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April 10, 2014, 9:50 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.
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 …
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.
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.
John Chen / Inside BlackBerry:
BlackBerry is Not Leaving the Handset Market: John Chen clarifies  —  John Chen clarifies a recent Reuters article and reiterates that BlackBerry is Not Leaving the Handset Market  —  Yesterday, Reuters published an article that said I would consider selling our Devices business.
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 …
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.
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.
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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 …
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.

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