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March 22, 2012, 3:10 PM

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Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
BlackBerry Loses Top Spot to Apple at Home: Corporate Canada  —  Canada's love affair with the BlackBerry is waning.  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has been ousted from the top spot for smartphone shipments in its home market for the first time, trailing Apple (AAPL) Inc.'s iPhone.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Why is RIM Hiring iOS App Developers?  —  First, Research In Motion opened its highly secure Enterprise servers to Apple's iPhone.  Then it unveiled BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, a enterprise device-management software for it.  —  And now, it appears the company plans to build apps for the iPhone as well.
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.
Richard Barley / Tweetdeck Blog:
TweetDeck Updated: Lists, Activity, Media and more  —  Today, we're releasing a new version of TweetDeck.  This update introduces some great new features as well as a host of smaller improvements and bug fixes.  Check out this video for a quick tour of the updates, and read on for more information.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On These Rumors of a 4.6-Inch iPhone Display  —  Reuters: … Lots of attention on this rumor, but no one seems to be pointing out that if it's true, this new iPhone would need way more pixels than the current 960 × 640 iPhone display.  (If they increased the size …
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill With Added Protections for Non-Accredited Investors  —  The U.S. Senate today approved 73-26 an amended version of legislation that will legalize “crowdfunding,” or equity investments in start-ups by the general public.  —  The CROWDFUND Act adds requirements …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
MegaUpload's host pleads for cash to preserve user files  —  The cost of hosting 25 petabytes of data belonging to MegaUpload's users is too much for Carpathia Hosting to support on its own.  —  Carpathia said in court filings on Tuesday that the company is dedicating 1,100 servers …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Path Has Closed A Round At A $250 Million Pre-Money Valuation Led By Redpoint Ventures  —  We've confirmed rumors from sources close to the company that Path, Dave Morin's mobile social network, has closed a new round of financing at a $250 million pre-money valuation led by Redpoint Ventures.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
The Verge:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta hands-on  —  Adobe has been dropping preview links to its upcoming version of Photoshop CS6 for months now, even hyping it up with a Rainn Wilson cameo at MAX 2011.  Photoshop CS6 marks one of the app's most drastic visual changes, with a darker visual redesign …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
I can't stop reading this analysis of Gawker's editorial strategy  —  In January, newly minted Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio announced an experiment: Each day for two weeks, a single staff writer would be assigned “traffic-whoring duty.”  [Language alert.]
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Facebook Is Said to Buy 750 IBM Patents to Boost Defenses  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) acquired 750 patents from International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), adding intellectual property that may help it counter allegations of patent infringement, a person with knowledge of the transaction said.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia reclaims title of world's fastest graphics chip with Kepler launch  —  With the debut of its code-named Kepler project, Nvidia is retaking the crown today as the creator of the world's fastest graphics chip.  Most people may not care about that, but hardcore gamers who play the latest games will be happy.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Have The Samwers Gone Too Far With Their Blatant Amazon Clone Lazada?  —  Try as they might the poor innovative startups of Germany - we're talking guys like Soundcloud, Amen and 6wunderkinder to name just three - still have to deal with their industry's most famous exports being out-and-out cloners.
More: GigaOMTweets: @nero
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Billion in Smartphones a Year  —  We've all done it.  You step out on the street after paying for your coffee at Starbucks or handing the cab driver a tip.  Your first natural inclination is to reach in to your pocket, dig out your cellphone and call somebody and say, “hey, I'm on my way.”
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Amazon, Eucalyptus team up for just don't call it a hybrid cloud  —  On paper it looks like one of those strategic agreements that large companies sign-up with small startups.  But if you look close enough, you will find that by forging a partnership with Santa Barbara …
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:

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