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March 27, 2014, 7:55 AM

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César Puerta / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter rolls out photo tagging, ability to share up to four photos in a tweet  —  Photos just got more social  —  We're rolling out two new mobile features that make photos on Twitter more social.  One is photo tagging, which lets you tag the people in your photo; the other is the ability to include up to four photos in a Tweet.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Twitter is experimenting with replacing its sacred retweet button with a ‘share’ button  —  Twitter has been busy making Facebook-like changes today — adding multiple photo upload and tagging, and experimenting with a profile change on iOS — but it isn't stopping there.
More: Engadget
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Fund My Kickstarter Project-But Don't Get Angry If I Sell to Facebook  —  Only on Kickstarter could a $2 billion acquisition be considered an abject failure.  —  On Tuesday, Facebook announced it had purchased Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker and darling of Kickstarter.
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.
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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Klout acquired for $200 million by Lithium Technologies  —  It's official: the once-controversial social scoring startup has been scooped up.  —  FORTUNE — Social score startup Klout has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a provider of social customer experience solutions for the enterprise …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
In Response to Google, Amazon Drops EC2 And RDS Prices by 40%, S3 Storage Costs By 36% To 65%  —  Amazon today announced a new round of price cuts for a number of services on its cloud platform, including its S3 storage service, EC2 cloud computing platform, ElastiCache …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Intel to ditch its Hadoop software and support Cloudera instead  —  How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company?  Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco.  There are only 20 tickets left at the lowest rate!  —  Intel is set to cause a tremor in the big data market tomorrow.
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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.
Reuters:
Yahoo Japan says to buy eAccess from SoftBank for $3.2 billion  —  (Reuters) - Yahoo Japan Corp said on Thursday that it would buy mobile and broadband provider eAccess Ltd from its parent SoftBank Corp for 324 billion yen ($3.17 billion) in a bid to expand its services for tablets and smartphones.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Re/code:
The Other Facebook News: One Billion Mobile Users  —  Facebook followers could be forgiven for being fixated by the $2 billion deal to acquire the virtual reality company Oculus.  —  But another disclosure from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday is also worthy of attention …
More: PandoDaily
Violet Blue / ZDNet:
Hackonomics: Stolen Twitter accounts ‘more valuable’ than credit cards  —  Summary: According to a new report, the value of Twitter accounts on the black market for hacked wares has eclipsed the value of stolen credit card data.  —  Violet Blue  —  Stolen Twitter accounts now fetch …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google Play Music finally lets you upload songs through the browser  —  Google Play Music has long been a solid option for uploading and accessing your music collection wherever you are, but using the Music Manager app to actually get your songs into the cloud wasn't always the smoothest or most intuitive process.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google I/O site goes live, new random registration system open from April 8-10  —  Update: Registration is open April 8-10.  Google's first draft of its blog post mistakenly said April 7-9.  —  After briefly announcing some details earlier this month, a website for the upcoming Google …
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:
King, The Maker Of Candy Crush, Had The Worst IPO Debut This Year  —  King, the maker of hit game Candy Crush Saga, officially debuted on the New York Public Stock Exchange today.  —  King's stock closed down 15.56% from its IPO price of $22.50 a share.  —  It was one of the biggest …

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