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March 3, 2014, 4:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana will support nicknames, “Notebook” system for accessing personal info, Google Now-like notifications  —  This is Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Siri  —  Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update will include Cortana …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Apple CarPlay in-car initiative debuts with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo  —  iOS in the Car rebranded with Siri, Maps and third-party music apps all included  —  Apple has a number of automotive partners for CarPlay.  —  Apple has rebranded its iOS in the Car initiative as CarPlay …
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Microsoft CEO announces departure of Tony Bates and Tami Reller, names Mark Penn Chief Strategy Officer, Chris Capossela CMO  —  Satya Nadella announces changes to senior leadership team  —  In the past month, I've had the opportunity to talk with many of you - in person, on Yammer …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft wants Xbox Live to power Android and iOS games  —  Xbox Live is primarily used in Microsoft's consoles and Windows or Windows Phone games for achievements, friend lists, and game matchmaking.  While Microsoft has experimented with achievements on iOS and Android recently …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Ellen Was On Stage At Oscars With Samsung, Backstage With iPhone  —  Samsung's a big sponsor of the Oscars, to the degree that it even had this year's host Ellen DeGeneres doing a record-breaking star-studded selfie with a Galaxy phone.  But behind the scenes, there's an iPhone being used.
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Robert McMillan / Wired:
The Inside Story of Mt. Gox, Bitcoin's $460 Million Disaster  —  From a distance, the world's largest bitcoin exchange looked like a towering example of renegade entrepreneurism.  But on the inside, according to some who were there, Mt. Gox was a messy combination of poor management, neglect, and raw inexperience.
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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
MtGox code posted by hackers as company files for bankruptcy protection  —  Cross Office Shibuya Medio, the office building in Tokyo that is home to MtGox and Mark Karpeles' other companies.  —  Tokyo Apartments  —  As MtGox CEO Mark Karpeles and his lawyers officially filed …
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Hiring Engineers in Asia to Speed Product Launches  —  Tech Company Wooing Workers From HTC, Other Rivals  —  TAIPEI— Apple Inc. is hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan as it attempts to speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices.
Paul Liberatore / Marin Independent Journal:
Twitter installing century-old log cabins from Montana in dining room of SF headquarters  —  Lib at Large: Novato contractor supplies century-old log cabins for new Twitter headquarters  —  WHAT'S NEW IS old at Twitter's new San Francisco headquarters.  —  The high-tech firm has a new look …
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
Zynga Aims for Reinvention With New Mobile Push  —  Last April, Zynga told shareholders that 2013 would be a “transition year” as the company focused more of its efforts on mobile, where it had fallen behind as competitors like King and Supercell ran up the App Store charts.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple seemingly turns to Tumblr to promote the iPhone 5c  —  Apple appears to have taken to Tumblr to start up a new advertising campaign for the iPhone 5c.  The campaign is called “Every color has a story,” and the webpage called “ISee5c” appeared within the past couple of days.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to integrate new social, machine learning technologies into Office 365  —  Summary: Microsoft will be making some big changes as to how Office 365 looks and works later this year with the addition of new Office Graph and ‘Oslo’ technologies.  —  Microsoft is about to make some big changes …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Samsung Announces New 11.6″ and 13.3″ ARM-Powered Chromebooks With Faux-Leather Finish, Starting At $319.99  —  AirPair Expands Its Live Programming Assistance By Partnering With Stripe, Heroku, And Others  —  Samsung was one of Google's earliest partners in the Chromebook project …

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