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April 10, 2014, 10:20 PM

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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” …
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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 …
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:
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?
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.
Michael D. Shear / New York Times:
Health Secretary Resigns After Woes of HealthCare.gov  —  WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is resigning, ending a stormy five-year tenure marred by the disastrous rollout of President Obama's signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Fahmida Y. Rashid / SecurityWeek:
Surveillance is the Business Model of the Internet: Bruce Schneier  —  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 said at the SOURCE Boston conference on Wednesday.
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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 …
Mike Isaac / Re/code:
Ex-Gowalla Founders Raise $2.1 Million for Last, a Stealth Mobile Startup  —  Josh Williams has been involved in geolocation services for quite some time.  He's one of the founders of Gowalla, a mobile-focused location sharing startup he sold to Facebook in 2011, and worked on more mobile products inside the social network.
More: TechCrunch and MediumTweets: @bryce and @rsarver
Joshua Cohen / Tubefilter:
Ex-Maker CEO Danny Zappin Sues To Delay $500 Million Disney Acquisition  —  Disney plans to close a $500 to $950 million acquisition of Maker Studios, but one of the old executives and a handful of founders of the self-proclaimed “talent first, technology-driven media company” and YouTube multi-channel network refuse to just let it go.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Strengthens Android App Security With Continuous Post-Install Scans  —  Google is making a change to its Android security systems today that is meant to ensure that users who install apps from outside of the Google Play store are a bit safer from malicious apps.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Social Music App-Maker Smule Raises Another $16.6M  —  Smule, maker of popular social music apps including Sing!  Karaoke and Magic Piano, is announcing that it has raised $16.6 million in new funding.  —  Founded in 2008, Smule says it continues to grow at a healthy clip …

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