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April 4, 2014, 11:50 PM

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Ina Fried / Re/code:
Internal Apple Document Shows Worries iPhone Growth Could Stall  —  Internal Apple documents show the concern, at least from the company's sales force, that the portion of the market occupied by the iPhone was on the wane amid growing competition from Android devices that have either larger screens or lower prices than the iPhone.
Alex Pham / Billboard:
YouTube delaying music service to debut polished, differentiated product, not due to licensing  —  Business Matters: What's Behind YouTube Music Service's Delays  —  YouTube was a source of music in the prior week for a third of all people surveyed by Edison Research and Triton Digital for their annual Infinite Dial report.
Matthew Moskovciak / CNET:
Amazon Fire TV review: best experience is reserved for Amazon's own content, somewhat pricey  —  Amazon Fire TV review: Impressive debut, but room to grow  —  The Good The Amazon Fire TV is best way to watch Amazon Instant movies and TV yet, and Prime subscribers can stream thousands of titles for no additional charge.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Steve Jobs email from 2010 released in Samsung suit outlines strategy, discusses Apple TV  —  New Steve Jobs email a treasure trove of information about Apple TV, Google ‘holy war,’ and behind-the-scenes strategy  —  A new email from Steve Jobs that was published during today's Samsung lawsuit …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google Play Store adds ‘People’ feed that shows what others are downloading  —  Hot on the heels of adding an activity feed to the web version of the Play Store, Google is now quietly rolling out a new “People” section to the Play Store app on Android.  While the activity feed …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
T-Mobile CEO Fires Back After Losing BlackBerry Sales Arrangement  —  BlackBerry and T-Mobile executives should read Jordan's #love column.  Breaking up over the Internet is rough on everyone.  —  In a letter released this evening, T-Mobile's outspoken CEO John Legere talked …
Jon Southurst / CoinDesk:
eBay Adds New ‘Virtual Currency’ Category to US Site  —  eBay's main US site has introduced a category for ‘Virtual Currency’, with listings for dozens of bitcoin and altcoin-related activities - including shares in mining operations.  —  Although eBay is still not accepting bitcoin as an official payment …
Wall Street Journal:
TPG-led group to invest in Airbnb valuing the company at $10B  —  TPG-led group to invest in Airbnb; deal values startup at $10 billion  —  A group led by private-equity firm TPG reached an agreement in principle to invest in Airbnb Inc. in a deal that values the online startup at about $10 billion.
More: New York TimesTweets: @dmac1
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll to Step Down From General Manager Role  —  Colin Kroll, one of Vine's founding employees and current leader of the Twitter-owned video sharing startup, plans to leave his position as general manager and assume an advisory position, according to a tweet he posted on Friday.
More: TechCrunch and MashableTweets: @ckb and @mikeisaac
Neha Dimri / Reuters:
Car-pricing comparison service TrueCar files to raise up to $125M in IPO  —  Car-comparison website TrueCar files for IPO  —  (Reuters) - TrueCar Inc, which runs a car-pricing comparison website, filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $125 million in an initial public offering of common stock.

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