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March 11, 2012, 10:15 PM

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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: Fast CompanyTweets: @jeresig and @60minutes
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.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Review: iPhoto for iOS out-does Adobe for mobile image editing  —  Apple released the final piece of its iLife suite for iOS on March 7, delivering a universal version of iPhoto for iPad and iPhone (sorry, iPod touch users).  We spent some quality time with the app using an iPad 2 and iPhone 4 …
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 …
More: Technorati
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
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Stores Smarten Up Amid Spam Flood  —  Retailers have started to wear out their welcome in customers' email inboxes, forcing stores to rethink their spam strategies.  —  Last year, the nation's top 100 retailers by e-commerce revenue sent recipients an average of 177 emails apiece …
More: Digits
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
How Frictionless Sharing Could Undermine Your Legal Right to Privacy  —  You might not think about the Fourth Amendment while you're using Facebook and other online tools, but you probably should.  —  You are no doubt familiar, now, with Facebook's concept of “frictionless sharing.”
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
IndieGoGo releases new algorithm for promoting crowdfunding projects  —  Crowdfunding website IndieGoGo has flipped the switch on its promotional algorithm, which pushes campaigns to its front page.  The algorithm adds, what it says is, more democracy to a human bias-driven industry.

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Microsoft:
16-year-old uses Windows 8 to reconnect after being sidelined by a rare disorder  —  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects Alejandra Tristan's wrist, finger and other joints, making it difficult for her to do schoolwork and connect through social media.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
Why Run Your Exchange Environment In A Hybrid Cloud Model?  —  VMware vSphere has always been a premier destination for virtualizing packaged applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange.
Zoho:
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Syncano:
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