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April 5, 2014, 5:40 PM

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Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Android TV revealed: Google's simple set-top box interface for movies, shows, apps, and games  —  Exclusive: this is Android TV  —  Google's plans for the living room come into focus with a simple TV interface, apps, and games  —  Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they've finally fixed the TV.
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.
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 …
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.
Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter introducing 15 new ad types over the next 6 months, will debut app ads in a few weeks  —  Coming to Your Twitter Feed: 15 New Types of Ads  —  Like Facebook, Social-Media Service to Tap Into Demand for Ads to Download Apps  —  New ads—lots of new ads—are on their way to Twitter Inc.
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Google's Project Loon balloon circles Earth in a record 22 days  —  The tech giant may have found its darling with Ibis-167.  Surfing air currents and dodging the polar vortex, the Wi-Fi carrying balloon beat all odds in its recent journey.
Bloomberg:
Twitter, a benficiary of still-contentious Mid-Market tax break, faces new protest on April 15  —  Twitter Tax Break is Target in San Francisco Income War  —  On April 15, union workers will march to Twitter Inc. (TWTR)'s San Francisco headquarters to give the microblogging service a bill …
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Nellie Bowles / Re/code:
Elon Musk rejects authenticity of HBO's “Silicon Valley” at its Redwood City premiere  —  At HBO's “Silicon Valley” Premiere, Elon Musk Has Some Notes for Hollywood on the Subject of Techies  —  If the crowd reactions at the Silicon Valley premiere of HBO's comedy series …
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 …

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