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March 5, 2012, 4:30 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.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
CBS News:
Stuxnet: Computer worm opens new era of warfare  —  (CBS News) The most pernicious computer virus ever known wasn't out to steal your money, identity, or passwords.  So what was the intricate Stuxnet virus after?  Its target appears to have been the centrifuges in a top secret Iranian nuclear facility.
More: AllThingsD and CNET
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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