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March 7, 2014, 6:55 PM

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Newsweek:
Newsweek stands behind its Satoshi Nakamoto story  —  Newsweek's Statement on the Bitcoin Story  —  Leah McGrath Goodman's recent cover story for Newsweek, investigating the identity of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto, has generated an immense amount of international attention …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Alexandra Bruell / AdAge:
Instagram Inks Ad Deal With Omnicom Worth up to $100 Million  —  Deal Gives Omnicom Media and Creative Agencies Access to Instagram Paid Ad Program  —  Instagram has inked its first major ad deal with an agency, and it's big.  —  The photo- and video-sharing site is rolling …
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.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Beats Music opens up, making its API public  —  Streaming-music service Beats Music is opening up some of its programming to outsiders, with the goal of proliferating the new $120-a-year subscription player in the broader online universe.  —  “If you're willing to pay $100 a year for music …
Bloomberg:
Box projects revenue to double this year to $200M, may make IPO prospectus public within weeks  —  Box Said to Project $200 Million in Revenue as IPO Nears  —  Box Inc., the cloud storage and collaboration company that's headed for an initial public offering, projects revenue this year …
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
comScore: Apple starts 2014 with 41.6% US smartphone share, Samsung at 26.7%; BlackBerry falls below Windows Phone  —  Apple's dominance as the top smartphone OEM in the US has started off strong in the first month of this year: 41.6 percent share.  Samsung is once again gaining share faster …
Nicole Lee / Engadget:
Samsung's Milk Music internet radio service is only for Galaxy devices (video)  —  Do we need yet another online music service?  Samsung certainly thinks so, as it's just introduced its very own internet radio service called, weirdly enough, Milk Music.  So named for its supposed “fresh” take on music (Get it?
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.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Court blocks government's request to keep NSA phone records longer than five years  —  The court in charge of overseeing NSA surveillance has nixed a plan to keep American phone records in government databases for longer than five years.  In an opinion published today, Judge Reggie Walton …
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Data collection and analysis counts as privacy invasion even when just algorithms, not humans, are involved  —  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.

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