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March 7, 2014, 9:10 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.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
“Real” Satoshi Claims He Is Not Dorian Nakamoto  —  Dorian S. Nakamoto is probably having the weirdest day of his life.  In less than 24 hours, the Temple City, California resident has been the subject of a Newsweek cover article “outing” him as the elusive creator of Bitcoin …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple building support for driving 4K displays at ‘Retina’ resolution, 60Hz output from 2013 MacBook Pros  —  4K display running at “Retina” resolution on 10.9.3  —  Earlier today, Apple provided developers with the first beta for the upcoming release of OS X Mavericks version 10.9.3.
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Surveillance by Algorithm  —  Increasingly, we are watched not by people but by algorithms.  Amazon and Netflix track the books we buy and the movies we stream, and suggest other books and movies based on our habits.  Google and Facebook watch what we do and what we say, and show us advertisements based on our behavior.
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Mercedes-Benz plans aftermarket CarPlay installations for older vehicles by end of the year  —  Update: Mercedes told us its “goal is to offer an after market solution by the end of the year.”  —  There have been a lot of mixed reviews of Apple's CarPlay, a new feature that brings iOS …
Agam Shah / PC World:
Tablet slowdown seen after years of breakthrough growth  —  The rate of increase in tablet shipments is expected to slow this year after unabated growth during the product category's first three years of existence.  —  Research firm IDC is projecting tablet shipments to grow at 19.3 percent …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Twitter Paid $36 Million for IBM Patents to Avoid Suits  —  Twitter Inc. (TWTR), the microblogging service that held an initial public offering last year, paid $36 million to acquire 900 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to a filing.
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.
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 …

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