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February 25, 2014, 6:20 PM

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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 …
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 …
Doug Thompson / BEEKn:
Apple Releases iBeacon Specification  —  Apple has quietly rolled out its iBeacon specification as it starts to certify devices that carry the Bluetooth LE standard.  —  Under their MFI program, manufacturers can now request that Apple permit them to attach the iBeacon name to their devices so long as they meet certain criteria.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The internet is f**ked (but we can fix it)  —  Here's a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world.  Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world's computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
For Google Glass, Google lobbying against distracted driving regulation in 3 US states  —  Exclusive: Google sets roadblocks to stop distracted driver legislation  —  (Reuters) - Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets …
Joe Vazquez / CBS San Francisco:
Woman Wearing Google Glass Says She Was Attacked In San Francisco Bar  —  SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) - A Bay Area woman said she was attacked for wearing the Google Glass wearable computer at a bar in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury.  —  Tech writer Sarah Slocum wrote on her Facebook page …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
Exclusive: Sean Parker's Airtime has quietly relaunched as OkHello (and it's actually working)  —  Airtime has hidden its ties to OkHello.  —  FORTUNE — We all remember Airtime, the biggest, flashiest startup launch of 2012.  Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning had reunited …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 with SSL fix, FaceTime Audio, contact blocking, Mail fixes  —  Following an extensive developer beta process, Apple has just released OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 to end users.  The update brings a few new features and enhancements, including:
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
BlackBerry Introduces The Z3, It's First Foxconn Phone, And The Q20 QWERTY Handset  —  BlackBerry has a couple of new smartphones in the offing, including the first sourced from new strategic partner Foxconn.  The first Foxconn BlackBerry is the Z3, a Nokia-like touchscreen smartphone with rounded sides …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
King files to abandon controversial “Candy” trademark in US  —  Company holding on to acquired “Candy Crusher” trademark for protection.  —  It seems Candy Crush Saga maker King may have realized it reached too far in trying to claim a trademark on the common dictionary word “candy.”
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 …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Inside one of Microsoft's biggest and most mysterious teams, the Applications and Services Group  —  Summary: Since Microsoft reorganized last July, there has been little information about what its new Applications & Services team is doing or how it's organized.  Now we know a bit more.
Rohin Dhar / Priceonomics Blog:
Square is Testing a New App for Ordering Food: Square Pickup  —  Square, the mobile payments startup, is testing a new app called “Square Pickup.”  It's a simple app that lets you order food from a Square merchant ahead of time.  The app is currently in testing with several San Francisco restaurants.
Thanks:@rohindhar
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
Square tests giving businesses capital for growth, considers new funding and delaying IPO  —  In Crunch Time, Square Considers Giving Capital to Businesses  —  Square is moving further beyond the swipe.  —  The payments company has begun testing a way to give Square merchants thousands …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ex-Googler-Founded Shape Security Picks Up Another $40M To Build Out Its “Botwall” For Businesses  —  Shape Security — the enterprise startup that emerged from stealth last month with an enterprise product that fights automated malware and bots by way of a firewall (or ‘botwall’ in its words) …
More: Re/code and VentureBeat
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Telegram Saw 8M Downloads After WhatsApp Got Acquired  —  The App Store is a strange and whimsical bedfellow.  It is a kingmaker, but with that comes the tears of the anointed, the displaced and the never-rans.  —  As an example of the store's fickle nature, Flappy Bird held …

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