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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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Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
Freshdesk:
How to not sound like a robot in your email notifications?  —  Your notifications don't have to be just notifications.  They can be another opportunity to charm your customers and to keep them hooked.  Learn how.
VMware:
The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere  —  It's come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.  Let's clear things up:
Zoho:
Get Instant HR Alerts and Live Feeds with Zoho People.  —  Jack, an executive, applies for a travel approval through his company's HR portal.  His manager misses the request amongst other important emails.
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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