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March 17, 2014, 9:50 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
This is Healthbook, Apple's major first step into health & fitness tracking  —  Seven years out from the original iPhone's introduction, and four years past the iPad's launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry.
More: TechCrunch and iLoungeThanks:@srikardr
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
Tweets: @mims and @mimsThanks:@_trendspotter
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.
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.
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.
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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
With ‘No Meaningful Position Beyond Flash’, Gaming Platform Mochi Media Will Close March 31  —  Mochi Media, a distribution and monetizing platform for Flash-based games that was acquired by Shanda Games for $80 million in 2010, is closing down, with all services ceasing March 31.
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 …

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