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March 27, 2012, 5:20 AM

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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Apple's Siri Gains Traction-For Some Things  —  Siri, how popular are you?  —  New research set to be released this week found that 87% of those who own Apple's iPhone 4S use at least one feature of its Siri virtual assistant monthly.  —  But most usage is across a relatively limited set of functions …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Is It A Condom Or An Android Phone?  —  With so many Android phones coming out, it was only a matter of time before marketers ran out of names for them.  —  We came across this genius table that compares actual Android phone names to actual condom brand names.  —  The results are hilarious.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
A Year Later, $41 Million Startup Color Has A Pathetic 30,000 Daily Users  —  About a year ago, serial entrepreneur Bill Nguyen shocked the startup world when he announced his latest effort, a company called Color, had raised $41 million out of the gate in order to build yet-another iPhone photography app.
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Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft knew Android wouldn't always get ‘Smoked by Windows Phone’  —  The Verge has learned that Microsoft went into its “Smoked by Windows Phone” campaign with a relatively thorough understanding of the risks involved, specifically telling employees of its retail stores to …
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:
Google Voice eyeing carrier tie-ups beyond Sprint  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET)  —  Sprint's reign as the only carrier to integrate Google Voice into its cell phone service could be coming to an end.  —  “We are having discussions with other carriers about this,” …
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Tim Cook Meets With Chinese Officials  —  BEIJING—Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook met Chinese government officials in Beijing Monday, a company spokeswoman said, as the consumer electronics giant faces a legal challenge in China to the iPad trademark and as it looks to further its surging Chinese growth.
Loic / Loic Le Meur:
Who wants a great engineering team in Bucharest?  Please help me spread the word  —  You might have heard that this week, after having tried for months to keep the entire team of my company Seesmic I had to let go about half of it (also here and here)...  Here is a great group of engineers for mobile …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Former Googlers Launch YC-Backed Dealupa: A PageRank For Daily Deals  —  If you were to stop for a moment and consider what your perfect deals site would be, chances are it doesn't look a whole lot like any of the big names currently operating in the space.  When it comes down to it …
Shayndi Raice / Digits:
Facebook Releases Emails From Zuckerberg's Harvard Days  —  For the first time, Facebook released a trove of emails that were sent between its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and entrepreneur Paul Ceglia. … Facebook's motive in releasing the emails: to quash Ceglia's claims that he is owed 50% of Zuckerberg's stake in the company.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Google Play gets top billing in Google's black navigation bar  —  Now that the Android Market has been re-branded as “Google Play” the company is wasting no time getting it in front of all of its users the best way it knows how, via the black navigation bar that appears on all of its products.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
FTC Calls for “Privacy by Design”  —  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today released a set of recommendations for businesses and Congress about the collection and use of consumers' personal data.  —  This framework (PDF) has been in the works for years, and in the meantime …

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