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March 5, 2012, 7:40 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 …
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).
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.
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
Edward Gay / New Zealand Herald:
Dotcom extradition papers filed  —  The United States Government has filed its application to have Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and three associates extradited to face charges of breaching copyright.  —  Crown Law is handling the case on behalf of the US Government.
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 …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Razer Blade review  —  Long story short, you'll want to use a mouse, and assuming you will, that frees up the four-inch screen and those dynamic adaptive tactile keys for the other, far more interesting things they can do.  Namely, macros and touchscreen apps.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
HTC Titan aka Triumph to become China's first official Windows Phone  —  Look who just beat Nokia, ZTE and Lenovo to launching the first official Windows Phone in China?  At the opening of HTC's first Chinese flagship store in Beijing yesterday (pictured after the break) …
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 …
More: SlashGear and MAKE
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

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