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March 27, 2013, 5:05 PM

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Dave Lee / BBC:
Global internet slows after ‘biggest attack in history’  —  The row centres on the blocking of a web-hosting company alleged to be hosting spam websites  —  The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack in history.
New York Times:
Firm Is Accused of Sending Spam, and Fight Jams Internet  —  A squabble between a group fighting spam and a Dutch company that hosts Web sites said to be sending spam has escalated into one of the largest computer attacks on the Internet, causing widespread congestion and jamming crucial infrastructure around the world.
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare blog:
The DDoS That Almost Broke the Internet  —  The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online.  The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet.  We wrote about the attack last week.
Frank X. Shaw / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Looking Back and Springing Ahead  —  The following is a post from Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft.  —  Last week was the official start of spring here in the Northern Hemisphere.  While some folks were out doing “spring cleaning,” …
Bloomberg:
Ericsson Said to Discuss Buying TV-Software Unit From Microsoft  —  Ericsson AB (ERICB) is in talks to buy Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies such as AT&T Inc. (T) to deliver television over the Internet, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Agence France Presse:
Apple in court in China over ‘Siri’ claim  —  SHANGHAI — Apple appeared in a Shanghai court on Wednesday, accused by a Chinese firm of copying software used for the “Siri” personal assistant on its hugely popular iPhones.  —  The Californian company's products are big sellers in China …
Reuters:
Portugal media demands Google pays for news  —  (Reuters) - Portuguese media companies, struggling through the worst recession since the 1970s, are pressing Google to pay for content on its news search engine, echoing similar demands elsewhere in Europe.  —  Alberico Fernandes …
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Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Tidemark launches Storylines: Can UI bring analytics, visualization to the masses?  —  Summary: Tidemark's big bet revolves around a user interface that uses an info graphic style to forecasting and financial reporting.  The overall goal is to get all employees invested in the profitability of a company.
Amir Efrati / Digits:
At Y Combinator, Social is Out, Revenue is In  —  Y Combinator, the best-known “incubator” of technology startups in Silicon Valley, is showing further proof that the social-networking craze has died down and more founders are tackling “boring” problems that generate cash.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
New Amazon CloudHSM service vows enterprise-grade security  —  Amazon Web Services runs on tons and tons of shared hardware.  That's a huge benefit in terms of cost but also spooks customers with strict regulatory requirements that prevent them from running their applications on shared infrastructure.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Netflix Goes Sci-Fi With Its Next Original Series, Sense8  —  Hot on the heels of Netflix's original series House Of Cards, the company has announced that it will release a new sci-fi TV series to the platform called Sense8.  —  The show is being developed under the guidance of the Wachowskis …
Shira Ovide / Digits:
Research Firm Boosts Twitter Ad Sales Estimate to $950 Million for 2014  —  Twitter Inc. is growing up faster than expected.  —  Research firm eMarketer Inc., whose advertising forecasts are closely tracked, is set to revise higher its estimates of advertising revenue for Twitter …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Boxee TV gets DLNA, 3-D streaming and more  —  Boxee is rolling out a firmware update to its Boxee TV that brings DLNA functionality, 3-D streaming of Vudu titles, a more traditional TV guide, improved DVR scheduling and other features to the device.  Owners of Boxee TV devices were notified …

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