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March 5, 2014, 1:25 PM

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Laurie Segall / CNNMoney.com:
CNN sells Zite to Flipboard, teams up to launch custom magazines for CNN shows, in deal valued at up to $60M  —  CNN sells Zite to Flipboard  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) CNN has sold its news reader app, Zite, to Flipboard, a social magazine application.  As part of the deal …
TechCrunch:
Flipboard Is Buying Zite From CNN For $60M, After CNN Bought It For $20M Three Years Ago  —  This just in: Flipboard is buying Zite from CNN, which acquired the service three years ago for around $20 million.  As part of the deal, it will integrate CNN content on to Flipboard, covering over 300 feeds.
Bloomberg:
Bill Gates, Satya Nadella, Tony Bates and Microsoft's board all initially opposed Ballmer's plan for Nokia acquisition  —  Microsoft's Nadella Manages Legacy of Ballmer-Board Split  —  New Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella is seeking to reshape a company whose main businesses are losing steam …
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 …
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.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Corning exec: sapphire crystal displays are expensive, heavy, and environmentally unfriendly  —  Corning exec slams sapphire —rumored for Apple device  —  A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Sally Beauty Hit By Credit Card Breach  —  Nationwide beauty products chain Sally Beauty appears to be the latest victim of a breach targeting their payment systems in stores, according to both sources in the banking industry and new raw data from underground cybercrime shops that traffic in stolen credit and debit cards.
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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William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Business Insider raises $12M from Bezos, others, for staff expansion and UK launch  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Puts More Money Into Business Insider  —  Site Plans to Use Money to Hire More Staff, Finance U.K. Launch  —  Business Insider raised an additional $12 million in funding …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Yahoo acquires social media visualization startup Vizify  —  Vizify, a Portland-based startup that turns your social media chatter into visualizations, today was acquired by Yahoo.  —  Founded by Todd Silverstein, Jeff Cutler-Stamm, and Eli Tucker in 2011, Vizify is all about helping individuals make great first impressions.
Shawn Musgrave / BetaBoston:
Car repo companies profit from scanned license plates showing when and where cars were located  —  A vast hidden surveillance network runs across America, powered by the repo industry  —  Few notice the “spotter car” from Manny Sousa's repo company as it scours Massachusetts parking lots …
Thanks:@morisy
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook Messenger arrives for Windows Phone sans voice features  —  Microsoft was clearly being cautious when it said Facebook Messenger would be available for Windows Phone within a few weeks of Mobile World Congress — it's already here, just over a week later.

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