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March 26, 2013, 9:30 AM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur's Time  —  Earlier today, Yahoo said it had acquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio.  —  Yahoo said it plans to close …
Paul Sandle / Reuters:
Just do it, says Yahoo's teen app millionaire  —  (Reuters) - Got a tech idea and want to make a fortune before you're out of your teens?  Just do it, is the advice of the London schoolboy who's just sold his smartphone news app to Yahoo for a reported $30 million.
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Spotify tries to go mainstream, launches splashy ad campaign  —  The music service will launch its first ever ad-campaign tonight as it tries to speed up growth in the U.S.  —  From Spotify's first TV ad campaign  —  Spotify today is rolling out a major advertising blitz …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple's first quarter of negative income growth since 2003  —  It ends this week.  Investors might as well get ready for the negative headlines.  —  FORTUNE — The bad news is that every analyst we've surveyed — even the most bullish — believes that for the first time in a decade Apple …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8 Mail update now available, Google Calendar support removed for existing users  —  Microsoft has started pushing out its latest Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People app updates to users today.  A little ahead of the schedule, the application updates are now available in the Windows Store …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
What, exactly, WiFiSLAM is, and why Apple acquired it  —  A couple of days ago the news broke that Apple had acquired indoor location startup WiFiSLAM.  Since the company immediately pulled its website and Apple isn't exactly forthcoming about its plans for its acquisitions, much of the chatter since then has been speculation.
More: BGR, Pocket-lint, CNN and CITEworldThanks:@panzer
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Stocksy aims to bring the soul back into stock photography  —  iStockphoto founder Bruce Livingstone is trying again with the stock-art business — this time with a startup focusing on photographers, not profits.  —  Bruce Livingstone, founder of the iStockphoto site that grew …
Jason Palmer / BBC:
Mobile location data ‘present anonymity risk’  —  Location data may not seem personal in a crowded place - but a mobile user's path can give identity away  —  Scientists say it is remarkably easy to identify a mobile phone user from just a few pieces of location information.
More: GigaOM
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Yelp Announces A New ‘Revenue Estimator’ For Small Businesses  —  Yelp is announcing a new feature intended to highlight and quantify the value that the listing and review site provides for small businesses.  —  A company spokesperson told me the feature is important for two reasons.
Russ Martin / Marketing Magazine:
Sprouter and BetaKit folded into Financial Post  —  BetaKit and Sprouter, two of Canada's leading startup resources, are now part of the Financial Post.  As of March 22, both Sprouter.com and BetaKit.com redirected to FP Startups, a long-standing section of the Financial Post dedicated to reporting on young technology businesses.
More: Erin Bury
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Microsoft, Spotify and The Echo Nest launch Mixshape, an engaging tool for ordering playlists  —  Microsoft, Spotify and music intelligence firm The Echo Nest have joined forces to create Mixshape, a visual tool that automatically sorts playlists based on the properties and moods of individual songs.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
T-Mobile will talk iPhone at tomorrow's event  —  CNET has confirmed that the iPhone will play a part at T-Mobile's ‘Uncarrier’ event.  —  Yep, T-Mobile will finally get the iPhone.  —  Apple's flagship device, long a gap in T-Mobile's smartphone line-up, will play a prominent role in tomorrow's …
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Google to ship LTE Chromebook Pixel by April 8; here's the LTE service pricing  —  Few may have ordered one, but the LTE version of Google's Chromebook Pixel is set to ship by April 8.  That's the date currently showing on the Pixel product page in the Google Play store, as noted by Jeff Jarvis.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Among Big Properties, Apple and Amazon Have Greatest Portions of Mobile-Only Users  —  Thirty-five percent of U.S. visitors to Apple properties in February were mobile-only, compared to 22 percent for Amazon and Wikipedia, 17 percent for Facebook, 14 percent for Google, 11 percent for Yahoo and 5 percent for Microsoft.
Tomio Geron / Forbes:
Sherpa, The Latest Personal Assistant App, Focuses On Location  —  Personal assistant apps are the latest flavor of utopian vision from tech startups.  The promise of these services is to sift through people's deluge of emails, documents and calendar events to extract actionable insights …

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