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March 1, 2014, 11:00 PM

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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Tim Cook: a private, disciplined, tough manager crafting a healthier work environment at Apple  —  The Job After Steve Jobs: Tim Cook and Apple  —  From the moment he became CEO of Apple, Tim Cook found himself in the shadow of his boss  —  Author of “Haunted Empire, Apple After Steve Jobs” …
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) …
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 one of the biggest distributors of content online and off.
More: CNET, Variety and Re/codeTweets: @qthrul
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.
Jake Adelstein / The Daily Beast:
Former employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting led to collapse of Mt. Gox  —  Inside Japan's Bitcoin Heist  —  A former Mt. Gox employee says incompetent management and faulty accounting—not virtual robbers—are the real culprits in the missing millions.
More: Reuters and Bitcoin MagazineTweets: @bendavenport
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Ferrari, Volvo, and Mercedes to unveil first iOS in the Car-integrated vehicles next week  —  When announcing iOS 7 last year, Apple previewed an upcoming featured called iOS in the Car that will allow automotive manufacturers to integrate iOS-powered mobile devices into the media centers in their cars.
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 …
CB Insights:
2013 tech exits: Yahoo top buyer, SV Angel top investor, 1% exited for $1B+, 2/3 raised no institutional capital  —  2013 Global Tech Exits Report - Private Company Tech Acquisitions and IPOs … 2013 saw 1,824 private tech companies acquired globally and 63 tech firms go public.
More: GeekWire

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