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March 7, 2014, 2:10 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 …
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:
Satoshi Nakamoto appears to return to online forum, claims he isn't Dorian Nakamoto  —  “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 …
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.
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Under Marissa Mayer, 31 of Yahoo's 38 startup acquisitions have closed their services  —  Yahoo: Destroyer Of Startups  —  Another day, another Yahoo acquisition.  —  Yesterday the search giant swiped up the five-man Vizify team, a data visualization startup that turns your social media posts …
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal:
Coupons.com raises $168M in IPO, stock surges in early trading  —  Coupons.com Shares Nearly Double in Debut  —  The Coupon-Providing Website Now Valued at About $2.2 Billion, Similar to Rival RetailMeNot  —  Shares of Coupons.com Inc. surged after making their public trading debut …
Kana Inagaki / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Inks $156 Million Deal To Sell Tokyo Buildings  —  Sony inked a deal Friday to sell its former headquarters and a nearby building for Y16.1 billion ($156 million), the latest in a round of asset sales to plug in losses from its flagging consumer electronics business.

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