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April 9, 2014, 5:25 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Dropbox unveils Carousel for organizing your photos and videos  —  Dropbox today announced Carousel, a product to store and manage your photos and videos.  It incorporates features from Snapjoy, a photo startup that Dropbox acquired in December 2012.  The launch of Carousel represents a bid …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Dropbox brings the popular Mailbox email app to Android and desktop  —  Dropbox is proclaiming that it's ready to launch “a new chapter,” but what exactly does that mean for the cloud storage king?  In addition to its ability to combine business and personal storage accounts …
The Dropbox Blog:
Dropbox Chapter 2: the “magic folder” is now “a home for life” accessed with a family of apps  —  A home for life  —  Technology should ‘just work’ and make us happy.  But with all the different apps, devices, and data out there, things gets complicated pretty quickly.
Businessweek:
Dropbox builds library of independent apps and enterprise tools as Condi Rice joins board  —  Dropbox's Next Chapter: Corporate Customers, IPO, Condi Rice, and Eddie Vedder  —  In November 2012, Drew Houston, co-founder and chief executive officer of Dropbox, the online storage service …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jony Ive shakes up Apple's software design group, iPhone interface creator Greg Christie departing  —  Following friction between top Apple Human Interface Vice President Greg Christie and Senior Vice President Jony Ive, Apple's hardware and software design is being dramatically shaken up, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Sources: Apple not interested in acquiring Square, Jack Dorsey not keen on selling it to Google  —  A Sale or IPO or More Funding?  Here's What Might Be Next for Square.  —  Of all the many high-profile Internet companies, perhaps none has attracted more speculation than Square.  It makes sense.
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL, on a scale of 1 to 10, it is an 11  —  Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL: … Basically, an attacker can grab 64K of memory from a server.  The attack leaves no trace, and can be done multiple times to grab a different random 64K of memory.
Patrick McKenzie / Kalzumeus Software:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Forcing All Users To Download Messenger By Ripping Chat Out Of Its Main Apps  —  Facebook is taking its standalone app strategy to an extreme new level today.  It's starting to notify users they'll no longer have the option to send and receive messages in Facebook for iOS and Android …
iFixit:
Samsung Gear 2 Teardown  —  Ring ring!  Ring ring!  Your cell phone rings.  You know you should answer it, but it's all the way in your pocket, and the thought of reaching down, pulling it out, tapping a button, reaching up to your ear, and talking just sounds plain exhausting.  But never fear!
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Quora Raises $80M Led by Tiger Global, Now Valued at $900M  —  Q&A startup Quora, while not quite the buzzy Silicon Valley startup it was when it first started, has nonetheless joined the club of extremely richly valued startups raising money from big East Coast investment funds.
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Automattic, Steward of Wordpress, Snaps up Longreads  —  In the desert of short news bites and unsatisfying blog posts, the website and weekly email Longreads is a refreshing anomaly.  Since 2009, the small Oakland-based company has been linking to stories of over 1,500 words …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kabbage Gets $270M More To Lend To Small Online Merchants  —  Kabbage, a platform for online merchants to borrow working capital, is picking up some cabbage of its own: the startup has closed a $270 million credit facility from Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners.
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel closes Costa Rica operation, cuts 1,500 jobs  —  (Reuters) - Chipmaker Intel, struggling with a shrinking personal computer market, is shutting its assembly and test operation in Costa Rica and eliminating 1,500 jobs, a spokesman said on Tuesday.  —  The closure of the site …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Intel, SGI team up on proof-of-concept supercomputer using 3M's dielectric Novec coolant  —  Intel, 3M, SGI eye new data center coolant  —  Summary: 3M's Novec fluid combined with two-phase immersion cooling could shrink data center footprints and consume a lot less energy.
Kia Kokalitcheva / VentureBeat:
Smart-home veteran iControl buys security device Piper to let you play Big Brother  —  While “smart home” companies such as Nest and SmartThings have been making all the headlines lately, industry veteran iControl Networks is scooping up a company to add to its Big Brother-like arsenal of connected home offerings.
More: Gigaom and TechCrunch

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