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April 10, 2013, 7:20 PM

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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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft's next Xbox will take over your TV, interact with your cable box  —  The fight for the living room continues  —  Microsoft is investing in TV in a big way with its next Xbox console as part of a fight for the living room.  Multiple sources familiar with the company's Xbox plans …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem  —  Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they're calling the “Glass Collective.”
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Well, That Was Fast: Twitter Already Shut Down Ribbon's Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Feature  —  This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for “in-stream” payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to leave the Twitter.com website.
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 $156.  —  Bitcoin is now 41 percent off its intraday high of $266.  —  The chart below shows Bitcoin prices since April 7.
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
IDC: Global PC Shipments Drop 13.9% in First Quarter  —  Worldwide shipments of personal computers fell 13.9% in the first quarter, according to market researcher IDC, in the biggest decline since the firm began issuing quarterly numbers in 1994.  —  The grim estimate of 76.3 million units shipped …
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 …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant  —  The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications.  —  The Internal Revenue Service doesn't seem to believe …
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.
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 …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
LinkedIn Beefs Up Recruiter, the Company's Biggest Revenue Driver  —  Ask any tech trader on the Street — LinkedIn is consistently crushing it every earnings season.  Question is, how does the one tech company outperforming all its peers on the public market keep up that momentum?
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 …
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 …

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