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March 5, 2012, 1:00 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs  —  According to multiple sources both inside and outside the Silicon Valley Internet giant, Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is preparing a massive restructuring of the company, including layoffs that are likely to number in the thousands.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Targeting Merchants, Square Debuts Register iPad App And Analytics; Now Processing $4B In Payments Per Year  —  As we reported earlier this year, mobile payments company Square revealed that it was planning to add a number of new operational capabilities and data analysis to the register, including in-depth analytics.
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Naveen Selvadurai, Foursquare co-founder is leaving  —  UPDATED: Last week, when I heard the news that Foursquare investors were buying up stock from current employees, it piqued my interest - who was Spark Capital buying stock from, I wondered?  For nearly three years …
Wall Street Journal:
Plans for ‘TV Everywhere’ Bog Down in Tangled Pacts  —  It was dubbed “TV Everywhere.”  But for many TV viewers, it has had trouble going anywhere.  —  Nearly three years after Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. kicked off a drive to make cable programming available online for cable subscribers …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Have Arrington and Conway screwed up big time with their investment in Highlight?  —  Tonight I'm getting message after message that friend after friend has joined Highlight (the photo above is of Paul Davison showing it off to some of its first users back in December on the day it launched into a closed beta).
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung denies April launch for Galaxy S III, will tell us on Twitter when the time is right  —  We recently heard from ZDNet Korea that Samsung's much sought-after Galaxy S III was on track for an April launch, but the company itself has taken to Twitter to refute these claims.
Economist:
Taking the long view  —  INSIDE a remote mountain in Texas, a gargantuan clock is being pieced together, capable of telling the time for the next 10,000 years.  Once the clock is finished, people willing to make the difficult trek will be able to visit the vast chamber housing it …
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).
New York Times:
The Bright Side of Being Hacked  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers operating under the banner Anonymous have been poking a finger in the eye of one private company after another for two years now.  —  They steal files from inside corporate computer systems and occasionally, as in the case of Stratfor last week …
More: Gizmodo
MG Siegler / PandoDaily:
Burstly Quietly Acquires TestFlight And Secretly Builds TestFlight Live  —  Towards the end of last year, I reached out to the guys behind TestFlight to see if they were interested in talking about their funding situation.  You can't blame me — it seems that nearly every popular iPhone app …
Journalism.org:
The Search For A New Business Model  —  HOW NEWSPAPERS ARE FARING TRYING TO BUILD DIGITAL REVENUE  —  By Tom Rosenstiel and Mark Jurkowitz of PEJ  —  A new study, which combines detailed proprietary data from individual newspapers with in- depth interviews at more than a dozen major media companies …
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
FWD: FWD: FWD: HELLO  —  Welcome to BuzzFeed FWD .  Tech, for humans.  —  Forward.  That's where technology is supposed to take us.  It took us to the moon!  It connected the world.  It brought us... Pinterest.  —  Tech used to be a discrete thing in our lives …
More: BetabeatThanks:@fwd
Erica Ogg / GigaOM:
Proview fights for iPad trademark all the way to bankruptcy  —  It's a lot harder to pursue a trademark case when you're bankrupt.  And that could soon be the scenario faced by Proview, the Taiwanese company that is asserting that it — and not Apple — owns the iPad trademark in China.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Hackers Allegedly Steal Sony's Archive Of 50k+ Michael Jackson Tracks  —  Sony (NYSE: SNE) is facing yet another major security breach.  Hackers reportedly illegally downloaded over Michael Jackson's entire back catalog, consisting of 50,000 tracks, many never released.
Matt Creamer / AdAge:
Apple's First Marketing Guru On Why ‘1984’ Is Overrated  —  Regis McKenna On Advising Startups and How He Helped Steve Weather ‘Antennagate’  —  When a young Steve Jobs needed a marketing expert, he called Intel to ask who made their sharp-looking ads and was told “Regis McKenna.”
More: GizmodoThanks:@matt_creamer
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 …

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