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March 11, 2013, 11:35 PM

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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
LinkedIn to Buy Pulse Newsreader for More than $50M  —  LinkedIn will buy San Francisco-based newsreader appmaker Pulse, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.  —  The price of the acquisition is in the tens of millions, they said — between $50 million to $100 million.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Exclusive: super-early iPhone prototype had 5″x7″ screen, serial port  —  What did the iPhone look like before it looked like an iPhone?  —  That's one big iPhone  —  This iPhone prototype was a lot closer to the size of an iPad than an iPhone at 5"×7" and nearly 2" thick.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google updates design of Gmail's web and offline apps for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Kindle Fire users  —  Google on Monday announced an update to its Gmail mobile Web app and Gmail Offline.  The company says the new release is available to Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Kindle Fire users …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
U.K.'s Serious Fraud Office Is Investigating HP's Autonomy Allegations  —  Hewlett-Packard just filed its regular form 10Q or quarterly report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and it contains some news.  —  In the filing HP discloses that it has been told by the Serious Fraud Office …
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Can anyone turn streaming music into a real business?  —  After ten years of struggle, nobody has figured out how to make music pay  —  “The subscription model has failed so far,” Steve Jobs said in April 2007.  “People want to own their music.”  At that time, Apple had solved the problem …
David Pierce / The Verge:
HTC One review  —  I'm fairly confident there's a kitchen sink inside the HTC One.  This phone has everything else, certainly, with nothing but high-end specs across the board.  It starts with Qualcomm's new quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, a remarkably powerful chip clocked here at 1.7GHz.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Omniture Co-Founder's Business Intelligence SaaS Company Domo Raises $60M From GGV Capital, Jeff Bezos, Greylock And Others  —  Domo, the SaaS business intelligence startup launched by Omniture founder Josh James, has raised $60 million in new funding, we've learned exclusively.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Fujifilm Touch Screen Poised to Aid Microsoft Vs. Apple  —  Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (4901), a company better known for cameras and film, could help Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and the personal-computer industry fight back against Apple Inc. (AAPL)  —  Fujifilm is using its experience with silver …
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
As Tech Wealth Explodes, Silicon Valley Poverty Spikes  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — On a morning the stock market was sailing to a record high and a chilly storm was blowing into Silicon Valley, Wendy Carle stuck her head out of the tent she calls home to find city workers duct taping …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Unicorn Apocalypse Is Real And It Sucks  —  Unicorn Apocalypse, the mobile game Samsung promoted in its TV ads that began airing at the beginning of the year, isn't fictional after all - it's a real, playable game live now in the Google Play app store.  Generally speaking, the Samsung ads …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Creative Learning Pays Off for Web Start-Ups  —  SEATTLE — Anyone who wants to learn calculus, statistics or ancient Greek history can take free online courses in those subjects at a variety of sites from instructors with distinguished academic pedigrees.  For more mundane pursuits …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Salesforce to raise $1 billion in convertible debt offering to help fuel acquisitions  —  Today CRM giant Salesforce announced that it intends to raise $1 billion, with the potential for $150 million more, in long-term convertible debt.  —  The sum is large compared to the company's current cash position.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Netflix Launches Speed Index To Highlight The Best ISPs For Streaming  —  For the last few months now, Netflix regularly published a list of the fastest ISPs for streaming video.  Today, the company launched a dedicated site for this data, the Netflix ISP Speed Index.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Report: AT&T bests Verizon in raw 4G speed but still lags in LTE coverage  —  If unadulterated bandwidth is what you're looking for in 4G phone, then AT&T is your best bet for a mobile provider, according to a network tests conducted by RootMetrics.  AT&T continued to put distance between itself …
Lee Hutchinson / Ars Technica:
Philips delivers promised dev docs for colorful Hue LED lights  —  We reviewed the Hue LED-powered lightbulbs late last year, and the programmable lights have since become a major part of my life.  I wake up with their help in the morning and go to bed with their help in the evening …

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