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March 5, 2014, 3:30 PM

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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
CNN sells Zite to Flipboard in all-stock transaction worth more than the $20M CNN paid in 2011  —  Flipboard buys Zite news app from CNN  —  The standalone iPad news app will eventually be shut down and integrated into Flipboard.  Also: Zite's CEO tells Fortune why he left.
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 …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Apple Bringing Full-Screen Video iAds to Mobile  —  iPhone Maker May Sell the Ads Thru Company's New Ad Exchange  —  How Advertising Performs in a Social Media World  —  Coming to an iPad near you: iAds that look a lot like TV ads.  —  Apple will roll out new video iAds this year …
More: BGR, MacRumors, 9to5Mac and iDownloadBlog.com …Tweets: @om
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 …
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.
Shawn Musgrave / BetaBoston:
Car repossession companies profit from scanned license plates showing when and where vehicles 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 …
Tweets: @agpublicThanks:@morisy
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive is reborn with IGN founder as chief and two new cloud-based gaming services  —  Above: OnLive leaders Rick Sanchez, Mark Jung, and Gary Lauder.  —  Image Credit: Dean Takahashi  —  OnLive has announced that former IGN chief Mark Jung is its new executive chairman …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Apple Working On More Third-Party Integrations For Siri With iWatch In Mind, Report Claims  —  Apple is working to make Siri play nice with more third-party apps and services, according to a new report from The Information.  Within a larger piece on the mobile search battleground and app integration …
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.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Steven Ballmer Reflects on Missteps and Ponders the Future of Microsoft  —  OXFORD, England — A month after stepping down as Microsoft's chief executive, Steven A. Ballmer hasn't lost any of his energy.  —  In front of a packed crowd at the University of Oxford, Mr. Ballmer hooted …
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Quality of CarPlay implementation varies wildly with car manufacturers  —  'It's the Software, Dummy'  —  Dan Moren, writing for Macworld: … I like the analogy.  But is CarPlay the iPhone in 2007, or the Rokr in 2005?  From what I've seen today:  — The Volvo implementation looks pretty good.
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Congressman Calls To Ban U.S. Dollar In Response To Plea For Bitcoin Ban  —  Mozilla's New JPEG Encoder Promises Up To 10% Reduction In File Size  —  Congressman Jared Polis is calling on the Treasury to ban physical dollars in response to Senator Manchin's plea to ban Bitcoin.
More: Jared Polis and KUSA-TV

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