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March 25, 2013, 5:25 PM

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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Spotify Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO With Streaming Video Service  —  Spotify, the on-demand music service, is planning a major change.  According to two sources briefed on the company's plans, Spotify intends to become an on-demand music and video service - one that would invest …
Adam Cahan / The Yahoo! Yodel:
Yahoo! To Acquire Summly  —  Today, we're excited to share that we're acquiring Summly, a mobile product company founded with a vision to simplify the way we get information, making it faster, easier and more concise.  —  At the age of 15, Nick D'Aloisio created the Summly app at his home in London.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur's Time  —  Earlier today, Yahoo said it had acquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio.  —  Yahoo said it plans to close …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Blue: a video preview of what's next for Windows 8  —  Windows Blue made an early appearance on the internet over the weekend and we've had a chance to experience some of its new features.  The upgrade to Windows 8 looks like it's going to bring a host of improvements, fixes …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft readying multiple Windows Blue servers and a Blue Windows RT build  —  Summary: There's more confirmation (if you needed/wanted it) that Microsoft is readying Blue builds of Windows RT and Windows Server.  —  It shouldn't be too much of a surprise to anyone who has been following …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
BlackBerry's Million-Smartphone Mystery Partner: Brightstar  —  Who bought one million BlackBerry 10 devices?  —  We posed that question here earlier this month, following the announcement of the largest single handset purchase in BlackBerry's history.  And we answered it with a simple theory …
Eva Dou / Digits:
HTC's Marketing Chief Takes Bolder Approach  —  After weeks of HTC Corp. being coy about a delayed launch for its new flagship smartphone, the company's new chief marketing officer was surprisingly frank during his first meeting with the press since joining the company in January.
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
Beijing Strikes Again at Apple  —  BEIJING—The Chinese Communist Party's main propaganda outlet assailed Apple Inc.'s customer-service practices, the latest indication that China might move to check foreign companies' domination of the country's smartphone market.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google+ Gets A Mobile Refresh With Photo Editing, Post Tweaks, Location And Community Controls  —  Today, Google has announced a mobile refresh for Google+ for Android and iOS that includes some of the functionality that has come out for the desktop over the past few months.
Max Slater-Robins / Neowin:
IE11 to appear as Firefox to avoid legacy IE CSS  —  We already know that Internet Explorer 11, the next iteration of the world's most popular browser, will include tab syncing as part of the Windows Blue update, which has leaked onto the Internet.  Neowin has also discovered that IE11 …
iFixit:
BlackBerry Z10 Teardown  —  The allure of Spring is in the air.  Feel the weather warming up.  The hills covered with blooming flowers.  And with Spring comes the reemergence of berries, specifically BlackBerrys.  The BlackBerry Z10 is BlackBerry's (the company formerly known as RIM) newest flagship smartphone.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Potential Buyers Emerge For Hulu, Disney and News Corp. Still Talking  —  Two years ago, Hulu's corporate owners put the video site up for sale — and then took it off the block.  —  New version of a similar story: Hulu's corporate owners still aren't sure what they want to do with the site.
Melanie Lee / Reuters:
Top China college in focus with ties to army's cyber-spying unit  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Faculty members at a top Chinese university have collaborated for years on technical research papers with a People's Liberation Army (PLA) unit accused of being at the heart of China's alleged cyber-war against Western commercial targets.

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