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April 7, 2014, 5:35 AM

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Kevin Rose / Instagram:
Anti-tech protesters visit Kevin Rose's SF home, distribute leaflets calling him a “parasite”  —  My house was protested today by anti-tech folks, they had a large banner saying “Kevin Rose Parasite”, handed these to my neighbors:
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Internal slides show why Apple needs a big iPhone: no growth for 4-inch phones costing $300+  —  Why Apple has to make a bigger-screen iPhone 6, in its own confidential internal wording  —  There has been no shortage of rumors that the iPhone 6 will have a big screen ranging from 4.7-inches to over 5 inches.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @antrod and @arix
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:
How Techmeme Became The Must-Read News Site For Everyone In The Multibillion-Dollar Tech Industry  —  Over the past 10 years, the technology industry has evolved from photo-sharing websites like Flickr to photo-sharing apps like Instagram.  —  And, we suppose, there's been a few other changes along the way.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
One big reason we lack Internet competition: Starting an ISP is really hard  —  Creating an ISP?  You'll need millions of dollars, patience, and lots of lawyers.  —  There are probably many reasons that US households have so few choices for Internet service, but not least among them is the fact …
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
Meet Mobile Accord, the company that built “Cuban Twitter” ZunZuneo with help of US government  —  The Fall of Internet Freedom: Meet the Company That Secretly Built ‘Cuban Twitter’  —  The United States discreetly supported the creation of a website and SMS service that was …
Arielle Duhaime-Ross / The Verge:
Driven: how Zipcar's founders built and lost a car-sharing empire  —  In the late '90s, Antje Danielson's son Max and Robin Chase's daughter Linnea often played together on a tire swing in Cambridge's Dana Park.  The two women had met at their kids' kindergarten, but supervising the playground is how they got to know each other.
Nolan Feeney / The Atlantic Online:
HBO's Silicon Valley the most recent attempt to lampoon increasingly pervasive startup culture  —  Revenge on the Nerds: Why It's So Cool to Laugh at the Tech World Now  —  In a lavish Silicon Valley mansion, amid ridiculous liquid-shrimp appetizers and a performance from Kid Rock …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
For some, “bro” culture offers one explanation for why there are so few women in tech  —  Technology's Man Problem  —  Elissa Shevinsky can pinpoint the moment when she felt that she no longer belonged.  —  She was at a friend's house last Sept. 8, watching the live stream …
Matt Phillips / Quartz:
Enthusiasm for tech stock wanes as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and others fall  —  The market suddenly hates tech stocks and no one knows why  —  Seemingly out of nowhere, technology stocks have started selling off hard.  Despite a solid report on US jobs Friday …
More: Associated Press, TechCrunch and ReutersTweets: @mims
Emily Weinrebe / ACLU:
ACLU introduces searchable archive of all leaked NSA documents  —  Introducing the ACLU's NSA Documents Database  —  The public debate over our government's surveillance programs has reached remarkable heights since the first set of NSA disclosures in June 2013 based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

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