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February 8, 2014, 4:35 PM

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Owen Good / Kotaku:
Creator of #1 free app Flappy Bird says he's pulling the game tomorrow  —  Flappy Bird's Creator Says He's Taking the Game Down  —  The creator of Flappy Bird, the difficult, barebones mobile game whose mere existence roiled video games discussion over the past two weeks …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
From fashion to fitness: the experts behind Apple's wearable future  —  Apple has been developing a sensor-laden, fitness- and medical-focused wearable computer as indicated by several notable recent hires and information we have received from sources.  —  New Apple hires on both the senior executive …
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The Coinbase Blog:
More security and granular control with the new API keys  —  API keys can now be customized in a number of ways.  —  Users can now have multiple API keys, the keys have a secret to sign requests and you can set granular permissions and whitelist IPs for each and every key separately.  —  Multiple API keys
Kyle Wilhoit / Trend Micro Simply Security:
Behind the NBC report that Olympic visitors can expect to be hacked: all attacks required user interaction, could happen anywhere  —  Details Behind the NBC Honeypots: Part 2  —  Recently, I was asked by NBC to participate in an experiment to deploy honeypots in Moscow, Russia, to see how fast they would be compromised.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Court sides with T-Mobile, bans AT&T's Aio Wireless from using magenta color  —  A federal court has granted T-Mobile a preliminary injunction against AT&T subsidiary Aio Wireless on grounds that the low-cost carrier's color scheme infringes on T-Mobile's iconic magenta.
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:
Programmatic ad tech plaform PubMatic planning IPO, aiming for a valuation of over $1B  —  Ad Platform PubMatic Working on IPO  —  PubMatic Inc., which automates the buying and selling of digital advertising space, has tapped bankers for a potential initial public offering, people familiar with the matter said.
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Mt. Gox suspends bitcoin withdrawals (temporarily?), market falls amid concerns of impropriety  —  The other shoe may have dropped for embattled Mt. Gox, the world's third-largest bitcoin exchange by volume.  Last night Mt. Gox published a message on its website alerting users that it will be temporarily suspending bitcoin withdrawals.
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.

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