April 12, 2013, 1:05 AM

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Never Mind Facebook; Winklevoss Twins Rule in Digital Money  —  The Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler — Olympic rowers, nemeses of Mark Zuckerberg — are laying claim to a new title: bitcoin moguls.  —  The Winklevii, as they are known, have amassed since last summer what appears …
Dylan Love / Business Insider:
The Winklevoss Twins Say They Own 1% Of All Bitcoins  —  It's all about Bitcoins lately, and the Winklevoss twins claim to own 1% of all Bitcoins in existence, Nathaniel Popper and Peter Lattman of the New York Times report.  —  “An array of speculators have now bid up the price of the Bitcoin …
Max Raskin / Businessweek:
Meet the Bitcoin Millionaires  —  Many people have lost some data while reformatting a computer hard drive.  Jered Kenna lost more than that.  In 2010 he erased from his computer 800 Bitcoins that have been worth more than $200,000.  Kenna isn't upset: He has plenty more.
Matthew Boesler / Business Insider:
Bitcoin Instantly Plunges 35% As Exchange Reopens, Then Erases Losses  —  Mt. Gox, the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, has just reopened following a 12-hour trading halt.  The virtual currency is plunging.  It's already sunk to around $78 from $120, where it was when trading halted earlier today.
Twitter's New Music App Launches Friday  —  Next up on the jukebox — Twitter Music.  —  The microblogging service plans to launch its new, standalone music application on Friday, according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  Update 7:59 pm PT: Of note — another source claims the app …
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Yep, LinkedIn Acquires Newsreader Startup Pulse for $90 Million  —  LinkedIn announced on Thursday it has acquired mobile news aggregation startup Pulse, as Kara Swisher reported last month that it would, signaling another step by the massive professional network toward becoming an online content powerhouse.
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming iRadio service imminent  —  Apple is expected to sign the largest record label perhaps as soon as next week, sources say.  Warner Music is right behind.  —  Apple is expected to sign its first internet radio licensing agreement …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Letter To Jennifer Allen Regarding False And Defamatory Statements  —  The following letter from my attorneys was delivered to Jennifer Allen this afternoon, in response to her previous claims.  I believe the letter speaks for itself.  —  Eric M. George  —  Browne George Ross  —  Via E-Mail and U.S. Mail
Mark Zuckerberg / Washington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg: Immigrants are the key to a knowledge economy  —  Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook and co-founder of  (Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham is a member of Facebook's board of directors.)  —  Earlier this year I started teaching …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Production Challenges to ‘Delay’ Launches of iPhone 5S, Lower-Cost iPhone and New iPad Mini?  —  Back in January, reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo laid out a thorough roadmap of his expectations for Apple's product launches in 2013, pointing to a very busy third quarter for the company …
Royce Cheng-Yue / Twitter Blog:
Trends in 160+ locations  —  Today, we're introducing Trends in more than 160 new locations.  Included in that list are a number of countries that will be getting Trends for the first time: Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine, plus more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
BlackBerry 10 launch by the numbers: Over 50% returns, 71% of people don't want under any circumstances, 83% of Americans unaware it even launched (Updated)  —  Six years after Apple took the smartphone industry by surprise with its release of the iPhone, former market leader BlackBerry Limited …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Apple, Google Not Interested in Settlement, Judge Says  —  Apple Inc. and Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Motorola Mobility unit are more interested in using litigation as a business strategy than in resolving disputes over the use of patented technology, a federal judge in Florida said.
Max Eddy / PC Magazine:
Bing Delivers Five Times as Many Malicious Websites as Google  —  Searches on Bing returned five times more links to malicious websites than Google searches, according to an 18-month study from German independent testing lab AV-Test.  Though search engines have worked to suppress malicious results …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife  —  What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die?  That's probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online …
Sarah Frier / Businessweek:
Foursquare Gets $41 Million Investment, Time to Grow  —  When Dennis Crowley debuted Foursquare, his location-based social media app, at South by Southwest in 2009, he got rave reviews.  The tech blog Mashable called Foursquare the “breakout mobile app” of the event.  VentureBeat called it “the next Twitter.”

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