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March 24, 2013, 6:40 PM

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Jessica E. Lessin / Digits:
Apple Acquires Indoor Location Company WifiSLAM  —  Apple has acquired indoor-GPS company WifiSLAM, a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is heating up.  —  Apple paid around $20 million for the Silicon Valley-based company, according to a person familiar with the matter who said the deal closed recently.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows Blue leaks online, includes smaller Live Tiles, new side-by-side Snap Views, and IE 11  —  An early build of Windows Blue, the next version of Windows, has leaked online on the same day that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrates his 57th birthday.  Build 9364, a partner version …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Another Reason Google Reader Died: Increased Concern About Privacy and Compliance  —  Google has warned that it will shut down its Google Reader news aggregator July 1.  Many people (myself very much included) are mourning a beloved and useful product, but the company cited declining usage.
More: BetaNews and Global VoicesTweets: @owenthomas
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Michael Dell Could Lose CEO Job in Rival Buyout Bid  —  Michael Dell kicked off the process to take Dell Inc. private.  Now as other potential bidders crowd into the picture, Mr. Dell may end up losing control of his company.  —  Blackstone Group LP and activist investor Carl Icahn expressed interest …
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Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Mayor Bloomberg's Geek Squad  —  It was a case for a digital Sherlock Holmes.  Last fall, the city's Department of Environmental Protection wanted, finally, to crack down on restaurants that were illegally dumping cooking oil into sewers in their neighborhoods — congealed yellow grease is responsible …
More: A VCTweets: @timoreilly
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET:
Don't Glass and drive — lawmakers seek to ban Google Glass on the road  —  West Virginia lawmakers are already pouncing on the existence of Google Glass and introducing a bill that would prohibit drivers from making a spectacle of themselves.  —  Dabbling in politics can bring troubling consequences.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Facebook Hires David Weekly For Platform  —  Facebook just dropped a love bomb on the app developers who play a crucial role in the social network's health, yet whose relationship with it is often fraught with tension.  —  The tension reliever's name is David Weekly, who starts work on Monday on the Facebook Platform team.
More: AllThingsDTweets: @dweekly, @hunterwalk and @joshelmanThanks:@jspepper
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Other Tech Execs to Form D.C. Advocacy Group  —  Mr. Zuckerberg is going to Washington.  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is involved in early efforts to form an issues advocacy organization in Washington D.C. in conjunction with other tech executives, according to people familiar with the matter.
More: SFGateTweets: @qthrul

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