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March 30, 2013, 1:10 PM

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MG Siegler / ParisLemon:
The “Facebook Phone” Lives  —  Nice scoop by Josh Constine of TechCrunch: … Others have since backed this up as well.  —  I was a few months off, but this is basically what I had heard back in January as well.  —  There seems to be some disagreement over whether or not this would constitute a “fork” of Android.
Morgen Peck / IEEE Spectrum:
Bitcoin Hits $1 Billion  —  Bitcoin, the world's first open source cryptographic currency, which has been on a tear since the beginning of this year, set a new record for itself yesterday afternoon as the price listed on the largest online exchange rose past US $92.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Hot Gaming Startup Supercell Is Closing A Round Above $100M At Valuation Around $800M  —  Supercell is a very quiet, humble mobile gaming company out of the very quiet and humble city of Helsinki, Finland.  Unlike their brasher, Angry Birds-making brethren a 15-minute drive away in Espoo …
Edward Felten / Slate:
DMCA chilling effects: How copyright law hurts security research  —  The outdated copyright law doesn't just hurt consumers—it cripples researchers.  —  Stacked CDs  —  It was hard to believe, but the student insisted it was true.  He had discovered that compact discs from a major record company …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Demand Surges for Supercomputers  —  Demand is suddenly surging for the largest scientific computers, driven by technology changes seen in two powerful systems unveiled this week.  —  The supercomputers, installed in Illinois and Texas—each requiring about the space of a basketball court …
New York Times:
After Cyberattack, Sven Olaf Kamphuis Is at Heart of Investigation  —  Sven Olaf Kamphuis calls himself the “minister of telecommunications and foreign affairs for the Republic of CyberBunker.”  Others see him as the Prince of Spam.  —  Mr. Kamphuis, who is actually Dutch …
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Megha Rajagopalan / Reuters:
China “resolutely opposes” U.S. curbs on IT imports: state media  —  (Reuters) - China expressed “resolute opposition” and “strong dissatisfaction” with a new U.S. cyber-espionage rule limiting imports of Chinese-made information technology products, state media reported on Saturday.
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Biting the hand that feeds you: why are record labels fighting Pandora?  —  Labels want streaming and web radio to grow the pie, but want their share too  —  A few years ago, leaders from the major record companies planted the seeds from which they hoped would spring the next generation of music distributors.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Why is China's state-run media targeting Apple?  Five theories  —  Consumer protection?  Negative marketing?  Negotiating ploy?  Payback?  Squeeze?  — The drumbeat hasn't stopped.  Not only has China's Central TV been running regular follow ups to its March 15 expose on Apple's (AAPL) …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Frustrated with iCloud, Apple's developer community speaks up en masse  —  Apple's iCloud is marketed to us end users as a convenient and centralized way to manage data on all of our Macs and iOS devices: sync contacts and bookmarks, re-download music and apps, back up iOS devices …

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Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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