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March 7, 2014, 10:35 AM

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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
AP EXCLUSIVE: MAN DENIES HE'S BITCOIN FOUNDER  —  You are here  —  Home » Business » AP Exclusive: Man denies he's Bitcoin founder  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denies he had anything to do with the digital currency.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
“Real” Satoshi Claims He Is Not Dorian Nakamoto  —  Dorian S. Nakamoto is probably having the weirdest day of his life.  In less than 24 hours, the Temple City, California resident has been the subject of a Newsweek cover article “outing” him as the elusive creator of Bitcoin …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple building support for driving 4K displays at ‘Retina’ resolution, 60Hz output from 2013 MacBook Pros  —  4K display running at “Retina” resolution on 10.9.3  —  Earlier today, Apple provided developers with the first beta for the upcoming release of OS X Mavericks version 10.9.3.
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Twitter Paid $36 Million for IBM Patents to Avoid Suits  —  Twitter Inc. (TWTR), the microblogging service that held an initial public offering last year, paid $36 million to acquire 900 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to a filing.
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Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security:
Surveillance by Algorithm  —  Increasingly, we are watched not by people but by algorithms.  Amazon and Netflix track the books we buy and the movies we stream, and suggest other books and movies based on our habits.  Google and Facebook watch what we do and what we say, and show us advertisements based on our behavior.
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Commercial Drones Are Completely Legal, a Federal Judge Ruled  —  For the moment, commercial drones are, unequivocally, legal in American skies after a federal judge has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has not made any legally binding rules against it.
Mark Gomes / Seeking Alpha:
Pixelworks Discloses Relationship With Apple  — Wednesday afternoon, Pixelworks made a major (and mandatory) disclosure to the SEC that Apple represented more than 10% of its revenue.  — The stakes couldn't be higher for Apple.  Any consumer device that can run a smart phone operating system is strategically important.
Selena Larson / ReadWrite:
Under Marissa Mayer, 31 of Yahoo's 38 startup acquisitions have closed their services  —  Yahoo: Destroyer Of Startups  —  Another day, another Yahoo acquisition.  —  Yesterday the search giant swiped up the five-man Vizify team, a data visualization startup that turns your social media posts …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Mercedes-Benz plans aftermarket CarPlay installations for older vehicles by end of the year  —  Update: Mercedes told us its “goal is to offer an after market solution by the end of the year.”  —  There have been a lot of mixed reviews of Apple's CarPlay, a new feature that brings iOS …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Vine officially bans all sexually explicit content  —  Vine has previously taken steps to hide pornographic and sexually explicit videos that users share, but today it's outright banning the content.  The company has updated both its rules and terms of service to prohibit sexually explicit material.
Agam Shah / PC World:
Tablet slowdown seen after years of breakthrough growth  —  The rate of increase in tablet shipments is expected to slow this year after unabated growth during the product category's first three years of existence.  —  Research firm IDC is projecting tablet shipments to grow at 19.3 percent …

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