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April 1, 2012, 6:45 AM

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John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Creepy Girl-Stalking App Girls Around Me Has Been Yanked From The App Store  —  Notorious girl stalking app Girls Around Me has been pulled from the App Store.  —  Girls Around Me — the creepy geo-location app that allowed you to stalk and find personal information about girls …
More: TechCrunchThanks:@cultofmac
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
Wall Street Journal:
RIM Weighs Bleak Options  —  Research In Motion Ltd.'s new chief executive faces two bleak options: Attempt a bold turnaround of the embattled BlackBerry maker, or find a willing buyer.  Neither will be an easy task.  —  RIM said sales of BlackBerrys fell sharply in the latest quarter …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
French ‘Three Strikes’ Law Slashes Piracy, But Fails to Boost Sales  —  It's a cheerful day for the copyright industry.  In France the controversial “graduated response” law (Hadopi) has evaporated unauthorized file-sharing.  —  A new report from the Hadopi office, conveniently written …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
OMGPOP Draws Zynga's Daily User Traffic Up By 25%  —  As the dust settles after Zynga's purchase of New York mobile social game developer OMGPOP, the company is visibly taking on a new shape.  A 25% larger and more mobile one.  That's the percentage growth of its total daily active user base …
More: PhoneArena
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Ozon: Surviving the Long Winter of the Russian Internet  —  When you describe an international company as the “fill-in-the-blank-Western-Internet- giant” of “fill-in-the-blank-BRIC-country” it makes the whole thing sound like a fail-proof formula.  —  As if you can take a concept that has already …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Smartbooks redux: Qualcomm promises ultrathin quad-core laptops  —  Windows 8 may bring a failed computer category back from the dead: in late 2009, Qualcomm promised that an ARM-based laptop computer called a “Smartbook” would change the industry, and today, PCWorld reports that the company is promising ARM-based laptops once again.
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Obama to sign pro-crowdfunding JOBS Act into law Thursday  —  A piece of legislation designed to make crowdfunding a legal option for startups will be passed into law as President Barack Obama plans to sign the JOBS Act Thursday, VentureBeat has confirmed.  —  The Jumpstart Our Business Startups …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
SecondMarket Lays Off 10 Percent in Light of Facebook IPO  —  SecondMarket, the marketplace for private company shares that built much of its business on pre-IPO interest in Facebook equity, laid off 10 percent of its staff today.  Prior to the layoffs, the New York City-based company employed approximately 150 people.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:

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