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February 25, 2014, 8:45 AM

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The Coinbase Blog:
Joint Statement: Mt.Gox's violation of trust doesn't reflect the resilience of the greater Bitcoin industry  —  Joint Statement Regarding MtGox  —  The purpose of this document is to summarize a joint statement to the Bitcoin community regarding Mt.Gox.  —  This tragic violation of the trust …
Matt Vukas:
Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange goes offline, rumored to have lost 750,000 bitcoins worth $375M  —  Breaking - Mt. Gox is dead, long live Mt. Gox  —  I've been a proponent of Bitcoin for a while now - I think that the currency is still in its infancy and certainly has its risks, but long term will be hailed as a very important innovation.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
“This could be the end of Bitcoin”: leak shows massive theft at Mt. Gox, price falls below $500 amid pleas for calm  —  The Bitcoin community is on edge as a leaked document (below) shows that the Mt. Gox exchange, a longtime pillar of the virtual currency, is missing hundreds of millions …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung refines winning formula with Galaxy S5, maintains distinct Galaxy software, plans April 11 launch alongside new Gear models  —  Samsung's Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design  —  This year's flagship doesn't mess with a winning formula
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft devices chief Julie Larson-Green takes on new role, will be replaced by Nokia's Stephen Elop  —  Julie Larson-Green, the former Windows executive who most recently led Microsoft hardware development as the top executive in the company's Devices and Studios Group …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New iOS flaw makes devices susceptible to covert keylogging, researchers say  —  Proof-of-concept app in Apple's App Store sent keystrokes to remote server.  —  Researchers said they have identified a flaw in Apple's iOS that makes it possible for attackers to surreptitiously log every touch a user makes …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
New attack completely bypasses Microsoft zero-day protection app  —  Whitehats' ability to sidestep EMET strongly suggest criminal hackers can, too.  —  Researchers have developed attack code that completely bypasses Microsoft's zero-day prevention software, an impressive feat …
Zach Miners / PC World:
Gmail adding prominent ‘Unsubscribe’ option to marketing emails  —  Gmail users who get frustrated trying to find the “unsubscribe” link that's often buried in small type at the bottom of promotional emails may instead start seeing it before they even open the message.
Glenn Greenwald / First Look Media:
How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations  —  A page from a GCHQ top secret document prepared by its secretive JTRIG unit  —  One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Dropbox raises $350 million  —  Dropbox has another $350 million in the bank, and more may be on the way.  —  FORTUNE — Last month, reports surfaced that Dropbox had raised $250 million from Blackrock (BLK) in its final round of private funding before embarking on its highly-anticipated IPO.
Mat Honan / Wired:
How Facebook is working around poor networks and cheap phones in the developing world  —  Facebook's Plan to Conquer the World — With Crappy Phones and Bad Networks  —  Facebook's recon team hit the ground in Nigeria in the dead of night, and right away ran into trouble with the law.
More: EricssonTweets: @tcarmody
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Marc Andreessen says more net neutrality laws are not the answer  —  The concept of net neutrality — the idea that cable networks should not give preferential treatment to certain kinds of content — often seems somewhat theoretical, which is why many people latched onto the recent “peering” deal between Comcast and Netflix.
Ruth Bender / Wall Street Journal:
Orange CEO Says in Partnership Talks With Microsoft for Dailymotion  —  Orange Will Maintain Majority Stake in Dailymotion  —  PARIS— Orange SA is in talks with U.S. giant Microsoft Corp. over a possible partnership for the French telecommunication company's online-video website Dailymotion …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Will Take On Shopify With A Simpler E-Commerce Storefront Arriving This Spring  —  GoDaddy is launching a Shopify competitor aimed at small business customers, TechCrunch learned and the company has confirmed.  The “GoDaddy Online Store,” as the new product is being called …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Apple Joins Samsung in Telling EU to Cut Patent Trolls' Power  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), which have sued each other around the globe over patents, joined together to tell the European Union to cut down on the ability of companies that license patents to win court rulings limiting product sales.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Zulily takes aim at Fab.com, plans big expansion in home products category  —  Zulily plans to start selling more home decor products  —  Zulily just posted blow out numbers for its fourth quarter, reporting a 100 percent rise in fourth quarter sales to $257 million.  —  Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens
More: Digits
Robin Emmott / Reuters:
Brazil, Europe plan undersea cable to skirt U.S. spying  —  (Reuters) - Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States after Washington spied on Brasilia.
More: ZDNet and Softpedia NewsTweets: @netik
Bloomberg:
SoftBank Said to Seek Stake in Naver's Line Mobile-Message Unit  —  SoftBank Corp. (9984) is seeking to buy a stake in Line Corp., the mobile-messaging service controlled by South Korea's Naver Corp., people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  Line has received at least one other offer …
More: Quartz, Tech in Asia and Business InsiderTweets: @jonrussellThanks:@mattlynley

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