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March 21, 2013, 8:40 PM

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Jessica E. Lessin / Digits:
Apple Design Teams Get Cozier  —  Last October Apple Inc. announced a management shake-up designed to increase collaboration across its different divisions.  Sure enough, some walls have come down, though many others remain.  —  One of the biggest areas of change has been design.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple beefs up iCloud, Apple ID security with two-step verification  —  Today, Apple has rolled out a new two-step verification service for iCloud and Apple ID users.  This functionality greatly enhances the security of Apple accounts because it requires users to use a trusted device and an extra security code.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Apple: Google Now hasn't been submitted to our App Store  —  The company has confirmed to CNET that the app was never brought to the App Store's submission service, despite Eric Schmidt indicating it might have been.  —  Google Now has not been submitted yet to Apple's App Store, the iPhone maker has confirmed to CNET.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control  —  In an age of blogs, tweets, Hacker News, Reddit and Anonymous, an off-the-cuff joke can spin wildly out of control.  —  At least it appears that's what happened with PyCon this week when a sexual joke led to some very public firings …
Devidutta Tripathy / Reuters:
Google chairman: Chrome, Android operating systems to stay separate  —  Google Inc's Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separate products but could have more overlap, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said, a week after the two came under a single boss.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
New OS X trojan injects ads into pages browsed by Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; even targets Apple's website  —  A new trojan specifically for Macs has been discovered that installs an adware plugin.  The malware attempts to monetize its attack by injecting ads into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari …
Jason Clampet / Skift:
Google quietly pulls plug on Frommer's print travel guidebooks  —  The first edition of “Europe on $5 a Day” alongside “Frommer's Belize,” which is the last title in the series that has a cover image on Amazon.com.  —  » Get your daily dose of Skift: subscribe to our newsletter, RSS, Twitter or Facebook.
Karen Wickre / Twitter Blog:
Celebrating #Twitter7  —  There's an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you'll always find a use for it.”  Today is Twitter's 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted.  Since then, we've seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter's growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of it.
Kevin Bostic / AppleInsider:
Apple data centers now 100 percent renewable-powered, but emissions rise 34 percent  —  Apple's data centers are 100 percent powered by renewable energy, and its corporate facilities are increasingly green, but a new report from the company shows that its greenhouse gas emissions actually increased by 34 percent in 2012.
The Smoking Gun:
Billionaire Google Board Member Is Latest Victim Of “Guccifer” Hacking Rampage  —  Buster  —  Add a billionaire Silicon Valley titan to the growing list of public figures victimized by the hacker “Guccifer.”  —  Venture capitalist John Doerr had his AOL account breached several days ago …
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