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March 5, 2012, 11:10 AM

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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 …
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.
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).
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).
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 …
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 …
More: DSLreports and Gizmodo
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
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 …
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 …
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
Associated Press:
Reports say major creditor seeking liquidation of iPad trademark challenger Shenzhen Proview  —  (Eugene Hoshiko, File/Associated Press) - FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 file photo, a man walks past an advertisement of Apple's iPad 2 in Shanghai, China.
More: The Next Web and ZDNet
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Troll Fighters: Article One Partners Raises $7M For Its Patent Research Platform  —  You won't have to go far in Silicon Valley to find someone who will tell you that the patent situation in the tech industry is a mess.  While trouble has been brewing for a decade, the last year has been marked …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Diskeeper revamps, becomes Condusiv Technologies  —  Summary: Diskeeper is now Condusiv Technologies and CEO Jerry Baldwin has big expansion plans.  —  Diskeeper, best known for its defrag software, has retooled itself over the last six months and now has a new moniker—Condusiv Technologies.

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Queensland Government partners with Microsoft to bring Office 365 to 149,000 government employees  —  Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring Office 365 …
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