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March 17, 2014, 7:30 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.
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
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:
Jony Ive Discusses Design Philosophy, Relationship with Steve Jobs, and Future of Apple in New Interview  —  In a lengthy interview with The Sunday Times (via 9To5Mac), Apple's Senior Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive discussed a number of topics including his philosophy on design and collaboration …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
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
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 …
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.

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Microsoft:
5 mind-bending facts about quantum computing  —  In GIF form, five of the most mind-bending things scientists have learned about life on an atomic and sub-atomic level.
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere  —  It's come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.  Let's clear things up:
Zoho:
The customer service lessons we must all learn from that Comcast call  —  By now, you've probably heard the call that hijacked the Internet last week.  If not, let me warn you.  It is painful - incredibly painful.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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