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April 10, 2014, 6:00 AM

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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 …
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:
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.
Mashable:
The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now  —  An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen.  The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Heartbleed bug puts the chaotic nature of the Internet under the magnifying glass  —  A major flaw revealed this week in widely used encryption software has highlighted one of the enduring — and terrifying — realities of the Internet: It is inherently chaotic, built by multitudes and continuously tweaked …
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
KGI forecast: iWatch at multiple price points, two iPhone models, 12" high resolution MacBook Air, 12.9" iPad Pro, more  —  Apple's 2014 Product Roadmap: New iWatch, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and MacBooks Coming  —  Apple is set to release a slew of new products during the third quarter …
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
The story of a female employee who shared on Secret that she was left out when Google acquired her 5-person startup  —  The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Tech Worker  —  Last week, amid the overwrought start-up angst and sexual escapades that clutter the anonymous messaging app Secret …
Russell Holly / Geek.com:
Google is testing new UI and features for Google Calendar  —  Much in the same way that Google is currently testing features out for Gmail, we are now seeing updated UI and new features for the Google Calendar Android app.  —  Like many other companies, Google tests a lot of their software internally …
Reuters:
BlackBerry may consider exiting handsets, eyes investments  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd would consider exiting its handset business if it remains unprofitable, its chief executive officer said on Wednesday, as the technology company looks to expand its corporate reach with investments, acquisitions and partnerships.
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Digital Studios launching bite-sized video news series for viewing and sharing on Twitter  —  Why CNN Is Launching A News Show Built For Twitter  —  As every media company from Yahoo to Microsoft to Crackle looks to up the amount of original Web video it produces, here comes CNN.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
One Kings Lane CEO Doug Mack Departs to Run Fanatics  —  According to an internal memo just sent out at online home decor site One Kings Lane, CEO Doug Mack is departing the company to become CEO of Fanatics, a sports site.  The interim CEO will be Dinesh Lathi, who has been CFO and COO.
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 …

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