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March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM

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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 …
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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 »
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.
Anne d'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Target tech chief resigns as it overhauls security  —  Target says tech chief resigns as part of security overhaul following data breach  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob is resigning effective Wednesday as the retailer overhauls its information security …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.

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