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April 10, 2014, 11:20 AM

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Amber Gott / The LastPass Blog:
LastPass Now Checks If Your Sites Are Affected by Heartbleed  —  Yesterday we informed our community of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.  In our blog post, we explained how this security issue impacted our service and what our users should know about the situation.
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 …
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
EBay Settles Board Fight With Icahn  —  It began as the biggest hedge fund fight of the year, but is ending with a quiet truce.  —  EBay announced on Thursday that it had reached a settlement with the billionaire Carl C. Icahn, putting an end to an often bitter feud between the two sides.
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.
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Project Ara's Module Developers Kit released, provides guidelines for module manufacturers  —  Here are some of the crazy phones you can build with Google's Project Ara  —  Google is starting to show developers what they need to do to create swappable parts for its upcoming modular smartphones, currently called Project Ara.
Fahmida Y. Rashid / SecurityWeek:
Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier  —  BOSTON - SOURCE CONFERENCE - Data is a natural consequence of computing, and as search tools get better, it shifts the balance of power towards mass collection and surveillance, renowned security expert Bruce Schneier …
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Barb Darrow / Gigaom:
IBM snatches up Silverpop as marketing automation landgrab continues  —  IBM is buying Silverpop, an Atlanta-based marketing automation software provider, in the latest example of maneuvering by major IT vendors to capture more marketing IT spend.  —  The idea behind this deal …
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 …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Customer service giant Zendesk plans to raise $150M in IPO  —  Zendesk, maker of customer service software, just announced its plans to go public and raise as much as $150 million.  —  The news, revealed in a standard S-1 form, follows IPO interest from numerous tech heavyweights, including Box and Dropbox.
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 …
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.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Mailbox's Auto-swipe feature intelligently predicts which messages to archive and snooze  —  Inbox hero: inside Mailbox's master plan to make email suck less  —  Mailbox introduced the world to snoozing messages for later.  Now it's introducing a way to predict what you'll archive next

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Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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Zoho:
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