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March 26, 2014, 4:05 PM

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Fred Wilson / AVC:
With acquisitions like Oculus and Nest, big tech companies race to find the next platform after mobile  —  The Search For The Next Platform  —  I found this part of Mark Zuckerberg's post on the Oculus acquisition most revealing: … Facebook was a bit slow to get aboard the mobile train.
Palmer Luckey / Oculus VR:
Oculus founder: joining Facebook is “the clear and obvious path to delivering virtual reality to everyone”  —  The Future of Virtual Reality  —  I've always loved games.  They're windows into worlds that let us travel somewhere fantastic.  My foray into virtual reality …
Serena Saitto / Bloomberg:
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Ahead of Samsung patent case, Apple engineer recalls the marathon to create the iPhone  —  Jobs gave the engineer an ultimatum: Lay out a vision for the iPhone fast or lose the job  —  In February 2005, Apple Inc. 's then chief executive, Steve Jobs, gave senior software engineer Greg Christie an ultimatum.
Vijaya Gadde / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter files petitions for lawsuits in Turkish courts to challenge ban  —  Challenging the access ban in Turkey  —  It's now been six days since the Turkish government blocked access to Twitter.  Throughout this time, we've been engaged in discussion with Turkish authorities to hear their concerns …
Derek Kessler / iMore:
Apple hires BlackBerry's top software VP, BlackBerry wins court battle over departure  —  Sebastien Marineau-Mes, BlackBerry's SVP of Software, is leaving the ailing smartphone manufacturer for brighter and warmer pastures: Apple.  Or at least that's what he's trying to do, if it weren't for those pesky contracts.
William Alden / New York Times:
Candy Crush maker King Digital falls more than 15% below IPO price in trading debut  —  Candy Crush Maker King Falls in Trading Debut  —  King Digital Entertainment, the game maker behind the addictive Candy Crush Saga, had a muted debut on Wednesday as it began life as a public company.
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Dish's Ergen Said to Approach DirecTV CEO White About Merger  —  Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen recently contacted DirecTV Chief Executive Officer Mike White to discuss a merger of the two satellite television companies, according to several people with knowledge of the matter.
iFixit:
HTC One (M8) Teardown  —  Spring has sprung and HTC has hatched a new One.  Join us as we take a closer look at this season's newest sprout, the HTC One (M8).  After all, it's our job to weed out the irreparable, and the best way to do that is through destruction—er, precise analysis.
Joey Parker / MTV Act:
Apple plans to add more diversity to Emoji character set  —  What Does Apple Think About The Lack Of Diversity In Emojis?  We Have Their Response.  —  When you browse through the emojis on your phone, there are very few non-Caucasian ones to choose from.  I mean, they have a water buffalo but no representation of people of color?
TechCrunch:
TubeMogul Files For $75M IPO, With $57M In Revenue And A $7M Net Loss For 2013  —  Video ad platform TubeMogul has filed its S-1, declaring its plans to go public with an offering of up to $75 million.  And it's doing so with what appears to be pretty healthy gross margins, though with an overall net loss.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
New NYT Now App Marks The Grey Lady's First Step Into Native Ads On Mobile, Dedicated Mobile Editors  —  “All the News That's Fit to Print” was a viable business model for many years at the New York Times, but these days, as newspaper costs rise and readers look elsewhere for their information …

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