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March 17, 2014, 9:00 AM

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Chris Wanstrath / GitHub:
GitHub begins full investigation, puts founder on leave after Julie Horvath's departure  —  Update on Julie Horvath's Departure  —  This weekend, GitHub employee Julie Horvath spoke publicly about negative experiences she had at GitHub that contributed to her resignation.
TechCrunch:
Julie Ann Horvath Describes Sexism And Intimidation Behind Her GitHub Exit  —  The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups.  Her claims that she faced a sexist internal culture …
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Before He Died, Steve Jobs Told Top Executives Apple Would Not Be Making A TV  —  Ever since Apple released the iPad, people have been speculating about what Apple would do next.  —  After revolutionizing the mobile phone with the iPhone, and the PC with the iPad, many expect Apple to revolutionize the TV.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Yahoo to Release New Flickr App and Web Design, Replacing Previous New One  —  In December of 2012, just six months after Marissa Mayer was hired as CEO of Yahoo, the company released version 2.0 of its Apple iPhone and iPad app for its photo-sharing site Flickr with bigger, crisper photos, a cleaner design, filters and easier sharing.
John Arlidge / TIME:
Apple Designer Jonathan Ive Talks About Steve Jobs and New Products  —  Apple's design chief helped transform computing, phones and music.  The company's secrecy and Ive's modesty mean he has never given an in-depth interview—until now.  John Arlidge 5:45 AM ET 'Hello.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Danah Boyd on her new book, human nature in the age of Snapchat, and the Facebook “anomaly”  —  Researcher danah boyd talks about teens, identity, and the future of digital communication  —  Researcher danah boyd talks about teens, identity, and the future of digital communication
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Just Eat Preps IPO In London, Aiming To Raise £100M  —  Online fast food ordering veteran Just Eat, which lets hungry web users in 13 global markets order a food delivery from a range of local takeaways, is preparing to float on the London Stock Exchange.
More: The Next Web and Gigaom
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Popcorn Time service for pirated movies refuses to stay shut down  —  Last week, a movie-watching service called Popcorn Time hit the internet — it promised a Netflix-like experience for any movie you might want to watch, but used the expansive network of pirated BitTorrent movies to deliver content to users.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
For Mobile Apps Like Tinder, Cards and Swipes Rule the Day  —  Swipe right if you're interested, swipe left to say nope.  If the target of your snap judgment swipes right too — tada, you're a match.  —  Such is life on Tinder, which presents would-be daters with a pile of virtual playing cards showing …
Tweets: @waltmossberg
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Enda Curran / Wall Street Journal:
How Hong Kong Lost the Alibaba IPO  —  Exchange, Chinese E-Commerce Giant Fell Out Over a Rule  —  HONG KONG—Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s planned listing in New York is a blow to Hong Kong's stock exchange, which failed in an effort to change its rules so as to accommodate …
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
How the US intelligence community attempts to rebrand itself - on Tumblr  —  IC On The Record is a web clearinghouse of formerly classified documents related to NSA surveillance and an exercise in transparency  —  Critics have argued the documents on the site are most often presented without critical disclosures.

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