digital platform for targeting voters and donors, an effort that is adding to tensions between the party's establishment and its insurgent wings.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Marc Andreessen, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf Among Inaugural Winners Of The £1M Queen Elizabeth Prize For Engineering  —  The Queen of England is not exactly known for being a digital-first champion of technology, but it looks like the British monarchy may be trying to change …
Surur / WMPoweruser:
Mainstream support for WP 8 ends July 2014, WP 7.8 September 2014  —  Plaffo.com reports on the life cycle support dates of Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8.  —  According to the table Windows Phone 7.8 will receive security updates until 9 September 2014, while Windows Phone 8 will sunset on the 8th July 2014.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Zynga Looks To Revive Draw Something With A Sequel That's Much More Of A Social Network  —  Zynga's biggest acquisition to date — the $180 million deal to buy Draw Something-maker OMGPOP last year — was the one it ended up being the most pilloried for.  At its peak, Draw Something …
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