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March 22, 2012, 9:35 AM

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Dan Porter / Zynga Blog:
OMG, Zynga Welcomes a New Member to the Family  —  Put down your smartphones and iPads for just a sec. I've got some big news.  Today I'm excited to tell you about a new addition to the Zynga family, OMGPOP.  This New York-based developer of social mobile games has recently received a lot …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Jackie Dove / Macworld:
Adobe launches Photoshop CS6 as a free public beta  —  Planned upgrade of Adobe's image editing program is now on Adobe Labs  —  For the first time in seven years, Adobe has released a beta version of its flagship image editor in advance of a formal product release.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Rumor: Next-gen iPhone to feature 4.6-inch Retina Display  —  An unverified report claims Apple has begun placing orders for a 4.6-inch Retina Display bound for the next-generation iPhone that could launch as early as “around the second quarter.”  —  Reuters issued the report on Wednesday …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
iPhoto for iPad, iPhone hits 1 million users in less than 10 days  —  iPhoto for iPad, iPhone hits 1 million users in less than 10 days  —  Apple told me today that its newest iOS app, iPhoto, hit 1 million users in less than 10 days after its release.  It's important to note that figure is users, not downloads.
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Is Pinterest the next Facebook?  —  An exclusive look inside CEO Ben Silbermann's social media sensation.  —  FORTUNE — Ben Silbermann can't stop staring at the refrigerators.  The Pinterest co-founder and CEO and I are standing in the break room of his company's garage-size Palo Alto office.
David Kravets / Wired:
MPAA Wants Megaupload User Data Retained for Lawsuits — Updated  —  Hollywood studios want a federal judge to preserve data on all the 66.6 million users of Megaupload, the file-sharing service that shuttered in January in the wake of federal indictments targeting its operators on allegations …
ACLU:
Your Facebook Password Should Be None of Your Boss' Business  —  Today, the Associated Press reports that some employers are asking applicants for their Facebook usernames and passwords.  According to the article: … Responding to the news, ACLU attorney Catherine Crump said:
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Google Said to Rethink Wallet Strategy Amid Slow Adoption  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is weighing changes aimed at improving its Google Wallet mobile-payment system following slow adoption and the departure of two key managers, according to people with knowledge of the project.
Gabe Donnini / Chitika Insights:
The new iPad Gobbles Up 5% of All iPad Traffic; CA, CT & NY new iPad “Hot Spots”  —  After much anticipation on Friday March 16th, 2012, The new iPad hit the market and proceeded to shatter first weekend sales records, moving 3 million units over the course of the weekend — the most successful launch for the iPad yet.
More: PadGadget
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Blue Jeans CEO Looks To Beat His Two-Time Acquirer Cisco With Low-Cost Video Conferencing  —  Having sold two companies to Cisco, Krish Ramakrishnan knows what it takes to compete with the venerable networking giant.  —  After leaving Cisco for the second time to be an entrepreneur in residence …
More: Fortune and eWeek
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
.NYC Domain Names May Finally Become a Reality  —  A photo from the .NYC domain campaign (gothamist.com)  —  If the “Made in NYC” label wasn't enough to cement your status as an integral part of the burgeoning local tech community, perhaps a .NYC domain name might pique your interest.
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Verizon Study Confirms 2011 Was The Year Of Anonymous, With 100 Million Users' Data Breached By Hacktivists  —  Anonymous may have had a rough 2012 so far, with dozens of its most active members arrested and one of its leaders and organizers revealed as a government informant.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Ad Tech Startup Integrate Raises $11M, With Backing From Comcast  —  Integrate, a startup that helps advertisers integrate (yes, I said it) their different ad channels and products, has raised an $11 million Series B round of funding.  —  Co-founder Jeremy Bloom says the current ad landscape is …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix iPad app upgraded with Retina quality icons and images now, HD video soon  —  Now that the third generation iPad has hit the streets even more apps are pushing out upgrades for its high-res display, and among the latest is Netflix.  Version 2.1.1 adds not only high-res artwork …

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