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March 20, 2013, 7:25 PM

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Katherine Kuan / The Official Google Blog:
Google Keep—Save what's on your mind  —  Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember.  Usually we grab a pad of sticky-notes, scribble a reminder and put it on the desk, the fridge or the relevant page of a magazine.  Unfortunately, if you're like me you probably often discover …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google launches Evernote rival Keep for the Web, Android 4.0 and above  —  Google on Wednesday announced Google Keep, a note-taking service similar to Evernote, for both the Web and Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean) devices.  You can try the service out now for yourself at Drive.Google.com/Keep.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Rumored To Be Working On A $99 7-Inch Kindle Fire HD  —  How low will Amazon's tablets go?  We're now hearing that a $99 Kindle Fire 7″ tablet is in production, and will be shipping this year.  At a price that low, the Kindle Fire would be able to more easily compete at the tail end …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Starbucks's Shoddy Square Rollout Baffles Baristas, Confuses Customers  —  The Starbucks clerk was at a loss.  I had just ordered a mocha Frappuccino and asked to pay with Square, a service that allows customers to purchase goods at the coffeehouse chain via their smartphone.  “What?
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BBC:
South Korea network attack ‘a computer virus’  —  Staff at broadcaster YTN were faced with error messages on computer screens  —  Disruption that paralysed the computer networks of broadcasters and banks in South Korea appears to have been caused by a virus, an official close to the investigation has told the BBC.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Microsoft releases Windows 8 Embedded in a rolling fashion between now and April 1st  —  Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Embedded 8 Pro, and detailed coming availability of Windows 8 Embedded Industry for Point of Sale systems which will land on April 1st.
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Klout launches business portal, is gunning for brands  —  The social scoring startup is making a play for business users with new enterprise features that begin rolling out today.  —  FORTUNE — Klout, the analytics startup that aims to measure users' influence across their social networks, is going after businesses.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Untangles Its Overgrown Org Chart  —  Twitter isn't such a little bird anymore.  The company has ballooned in a short time, adding more than 1,000 employees to its ranks in the span of just one year.  —  And like any company going through a growth spurt, Twitter's organizational structure has become complicated.
Mark Wilson / Co.Design:
NYC Subways Deploy A Touch-Screen Network, Complete With Apps  —  Not so long ago, we featured a radical proposal for New York City's payphones.  The criticism we sensed was that this networked, touch-screen system—equipped with cameras and Wi-Fi—was too too sci-fi for a city of today.
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
Blackstone Said to Approach Hurd About Running Dell After Buyout  —  Blackstone Group LP, which is considering a bid for Dell Inc. (DELL), has approached Oracle Corp. President Mark Hurd about running the computer maker, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Yahoo acquires personalized recommendation startup Jybe, started by five former Yahoo employees  —  Yahoo on Wednesday announced it has acquired personalized recommendation company Jybe, which aimed to help people find new interests based on what's trending in their social circles.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive's new chairman has 'buyer's elation' as he announces engineering leader  —  OnLive isn't dead yet.  And Gary Lauder, chairman of the cloud gaming company that had a near-death experience last year, is coming out today.  In his first major public communication, Lauder said in a blog post …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Xbox ‘Durango’ leak claims console is ‘always connected,’ games must be installed to hard disk  —  Last month we heard rumors of an anti-used game system for Microsoft's next-generation ‘Durango’ Xbox console, but an additional leak this week appears to reinforce those claims.
Kevin Allocca / YouTube Trends:
YouTube Searches Now on Google Trends  —  Here's a trivia question: Based on YouTube searches, what was the top trending animal on YouTube this month in the United States?  It's not what you might think...  Yes, goats.  (If you missed this one and want to know more about how exactly screaming goats became …

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