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March 5, 2012, 2:50 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Globalfoundries goes independent, buying out AMD ownership  —  Globalfoundries marked its third year as a chip manufacturing foundry by buying out the shares owned by Advanced Micro Devices.  That fulfills the company's goal of becoming an independent foundry, or contract chip manufacturer.
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.
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.

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Microsoft:
Project aims to help parents protect - and connect with - their kids  —  One hackathon team from Microsoft's //oneweek focuses on family safety and aims to give parents an easy way to understand their children's lives online.
Freshdesk:
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VMware:
The Best Thing for Your Data Center since vSphere  —  It's come to our attention that some folks are less than certain about the differences between vSphere and vSphere with Operations Management.  Let's clear things up:
Zoho:
Customer Spotlight: How One Company Went from No CRM to Zoho CRM Power Users  —  “We had evolved our CRM from spreadsheets, to Goldmine CRM and finally to ACT CRM, but we knew we needed to move to a native cloud-based CRM”
Pure Storage:
2014: Pure, EMC, HP, and Violin all Up Their Games  —  The past few months have seen bold announcements from EMC, HP, Violin, and of course Pure Storage, the net result of which is that the market has changed and moved forward appreciably.
 

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