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April 10, 2013, 3:15 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's Ouster of AppGratis Is Just the Start of an App Store Crackdown  —  Simon Dawlat, founder of AppGratis — the app-discovery application removed from the iTunes App Store this week for developer guideline violations — said he's “in total disbelief” at Apple's action.  And it's hard to blame him.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's Office for iOS, Android: Not until fall 2014?  —  Summary: An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's two-year wave of coming Office updates implies Office for iOS and Android may be further away than many industry watchers thought.  —  An alleged roadmap for Microsoft's coming ‘Gemini’ wave …
Clare Jim / Reuters:
Hon Hai first quarter sales down as iPhone disappoints  —  (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the main manufacturer of Apple Inc products, posted a 19 percent decline in sales in the first quarter compared with a year earlier, hurt by disappointing demand for the iPhone.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Launches Partner Categories, 500+ Generic Profiles To Target Ads Better, With Data From Datalogix, Epsilon, Axciom  —  Facebook today is taking another step ahead in its ad targeting strategy, which serves users advertising based on their location and online purchasing and browsing histories.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Dropbox For Teams Gets Dropped In Re-Branding To Reflect “Business” Focus  —  Dropbox is renaming Dropbox Teams to better reflect its change in business focus.  The move comes in tandem with Dropbox's new support for single sign on (SSO) and partnerships with Okta and other identity providers.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In Midst of Mobile Pivot, Mozilla CEO Kovacs to Step Down Later This Year  —  Gary Kovacs, who has been CEO of Mozilla for just over two years, will be stepping down later this year, the company announced this morning to employees.  The Mountain View, Calif.-based open source software nonprofit foundation …
iFixit:
Oculus Rift Teardown  —  Let's face it, the year is 2013.  Where are our flying cars?  Why isn't deep space travel a thing yet?  Why hasn't virtual reality become, well, reality?  The Oculus Rift seeks to fill that lack of virtual reality in our lives.  Still in its early developmental stage …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Intel wants to kill the traditional server rack with 100Gbps links  —  If Intel gets its way, old-school server racks will go the way of the dinosaurs.  —  David Monniaux  —  Intel is working to replace the traditional server rack with a more efficient architecture that separates CPU …
Wall Street Journal:
The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters  —  Some Recruiters, Job Seekers Turn to Twitter, but Format Is a Challenge; Six-Second Video Goes Viral  —  Twitter is becoming the new job board.  It is also becoming the new résumé.  —  Fed up with traditional recruiting sites …
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung Office Searched by Police in OLED Technology Leak Probe  —  South Korean police searched the offices of Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)'s display-making unit yesterday in connection with an investigation into alleged technology theft.  —  Samsung Display Co., which dominates …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
‘Y: The Last Man’ creator's new comic will soon return to Comixology after Apple controversy (updated)  —  The distinction between app and art breaks down  —  According to Comixology, Saga #12 will soon be back: it's come out with a different story than Image Comics, which reported that Apple banned the comic.
Brad Reed / BGR:
Survey: 83% of Americans have no idea BlackBerry 10 has launched  —  If you want to understand the major challenges that BlackBerry (BBRY) faces in the American market, look no further than a new survey commissioned by MKM Partners showing that most Americans don't even know that BlackBerry 10 has launched yet.
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
T-Mobile USA Sweetens iPhone 5 Deal With Trade-In Program  —  T-Mobile USA, the struggling phone carrier, really wants you to switch to its network — so badly that it will give you a break on a brand-new iPhone in exchange for an old one.  —  The company said on Wednesday that when it begins selling …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google sold Frommer's Travel — but kept all the social media data  —  People wondered why Google sold Frommer's Travel barely nine months after acquiring it in the first place.  The answer is that it's keeping a huge number social media followers from sites like Facebook.  —  Mystery solved.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Burner, The One-Click Disposable Phone Number App, Comes To Android  —  Sometimes you just need a temporary, disposable phone number.  Why?  Maybe you're not too sure about that dude you just met, but you want to give him a chance.  Maybe you don't want weirdos from Craigslist calling you once your couch is gone.
Matthew Boesler / Business Insider:
Bitcoin Is Crashing  —  It's shaping up to be a pretty ugly day for Bitcoin.  —  After soaring past $250 earlier, it's tumbled all the way down to current levels around $186.  —  Bitcoin is now 30 percent off its intraday high of $266.  —  The chart below shows Bitcoin prices since April 7.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
48% of U.S. teens own an iPhone.  62% plan to buy one.  —  23% are looking to buy an Android phone, up from 22% last fall.  —  FORTUNE — The results of Piper Jaffray's 25th bi-annual teen survey came in Tuesday afternoon.  Once again, it showed Apple (AAPL) to be the most desired brand …

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