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March 18, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple introduces 8 GB iPhone 5c in five markets to help boost disappointing sales  —  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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Viacom and Google settle 7-year-old YouTube copyright lawsuit, sources say no money changed hands  —  It's Over!  Viacom and Google Settle YouTube Lawsuit  —  Viacom, which been suing Google over alleged copyright violations at its YouTube unit since 2007, has settled out of court, the two companies announced today.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to Ship Video-Streaming Device in April  —  Amazon.com Inc. will begin shipping its long-awaited video-streaming device in early April, through its website as well as retailers including Best Buy Co. and Staples Inc., said people familiar with the company's plans.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
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.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple re-introduces fourth-generation iPad in 16 GB model starting at $399, discontinues iPad 2  —  Today it was rumored that Apple had plans to bring the previous-generation iPad back into production to replace the aging iPad 2.  As expected, the fourth-gen iPad is now available once again …
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Foursquare CEO: How We'll Tell You Where To Eat And What To Order  —  Dennis Crowley's vision for Foursquare extends way beyond the check-in.  —  The cofounder and CEO of Foursquare envisions a future where our mobile devices learn our behavior and provide suggestions for events …
Tweets: @anthonymobile
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 …
More: Gigaom and VentureBeatTweets: @mjasay
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.
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 …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Companies hit by Adobe ColdFusion exploit discuss resulting credit card data thefts  —  The Long Tail of ColdFusion Fail  —  Earlier this month, I published a story about a criminal hacking gang using Adobe ColdFusion vulnerabilities to build a botnet of hacked e-commerce sites that were milked for customer credit card data.
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google Play Movies expands availability to 37 new markets  —  Google today has announced a pair of expansions for its Play Movies and TV app.  First off, the app itself has been updated with support for 40 new languages.  The update has also added the ability to download movies in either HD or SD …
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
With Global Ambitions, Chinese Gaming Company FunPlus Raises $74 Million  —  You've heard of Zynga and FarmVille, but have you heard of FunPlus and Family Farm?  Enough people have that the Chinese social-mobile gaming startup will announce today that it has raised a huge round: $74 million …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Google plans to kill Google Voice in coming months, integrate features into Hangouts  —  We've heard that Google Voice is getting dragged to the trash can and most of its functionality will be incorporated into G+ Hangouts apps on both Android and iOS.  This has already happened to an extent …
More: TechCrunch and Gizmodo
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
YouTube is reportedly building a version for kids under 10 years old, asks creators for child-oriented content  —  As the biggest video sharing site by a landslide, YouTube attracts people from all walks of life, for better or for worse.  Yet the Google-owned company is reportedly developing …
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 …
David Meyer / Gigaom:
Yandex buys Tel Aviv's KitLocate for low-power location service technology  —  The Russian web giant Yandex has bought an Israeli geolocation firm called KitLocate for its energy-saving location technology.  —  While services like mapping and navigation require a mobile device to constantly check …

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