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March 17, 2014, 11:10 AM

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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.
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.
Chris O'Brien / Los Angeles Times:
Dorian S. Nakamoto hires lawyer to ‘clear his name’ of bitcoin claim  —  Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto insists he is not the creator of bitcoin.  (Jonathan Alcorn / Bloomberg / March 13, 2014)  —  Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto of Temple City, the man recently named by Newsweek as the mysterious creator of bitcoin …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Releases Official Statement “Unconditionally” Denying Newsweek's Bitcoin Story  —  “I have no knowledge of nor have I ever worked on cryptography, peer to peer systems, or alternative currencies.”  —  Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times / MCT
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Microsoft intros an LTE version of the Surface 2, arrives tomorrow for $679  —  As hard as it is to believe, Microsoft has until now never put out a 3G/4G Surface tablet.  But we knew one would come eventually: the company said it was working on an LTE-enabled Surface 2 and indeed, the thing recently surfaced (har) in FCC documents.

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