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April 19, 2013, 3:05 PM

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Robert McMillan / Wired:
Apple Finally Reveals How Long Siri Keeps Your Data  —  All of those questions, messages, and stern commands that people have been whispering to Siri are stored on Apple servers for up to two years, Wired can now report.  —  Yesterday, we raised concerns about some fuzzy disclosures in Siri's privacy policy.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Julian Assange's secret chat with Google's chairman  —  Eric Schmidt met with the WikiLeaks founder for five hours in 2011 for material for a book expected to be released next week.  —  Eric Schmidt met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in secret in 2011, according to the transcript …
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Alex Hern / New Statesman:
Reddit, Boston and the missing student  —  When crowdsourcing goes wrong.  —  The FBI's two suspect photos. … On 16 March, Sunil Tripathi, a student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, went missing, leaving behind a cryptic note.  His whereabouts are still unknown …
Wall Street Journal:
IBM in Talks to Sell Part of Its Server Unit to Lenovo  —  International Business Machines Corp. is looking to part ways with the servers that have powered much of the Internet.  —  The company is in advanced discussions to sell its so-called x86 server business to China's Lenovo Group Ltd., people familiar with the matter said.
Stuart Thomas / memeburn:
Reddit faces outages in midst of DDoS attack  —  Reddit is experiencing intermittent outages apparently due to a malicious DDoS attack.  —  Anyone who did manage to access the site meanwhile was greeted with a warning stating that: “Site availability is being impacted by a malicious DDoS attack.
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
China's Top Apple Hackers Launch a Pirate iOS App Store  —  KuaiYong has just launched this web store for pirated iOS apps.  —  Far from being shut down by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), the Chinese team behind KuaiYong seems to be thriving.  Last year it made a no-jailbreak-needed alternative …
New York Times:
After Apple's Rise, a Bruising Fall  —  Where's the old love, Apple?  —  Wall Street has turned viciously on its one-time iDarling.  The rout in Apple's share price — it fell nearly 2.7 percent on Thursday, bringing the damage since late September to 44 percent — has many wondering when, and where, all of this will end.
Dan Whitcomb / Reuters:
LulzSec hacker receives year in prison for Sony breach  —  A hacker who pleaded guilty last year to taking part in an extensive computer breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment was sentenced on Thursday in Los Angeles to a year in prison, followed by home detention, federal prosecutors said.
Wall Street Journal:
Tech's Rust Belt Takes Shape  —  Technology has long distributed its riches unequally.  But the sector has seldom seemed so sharply divided between disrupters and the disrupted.  —  Computing pioneer International Business Machines Corp. on Thursday reported its revenue dropped 5% after failing …
More: MoneyBeat
Christopher Tkaczyk / Fortune:
Marissa Mayer breaks her silence on Yahoo's telecommuting policy  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about ending the work-from-home policy, saying it was “wrongly perceived as industry narrative.”  —  FORTUNE — In the closing keynote at the Great Place to Work conference at the Hyatt Regency Century City …
More: Business InsiderTweets: @tim and @brooke
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Where's Twitter Music For Android?  Why Today's Tech Companies Are Still Going iOS First  —  Where is Twitter Music for Android?  With today's launch of Twitter's new music discovery platform, the company has again made a move to sideline the install base of around half of the U.S.'s smartphone audience …
More: TUAW, hypebot and The LoopThanks:@pickavet
Google:
Google Inc. Announces First Quarter 2013 Results  —  Google Inc. today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.  “We had a very strong start to 2013, with $14.0 billion in revenue, up 31% year-on-year,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft and TracFone working together to bring mobile health solution to market  —  Windows Phone and TracFone services will connect data, devices and people to drive better patient engagement and health outcomes in a HIPAA-enabled environment.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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Zoho:
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