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March 25, 2012, 12:25 PM

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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Instagram opens registration for its new Android app  —  We knew that Instagram was coming to Android, it was just a matter of when.  Today, the company has opened registration for Android device owners, providing them with the chance to be ‘first in line’.
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 …
Cody Fink / MacStories:
Regarding Apple's Edge and the new Apple TV Interface  —  Alongside a hardware update that supports 1080p playback, the new Apple TV introduced a brand new grid-like interface that draws upon influences from iOS.  Where previous Apple TV interfaces were more or less clickwheel-iPod inspired …
More: iFansTweets: @yipe
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Klout and PeerIndex Don't Measure Influence.  Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do  —  Whether you like it not, Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Radian6 are measuring your social capital — not your influence but your potential for it.  Altimeter Group's principal analyst Brian Solis today releases …
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Twitter reportedly chooses Berlin for its German HQ  —  According to a report from Focus today, Twitter has chosen Berlin as the location for its German HQ.  —  In January, the company's Executive Chairman, Jack Dorsey said at the DLD conference in Munich that it was hiring in Germany.
More: Bloomberg
Farhad Manjoo / PandoDaily:
Why “Don't Be Evil” Is Evil, and Why Google Isn't So Bad  —  Early in 2000, a tiny but much-beloved search company held an employee meeting to figure out something that all successful firms feel they have to face at a certain point: What should we be about?  —  For most companies …
More: parislemon and WebProNewsTweets: @dannysullivan and @mat
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
Google charts a careful course through Asia's maps  —  (Reuters) - Google rushed out its panoramic Street View maps in Thailand on Friday as part of the country's efforts to show tourist hot spots have recovered from last year's floods.  —  But it also marked something of a change of fortunes …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook The Patent Buyer: Even Before IBM, The List Includes HP, Friendster, BT... And Halliburton  —  Facebook, according to reports, is buying up a boatload of patents from IBM — 750 in all — that will help the company shore up against potential legal attacks from Yahoo and other companies claiming …
More: TPM IdeaLabThanks:@saurini
Technology Review:
Twitter Not So Good At Predicting Box Office Revenues After All  —  A new study of tweets about movies suggests they are not necessarily a good predictor of box office revenues, say computer scientists  —  The online social network Twitter has recently gained a reputation for a certain degree of clairvoyance.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Microsoft Censors Pirate Bay Links in Windows Live Messenger  —  The place where breaking news, BitTorrent and copyright collide  —  Microsoft Censors Pirate Bay Links in Windows Live Messenger  —  The Pirate Bay is not only the most visited BitTorrent site on the Internet, but arguably the most censored too.
More: WebProNews
Natethomas / XBMC:
XBMC 11.0 - Eden  —  It's been over a year in the works and today we are excited to announce that XBMC 11.0 is finally ready and available for download.  You can find XBMC 11.0 here.  —  XBMC 11.0 Milestones include Addon Rollbacks, vast improvements in Confluence (the default skin) …

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Zoho:
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