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March 5, 2012, 12:25 AM

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Naveen Selvadurai / STREAM:
next  —  three years ago this week, when dennis and i were putting the finishing touches on the vision for this company, we had a hundred or so beta testers who helped us reach the finish line.  we went down to sxsw to tell the world about foursquare.  —  it's hard to believe that now …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock.  Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO  —  Spark Capital isn't the only existing investor buying Foursquare employee stock in an up round, I've learned.  Legendary investor SV Angel is, too.  That's an unusual move considering that the firm typically focuses on early-stage deals.
Tweets: @eldon
Steve Lo / M.I.C. Gadget:
Hands-on with iPad 3 Front Glass, Rear Shell, and Cases (video)  —  Keeping you, our dear M.I.C. readers updated, we have some very interesting news for you.  Despite the rumors that Apple would be having no home button on their next-generation iPad, we have gotten our hands on the parts through our sources …
Hal / App Inventor Edu:
Announcing: MIT App Inventor Open Beta Preview  —  The MIT Center for Mobile Learning is delighted to announce that we're meeting our goal of making MIT App Inventor available as a public service in the first quarter of 2012.  —  For the past two months, we have been conducting a closed test …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Android ‘Key Lime Pie’ comes after Jelly Bean  —  We've been tipped by a reliable source today that Google will be using the name “Key Lime Pie” for the version of Android that comes after Jelly Bean (in fact, the information comes from the very same source that tipped us to the Jelly Bean codename last year).
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Pirates Go Nuts After TV Release Groups Dump Xvid  —  Every now and again, the world's most famous piracy release groups get together and have a big old meeting to decide how they'll carry out their future activities.  At the top of the agenda is an item of utmost importance …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Labs Head Raghavan Departing to Google  —  Prabhakar Raghavan, the well-respected head of Yahoo's Labs unit and also recently its head of strategy, is leaving the company to take a job at Google.  —  The departure comes ahead of possibly deep cuts in his division …
Klint Finley / SiliconANGLE:
Github Auditing Codebase in Wake of Ruby on Rails Hack, Draws Fire from Community  —  Github, the popular code sharing site, suffered a major security exploit today when an unauthorized user pushed a commit to the Ruby on Rails project.  The problem appears to be a flaw in Ruby on Rails …
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. senator has urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that applications on the Apple Inc and Google Inc mobile systems steal private photos and contacts and post them online without consent.
More: Betabeat and 9to5Mac
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anonymous, Decentralized and Uncensored File-Sharing is Booming  —  The avalanche of negative file-sharing news over the past weeks hasn't gone unnoticed to users and site operators.  —  From SOPA to Megaupload, there is a growing uncertainly about the future of sharing.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off ‘Friend Of Friend’ Notifications Before SXSW  —  Ambient location app Highlight is a big deal.  Eldon likes it, Scoble likes it, MG and Mike like it and Grindr fan Charlie Cheever likes it.  More importantly, I like it.

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