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April 10, 2013, 4:40 PM

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Office for iOS, Android: Not until fall 2014?  —  Summary: An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's two-year wave of coming Office updates implies Office for iOS and Android may be further away than many industry watchers thought.  —  An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's coming ‘Gemini’ wave …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's Ouster of AppGratis Is Just the Start of an App Store Crackdown  —  Simon Dawlat, founder of AppGratis — the app-discovery application removed from the iTunes App Store this week for developer guideline violations — said he's “in total disbelief” at Apple's action.  And it's hard to blame him.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft's next Xbox will take over your TV, interact with your cable box  —  The fight for the living room continues  —  Microsoft is investing in TV in a big way with its next Xbox console as part of a fight for the living room.  Multiple sources familiar with the company's Xbox plans …
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Hon Hai first quarter sales down as iPhone disappoints  —  (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, hurt by disappointing demand for the iPhone.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Partner Categories, 500+ Generic Profiles To Target Ads Better, With Data From Datalogix, Epsilon, Axciom  —  Facebook today is taking another step ahead in its ad targeting strategy, which serves users advertising based on their location and online purchasing and browsing histories.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect “Business” Focus  —  Dropbox is renaming Dropbox Teams to better reflect its change in business focus.  The move comes in tandem with Dropbox's new support for single sign on (SSO) and partnerships with Okta and other identity providers.
Matthew Boesler / Business Insider:
Bitcoin Is Crashing  —  It's shaping up to be a pretty ugly day for Bitcoin.  —  After soaring past $250 earlier, it's tumbled all the way down to current levels around $156.  —  Bitcoin is now 41 percent off its intraday high of $266.  —  The chart below shows Bitcoin prices since April 7.
Wall Street Journal:
The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters  —  Some Recruiters, Job Seekers Turn to Twitter, but Format Is a Challenge; Six-Second Video Goes Viral  —  Twitter is becoming the new job board.  It is also becoming the new résumé.  —  Fed up with traditional recruiting sites …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Intel wants to kill the traditional server rack with 100Gbps links  —  If Intel gets its way, old-school server racks will go the way of the dinosaurs.  —  David Monniaux  —  Intel is working to replace the traditional server rack with a more efficient architecture that separates CPU …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
LinkedIn Beefs Up Recruiter, the Company's Biggest Revenue Driver  —  Ask any tech trader on the Street — LinkedIn is consistently crushing it every earnings season.  Question is, how does the one tech company outperforming all its peers on the public market keep up that momentum?
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Review: Panic's Status Board — the ultimate information dashboard for your iPad  —  The guys over at Panic Inc. have been teasing their new iPad app on their blog and Twitter all week, and today the app known as Status Board hits the App Store.  —  Panic was kind enough to allow us a preview of its app …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
‘Y: The Last Man’ creator's new comic will soon return to Comixology after Apple controversy (updated)  —  The distinction between app and art breaks down  —  According to Comixology, Saga #12 will soon be back: it's come out with a different story than Image Comics, which reported that Apple banned the comic.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple licenses $10M in patents originally created by Palm, others  —  Apple has reached an agreement to license intellectual property from a Japanese company that owns patents originally created by Palm and PalmSource, creator of the Palm OS PDA operating system.

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