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Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter: David Fincher pulls out of talks to direct Sony Pictures' Steve Jobs film  —  David Fincher Out of Steve Jobs Movie in $10 Million Fee Fight (Exclusive)  —  The director was negotiating with Sony to reteam with “The Social Network” writer Aaron Sorkin and producer Scott Rudin.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft makes Office Online available in Chrome Web Store  —  Summary: Microsoft is making the Web versions of its Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps available to users through the Chrome Web Store.  —  Microsoft's Office Online — the Webified and free versions of Word, Excel …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Square Hires Amazon AWS Exec Alyssa Henry as Engineering Lead  —  Square is one step closer to fully filling out its executive team, hiring long-time Amazon veteran Alyssa Henry as its new engineering lead.  —  At Square, Henry will “head up engineering operations for Square's infrastructure …

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Ed Pilkington / Guardian: Guardian and Washington Post win Pulitzer prize for NSA revelations  —  Pair awarded highest accolade in US journalism, winning Pulitzer prize for public service for stories on NSA surveillance  —  The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded the highest accolade in US journalism …

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Thanks But No Thanks, Maker Studios Tells Relativity  —  Last night film studio Relativity Studios announced that it, too, wanted to Maker Studios, the YouTube network that Disney is about to acquire.  —  Here's Maker's answer: No thank you — we've already sold.

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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider: Inside Clinkle, Lucas Duplan's struggling payments app now three years in the making  —  A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up  —  The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office.

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch: Y Combinator Adds Four New Partners, Including Stripe CEO Patrick Collison  —  Y Combinator is announcing today the addition of four new partners to its roster, as part of its larger push for more growth under new president Sam Altman.  —  Altman announced in a blog post this afternoon …

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Ben Popper / The Verge: How Cool Planet founder Mike Cheiky convinced Silicon Valley to invest in his shoddy science  —  The inventor of everything  —  How an egotistical genius convinced Silicon Valley to invest hundreds of millions in his shoddy science  —  It's a sunny morning in Camarillo, California …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: SeedInvest Raises Series A On Its Own Crowdfunding Platform, $2M Committed So Far  —  SeedInvest, the equity crowdfunding platform based in New York that helps other startups (like Vengo Labs) raise rounds, is today launching a campaign on its own platform to complete an intended $3 million Series A round.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Did Microsoft just kill its anti-Google ‘Scroogled’ campaign?  —  Summary: A Microsoft Corporate Vice President claims Microsoft is ‘done’ with its ‘Scroogled’ campaign.  But is the company really Scroogled out?  —  Has Microsoft quietly done away with its anti-Google “Scroogled” campaign?

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Steve Kovach / Business Insider: Samsung says Galaxy S5 launch weekend sales were better than S4  —  How Were Opening Weekend Sales For The New Galaxy S5 Phone?  Samsung Won't Say Anything Specific  —  Samsung bragged about opening weekend demand for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, but didn't provide specific numbers.

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Mitchell Baker / The Mozilla Blog: Greylock's Chris Beard joins Mozilla's Board of Directors, becomes interim CEO  —  Mozilla Moving Forward  —  Mozilla finds itself in the midst of an unexpected leadership transition.  Along with my fellow board members Reid Hoffman and Katharina Borchert, I am pleased to announce …

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Netflix streaming speeds on Comcast jump 65 percent after controversial deal  —  Netflix customers on Comcast are already seeing the benefits of a controversial pact between the streaming service and cable provider.  Comcast jumped five spots in Netflix's ranking of ISP performance for the month of March.

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Wall Street Journal: Google buys Titan Aerospace, the maker of high-altitude drones Facebook was considering  —  Google snaps up drone maker Titan Aerospace, which Facebook sought to buy.  —  Google has agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a U.S. maker of aerial drones that Facebook had been in talks to acquire.

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Rene Ritchie / iMore: Windows Phone 8.1 is somehow working with Apple's Passbook...?  —  When Apple introduced Passbook in iOS 6 they billed it as a way to store all your tickets, coupons, boarding passes, loyalty programs, and other cards all in one place.  It's hard to imagine they expected that place …

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: T-Mobile is sorry for charging “greedy, predatory” fees, will (mostly) stop  —  T-Mobile charges for extra data on 500MB plans, but it's not an “overage” fee.  —  T-Mobile US CEO John Legere today said that data overage fees are greedy and predatory and that the company plans to stop charging them.

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Kwame Opam / The Verge: Heartbleed bug responsible for theft of 900 Canadian tax ID numbers  —  Canada's taxpayers may be the first victims of the Heartbleed bug that put the web on high alert last week.  According to the Canada Revenue Agency, 900 social insurance numbers (SINs) were stolen by hackers exploiting the security vulnerability.

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Dan Primack / Fortune: Exclusive: Kleiner Perkins raising $1.2 billion for new funds  —  Kleiner Perkins raising new early-stage and digital growth funds.  —  FORTUNE — Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers last week unveiled its new fundraising plans, at a meeting of the venture capital firm's limited partners.

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Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal: Google considering giving a boost in its search-engine results to websites that use encryption  —  Google May Push Sites to Use Encryption  —  A powerful voice at Google wants websites to be more secure.  —  In a move that experts say could make it harder to spy on Web users …

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Todd Spangler / Variety: UPDATED: Relativity Offers Up to $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios, In Move to Outflank Disney  —  Maker Studios is in the center of a bidding war: Ryan Kavanaugh's Relativity Media has staged a surprise late-hour plan to acquire the YouTube multichannel network operator for up to $1.1 billion in stock …

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Michael Riley / Bloomberg: Obama plan to limit software vulnerability use could mean disclosure of thousands of exploits  —  Trove of Software Flaws Used by U.S. Spies at Risk  —  The White House's directive to limit the use of software flaws by U.S. intelligence agencies could require the disclosure of thousands …

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Erin Griffith / Fortune: How Zuck met Oculus: The story behind Facebook's big bet on virtual reality  —  CEO Brendan Iribe recounts the steps leading up to the $2 billion deal.  —  FORTUNE - Mark Zuckerberg's acquisitions have a formula: They never, ever leak because they come together quickly.

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Mike Isaac / Re/code: As Lockup Date Looms, Twitter Says Its Big Shareholders Aren't Selling Anytime Soon  —  As an important date for Twitter shareholders looms, the company's top brass wants Wall Street to know one thing: They're in it for the long haul.  —  Dick Costolo, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey …

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Erich Schwartzel / Wall Street Journal: Relativity Media offers to buy Maker Studios for up to $900M in stock  —  Relativity Media Bids for Maker Studios  —  LOS ANGELES—Midsize film and entertainment company Relativity Media LLC has made a bid to buy Maker Studios, the online-video producer that is preparing to vote this week on a separate bid from Walt Disney Co.

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch: Beauty And E-Commerce Brand Julep Raises $30M To Disrupt The $160B Cosmetics Industry  —  Julep, a cosmetics and beauty brand and e-commerce platform, has raised $30 million in Series C financing; Azure Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Maveron all participated in the round.

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