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March 1, 2012, 11:00 PM

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga launches Zynga.com, to expand beyond Facebook in a big way  —  In a gigantic strategic step, Zynga announced today that it is launching a new Zynga.com destination website where users can play its social games without going directly through Facebook.  —  The move has big implications …
Mark Pincus / Zynga Blog:
A Platform for Play  —  Today, we're proud to share a new platform for play.  The Zynga Platform is designed with two simple goals: more access to the best social games and more people to play with.  In a few days we're turning on a beta of Zynga.com which will feature our most popular games …
Bits:
Et Tu, Google?  Android Apps Can Also Secretly Copy Photos  —  It's not just Apple.  Photos are vulnerable on Android phones too.  —  As Bits reported earlier this week, developers who make applications for Apple iOS devices have access to a person's entire photo library, as long as that person allows the app to use location data.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Android allows every app access to your photos, Google considering fix  —  Two days ago, the New York Times reported on an issue in iOS that allows third-party apps to access your photos if you them grant permission to access your location.  That's a bit of a hole in Apple's walled-garden approach …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
iPad 3′s Retina display means trouble for many apps due to Apple's 20MB 3G download limit  —  Apple's iPad 3 is set to launch next week and all signs point to it having a Retina display running at 2048×1536 pixels.  This should provide a clearer, sharper image to most users …
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Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
AT&T relents on unlimited data throttling, increases cap to 3GB for HSPA+ and 5GB for LTE  —  AT&T has announced today that it is retooling the throttling policy on its unlimited smartphone data plan, a legacy offering still in use by many customers — largely because it was long the standard-issue package sold alongside the iPhone.
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo  —  Well, that was quick.  Two weeks ago, media mogul Barry Diller announced an ambitious cloud-based TV service that streams over-the-air channels to internet devices for $12 a month.  This week, broadcasters offered their opinion …
Thing Labs “the blog”:
Brizzly is shutting the cave door  —  It's never easy to be the bearer of bad news.  Luckily, there's plenty of good news along with it.  —  First: Brizzly is shutting down at the end of this month  —  I know this stands in stark contrast to the last post I wrote, wherein I said that …
Darren Pauli / SC Magazine Australia:
NSA builds Android phone for top secret calls  —  Blueprints released to public.  —  The National Security Agency (NSA) has developed an ultra-secure Android phone built using off-the-shelf kit that allows US Government staff to discuss top secret materials.
Tradigital:
The Credit Card Is The New App Platform  —  This is a guest post written by Reid Hoffman, Ali Rosenthal and James Slavet from Greylock Partners.  —  Credit and debit cards are ubiquitous, but they're mostly pretty dumb.  That's about to change.  Over 170 million people in the U.S. have credit cards …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Readability for iOS Review  —  The official Readability app for iOS, available today on the App Store, had a complicated history with Apple and its approval process.  Since Readability relaunched last year with an ambitious focus on publishers and “read anywhere”, the service struggled …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Tipping Point: Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Other Mobile Users In The U.S.  —  It's a tipping point of sorts: smartphones are not (yet) being used by the majority of U.S. residents, but among mobile users, it looks like they have now outnumbered those on lower-end devices …
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
ARM Chips Go From Smartphones to Networks  —  ARM Holdings Plc (ARM), whose chip designs are used in most smartphones, is set to power the networks that run them as it steps up competition with Intel Corp. in a $9 billion market.  —  With ARM already working with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) …
CNBC:
Apple Stock to Hit $1,000?  Steve Wozniak Believes So  —  Apple's stock price has the potential to hit $1,000 as the company has a tremendous amount of growth ahead of it due to the integrated nature of its products and services, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, told CNBC in an exclusive interview …
John Campbell / 3 News:
Kim Dotcom's first TV interview: 'I'm no piracy king' … Campbell Live has spoken exclusively with Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom in his first TV interview since being arrested.  —  Dotcom faces a barrage of FBI charges relating to the operation of his file sharing company Megaupload.
Noah Shachtman / Wired:
U.S. Wants You to Hunt Fugitives With Twitter  —  A worldwide manhunt kicks off at the end of March — a search across America and Europe for five fugitives, identifiable only by their mugshots.  The successful team of trackers not only gets a $5,000 bounty from the U.S. State Department.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
Don't Look Now: Here Come the Disappearing Message Apps  —  Get ready for a world of expiring photos and vanishing status updates.
AdExchanger:
LinkedIn Q3: Marketing Solutions Revenue Up 45% As Bizo Integration Continues  —  LinkedIn's revenue grew 45% YoY in Q3 to $568 million.  Its Marketing Solutions division also increased 45% YoY, totaling $109 million in revenue.
 

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