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February 25, 2014, 10:05 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 …
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Disney Movies Anywhere debuts with tight integration with Apple's iTunes  —  Walt Disney Studios is launching a new movie app called Disney Movies Anywhere that will be tightly integrated with Apple's iTunes store.  —  You can get the app for free on iOS devices and then use …
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 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
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.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its “Botwall” For Businesses  —  Telegram Saw 8M Downloads After WhatsApp Got Acquired  —  Shape Security — the enterprise startup that emerged from stealth last month with an enterprise product that fights automated malware …
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 …
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
Mat Smith / Engadget:
AT&T announces free, unlimited international text, picture and video messaging for Mobile Share customers  —  BY MAT SMITH @THATMATSMITH FEB 25TH 2014 3:00AM  —  Starting February 28th, all AT&T Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value users will be able to send text picture and video messages internationally for free.
More: CNET and Re/code
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
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
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 …
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.

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Microsoft:
Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
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