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March 1, 2014, 12:00 PM

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Bryan Chaffin / The Mac Observer:
Tim Cook to conservative think tank on sustainability: if you only care about ROI, stop investing in us  —  Tim Cook Soundly Rejects Politics of the NCPPR, Suggests Group Sell Apple's Stock  —  In an emotional response to the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
At the RSA Security Conference, Things Get Testy and Then They Get Awkward  —  SAN FRANCISCO — It was hard to avoid the shadow of Edward J. Snowden at the annual RSA security conference this week.  —  The sprawling computer security conference held in the city's Moscone Center had protesters …
Katie Roof / Fox Business:
Square IPO Postponed Indefinitely  —  Square, the mobile payments startup created by Twitter (TWTR) founder Jack Dorsey, has postponed its IPO indefinitely, FOX Business has learned.  People with knowledge of Square's finances have indicated that the company is not ready to go public this year.
James Ball / Guardian:
A look at the elaborate ICANN ceremony for its seven keyholders that underpins DNS security  —  Meet the seven people who hold the keys to worldwide internet security  —  It sounds like the stuff of science fiction: seven keys, held by individuals from all over the world, that together control security at the core of the web.
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Adds Full Restaurant Menus To Its Search Results Pages  —  Here is a small but nifty update to Google Search: if you ask it to find a restaurant menu for you, it will now often just show you the menu right on the search results page.  Try this for a search like “show me the menu for fogo de chao” …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Uber Wants To Take Over The French Market By Using ‘Dumping Tactics’  —  Urban transportation company Uber is fighting very hard to conquer France.  It doesn't hesitate to redistribute bonuses of up to $1,100 a week to its drivers — these bonuses are higher than Uber's revenue from these drivers.
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Dara Kerr / CNET:
IBM laying off up to 25 percent of ‘hardware’ division  —  IBM has confirmed that it's laying off a portion of its workforce in order to focus on new priority areas, like the cloud, analytics, and cognitive computing.  This means certain divisions of the company must see cuts.
Kana Inagaki / Wall Street Journal:
Struggling Sony Plans Sale of Old Tokyo Headquarters  —  Sony is now looking to sell its former headquarters and surrounding buildings in central Tokyo in its continuing struggle to stem losses from its consumer electronics business, according to a person familiar with the plan.

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