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March 18, 2013, 8:40 PM

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Paul Smith / Financial Review:
BlackBerry chief lays out survival plan and says iPhone is old news  —  BlackBerry chief exectutive officer Thorsten Heins has said the rapidly advancing global smartphone market has left Apple's iPhone in its wake, and predicted his company would have 100,000 native apps available …
Brooks Barnes / ArtsBeat:
Funny or Die Makes a Steve Jobs Movie  —  LOS ANGELES — Techies have been keeping a hot eye on dueling Steve Jobs biopics, one an indie starring Ashton Kutcher and the other, written by Aaron Sorkin, in the works at Sony, which made “The Social Network.”  —  But it turns out there was also a joker …
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
T-Mobile's LTE ambitions get real: network expansion, the BlackBerry Z10 and an OTA update for the Galaxy Note II  —  AT&T's failed acquisition was the best thing to ever happen to T-Mobile.  As a consequence of the failed merger, the fourth place wireless carrier received AWS spectrum in over 100 markets …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile Plans March 26 Event to Tout Big Changes Coming  —  T-Mobile USA is planning a March 26 event in New York where it is expected to detail further changes to both its technology and business.  —  The No. 4 U.S. carrier is in the midst of readying an LTE network for commercial launch.
Matt Brian / The Verge:
Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer sentenced to 41 months for exploiting AT&T iPad security flaw  —  Following prison term, Auernheimer will be subject to three years of supervised release; ordered to split $73,000 restitution to AT&T  —  Security researcher Andrew ‘weev’ Auernheimer was today sentenced …
Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
Behold: Google's Stunning Street Views From the Top of the World  —  While on the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal you can stand face to face with Mount Everest, the “Goddess Mother of the Earth”, from the easily reached high-point of 18,192-foot Kala Pattar.
Kyle Wiens / Wired:
Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own  —  While Congress is working on legislation to re-legalize cellphone unlocking, let's acknowledge the real issue: The copyright laws that made unlocking illegal in the first place.  Who owns our stuff?
David Pierce / The Verge:
Meet the tiny, Florida-based phone maker that thinks it can beat Samsung  —  One cheap, high-end, unlocked smartphone at a time  —  Sammy Ohev-Zion starts our chat with an economics lesson.  It costs every company about the same amount to manufacture a phone, he says …
More: TechSpot
Laurie Burkitt / China Real Time Report:
Apple Attack Backfires for State Broadcaster … A report by China Central Television questioning the integrity of Apple Inc. has instead ended up shining an unkind spotlight on the state broadcaster's own reputation thanks to what appears to be a poorly edited post on the country's most popular Twitter-like microblogging service.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Messaging Service WhatsApp To Extend Subscription Model To iOS This Year, But Don't Hold Your Breath For A Desktop App  —  WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging app that eschews advertising in favor of a paid model, is getting ready to bring its iOS app in line with the apps it makes …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Marc Andreessen, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf Among Inaugural Winners Of The £1M Queen Elizabeth Prize For Engineering  —  Queen Elizabeth II is not exactly known for being a digital-first champion of technology, but it looks like the British monarchy may be trying to change that association …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Seeks to Shake Up Fees for TV Channels  —  FiOS Operator Presses Smaller Media Firms for Deals Based on Audience Size  —  Verizon Communications Inc. is proposing to shake up the pay-television business based on a simple premise: it wants to tie the fees it pays to carry TV channels to how many people actually watch them.
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
MapR gets $30M to push Hadoop deeper into the enterprise  —  MapR has pulled in $30 million in funding to accelerate the adoption of open-source computing framework Hadoop.  —  According to an SEC filing, the San Jose, Calif.-based company closed its third round of funding today.
More: AllThingsD and GigaOMThanks:@chrissyfarr
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Plans To Improve Firefox Developer Tools With In-Browser Editing, Better Firebug Integration, Network Panel & More  —  Last week, Mozilla technology evangelist Paul Rouget asked web developers what improvements they wanted to see in Firefox's developer tools.
Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Reddit Debuts Original Web Mini-Series (Exclusive)  —  The site is debuting three episodes of a series based on the subreddit “Explain Like I'm Five.”  —  Online community Reddit is experimenting with original web programming and is debuting three episodes of a new web series on Monday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work  —  A year ago, I hosted a small conclave of fellow (early) explorers of the post-html Internet.  And while we are not of the SnapChat generation, most of us grew up connected.  There were some who helped build the gear that runs the post-1999 Internet, and some who built the space ships.
More: AllThingsDTweets: @timThanks:@krishnan
Michael Grothaus / Co.Labs:
An In-Depth Comparison Between iOS Map Frameworks: Apple MapKit vs. Google Maps SDK  —  “When we first got sight of Apple's maps in the iOS 6 SDK beta at WWDC 2012, we were excited,” says Lee Armstrong, developer of the popular Plane Finder app, which tracks planes in flight all over the world.

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