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March 25, 2014, 1:20 PM

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David Pierce / The Verge:
HTC One (M8) review: a gorgeous, fast, long-lasting phone with a weak, inconsistent camera  —  The new HTC One review  —  The best or nothing  —  My first car was a 1997 Saturn SL1, a tiny black box with headlights that were too close together and a 0-60 time in the neighborhood of three and a half hours.
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.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
The new HTC One is available in Google Play and Developer editions  —  Do you lust after the machined aluminum body of the new HTC One but hate locked bootloaders?  Would you rather vanilla Android instead of Sense?  Well, good news it'll be available in both a Developer and Google Play edition.
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).
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.
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.
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
E-book price fixing settlements land in Amazon customers' inboxes  —  There may be still more money to come from other e-book retailers.  —  As of Tuesday morning, Amazon has begun issuing account credits to Kindle book buyers as a result of legal settlements with book publishers including Harper Collins …
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 …
Jeffrey Meisner / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft makes source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows available to public  —  The following post is from Roy Levin, distinguished engineer and managing director, Microsoft Research.  —  On Tuesday, we dusted off the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Instagram Testing Facebook Places Integration To Replace Foursquare  —  Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is testing integration with Facebook Places, Facebook's venue database.  Facebook, of course, owns Instagram.  The experiment signals that Instagram may eventually wean itself off …
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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 …
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
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 …

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