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March 26, 2013, 12:10 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
T-Mobile to carry the iPhone 5 on April 12th for $99 up front  —  At long last, T-Mobile will carrying the Apple iPhone starting on April 12th.  The fourth place carrier announced the news during a press event in New York on Tuesday.  T-Mobile, the fourth largest carrier in the US …
T-Mobile:
T-Mobile Makes Bold “Un-carrier” Moves  —  T-Mobile has been talking the talk; now it's walking the walk.  The company, known for its “Un-carrier” attitude, today announced a series of moves to address consumer frustration with the unnecessary cost and complexity of wireless.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
T-Mobile lights up LTE in seven markets nationwide  —  T-Mobile's LTE rollout has been a long time coming, but as of today that network is finally live.  At an event in New York City, the carrier made its initial batch of LTE cities official — seven markets in total.
Times of India:
Apple plans to scale up presence in India, to triple exclusive stores to 200 by 2015  —  KOLKATA/ NEW DELHI: Buoyed by the success of the iPhone in India, Apple Inc has decided to scale up its presence in the country and plans to triple its exclusive stores to around 200 by 2015, said three of its dedicated franchisees.
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Facebook Expands Targeted Advertising Through Outside Data Sources  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Debra Aho Williamson, an advertising industry analyst and devoted coffee drinker, was intrigued by a promotion that popped up on her Facebook page recently.  Sign up for a Starbucks loyalty card, it said, and get $5 off.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8 Mail update now available, Google Calendar support removed for existing users  —  Microsoft has started pushing out its latest Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People app updates to users today.  A little ahead of the schedule, the application updates are now available in the Windows Store …
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Just do it, says Yahoo's teen app millionaire  —  (Reuters) - Got a tech idea and want to make a fortune before you're out of your teens?  Just do it, is the advice of the London schoolboy who's just sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo for a reported $30 million.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
OS X app launcher Quicksilver ends its decade-long beta  —  After ten years, Quicksilver finally leaves beta with its version 1.0.0 release.  —  Quicksilver blog  —  After years of development, a shift from closed source to open source, and the advent of popular competitors like Alfred …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
What, exactly, WiFiSLAM is, and why Apple acquired it  —  A couple of days ago the news broke that Apple had acquired indoor location startup WiFiSLAM.  Since the company immediately pulled its website and Apple isn't exactly forthcoming about its plans for its acquisitions, much of the chatter since then has been speculation.
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Russ Martin / Marketing Magazine:
Sprouter and BetaKit folded into Financial Post  —  BetaKit and Sprouter, two of Canada's leading startup resources, are now part of the Financial Post.  As of March 22, both Sprouter.com and BetaKit.com redirected to FP Startups, a long-standing section of the Financial Post dedicated to reporting on young technology businesses.
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Jason Palmer / BBC:
Mobile location data ‘present anonymity risk’  —  Location data may not seem personal in a crowded place - but a mobile user's path can give identity away  —  Scientists say it is remarkably easy to identify a mobile phone user from just a few pieces of location information.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Stocksy aims to bring the soul back into stock photography  —  iStockphoto founder Bruce Livingstone is trying again with the stock-art business — this time with a startup focusing on photographers, not profits.  —  Bruce Livingstone, founder of the iStockphoto site that grew …
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Spotify tries to go mainstream, launches splashy ad campaign  —  The music service will launch its first ever ad-campaign tonight as it tries to speed up growth in the U.S.  —  From Spotify's first TV ad campaign  —  Spotify today is rolling out a major advertising blitz …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Yelp Announces A New ‘Revenue Estimator’ For Small Businesses  —  Yelp is announcing a new feature intended to highlight and quantify the value that the listing and review site provides for small businesses.  —  A company spokesperson told me the feature is important for two reasons.
Grant Gross / PC World:
ICANN's trademark clearinghouse to launch Tuesday  —  As the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers launches a new trademark clearinghouse on Tuesday, businesses that own trademarks should consider getting involved in the program, some ICANN watchers said.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Microsoft, Spotify and The Echo Nest launch Mixshape, an engaging tool for ordering playlists  —  Microsoft, Spotify and music intelligence firm The Echo Nest have joined forces to create Mixshape, a visual tool that automatically sorts playlists based on the properties and moods of individual songs.

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