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February 7, 2014, 10:20 PM

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Daisuke Wakabayashi / Digits:
Apple's Tim Cook Discusses Emerging Markets and Plans for Cash  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company's best days are still ahead.  It's not a particularly unusual message coming from a CEO.  But Apple is facing pointed questions that the iPhone's growth will slow and that the company's innovative run is coming to an end.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Three bitcoin traders charged with money-laundering in Florida after sting involving US Secret Service and local police  —  Florida Targets High-Dollar Bitcoin Exchangers  —  State authorities in Florida on Thursday announced criminal charges targeting three men who allegedly ran illegal …
Maxim Lott / Fox News:
Russia bans bitcoins  —  If you're going to the Sochi Olympics in Russia, don't bring bitcoins.  Yesterday the Russian Prosecutor General's office released a statement that clearly prohibits Russians from using the new digital currency.  —  “Bitcoin is a money substitute and cannot be used …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
New Windows 8.1 Update 1 leak reveals boot-to-desktop and UI changes  —  A near-final version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 has leaked online today, revealing what appear to be final changes that Microsoft is making to its upcoming update.  While Microsoft has been testing changes during the beta phase …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
“Veep” for Geeks!  Here's the Teaser for HBO's Upcoming “Silicon Valley”  —  On April 6, HBO will debut a new half-hour comedy show that takes on the high-tech world, titled “Silicon Valley.”  —  It's a rainy Friday in winter, so let's all pick our heads up from our smartphones …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
GoPro Files For IPO As The Action Camera Maker Prepares To Go Public  —  Action camera company GoPro has filed the initial documents for its initial public offering, according to a press release from the company this morning and confirmed by GoPro to TechCrunch.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Hackers can use Snapchat to disable iPhones, researcher says  —  A cyber security researcher has discovered a vulnerability within the Snapchat mobile app that makes it possible for hackers to launch a denial-of-service attack that temporarily freezes a user's iPhone.

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