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March 24, 2014, 9:45 AM

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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 …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft's $7.2B Nokia deal is officially delayed until April  —  Nokia and Microsoft will have to wait a little longer to press the Start button.  —  Microsoft's $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, originally expected to close this quarter …
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.
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
ATM operators eye Linux as alternative to Windows XP  —  End support for XP is prompting them to seek out Windows alternatives  —  Some financial services companies are looking to migrate their ATM fleets from Windows to Linux in a bid to have better control over hardware and software upgrade cycles.
More: TechCrunch
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Nilay Patel, No Longer Managing Editor of The Verge, Moves to Vox.com  —  Nilay Patel, the well-known and highly regarded managing editor of The Verge, which he founded with editor-in-chief Josh Topolsky, has left that high-profile job, according to several sources.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Popcorn Time is doing for distribution of pirated movies what the movie industry needs to do for itself  —  The Sweet Irony Of Popcorn Time  —  So the big fun story of last week was this streaming movie app called Popcorn Time.  Essentially, it aggregated torrent links and packaged …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Change In UK Tax Law Could Raise The Price Of Music And Apps In The Country  —  A change in UK tax law that may take force at the start of 2015 would push the price of apps, music and other downloads and “e-services” higher in the United Kingdom.  —  The legal shift would see downloads charged …
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.
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
As Digital Advertising Climbs Toward $50 Billion This Year, Marketers Battle Fraudulent Visitors  —  As Digital Advertising Climbs Toward $50 Billion This Year, Marketers Battle Fraudulent Visitors  —  Billions of dollars are flowing into online advertising.
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