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March 5, 2014, 9:50 AM

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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Yahoo to stop user access of services with Facebook, Google IDs  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc will stop letting consumers access its various online services, including Fantasy Sports and photo-sharing site Flickr, by signing-in with their Facebook Inc or Google Inc credentials.
Cam Bunton / TmoNews:
94% of T-Mobile Blackberry promo participants switched to other smartphones  —  94% of BlackBerry trade-ins switched to other platforms during promo … Tomorrow, March 5th, the $200 trade-in for an old BlackBerry device offer is ending.  We've already heard from T-Mobile's CMO …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iOS 7.1 to ship in time for next week's iTunes Festival, will be needed to stream event  —  iOS 7.1 and the iTunes Festival at SXSW  —  Apple's first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin.  Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app …
Laurie Segall / CNNMoney.com:
CNN sells Zite to Flipboard for $60M, teams up to launch custom magazines for CNN shows  —  Stay Connected  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) CNN has sold its news reader app, Zite, to Flipboard, a social magazine application.  As part of the deal, Flipboard has also teamed up with CNN …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Critical crypto bug leaves Linux, hundreds of apps open to eavesdropping  —  Hundreds of open source packages, including the Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions of Linux, are susceptible to attacks that circumvent the most widely used technology to prevent eavesdropping on the Internet …
Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Because screw innovation: Uber already deemed illegal in Brussels, two (private) vehicles seized so far  —  The Brussels government really wants to make it impossible for Uber to operate in the city, even with a P2P ride-sharing service.  Two private cars driven by UberPOP drivers were seized this morning.
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Julia Angwin / New York Times:
In era of free services where we pay with our personal data, privacy is becoming a luxury good  —  Has Privacy Become a Luxury Good?  —  LAST year, I spent more than $2,200 and countless hours trying to protect my privacy.  —  Some of the items I bought — a $230 service that encrypted …
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Tim Stevens / CNET:
2014's battle for dashboard supremacy: Apple's CarPlay vs. Google's OAA vs. MirrorLink  —  Cars have been getting smarter and smartphone connectivity is better than ever, but 2014 should be a quantum leap forward for smartphone connectivity.  Join us as we look at the main contenders.
Matt Brian / Engadget:
IDC:
IDC Expects PC Shipments to Fall by -6% in 2014 and Decline Through 2018  —  Worldwide PC shipments fell by -9.8% in 2013, slightly better than a projected decline of -10.1%, but still the most severe contraction on record, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Mexican Protest Site Censored by GoDaddy — with the U.S. Embassy's Help  —  The Mexican website 1dmx.org (mirror here), was set up in the wake of a set of controversial December 1st 2012 protests against the inauguration of the new President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.
More: SlashGearTweets: @wikileaks and @danielnazer
Alvin Wong / UnleashThePhones:
Video shows setup process for Cortana on leaked build of Windows Phone 8.1  —  Exclusive: Cortana Voice Assistant on Windows Phone 8.1 [VIDEO]  —  Building on the videos showing off various brand-new features in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update that we have brought you …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Weeks before expiration date, Windows XP still has 29% OS market share  —  In February we saw the usual small movements in the browser market.  More significantly, however, we didn't see any significant movements in the operating system market.  For the second month in a row …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
After initial rejection, Cryptocat finally launches on iOS  —  The encrypted chat app Cryptocat is launching today for iOS, after an initial rejection in December.  Previously available as a desktop app and browser plugin, the program uses the OTR model to offer strong encryption and forward secrecy …
Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blog:
Evernote for Windows Gets Image Annotation and Faster Sync  —  Evernote for Windows gets two significant enhancements today.  First, you can now annotate images inside of your notes.  Second, you'll notice that sync is way faster.  Let's take a look at both.  —  Get Evernote for Windows Desktop »
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
BlackBerry confirms sponsored content in BBM Channels, promises no ads in BBM chats and to respect user privacy  —  BlackBerry recently started to push sponsored content to some of its external beta testers, but after users started to notice, the Canadian company has decided to set the record straight.
The Economic Times:
Walmart to expand in e-retailing in India, planning marketplace model akin to Amazon, eBay  —  NEW DELHI: Months after it put its brick-andmortar expansion plans in India in deep freeze, Walmart Stores is quietly readying a major e-retailing push in India with an electronic marketplace business model akin …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo Tests App Install Ads In Hopes of Jump Starting Mobile Business  —  How to Integrate Social Media Into Your Marketing Strategy … Yahoo hopes to jump-start its mobile ad business the same way Facebook did.  —  The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based portal has begun testing new mobile ads …

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