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March 25, 2012, 3:50 PM

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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.
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’.
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.
More: Lost Remote and Business InsiderTweets: @mikeraysThanks:@ingridlunden
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 …
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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Jobs' Rejection Of TV Designs “Isn't A Huge Deal” Says Former Apple Engineer  —  It's a sin I know almost too well as a blogger.  It's slow going for news on a Friday night and the pageview gods send you a reprieve in the form of a tweet.  —  A former Apple engineer is berating …
More: TechnoBuffalo and MacRumorsThanks:@alexia
Joshua Schnell / Macgasm:
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
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Two US senators ask the Attorney General to investigate employers asking for Facebook logins  —  US senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have both requested that Attorney General Eric Holder investigate claims that some employers have started asking job applicants for their Facebook login details.
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
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 …
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
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.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Pair Is A Path For The Two Of Us  —  Let's say you're in a serious relationship, but you work all the time and you're long-distance.  How do you stay close to the other person?  I've personally had this situation for the last year and a half.  My girlfriend and I use Skype, email, our phones …

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