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March 5, 2012, 3:50 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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple's iOS runs HTML5 games three times faster than Android  —  HTML5 is the new lingua franca of the internet, but games that are written in the format tend to run too slow.  —  The platforms that run HTML5 faster are likely to have an advantage in running a whole new wave of applications and games.
Rob Malda / Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda:
Rolling Up My Sleeves  —  6 months ago I walked away from what might be the greatest job ever.  I had meaningful work at a place i truly called home.  It was a scary decision, but the right one: 14 years had managed to grind me down.  I needed to shake things up, but thats easier typed than done with a wife and two kids.
Josh Kopelman / Redeye VC:
Video Pre-Roll Advertising: SOLVED  —  We've all had the experience — we want to watch a video online, but have to watch some useless pre-roll video beforehand.  This often frustrates the user, doesn't deliver value to the brand, and reduces the consumer's perception of the publisher.
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.
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.
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 …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
The Fascinating Way Facebook Phrases Its Credits Tax  —  I remember way back in 2007 when Facebook first launched their app platform.  Developers were free to add their own advertising and user transactions, Zuckerberg said, and Facebook wouldn't take a cut.  —  Developers flocked to Facebook and a symbiotic relationship emerged.
More: VentureBeat and WebProNewsThanks:@ericle2
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: TPM Idea Lab and BetabeatThanks:@fwd
Adam Kmiec / The Kmiec Ramblings:
Walgreens And foursquare Make It Simple To Check In And Save  —  Check In, Scan and Save...Amazing!  —  In keeping with our concept of Return On Amazing, I'm excited and proud that today for the first time EVER when you check in at a Walgreens on foursquare, you'll receive a scannable coupon …
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 …
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
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.
Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Cloud computing to generate 14 million jobs, according to Microsoft-commissioned study  —  Research firm IDC, in a study paid for by Microsoft, predicts that cloud computing will generate nearly 14 million jobs globally by 2015 — based on the premise that companies that move to the cloud …
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.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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