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March 19, 2014, 10:15 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.
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.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Sundar Pichai / The Official Google Blog:
Google extends Android to wearables with Android Wear project, launches developer preview  —  Sharing what's up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables  —  Most of us are rarely without our smartphones in hand.  These powerful supercomputers keep us connected to the world and the people we love.
Lior Ron / The Official Motorola Blog:
Motorola teases Moto 360 wristwatch powered by Android Wear, launching this summer  —  Moto 360: It's Time.  —  It's time for a watch that looks and feels great and gives you the information you need, when you need it.  —  It's time for Moto 360, a truly modern timepiece, designed by Motorola, powered by Android Wear.
Lisa Vaas / Naked Security:
Google sued for data-mining students' email  —  Google is in hot water for scanning millions of students' email messages and allegedly building “surreptitious” profiles to target advertising at them.  —  According to Education Week, a “potentially explosive” lawsuit is wending …
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
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.
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.
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.
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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