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 …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Japan Government Says Bitcoin Not a Currency — Government Also Says Commercial Banks Not Allowed to Provide Bitcoin as a Product — TOKYO—The Japanese government officially said Friday that bitcoin is not a currency and will not be regulated as a financial product.
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Yahoo Maps adds indoor navigation powered by Nokia Here — Google Maps has offered indoor floor plans for quite some time, and now Yahoo is doing the same. Thanks to Nokia Here, Yahoo Maps now packs building layouts, directories and contact info for places like shopping malls, train stations and airports.
Apple building support for driving 4K displays at 'Retina' resolution, 60Hz output from 2013 MacBook Pros (Mark Gurman/9to5Mac)
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.
How Facebook used Origami, Tweaks and execution engine customizations in the design and implementation of Paper (Cade Metz/Wired)
Cade Metz / Wired:
How Facebook used Origami, Tweaks and execution engine customizations in the design and implementation of Paper — Facebook Paper Has Forever Changed the Way We Build Mobile Apps — Mike Matas was sitting on an L-shaped couch inside one of the largest offices at Facebook …
Rajat Agrawal / bgr.in:
Exclusive: Former Apple CEO John Sculley to launch smartphone brand in India — Former Apple CEO John Sculley is planning on launching a new smartphone brand in India. The yet unnamed brand will be led by Ajay Sharma, who was heading Micromax's smartphone division and was also at one time HTC's India head.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft plans to patch critical under-attack IE bug next week — Will ship four updates for Windows XP in second-to-last round of patches for the aged OS — Microsoft today announced it will deliver five security updates to customers next week, two tagged as “critical,” …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Scientist-devised crypto attack could one day steal secret Bitcoin keys — Exposing a previously unknown weakness in the cryptographic system securing bitcoins, scientists have devised an attack that can steal large amounts of the digital currency when hackers run even unprivileged software on the same computer processing the coins.
David Cohen / AllFacebook:
Privacy Groups File FTC Complaint Vs. Facebook-WhatsApp Deal — Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp, announced last month, became the target of privacy groups, as the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy filed …
Vimeo Pledges $10 Million to Fund Indie Film Projects on Its Internet VOD Platform (Todd Spangler/Variety)
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Vimeo Pledges $10 Million to Fund Indie Film Projects on Its Internet VOD Platform — Vimeo is upping the ante in trying to bring independent film projects to its online video-on-demand service, announcing that it has set aside $10 million to help creators fund and promote their works on its platform.
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.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Twitter ad rates down 18% Q4 2013 according to annual report — Twitter's ad rates continue falling, down 18% last quarter — Twitter's advertising rate keeps falling. — The average cost to advertise on Twitter's website and mobile apps dropped 18% in the last three months of 2013 …
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.
Dorian S. Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder, heard of Bitcoin 3 weeks ago (Ryan Nakashima/Associated Press)
Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dorian S. Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder, heard of Bitcoin 3 weeks ago — 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.
Mercedes-Benz plans aftermarket CarPlay installations for older vehicles by end of the year (Jordan Kahn/9to5Mac)
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 …