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March 22, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Ed Christman / Billboard:
Apple explores Spotify-like streaming service, iTunes app for Android as downloads decline  —  Apple Mulls Launching Spotify Rival, Android App as Downloads Decline (Sources)  —  The iPhone maker explores multi-pronged strategy to shore up double-digit drops in iTunes downloads, according to IFPI and RIAA data.
Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkey blocks Google public DNS, eliminating popular backdoor used to circumvent Twitter ban  —  Turkey widens Internet censorship … The Turkish government has closed one of the most popular backdoors that Turks use to circumvent the blocking of Twitter.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
About That Time Google Spied On My Gmail  —  I'm reading about how Microsoft read a blogger's Hotmail (or other Microsoft hosted email) to determine who leaked Microsoft information to that blogger.  Microsoft's response is pathetic, stating that “the privacy of our customers is incredibly important to us” …
Erica Fink / CNN Money:
“Snoopy” drone uses phones' WiFi to steal usernames and passwords, credit card information  —  This drone can steal what's on your phone  —  The next threat to your privacy could be hovering over head while you walk down the street.  —  Hackers have developed a drone …
Jim Cicconi / AT&T Public Policy Blog:
AT&T: costs caused by Netflix's growth should not be borne by all broadband subscribers  —  Who Should Pay for Netflix?  —  I saw Reed Hasting's blog yesterday from Netflix asserting in rather dramatic fashion (with diagrams) that ISPs should build facilities (he said provide …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Twitter pulling Music app from App Store today, will shutdown service April 18th  —  Twitter's Music app is dead, final shutdown scheduled for April 18th  —  It's been months since reports suggested Twitter would shut down its Music app, but now it's actually happening.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Walmart, Best Buy drop Xbox One Titanfall bundle to $450, $50 below console launch price  —  Another Price Cut for the Xbox One  —  SEATTLE — Sony's pricing advantage over Microsoft for the latest generation of game consoles didn't last long.  —  On Friday, Walmart and Best Buy began offering …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google expands Shopping Express delivery service trial to Los Angeles, considers New York  —  With cars, drivers, Google revs up home delivery  —  (Reuters) - When Google started testing a free same-day shopping delivery service in San Francisco last year, industry observers were surprised …

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