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March 21, 2013, 12:25 PM

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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Sorry Google; you can Keep it to yourself  —  Google today launched Keep, an app that allows you to save things, clip stuff from the web, hoard notes and what not and put them all onto your Google Drive.  Yup, you guessed it — it is an imitation to Evernote and many other such applications.
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 …
Devidutta Tripathy / Reuters:
Google chairman: Chrome, Android operating systems to stay separate  —  NEW DELHI - Google Inc's Chrome and Android operating systems will remain separate products, although there could be more “commonality” between them, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Thursday.  Video  —  Related Topics:
Karen Wickre / Twitter Blog:
Celebrating #Twitter7  —  There's an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you'll always find a use for it.”  Today is Twitter's 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted.  Since then, we've seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter's growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of it.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
New OS X trojan injects ads into pages browsed by Chrome, Firefox, and Safari; even targets Apple's website  —  A new trojan specifically for Macs has been discovered that installs an adware plugin.  The malware attempts to monetize its attack by injecting ads into Chrome, Firefox, and Safari …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Preview of New Google Play Version 4.0  —  The Google Play store is an ever-evolving marketplace that has seen its fair share of changes throughout the last few years.  It was once incredibly fussy and difficult to navigate while lacking features, but over time, has become much more polished …
The Financial Brand:
An Open Letter to Google: Google Alerts Broken, Now Useless To Financial Marketers  —  For years, you maintained one of the simplest, most powerful tools on the internet: Google Alerts.  Anyone with a Google account could just sign in and create an email alert for any subject that interested them.
Electronista:
Exclusive: US DoD to purchase 650,000 iOS devices  —  Sequester holding up purchase, intended to replace failing devices  —  Electronista has discovered that the mobile device testing program currently underway at the Department of Defense has produced a pending purchase order for Apple hardware.
MediaShift:
Facebook Managing Editor Steps Down, Says Site 'Doesn't Need Reporters'  —  This piece is co-authored by Justin Runquist.  Both Kaitlin Gillepsie and Runquist are with the Murrow News Service.  Facebook managing editor Dan Fletcher announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the social media giant next month.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Pandora now available on Windows Phone 8 with ad-free listening through the end of 2013  —  In October of last year, Microsoft pledged that Pandora would soon arrive on Windows Phone 8 and that when it did, WP8 users would be treated to a year of ad-free listening.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
BlackBerry World catalog now boasts 100,000 BlackBerry 10 apps; 30,000 added in last 7 weeks  —  BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, today announced that its app catalog has grown by more than 30,000 apps for BlackBerry 10 in seven weeks, recently hitting a total of 100,000 applications.
Wall Street Journal:
Dell Walks Fine Line in Pitch for Buyout  —  Chief executives typically like to boast about their companies, but as a Friday deadline for rival bids to buy his firm approaches, Michael Dell finds himself in the opposite position.  —  Mr. Dell needs to persuade Dell Inc. investors …
Ellen Cushing / East Bay Express:
The Bacon-Wrapped Economy  —  Tech has brought very young, very rich people to the Bay Area like never before.  And the changes to our cultural and economic landscape aren't necessarily for the better.  —  Last July, Google threw an office party.  But this being Google …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership  —  Wealthfront is one of my favorite startups out there today — because it has actually made me money.  I'm not alone.  The automated investments company has been growing …

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