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3 Things You Need to Know Today: Feb. 11, 2014

Two days into the week and lots of interesting news in the tech world already. If anyone asks you about Flappy Bird or Bitcoins, you’re gonna have all the answers when you read this.

Flappy Bird Taken Off the Market Forever
You never hear this: Flappy Bird developer, Dong Nguyen, just took his hugely popular, free app off the market due to altruistic reasons–it was addictive. Despite earning him approximately $50,000 a day, Nguyen said, “It [became] an addictive product… it has become a problem.” If you have the app, don’t delete it—to quote Nguyen, “It’s gone forever.” Photo: Forbes

What’s a Bitcoin? Here’s Your Answer, at Last
If you’re like me, you’ve heard of the word Bitcoin and you know just enough to have a slight understanding about it: it’s a form of currency and it’s supposed to be the next big thing in global commerce… I think. After I watched this video, it all made sense.

Shirley Temple, April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014
The screen icon and world diplomat dies at 85.

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