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March 7, 2014, 2:00 AM

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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dorian S. Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder, heard of Bitcoin 3 weeks ago  —  AP Exclusive: Man denies he's bitcoin founder … LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denies he had anything to do with the digital currency.
Leah McGrath Goodman / Newsweek:
Elusive bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto is reportedly a 64-yr old living in California  —  The Face Behind Bitcoin  —  Satoshi Nakamoto stands at the end of his sunbaked driveway looking timorous.  And annoyed.  He's wearing a rumpled T-shirt, old blue jeans and white gym socks …
Jeff Garzik / Bitcoin Foundation:
The Bitcoin project is decentralized; it has no leader by design  —  We Are All Bitcoin  —  There is never a dull moment in Bitcoin.  Today we have seen heightened media speculation on the identity of Satoshi Nakamoto.  As of this writing, we have seen zero conclusive evidence that the identified person is the designer of Bitcoin.
More: newsBTCTweets: @rjwile and @jgarzik
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Vine officially bans all sexually explicit content  —  Vine has previously taken steps to hide pornographic and sexually explicit videos that users share, but today it's outright banning the content.  The company has updated both its rules and terms of service to prohibit sexually explicit material.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney's Game and Internet Division Cuts One Quarter of Its Workforce  —  GLENDALE, Calif. - Disney's struggling video game and Internet division laid off roughly 700 employees on Thursday, or 26 percent of its global staff, in a major retrenchment that includes a shift in advertising strategy at Disney.com.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Commercial Drones Are Completely Legal, a Federal Judge Ruled  —  For the moment, commercial drones are, unequivocally, legal in American skies after a federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against it.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Sean Parker formally leaves Founders Fund  —  Sean Parker will not make new investments for Founders Fund, but will maintain board seats like Spotify.  —  FORTUNE — Sean Parker is no longer making new investments on behalf of Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm …
More: TechCrunch, bizjournals, Gawker, Pulse 2.0 and ForbesTweets: @tim
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Twitter ad rates down 18% Q4 2013 according to annual report  —  Twitter's ad rates continue falling, down 18% last quarter  —  Twitter's advertising rate keeps falling.  —  The average cost to advertise on Twitter's website and mobile apps dropped 18% in the last three months of 2013 …
Cade Metz / Wired:
How Facebook used Origami, Tweaks and execution engine customizations in the design and implementation of Paper  —  Facebook Paper Has Forever Changed the Way We Build Mobile Apps  —  Mike Matas was sitting on an L-shaped couch inside one of the largest offices at Facebook …
Thanks:@srikardr
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook rolls out a simpler newsfeed redesign a year after first try was scrapped due to negative feedback  —  Facebook goes back to basics with latest News Feed redesign  —  After a year testing an aggressive update, Facebook finally settles on a look  —  Almost exactly one year ago …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Japan Government Says Bitcoin Not a Currency  —  Government Also Says Commercial Banks Not Allowed to Provide Bitcoin as a Product  —  TOKYO—The Japanese government officially said Friday that bitcoin is not a currency and will not be regulated as a financial product.

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