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March 12, 2012, 1:05 AM

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, shows off upcoming Android app  —  Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users.  —  Co-founder Kevin Systrom didn't disclose daily active users.
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Peter Thiel, university-hater, heads to campus  —  (Reuters) - Peter Thiel, the superstar Silicon Valley investor, has famously dismissed university as a waste of time and money, and even offered students cash to drop out.  —  But his views apparently do not apply to himself - or to Stanford University.
CBS News:
Khan Academy: The future of education?  —  (CBS News) Sal Khan is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face.  Khan is the voice and brains behind Khan Academy, a free online tutoring site that may have gotten your kid out of an algebra bind with its educational how-to videos.
More: CNET and Fast CompanyTweets: @60minutes and @jeresig
David Carr / New York Times:
A Code of Conduct for Content Aggregators  —  As words and articles became digitized over the last 15 years, they began to float, there for the plucking and replication elsewhere.  Words like “curation” and “aggregation” became the language of the realm, sometimes used as substitutes for describing the actual creation of content.
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
The Curator's Guide to the Galaxy  —  How to steal other people's ideas (without being a jerk about it)  —  How do you avoid being a jerk on the Internet?  (Beyond, you know, all the obvious ways?)  When you post someone's words or images on your blog or your Facebook feed …
Bloomberg:
Iphone Fails to Gain China Share as Samsung Lead Triples: Tech  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) got a second partner in China to sell the iPhone in the world's biggest mobile-phone market.  The deal may be too late to catch Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), with a market share that's three times larger and growing.
Ryan Block / gdgt:
Why the new iPad's Retina Display matters  —  Specs are specs, and every time a new device is announced we expect the numbers to ratchet a little higher.  This is the stuff that makes people (especially tech pundits) so cynical of upgrade cycles: the typical incremental updates don't tend …
Thanks:@gdgt
USA Today:
Apple: iPad preorders sell out, demand ‘off the charts’  —  If you are hoping to score a new iPad from Apple, you might have to wait.  Apple's website shows March 19 as the earliest ship date for online orders of its popular tablet computer.  And there is a limit of two per customer on the number of tablets that can preordered.
Dina Bass / Business Week:
Can Kinect Make Windows Cool Again?  —  Tom Smith, chief marketing manager for Nissan (7201:JP) North America, planned to unveil the redesigned Pathfinder at the Chicago Auto Show in February.  His problem: Although much of the allure of the new Pathfinder is in its upgraded interior …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Walmart Buys Facebook's Birthday And Holiday Reminder App Social Calendar  —  It looks like retail giant Walmart has made another acquisition.  The e-commerce giant has bought Social Calendar, an app on Facebook that allows you to get birthday and holiday reminders by email and SMS …
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