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March 31, 2014, 11:37 AM

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Satya Nadella / Microsoft Corporation:
Microsoft CEO makes Scott Guthrie and Stephen Elop EVPs, consolidates Xbox 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.
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 …
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
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ClearStory Raises $21M From DAG Ventures, KPCB, A16Z To Bring Data Intelligence To The Masses  —  ClearStory Data, a company that wants to bring data intelligence to the masses, has raised $21 million in Series B funding led by DAG Ventures with Andreessen Horowitz, Google Ventures …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Why the NSA targets Huawei: it's displacing western-built networking equipment in many regions  —  How a Chinese Tech Firm Became the NSA's Surveillance Nightmare  —  The NSA's global spy operation may seem unstoppable, but there's at least one target that has proven to be a formidable obstacle …
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.
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.
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 …
More: Gigaom
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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