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March 1, 2014, 4:00 PM

Top News

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:
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Comcast Is Acquiring Video Ad Company FreeWheel For $320 Million  —  Over the years, Freewheel has become the go-to ad-serving platform for many TV networks that stream their content online.  And it's about to become part of the biggest distributor of content online and off.
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Robin Wauters:
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum scolds writer for 2011 TechCrunch fundraising scoop that inconvenienced him  —  An unexpected chat with WhatsApp founder Jan Koum  —  Things were getting pretty quiet in the speaker / press lounge backstage at the 4YFN conference in Barcelona.
More: Tech.eu
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.

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Microsoft:
5 mind-bending facts about quantum computing  —  In GIF form, five of the most mind-bending things scientists have learned about life on an atomic and sub-atomic level.
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere  —  It's come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.  Let's clear things up:
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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