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April 11, 2014, 5:15 AM

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Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Apple Says iOS, OSX and “Key Web Services” Not Affected by Heartbleed Security Flaw  —  Apple said Thursday that its mobile, desktop and Web services weren't affected by a major flaw in a set of security software used by hundreds of thousands of websites.  —  The flaw, codenamed “Heartbleed” …
Ellen Messmer / Network World:
Heartbleed Bug hits at heart of many Cisco, Juniper products  —  Cisco, Juniper say to expect security advisory updates related to Heartbleed  —  Network World - The Heartbleed Bug, a flaw in OpenSSL that would let attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications …
Facebook:
News Feed FYI: Cleaning Up News Feed Spam  —  The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right content to the right people at the right time so they don't miss the stories that are important and relevant to them.  —  Today we are announcing a series of improvements to News Feed to reduce stories …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Facebook cleans up the News Feed by reducing Like-baiting posts, repeated content, and spammy links  —  Facebook today announced plans to clean up the News Feed by reducing stories that users are reporting as spammy or simply that they don't want to see.  This update targets three broad categories …
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Michael Ducker / The Twitter Blog:
Stay connected with notifications on twitter.com  —  When it comes to your interactions on Twitter, it should be easy for you to stay connected to what's relevant.  With this in mind, we're bringing you real-time notifications on twitter.com when someone is engaging with your Tweets.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Twitter rolls out real-time interactive notifications on the Web for replies, favorites, retweets, and DMs  —  Twitter today announced it is rolling out real-time interactive notifications on the Web.  When someone engages with your tweets, you will now be notified if you're using Twitter.com.
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Google selling Glass to anyone in the US on April 15 for a limited time  —  Even if you don't have a Google Glass Explorer invitation, you can soon get your hands on Google's wearable computer.  On Thursday, the company announced a limited promotion on April 15 that opens the doors to anyone …
Donna Tam / CNET:
Amazon app store grows to 200,000 apps  —  CEO Jeff Bezos says the store has nearly tripled in size in the past year.  But it still trails Apple and Google.  —  Amazon's app store now has 200,000 apps, CEO Jeff Bezos announced Thursday in a letter to investors.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Bitcoin Falls Below The $400 Mark, Down More Than 60% From Its All-Time High  —  Bitcoin reached another milestone today, with the cryptocurrency falling below the $400 per-coin mark.  Bitcoin sold for over $1,100 inside of the last 52 weeks.  —  The price correction was driven by news from China, as it often has been.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Adding Condoleezza Rice To Dropbox's Board Seems Incredibly Tone Deaf Following NSA Concerns  —  Dropbox is probably the most well-known of the cloud storage providers out there, and it's angling for an IPO.  As such, it recently made some changes in its management, including a bit of news …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Amazon Acquires Digital Comic Book Store Comixology  —  Amazon has just announced that they will acquire comiXology, a service that offers digital versions of comics from Marvel, DC, and many others.  —  If you've never used it, it's probably easiest to think of comiXology as a sort of iTunes/Kindle Store for comic books.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
YouTube Hurts Music Album Sales, Research Finds  —  In recent years many academics have researched the link between Internet piracy and the revenues of the major music labels, with varying results.  Some have concluded that there is no adverse impact of piracy on sales, others argue that there's a moderate negative relation.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft OS chief Myerson on the future of ‘One Windows’  —  Summary: The head of Microsoft's unified operating system group, Terry Myerson, shares more details on Microsoft's one Windows vision in a Q&A with ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley.  —  Microsoft's Executive Vice President of operating systems, Terry Myerson, has a lot on his plate.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Zynga Names David Lee CFO, As Longtime Exec Mark Vranesh Departs The Firm  —  Today after the bell, Zynga announced that its CFO and CAO Mark Vranesh will depart the firm after six years, and that David Lee will assume both roles effective April 14.  Vranesh will help out for a month to …
Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung Brings Galaxy S5 and New Gear Devices to Global Market  —  Summary:  —  ·The new Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Gear devices - Samsung Gear 2, Samsung Gear 2 Neo, and Samsung Gear Fit - are ready to hit the market in 125 countries in Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and most of Asia.
iFixit:
Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown  —  Every so often, our Earth-bound teardown team gazes skyward.  Today, we look to take the Samsung Galaxy S5 to pieces.  Will this device be immortalized among the stars of repairability—or will it plummet to the ground like a blazing meteorite?

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