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April 5, 2014, 1:30 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.
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 …
Simon Parkin / New Yorker:
Some indie game developers who suddenly strike it rich are experiencing guilt and depression  —  The Guilt of the Video-Game Millionaires  —  One night in March, 2013, Rami Ismail and his business partner Jan Willem released a game for mobile phones called Ridiculous Fishing.
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
At least 5 execs from Samsung's US mobile business have left or given notice in last 2 months  —  Key Samsung executives depart from US business  —  At least five high-ranking executives from Samsung's US mobile business have left or have given their notice over the past two months, CNET has learned.
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.
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 Is Pissed  —  If the crowd reactions at the Silicon Valley premiere of HBO's comedy series “Silicon Valley” are any indication, the show will hit a nerve with tech's power players.
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 …
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 …
Pete Rizzo / CoinDesk:
Inside Square's Stealth Approach to Bitcoin Integration  —  San Francisco-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) giant Square sent a jolt of excitement through the bitcoin ecosystem when it announced that it would allow users to pay for goods and services with the digital currency via its online marketplace, Square Market.

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