News: 2014-03-10

News links for 10 Mar 2014

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Technology

Netflix reportedly reaches another Comcast-style agreement, but with a Norwegian ISP

Neelie Kroes Calls Snowden Revelations a Wake-Up Call — “Let’s Not Snooze Through It” | Re/code

DuckDuckGo: The privacy search ruffling Google’s feathers – Independent.ie

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Lyft Raising $150 Million to Take on Uber

Neil Young’s high-fidelity iPod competitor will cost $399 | The Verge

Bitcoin exchange MtGox ‘faced 150,000 hack attacks every second’ – Telegraph

Anonymous hackers uncover alleged proof of MtGox fraud from site’s CEO | Ars Technica

 

Asia

Chinese Car Sales Jump 18% as Japan Brands Extend Rebound – Bloomberg

China Inflation Slows to 13-Month Low – Bloomberg

Japan Lurches Toward First Annual Current Account Deficit Since 1980 – Japan Real Time – WSJ

BBC News – Japan’s deficit hits record as economic growth slows

 

Europe

Eurozone banks’ sovereign exposure hits new high | Reuters

ekathimerini.com | Greek consumer prices fall 1.1 pct in February, deflation eases

Morgan Kelly: Economist who called housing crash back with SME warning – Independent.ie

 

Ukraine

Merkel and Xi agree Ukraine crisis needs to be solved via dialogue | Reuters

Sanctions loom as Russian forces tighten control of Crimea – FT.com

Ukraine expects gas price of $368.5 per 1,000 cubic metres from Russia | Reuters

In response to U.S. sanctions over Ukraine, Russia may freeze weapons inspections – The Washington Post

Sovereignty vs. Self-Rule: Crimea Reignites Battle – NYTimes.com

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Ukraine: Hollande et Obama envisagent “de nouvelles mesures” visant la Russie – L’Express

France and US will take me measures against Russia if Russia does not remove troops and let in international observers.

Krim-Krise ist ein Weckruf für EU-Energiepolitik « WirtschaftsBlatt.at

Crisis in Crimea is a wakeup call on Europe’s energy policy.

Putins Propaganda-TV « DiePresse.com

This Austrian article is very critical of RT, calling it propaganda.

Kofi Annan: ‘Manchmal muss man dem Teufel die Hand schütteln’ « DiePresse.com

Here Kofi Annan talks about diplomatic objectives in cases of war, especially civil war. Good read

Merkel niet naar G8 in geval van referendum op de Krim – nrc.nl

Merkel will not attend G8 if there is a referendum in Crimea. Also the referendum will probably come out as pro Russia. The Russians have not said they will take in Crimea though.

Krim-Krise und G-8-Gipfel: Merkel stellt Teilnahme unter Vorbehalt – SPIEGEL ONLINE

Merkel will not attend G8 if there is a referendum in Crimea.

Yanis Varoufakis: Ukraine – Three Awkward Questions for Western Liberals and a Comment on the EU’s Role | naked capitalism

ekathimerini.com | Kathimerini reporter in group attacked in Ukraine

Threats against Russia are stuck in the past – Telegraph

Ukraine Decries Crimea Separatist Referendum as Unfair – Bloomberg

 

North America

The Fed’s next focus is on wages | Gavyn Davies

Americans love to ask people ‘what do you do’? | Heather Long | Comment is free | theguardian.com

 

Markets

Who holds and prints the $100trn-worth of global debt? | Money Supply

Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says – Bloomberg

 

Elsewhere

Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls – WSJ.com

 

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