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April 6, 2014, 8:25 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.
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:
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Organizers of demonstration at Kevin Rose's home demand $3B from Google for an anarchist utopia  —  Anarchists Picket Digg Founder's House And Demand $3 Billion For Anti-Capitalist Housing  —  Anarchists staged a protest outside the San Francisco house of Digg founder and Google Ventures partner Kevin Rose today.
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: Re/code and 9to5MacTweets: @antrod
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.
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 …
Rohin Dhar / Priceonomics Blog:
How revenues of publicly-traded RetailMeNot, primarily referral fees, depend largely on SEO  —  The SEO Dominance of RetailMeNot  —  You're about to buy a delightful pair of pants from your favorite online store when you notice a small box near the checkout button labelled “Promo Code.”
Tweets: @r0h1n and @jason
Kayla Tausche / CNBC:
Square secures credit in ‘low hundreds of millions’  —  Mobile payments company Square has secured a new revolving credit facility as the burgeoning startup seeks more permanent capital to grow.  Goldman Sachs led the deal, which was inked over the weekend, and Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase …
More: Re/code
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Dropbox Secures More Than $500 Million in Credit Financing  —  Dropbox has obtained more than $500 million worth of debt financing, adding to the $350 million in equity funding it raised from venture capital and private equity investors a couple of months ago, according to sources close to the situation.

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