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March 11, 2014, 1:40 AM

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Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support, performance improvements, UI tweaks, new accessibility options, more  —  As we previously reported to expect in March, Apple has released its iOS 7.1 software update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.  The software update delivers a number …
James Surowiecki / New Yorker:
King Digital should have remained private; of 100+ games, 80% revenue comes from Candy Crush  —  ONE-HIT WONDERS  —  For more than a year now, tens of millions of Americans have found time each day to devote themselves to an essential task: swiping at their phones and tablets to arrange colorful candy icons in rows.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Surface power covers available for pre-order today for $199.99, will ship March 19  —  Microsoft Surface Power Covers get a mid-March ship date  —  Summary: Microsoft will begin shipping its battery-life-extending Power Covers for its Surface devices starting March 19 for $199.99.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
eBay's John Donahoe talks Icahn, conflicts, and $100 stock price (someday)  —  “It's the fundamental direction and the fundamental opportunity we're going after.”  —  FORTUNE — eBay has started to go on the offensive.  —  The e-commerce giant began taking swings of its own following …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Baljeet Singh, developer of skippable pre-roll ads for YouTube, joins Twitter  —  Twitter poaches YouTube executive in new push for video ads  —  Twitter has hired former YouTube executive Baljeet Singh as a product director in its revenue organization, where he will work to improve …
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
Judge orders NSA to retain call data that was scheduled to be destroyed Tuesday  —  NSA Phone-Record Destruction Halt Won by Privacy Group  —  The National Security Agency was blocked by a judge from carrying out plans tomorrow to begin destroying phone records collected for surveillance …
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Secret-Sharing App Whisper Raising Another $30 Million at $200 Million Valuation  —  Whisper, the popular anonymous sharing app, is reeling in more money from venture capitalists, only six months after its last funding round.  —  The round is worth just shy of $30 million …
Alex Colon / Gigaom:
Google Apps referral program to pay $15 for each new user  —  Google is hoping to spread the use of Google Apps for Business through word of mouth - aided by a new referral program that pays a $15 bonus per each new user you sign up.  The company introduced the program in a post to its Enterprise blog on Monday.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Intel's 800Gbps cables headed to cloud data centers and supercomputers  —  Intel's pitch for Silicon Photonics.  —  Intel and several of its partners said they will make 800Gbps cables available in the second half of this year, bringing big speed increases to supercomputers and data centers.
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Foxconn hiring 15,000 in Taiwan as it builds telecom business to compete with Ericsson, Huawei  —  Hon Hai Beefs Up Hiring In Taiwan  —  Hon Hai Precision Industry, which assembles iPhones and iPads for Apple, is beefing up hiring in Taiwan, its latest effort to seek new avenues of growth beyond …
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Snowden says encryption and oversight are key to protecting the public from surveillance  —  Speaking to a packed exhibit hall through a Google Hangout, which was passed through seven proxies, Edward Snowden said the keys to protecting the public from government surveillance is encryption and civilian oversight.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung S5 launch coincides with Korean carriers' phone sales suspension  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co's Galaxy S5 smartphone could get off to a slow start in South Korea as the flagship's launch next month will coincide with a 45-day ban on local carriers selling phones, analysts said.

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