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March 23, 2014, 11:35 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple in Talks with Comcast About Streaming-TV Service  —  Companies Discuss Service That Would Try to Bypass Web Congestion  —  Apple Inc. is in talks with Comcast Corp. about teaming up for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Apple wants its own path on Comcast network for video service, WSJ says  —  Apple is negotiating with Comcast in an attempt to create “a streaming-television service that would use an Apple set-top box and get special treatment on Comcast's cables to ensure it bypasses congestion on the Web,” the Wall Street Journal reported today.
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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
‘HealthPatch’ biosensor coming soon to consumer products shows what's possible for Healthbook hardware  —  Vital Connect, a company working on innovative biomedical and sensor technology, is today officially launching a small biosensor capable of tracking biometric measurements …
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Turkey strengthens Twitter ban, institutes IP level block  —  After Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan banned Twitter in the country late Thursday night, many local users found ways to circumvent the restrictions.  But getting around the ban is becoming more difficult …
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Google Wants Everyone To Stop Hating On Glass  —  All social issues aside, Google Glass is an impressive kit of technology.  However, that might not be enough to secure its future.  The novel PR campaign that is the Google Glass Explorer program seems to be failing.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
The Brutal Ageism of Tech  —  Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete — “I have more botox in me than any ten people,” Dr. Seth Matarasso told me in an exam room this February.  He is a reality-show producer's idea of a cosmetic surgeon—his demeanor brash, his bone structure preposterous.
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
iOS 7's Multipeer Connectivity enables network creation and expansion in unconnected locations  —  How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World  —  A curious download hit Apple's app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.  —  It's a new kind of app because it uses …
Electronista:
Time Warner Cable issues first Transparency report covering 2013  —  Transparency report from TWC offers graphs instead of figures  —  Following in the footsteps of many other technology companies, including Verizon and Comcast, Time Warner Cable is issuing its first ever transparency report to the public.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Sound familiar?  Bitcoin exchange Vircurex freezes customer accounts as it battles insolvency  —  The implosion of Mt. Gox has been widely heralded as a sign of a new era of Bitcoin companies, but there are still examples of the unpredictable and shady side of the cryptocurrency world, as developments at Vircurex demonstrate.
Spiegel Online:
NSA infiltrated network at Huawei's headquarters to access email archives, product source code  —  NSA Spied on Chinese Government and Networking Firm  —  According to documents viewed by SPIEGEL, America'a NSA intelligence agency put considerable efforts into spying on Chinese politicians and firms.

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