March 20, 2013, 4:20 AM

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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Why did Apple hire Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch?  —  Just hours after word leaked that Apple had poached Adobe's chief technology officer, the Internet is ablaze with the question of what, exactly, the iPhone maker plans to do with Kevin Lynch.  —  Source: Adobe  —  No Flash in the pan
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
ReadWrite Editor-In-Chief Dan Lyons, A.K.A. Fake Steve Jobs, Is Leaving For Hubspot  —  Dan Lyons, the editor-in-chief at tech blog ReadWrite, is leaving for a position at marketing software company Hubspot.  We heard the news from knowledgeable sources, and the part about Lyons' departure …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
The 49ers' plan to build the greatest stadium Wi-Fi network of all time  —  49ers CTO Kunal Malik (left) and Senior IT director Dan Williams (right) stand in front of Santa Clara Stadium.  —  When the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium opens for the 2014 NFL season, it is quite likely …
Tom Vanderbilt / Wired:
The Nielsen Family Is Dead  —  From Game of Thrones to the new Arrested Development, television is better than ever.  And it's not just a lucky accident.  Turns out that networks and advertisers are using all-new metrics to design hit shows.  Under these new rules, Twitter feeds are as important …
Will Connors / Digits:
BlackBerry Co-Founders Bankroll $100 Million Quantum-Science Fund  —  The two men who started BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. some 30 years ago are bankrolling a $100 million investment fund targeting commercial applications for advancements in quantum science.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Twitter gets a patent on... Twitter  —  Although Twitter famously has a pending patent on the familiar “pull-to-refresh” gesture, the company may have just acquired something more valuable: a patent on the Twitter messaging service itself.  The new patent issued today with Twitter founders Jack Dorsey …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Offer Internet Service in Olathe, Kansas  —  Google Inc. said Tuesday it would offer high-speed Internet service in the city of Olathe, Kan., a Kansas City suburb with around 125,000 residents.  —  The plan marks the first expansion of Google Fiber, an Internet and video service …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
T-Mobile ‘UnCarrier’ plans possibly leaked, make unlimited talk and text a given (updated)  —  T-Mobile made much ado at CES of its desire to become the “UnCarrier,” with steps away from subsidies and the usual complexities of smartphones.  Thanks to tipsters, we have a better sense of what the provider meant.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Google's NCAA bracket demonstrates how far it has strayed from its original promise  —  Once upon a time, Google was the best search engine in the land.  It cut through all the other Web portal noise to just give you plain results.  Along the way, Google realized that there are actually nice benefits …
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Nvidia CEO unveils next two gens of Tegra, dubbed Logan, Parker  —  Jen-Hsun Huang says the company's mobile chip will show 100-times improvement from the first generation to the fifth.  —  Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today talked up the chipmaker's next two generations of mobile chip …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft tempts Windows developers with $100 cash for new apps  —  Microsoft wants Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers to create apps for its platforms, and it's tempting them by offering up hard cash.  In a new US marketing effort, Microsoft is offering developers $100 per app …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
What 420,000 insecure devices reveal about Web security  —  Using a simple technique, a researcher creates a benign botnet to survey the breadth of the Internet, and finds a back door flung wide open and beckoning the bad guys.  —  A researcher used a simple, binary technique to take control …
Frank Konkel / Federal Computer Week:
Sources: Amazon and CIA ink cloud deal  —  In a move sure to send ripples through the federal IT community, FCW has learned that the CIA has agreed to a cloud computing contract with electronic commerce giant Amazon, worth up to $600 million over 10 years.  —  Amazon Web Services will help …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Disconnect: why Andy Rubin and Android called it quits  —  Rubin created Google's mobile operating system and outgunned the iPhone.  So why is he moving on after almost a decade at the helm?
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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Microsoft confirms ‘high-profile’ employee Xbox Live accounts hacked  —  The hack used SSNs in a “stringed social engineering” attack involving another company  —  As more of the story about the simultaneous cyber attack and real-world “Swatting” carried out against security researcher Brian Krebs comes …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon launches “Send to Kindle” button for web publishers and WordPress blogs  —  Amazon is now allowing publishers to add “Send to Kindle” buttons to their websites and WordPress blogs, the company announced on the Kindle blog Tuesday.  It can be integrated into WordPress blogs as well.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Chameleon botnet steals millions from advertisers with fake mouseclicks  —  Security researchers have discovered a botnet that is stealing millions of dollars per month from advertisers.  The botnet does so by simulating click-throughs on display ads hosted on at least 202 websites.

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