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March 10, 2012, 1:25 PM

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Michelle Paulson / Wikimedia blog:
Transfer of Wikipedia sites from GoDaddy complete  —  After months of deliberation and a complicated transfer, the Wikimedia Foundation domain portfolio has been successfully transferred from GoDaddy to MarkMonitor.  The portfolio transfer was formally completed on Friday, March 9th, 2012.
Steve Tenerowicz / Know Your Cell:
Popular mobile game developer Mika Mobile ending support for Android  —  Mika Mobile, developer of the popular games Battleheart and Zombieville USA, announced today that it will no longer be developing games for Google's Android mobile OS  —  Mika Mobile, developer of the hit Android games Zombieville USA …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
After Megaupload Bust, Putlocker and RapidShare Pick Up Slack  —  The Feds shut down Megaupload two months ago, but browser-based filesharing hasn't slowed down.  It has just moved to other websites.  Before the takedown, Megaupload was the most popular web-based filesharing service — by far.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tether launches $30/year web-based tethering service for iPhones, works around Apple's restrictions  —  Tether made news in November, 2011 when Apple seemingly accidentally accepted their application into the iTunes App Store.  The $14.99 piece of iPhone software allowed anyone to simply download …
Wall Street Journal:
How ‘Kony’ Clip Caught Fire Online  —  An Internet video seeking to draw attention to fugitive African rebel leader Joseph Kony now stands as the fastest-growing viral phenomenon in Web history, thanks to informal celebrity advocates and young viewers.  —  Posted online on Monday …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple provides additional details, renders for Cupertino campus project  —  The city of Cupertino released on Friday updated plans and renders for Apple's Cupertino campus project providing additional views of the proposed facility.  —  Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs first unveiled plans …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Army Warns Of Danger Of Geotagging  —  While for an ordinary civilian the automatic geotagging of your photos or check-ins might be convenient, in the military it can be a lethal mistake.  In 2007, geotagged photos of a new fleet of helicopters allowed enemy forces to mortar the base …
Bloomberg:
Apple Drives Silicon Valley's Biggest Leasing Boom Since 2000  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is leading the biggest leasing surge in California's Silicon Valley since the dot-com boom, as the company scours the region for space before building a futuristic new headquarters.
Laura June / The Verge:
5 Minutes on The Verge: Techmeme's Gabe Rivera  —  Gabe Rivera is the founder and editor of tech news aggregator Techmeme, which he started in 2005 as a one man operation, and which now has a staff of 10 people who also help to run its sister site, Mediagazer.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Nielsen report finds 56 percent of US households have a modern game console, total gaming time up seven percent  —  Nielsen is out with its annual survey of video game use in the US today, and it's found that gaming continues to be on the rise across the board.
Jennifer Howard / Chronicle of Higher Education:
Google Begins to Scale Back Its Scanning of Books From University Libraries  —  Google has been quietly slowing down its book-scanning work with partner libraries, according to librarians involved with the vast Google Books digitization project.  But what that means for the company's long-term investment in the work remains unclear.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PayPal's New Digital Wallet Will Offer Personalized Deals, Flexible Payments, And More  —  We've been hearing recently about PayPal's in-store payments platform for large retailers (which will soon be rolled out to small businesses as well).  But we haven't seen PayPal do much in the past few months …
More: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Agam Shah / Computerworld:
Intel aims for faster Thunderbolt with PCI-Express 3.0  —  Intel is working to boost data transfer speeds with a faster pipe on Thunderbolt, a high-speed connector technology that link computers with peripherals, the company said on Thursday.  —  Intel is working to boost data transfer speeds …

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