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March 25, 2014, 12:25 PM

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Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
HTC announces the new One with depth-sensing camera and larger screen  —  The “all new” HTC One has been one of the worst kept secrets of 2014, but today it's a secret no more.  The Taiwanese manufacturer has taken the wraps off its latest flagship and fans of last years model (count us among them) won't be disappointed.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Fitbit Partnership With HTC Gives It A Leg Up In The Fitness Tracking Space  —  Smartphone manufacturers are increasingly focusing on health and fitness as part of their platform offerings, but HTC didn't build its own homegrown health tracking solution with the new HTC One (M8).
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
HTC adds key Sense apps to Play Store to make updating easier  —  After months of leaks, HTC just unveiled the new One (M8) on stage in New York City, and with it comes a bit of software news, as well.  Overnight, HTC added all of its key Sense apps to the Play Store in order to make updating them easier.
More: BGR, 9to5Mac and TechCrunch
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 …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Testing Related Search Suggestions On The App Store  —  As first noted by developer Olga Osadcha, Apple is testing a related search suggestion feature on the App Store, which started rolling out earlier today for iPhone users on iOS 7.  —  The new menu, a scrollable bar with suggestions …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sony won't use Android Wear, will stick with Smartwatch  —  The head of Sony Mobile's US arm also tells CNET that sales of its Xperia Z1s has exceeded expectations at T-Mobile.  —  Sony's SmartWatch 2.  —  Sarah Tew/CNET  —  ATLANTA—Sony will continue to strike its own path when it comes to its wearable products.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Spotify Pitches College Kids: Half Off Subscriptions While You're in School  —  Streaming music services are getting more popular.  How much more popular would they be if they were cheaper?  —  Spotify will start finding out today.  The subscription music company is cutting the price …
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.
John McDuling / Quartz:
Survey shows people who quit Twitter want more filtering and sorting of relevant content  —  Why people quit Twitter  —  In short, it comes down to not knowing who to follow and not having enough followers.  —  On Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, people are increasingly concerned …
More: Marketing LandTweets: @mims
Adam Greenberg / SC Magazine:
Attackers get cash out of ATMs by sending SMS messages  —  Criminals are using SMS messages to get cash out of ATMs, according to Symantec.  —  The crooks begin by loading ATM malware into the cash machine.  In the Monday post, Symantec used Ploutus, a piece of malware observed circulating Mexico …
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 …
More: Businessweek and ForbesThanks:@mattrosoff
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
New research may show quantum models fit the data from D-Wave computer, not classical  —  Quantum Computing Research May Back Controversial Company  —  In the fight to prove it really has developed a quantum computer, D-Wave Systems may have won a big round.
More: GizmodoTweets: @qhardy
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Rumr, Group Messaging With An Anonymous Twist, Launches On iOS & Android  —  Say hey to rumr, a new messaging app that's vying to draw your attention away from all the other ways to say hey already in play.  —  Rumr has been in the works for around half a year, raising an $800,000 seed back in October …
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 …
More: SocialTimesTweets: @natbro
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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