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March 31, 2014, 4:00 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
More Exec Departures Hit Payments Startup Clinkle  —  Sooner or later, you'd think the bleeding has to stop at Clinkle.  Not yet, though.  —  Re/code has learned that Chief Service and Operational Officer Andy Rendich has left the startup just a few weeks after COO Barry McCarthy …
More: VentureBeatTweets: @delrey
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.
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 …
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 …
Aman Shah / Reuters:
Cisco rival Arista Networks files for IPO  —  (Reuters) - Arista Networks Inc, which makes network switches for large data centers, filed for an initial public offering on Monday, the latest in a string of cloud computing firms tapping investor enthusiasm around the technology.
More: GigaomThanks:@daniel_levine
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Machinima Hires TV Executive Chad Gutstein as CEO  —  Screengrab courtesy of Machinima via YouTube  —  Machinima raised new funding earlier this month.  Now it has a new CEO as well.  —  The giant YouTube network has hired Chad Gutstein, the former chief operating officer of niche cable network Ovation …
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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