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March 12, 2014, 9:30 PM

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The Intercept:
How the NSA Plans to Infect “Millions” of Computers with Malware  —  One presentation outlines how the NSA performs “industrial-scale exploitation” of computer networks across the world.  —  Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8: Apple considers moving iTunes Radio to its own app to boost usage  —  In an effort to boost usage of its new streaming music service that launched alongside iOS 7 last fall, Apple is considering changes to iTunes Radio.  The Cupertino company is now testing iTunes Radio …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
OneNote for Mac coming this month as Microsoft eyes Evernote  —  Microsoft is planning to release a OneNote for Mac app later this month.  Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the Mac application is part of a broader effort to expand the features and functionality of OneNote.
Dan DeSilva / 9to5Mac:
Apple drops its 30 day return policy on iPhones down to 14 days  —  In the recent past, customers who purchased an iPhone directly from the Apple Online Store and in Apple Retail Stores have had 30 days to return the device for any reason.  The only stipulation was that it had to be undamaged …
Yiren Lu / New York Times:
Why the growing rift between young and old in Silicon Valley is bad for everyone  —  Silicon Valley's Youth Problem  —  The Cisco Meraki office in Mission Bay, San Francisco, is 40 paces from the water, and just as nice as Google's.  On a clear winter day in late December …
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Jarred Walton / AnandTech:
NVIDIA's GeForce 800M series not revolutionary, but Battery Boost can increase battery life by 50-100%  —  NVIDIA's GeForce 800M Lineup for Laptops and Battery Boost  —  Last month NVIDIA launched the first of many Maxwell parts to come with the desktop GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti …
Cadie Thompson / CNBC:
Rdio drops Echo Nest after Spotify acquisition, aims for global growth via mobile  —  Streaming music service Rdio aims for global, and mobile  —  Streaming music: More noise than competition?  —  CNBC.com Technology Reporter Cadie Thompson and Rdio CEO Anthony Bay discuss the trends …
Emily Price / Engadget:
Starbucks app update lets you tip your barista  —  Starting next week iPhone owners will not only be able to buy your triple-venti-extra-hot-no-foam latte using Starbucks' mobile app, you'll be able to tip your barista for making it as well.  The king of coffee is updating its app March 19th …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Credit Karma Confirms New $85M Financing Round Led By Google Capital  —  Credit Karma, the online credit score provider and credit marketplace, has raised $85 million in a new round of financing led by Google Capital with participation from Tiger Global Management and existing investors.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
ER doctors use Google Glass and QR codes to identify patients  —  Dr. Steve Horng at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  —  John Halamka  —  A tech-savvy hospital in Boston developed a custom information-retrieval system for Google Glass, which lets ER doctors scan a QR code …
Vanessa Grigoriadis / Vanity Fair:
Sergey Brin and Amanda Rosenberg: Inside the Google Co-Founder's Romance with the Google Glass Marketing Manager  —  The story behind Google co-founder Sergey Brin's liaison with Google Glass marketing manager Amanda Rosenberg—and his split from his wife, genetic-testing entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki— has a decidedly futuristic edge.
Michael Passingham / Inquirer:
Cebit: Ubuntu smartphones to cost ‘between $200 and $400’  —  Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth reveals more about upcoming Linux-based devices  —  HANOVER: SMARTPHONES RUNNING Canonical's Ubuntu mobile operating system will cost between $200 and $400, according to the firm's CEO Mark Shuttleworth.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Kodak names tech industry vet Clarke CEO, aims to be B2B player  —  Summary: Jeff Clarke, who has been a C-level exec at CA, HP, and Compaq, will aim to make Kodak a global B2B technology player.  —  Eastman Kodak named business technology veteran Jeff Clarke CEO and gave him a mandate …

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