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March 17, 2014, 12:05 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 Flickr with bigger, crisper photos, a cleaner design, filters and easier sharing.
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Alibaba Confirms It Will Begin I.P.O. Process in U.S.  —  The Alibaba Group, China's online commerce giant, confirmed early on Sunday that it planned to begin the process of becoming a public company in the United States.  —  In a post on its corporate blog, the company said it planned …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Inside The IPO Of Candy Crush Maker King Digital  —  The company behind the wildly popular mobile game Candy Crush, King Digital Entertainment, is going public.  An updated F-1 filing indicates that it wants to raise up to $532.8 million at a valuation of $7.6 billion.  The flotation is no small event.
Kevin Rose / TechCrunch:
Foundation: Secret's David Byttow Talks Privacy, Security, and Company Origins  —  Today is an exciting day for Secret, one of the most talked about new startups in Silicon Valley which just raised another round of funding.  —  I sat down with Secret's co-founder David Byttow this week …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Investors Debate The Ethics Of Anonymity Apps  —  VCs are publicly and privately debating the morality of investing in the burgeoning “anonymish” app space, after a series of negative posts, mainstream gossip, a high profile resignation and even bomb and violence threats have pushed the volume of the debate to eleven.
New York Times:
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen: “it's possible to end repressive Internet censorship within a decade”  —  The Future of Internet Freedom  —  OVER the next decade, approximately five billion people will become connected to the Internet.  The biggest increases will be in societies that …
Moisés Chiullan / TechHive:

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