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March 19, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Oppo Find 7 is the world's first phone that can take 50MP photos (video)  —  We've seen the teasers and we've seen the leaks, so it's about time to see the real thing.  Oppo has finally unveiled the Find 7 in Beijing just now, and as promised, this Android 4.3 device really can take 50-megapixel photos!
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Sony reveals Project Morpheus, its VR headset for PlayStation 4  —  Sony has revealed that it is working on virtual reality technology for PS4.  Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Worldwide Studios, made the announcement at an ongoing Game Developers Conference 2014 event entitled Driving the Future of Innovation.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
CNBC:
Apple CEO Tim Cook: New book on company is ‘nonsense’  —  Apple's course after Steve Jobs  —  Yukari Kane, author of “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs,” discusses her book where she recounts the final years of Steve Jobs at Apple and focuses on the state of the company under its current CEO Tim Cook.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
10,000 Linux servers hit by malware serving tsunami of spam and exploits  —  Two-year-old Windigo may also have infected kernel.org Linux developers.  —  Researchers have documented an ongoing criminal operation infecting more than 10,000 Unix and Linux servers with malware that sends spam …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Judge rebukes Feds for overbroad search warrant applications for e-mail  —  In a rare public rebuke of American prosecutors' request on accessing a person's e-mail, a federal magistrate judge in the District of Columbia has denied a government warrant request to search an unnamed user's @mac …
More: Politico and MacNN
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Autodesk Buys Creative Market To Square Up To Adobe With A Marketplace For Designers And Makers  —  It looks like Autodesk has taken one more step forward in its bid to compete more with the likes of Adobe in the business of providing tools to the design community, but also a bigger step into the maker movement.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Lotame Acquires Mobile Ad Targeting Startup AdMobius  —  Data management platform Lotame just announced that it's acquiring startup AdMobius.  —  AdMobius was founded by three alums for Apple's iAd program and from Quattro Wireless, the company that Apple acquired to build iAd.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Eleven more countries: Google launches Chromecast in Europe and Canada  —  The rumors were true: Google is taking its Chromecast streaming stick beyond U.S. borders.  Chromecast will officially be available for sale in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the U.K. starting Wednesday.
Bloomberg:
Japan Display Plunges 15% in Debut on Business Model Concerns  —  Japan Display Inc. plunged in its debut after the supplier of screens for Apple Inc. devices priced shares through an initial public offering at the bottom of a planned range.  —  The IPO raised 318.5 billion yen ($3.1 billion) with an offer price of 900 yen.
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Meet Cloak, the ‘antisocial’ network that helps you avoid people  —  We have myriad tech-enabled ways to encounter friends (and strangers!) in real life.  We can check in on Foursquare.  Tag a location on Instagram.  Swipe on Tinder.  Tweet, from just about anywhere.
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Facebook's security chief talks encryption plan  —  Summary: For Facebook, ensuring the security of its users worldwide starts with improving the security culture and dialogue within the company itself.  —  Facebook has built its business upon the sharing of content between people worldwide …
More: TechCrunch
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Paid peering is not a net neutrality issue but Level 3 wants to make it one  —  This story was updated throughout to reflect new information provided by Level 3.  —  Level 3 Communications, one of the companies that provides middle mile broadband transit between content providers and last-mile ISPs …
Jared Newman / PC World:
GOG will bring classic PC games to Linux this fall  —  GOG.com, a site that specializes in selling classic PC games for modern computers, has decided to support Linux after all.  —  GOG says it has been working on Linux support for the last few months, and will add support for the Ubuntu …

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