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March 6, 2014, 3:45 PM

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Leah McGrath Goodman / Newsweek:
Elusive bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto is reportedly a 64-yr old living in California  —  The Face Behind Bitcoin  —  Satoshi Nakamoto stands at the end of his sunbaked driveway looking timorous.  And annoyed.  He's wearing a rumpled T-shirt, old blue jeans and white gym socks …
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Rather than an invasion of privacy, Satoshi Nakamoto's outing is brilliant journalism  —  The Outing of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Brilliant Journalism  —  In Newsweek, finance editor Leah McGrath Goodman claims to have outed the mysterious creator of the digital currency Bitcoin.
Neil Chenoweth / Financial Review:
Apple moved $8.9B in untaxed profits from Australia to Irish subsidiary in last decade  —  How Ireland got Apple's $9bn profit  —  US tech giant Apple has shifted an estimated $8.9 billion in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to a tax haven structure in Ireland in the last decade …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals  —  Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, as revealed by an official blog post today.  The financial details of the acquisition haven't been revealed, but The Echo Nest is a self-described …
Bloomberg:
Spotify Said to Seek Credit Facility in Step Toward IPO  —  Spotify Ltd., the Stockholm-based music-streaming company backed by billionaire Li Ka-Shing, is speaking with banks about raising a credit facility, a move that could presage an initial public offering in the U.S., people with knowledge of the matter said.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Setback for Apple: U.S. judge denies renewed bid for permanent injunction against Samsung  —  After it just became publicly-known that Apple itself had disclosed confidential licensing terms with respect to which it wanted Samsung sanctioned, Apple has to deal with another setback in its litigation with its most important competitor.
Emily Price / Engadget:
‘Wello’ iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more  —  Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor.  Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Jack Tretton stepping down as president of Sony Computer Entertainment America  —  At the end of March, Sony Computer Entertainment America president and CEO Jack Tretton will be stepping down from his position after nearly two decades with the company.  According to SCEA …
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
HootSuite uses part of its massive $165M round to form a skunkworks (exclusive)  —  For technology behemoths, staying innovative is a constant challenge.  —  Many of these companies are forming internal groups — often referred to as skunkworks — tasked with researching and building innovative products.
More: BetaKit and Marketwired
Gemma Padley / British Journal of Photography:
Getty Images makes 35 million images free in fight against copyright infringement  —  Getty Images has single-handedly redefined the entire stock photography market with the launch of a new embedding feature that will make more than 35 million images freely available to anyone for non-commercial usage.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Banter Debuts An Anonymous Social Network On Mobile That Focuses On Interests, Not Confessions  —  A new mobile app called Banter wants to build an anonymous social network on mobile by carving out a niche for itself that falls somewhere in between mobile messaging apps, like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger …
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