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March 25, 2014, 5:05 AM

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Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Obama to Call for End to N.S.A.'s Bulk Data Collection  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to unveil a legislative proposal for a far-reaching overhaul of the National Security Agency's once-secret bulk phone records program in a way that — if approved by Congress …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Box Files For $250M IPO On Full-Year Revenue Of $124M, Net Loss Of $168M  —  The Box S-1 is out at last.  The cloud storage company is looking to raise up $250 million in the flotation.  That sum is less than its competitor Dropbox recently raised from the private markets.
Matt Rosoff / CITEworld:
Box files IPO: Big losses mask bigger ambitions  —  Cloud storage and collaboration platform provider Box published its long-awaited IPO filing [1] this afternoon, and the main revelation is how much cash it's burning.  —  Box's cash burn has long been part of Silicon Valley gossip …
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
Exclusive: Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million  —  (Reuters) - The Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy Maker Studios for $500 million, becoming a major online video distributor through the purchase of one of YouTube's largest networks, according to a person familiar with the deal.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
NPR to be iTunes Radio's first news station  —  Apple's iTunes Radio Adds NPR News Channel  —  When iTunes Radio launched last fall, the service was designed for music fans (and music labels).  Now it is branching out: National Public Radio is adding the first news channel to Apple's audio streaming service, with more on the way.
Aloysius Low / CNET:
Hugo Barra on Xiaomi culture, commitment to Android, and plans to enter the Indian market  —  Xiaomi's Hugo Barra: True world phones in 2 years, Android all the way  —  The Xiaomi global vice president, and former Google VP, sits down for a chat with CNET in Beijing to talk …
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Derrick Harris / Gigaom:
Hortonworks raises $100M to scale its Hadoop business  —  Hadoop vendor Hortonworks has raised $100 million in a new round of venture capital led by BlackRock and Passport Capital.  The company's existing investors — Dragoneer, Tenaya Capital, Benchmark, Index Ventures and Yahoo — also participated in the latest round.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Re/code:
Mobile apps eclipse file-sharing services, digital lockers as most widely used source for pirated music  —  Music Piracy Goes Mobile  —  The music industry faces a new front in its long-running battle against piracy: The smartphone.  —  Mobile applications have eclipsed file-sharing services …
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Zeljka Zorz / Help Net Security:
10,000 GitHub users inadvertently reveal their AWS secret access keys  —  GitHub developers who are also Amazon Web Services users are advised to check the code they made public on their project pages and to delete secret access keys for their AWS account they may have posted inadvertently.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Malicious apps can hose Android phones, erase data, researchers warn  —  Security researchers said they have uncovered bugs in Google's Android operating system that could allow malicious apps to send vulnerable devices into a spiral of endlessly looping crashes and possibly delete all data stored on them.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Google Deal With Luxottica Will Bring Glass to Ray-Ban, Oakley  —  Google Inc. has won a powerful ally in its fight to make Google Glass cool.  —  Italian eyewear maker Luxottica Group SpA, owner of the Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglass brands, said Monday it had agreed to design …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Seattle-area taxi association sues Uber for ‘unlawful and deceptive business practice’  —  The Western Washington Taxi Cab Operators Association is suing Uber, the app-based transportation company, for operating illegally in Seattle and King County.  The lawsuit, filed in King County Superior Court …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Now arrives in Chrome for Windows and Mac  —  Google Now has finally arrived on the desktop.  Google today announced Google Now is being pushed to the Chrome stable channel for Windows and Mac “starting today and rolling out over the next few weeks.”

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