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March 27, 2014, 10:25 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.
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter rolling out new music strategy centered on music conversations and content this week  —  Twitter to Relaunch Music Strategy  —  Move Comes Shortly After It Pulled #Music App from iTunes  —  Twitter Inc. is trying out a new tune.  The short-messaging service is preparing to roll …
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.
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Mark DeCambre / Quartz:
Spotify is planning an IPO for this fall  —  Spotify could take itself public some time in the fall of 2014.  —  The popular music-streaming company has participated in informal chats with some of the investment banks likely to fight for a role in a potential IPO, sources familiar with the process said.
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 …
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 …
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: bizjournals and PandoDailyTweets: @waltmossberg
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Intel to ditch its Hadoop software and support Cloudera instead  —  Intel is set to cause a tremor in the big data market tomorrow.  —  The chip maker will announce tomorrow that it will stop pushing its own distribution of open-source Hadoop software for storing and processing lots …
Tweets: @vambenepe
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.
Gabriele Steinhauser / Wall Street Journal:
Top EU court says ISPs may have to block copyright infringing websites  —  Top EU Court Backs Internet Bootlegging Ruling  —  Decision Could Raise Costs for Internet Service Providers  —  BRUSSELS—The European Union's highest court said on Thursday that Internet service providers …
More: BloombergThanks:@srikardr
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Apps with millions of Google Play downloads covertly mine cryptocurrency  —  Researchers said they have uncovered two apps that were downloaded from the official Google Play market more than one million times that use Android devices to mine the Litecoin and Dogecoin cryptocurrencies without explicitly informing end users.
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.
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft and Dell sign Android, Chrome OS patent agreement  —  Summary: Microsoft and Dell have renewed their patent cross-licensing agreement, with Dell agreeing to pay Microsoft royalties for Dell's products running Android and Chrome OS.  —  Microsoft has signed a patent-licensing agreement …

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