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March 18, 2014, 4:25 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Office for iPad will be unveiled this month  —  Satya Nadella is planning to host his first press event as Microsoft CEO next week.  The software maker has been inviting members of the media to a special cloud- and mobile-focused event in San Francisco on March 27th.
Jan Koum / WhatsApp Blog:
WhatsApp founder: Facebook “partnership” won't change values, not collecting new data on users  —  Setting the record straight  —  Since announcing our upcoming partnership with Facebook, we've been truly humbled by how much attention our story has received.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Lightning iPad 4 may replace iPad 2 on Tuesday, alongside 8GB iPhone 5c  —  Lightning iPad 4 could make its return tomorrow alongside 8GB iPhone 5c  —  Indications from several sources (including our own) indicate that the iPhone 5c is set to see an expansion tomorrow with a less-expensive, lower-capacity 8GB model.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple introduces 8 GB iPhone 5c to help boost disappointing sales (update: now on European Apple stores)  —  Update: Apple has now added the 8 GB 5c to its European online stores.  In the UK, the device is priced at £429 unlocked — a difference of £40 between it and the 16 GB model.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle Like Chromecast, Could Feature OnLive-Style Streaming  —  Amazon is readying a game console/set top box of its own, and we've learned from multiple sources familiar with the device that the Lab126-produced gadget will have a form factor similar to the Chromecast …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Seattle limits number of ride-sharing drivers on the road to 150 per company at any given time  —  Seattle City Council approves cap on Lyft, UberX, Sidecar drivers  —  Councilmember Mike O'Brien speaks at Monday's Seattle City Council meeting.  —  After nearly one year of deliberation …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter Testers Gain Access To A New Timeline Called “Fave People” For Tracking Favorite Twitter Accounts  —  Twitter is experimenting with a new feature called “Fave People,” which allows you to keep track of your favorite Twitter users and accounts in a separate timeline.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Acquires Zulip, A Stealthy Workplace Chat Solution Still In Private Beta  —  Dropbox has quietly acquired Zulip, the makers of a workplace chat solution for desktop and mobile, which had yet to publicly launch.  Though still in private beta at the time of the acquisition …
Nellie Bowles / Re/code:
Apple doesn't accept Steve Jobs-themed apps  —  Quoth Steve Jobs, but Never in the App Store  —  Since he died in October of 2011, people have looked for a myriad of ways to remember Apple legend Steve Jobs.  —  That has included a recent mosaic by San Francisco-based artist Jason Mecier …
Bloomberg:
Cloudera Said to Raise at Least $200 Million in Funding  —  Cloudera Inc. is raising at least $200 million in a new round of financing from investors including Intel Corp., according to people with knowledge of the situation.  —  The fundraising values the maker of open source database software …
Gawker:
GitHub co-founder on leave is Tom Preston-Werner, wife said to have intimidated others at the company  —  Meet the Married Duo Behind Tech's Biggest New Harassment Scandal  —  Sam Biddle and Nitasha Tiku  —  GitHub, an immensely popular and influential social network for software code …
CB Insights:
Out Early: 67% of Tech Exits in 2013 Went to Early-Stage Startups  —  Unicorns garner the headlines but 67% of investor-backed tech exit transactions last year came after the company raised just a seed or Series A round of financing.  —  The headlines may obsess over the WhatsApps and Twitters of the world …
Dan Froomkin / The Intercept:
Department of Homeland Security gets license plate data from private sector, doesn't need its own system  —  Reports of the Death of a National License-Plate Tracking Database Have Been Greatly Exaggerated  —  Screengrab from Vigilant Solutions YouTube demo of its location-tracking service.
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Mt. Gox gets its login page back, but only lets users check their Bitcoin balance  —  Wondering where your Bitcoins are?  Looks like Mt. Gox is giving you an official way to check.  The fallen Bitcoin exchange has updated its homepage with a sparse login screen, inviting users to sign …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Microsoft launches free OneNote for Mac, freemium OneNote for Windows, and OneNote cloud API for apps  —  Microsoft today revealed three major announcements regarding its OneNote offering: a free version of OneNote for Mac, a freemium version of OneNote for Windows, and a new cloud API …
Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
A look inside Globalstar's plan to build an exclusive nationwide Wi-Fi network  —  Most people who know Globalstar know it for its world phones.  Its constellation of satellites whiz through their orbits just above the Earth's atmosphere connecting handsets almost anywhere in the world …
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