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March 9, 2013, 4:20 PM

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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Zaarly Shutters Its Reverse Craigslist Marketplace, Goes All In On Virtual Storefronts As Co-Founder Exits  —  When Arrington first introduced the world to the concept of Zaarly two years ago, my first thought was “a fast, mobile way for me to request booze delivery on demand?  Sign me up.”
More: VentureBeat and BetaKit
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Inside Google Street View: From Larry Page's Car To The Depths Of The Grand Canyon  —  “Teleportation is the transfer of matter from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them, similar to the concept apport, an earlier word used in the context of spiritualism.”
More: The VergeThanks:@drew
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Sony Chairman Howard Stringer Says He'll Retire in June  —  Sony Corp. (6758) board Chairman Howard Stringer, who became the first non-Japanese executive to lead the company, said he will retire in June.  —  Stringer, 71, will step down at the company's annual shareholder meeting …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
An iPhone Lover's Take On The Nexus 4  —  This is the first Android device I would feel comfortable using on a regular basis.  —  That doesn't mean I'm going to, but I would be just fine with it.  —  If I had to boil down my thoughts about the Nexus 4 into two sentences, those would be them.
More: John BiggsTweets: @hblodget
Wall Street Journal:
New Money Ventures to Silicon Valley  —  When SurveyMonkey LLC Chief Executive Dave Goldberg wanted to raise money for his Palo Alto, Calif., company, he didn't lean on the venture capitalists that scour Silicon Valley looking for the next Google Inc. or Facebook Inc.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Managing your training team is now a breeze  —  Clara is the head of Learning and Development (L&D) at Zylker Corp, and trains employees in domains like soft skills and leadership.

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