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March 26, 2012, 1:35 AM

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Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Amid Privacy Concerns, Apple Has Started Rejecting Apps That Access UDIDs  —  Amid extra scrutiny from Congress around privacy issues, Apple this week has started rejecting apps that access UDIDs, or identification numbers that are unique to every iPhone and iPad.
New York Times:
Draw Something Changes the Game Quickly for Omgpop  —  At a cocktail party on the second floor of the expensive Bowery Hotel in Manhattan on Thursday night, as trays of stuffed mushrooms and thinly sliced filet mignon circulated, Charles Forman was marveling at how quickly things can change.
Reuters:
Tough times in the U.S.-China iPad smuggling game  —  (Reuters) - Early on the morning of March 16, Wong Tat joined a line of about 100 people waiting for the launch of the new iPad in a chilly rain outside an Apple store on the outskirts of San Francisco.  —  When the doors opened …
More: MacRumors
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker And Shawn Fanning's New Social Video Startup Airtime Staffs Up For Launch  —  A few weeks ago at SXSW, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning briefly mentioned — during a talk about another company they co-founded, Napster — that they were working on a new social video startup called Airtime.
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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
MOG for iPad quietly makes its debut  —  It would appear that MOG's not the sort of company that lets some sales chatter stop it from shipping products.  In addition to the native Windows app the company introduced Friday, it has now released an official iPad app.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Cloud Infrastructure Automation Startup Opscode Lands $19.5M To Take On IBM, HP And BMC  —  Opscode, a company that provides cloud infrastructure automation for the enterprise, has raised $19.5 Million in Series C funding led by Ignition Partners, with Battery Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson participating in the round.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
The Google Play problem: paying for ‘Angry Birds’ with battery life instead of money  —  Earlier this week, a report came out showing that some apps on Android use more than twice the power they actually need because they're running ads.  Angry Birds in particular was called out …
New York Times:
Microsoft Raids Tackle Net Crime  —  SEATTLE — Microsoft employees, accompanied by United States marshals, raided two nondescript office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois on Friday, aiming to disrupt one of the most pernicious forms of online crime today — botnets …
Sahas Katta / Skatter Tech:
I Won The Windows Phone Challenge, But Lost “Just Because”  —  I headed down to the Santa Clara Microsoft Store this morning after hearing about the Windows Phone challenge last night.  For those not familiar, anyone who completes a task faster than a Windows Phone on their own smart phone …

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