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March 31, 2014, 2:00 PM

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Satya Nadella / Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft CEO promotes Scott Guthrie to EVP of Cloud and Enterprise, names Stephen Elop EVP of Devices, consolidates Xbox teams under Phil Spencer  —  Satya Nadella email to employees on tuning our organization  —  Today marks the start of another big week for Microsoft as we gear up for the Build conference in San Francisco.
Phil Spencer / Xbox Wire:
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer leads Xbox, Xbox Live, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Microsoft Studios  —  A New Day at Xbox  —  By Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox  —  Our community is at the heart of what we do at Xbox.  Whether it is meeting thousands of fans at the launch of Xbox One …
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
Apple's Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed  —  The most challenging part of last year's iPhone 5s review was piecing together details about Apple's A7 without any internal Apple assistance.  I had less than a week to turn the review around and limited access to tools (much less time to develop …
Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
Galaxy S5's OLED display is the “best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested”  —  Samsung Galaxy S5 Display Technology Shoot-Out  —  Introduction The Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series of Smartphones are flagship products for Samsung to show off its latest …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Cloudera raises $900 million, plots expansion  —  With virtualized servers and private clouds gaining popularity, your power and cooling requirements have probably changed.  Check out this white paper to learn more about optimizing your power and cooling systems.  —  Customers are changing.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Dropbox clarifies takedown policy, compares file hashes to identify infringing shared links  —  How Dropbox Knows When You're Sharing Copyrighted Stuff (Without Actually Looking At Your Stuff)  —  Late last night, a tweet was spread far and wide showing that a DMCA notice had blocked a file …
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Exclusive: NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought - study  —  (Reuters) - Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications …
Tim Harford / Financial Times:
Big data's challenge: gain new insight without making the same old statistical mistakes  —  Big data: are we making a big mistake?  —  Big data is a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube seeks more TV ad dollars, offering audience guarantees and placement on top shows  —  YouTube to Offer Advertisers Some Guarantees  —  YouTube Also Will Reserve Space for Advertisers That Commit to Buying in Top Shows  —  Google Inc. is ramping up its assault on traditional television's advertising business.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Buys France's Mesagraph And UK's SecondSync To Ramp Up Social TV Efforts In Europe  —  Twitter is adding more global firepower to its ambitions to cosy up to broadcasters and TV advertisers: it is buying France's Mesagraph, and it is also acquiring SecondSync in the UK.
Daisuke Wakabayashi / Wall Street Journal:
Google Is Central to Latest Apple-Samsung Case  —  Search Giant's Engineers Expected to Refute iPhone Arguments  —  Apple and Samsung are squaring off in a new round of their long-running patent feud.  This time, however, the docket might as well read Apple v. Google.
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Eat24:
A marketer's amusing “Breakup Letter” to Facebook over News Feed algorithm changes  —  A Breakup Letter to Facebook from Eat24  —  Hey.  It's Eat24.  Look, we need to talk.  This isn't easy to say since we've been together so long, but we need to break up.
Danny Bradbury / CoinDesk:
What the IRS Bitcoin Tax Guidelines Mean For You  —  The US Internal Revenue Service finally announced its guidance for virtual currencies yesterday, explicitly referring to bitcoin (see the announcement here and notice here).  The increased clarity - provided three weeks before the end of the US tax year …

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