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April 3, 2012, 5:45 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
iPhone Outselling All Other Smartphones Combined at Sprint and AT&T  —  Led by the 4S, Apple's iPhone line continues to rack up strong sales at AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.  So strong that some believe it's likely the top-selling phone at all three of those carriers.
Harry McCracken / Techland:
25 Years of IBM's OS/2: The Strange Days and Surprising Afterlife of a Legendary Operating System  —  Big Blue's next-generation operating system was supposed to change everything.  It didn't.  But it's also never quite gone away.  —  The July 1987 issue of PC World magazine featured a centerfold (!) of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
XRY's two-minute iPhone passcode exploit debunked  —  Late last month we reported Swedish security firm Micro Systemation claimed its XRY application was capable of cracking an iOS device's passcode, logging keystrokes, and accessing data like GPS, call logs, contacts, and messages.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Found Makes Searching For Files Anywhere Super Simple (And Really Slick)  —  As much as many companies want to think that they are your one-stop-shop for data storage, the reality is that you probably have files spread across a handful of different places.  Your home machine, one or two Gmail inboxes …
Rachel King / CNET:
Oracle and Google will go to trial  —  It's on: Google and Oracle are set to go to trial two weeks from today now that a last-ditch attempt at a settlement has failed.  —  Last week, Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal asked both parties to give settlement talks another chance, with a decision required by April 9.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Angry Birds animated TV series to premiere in Autumn 2012  —  52 weekly episodes will be distributed ‘on all possible devices’ says head of animation Nick Dorra.  By Stuart Dredge  —  Rovio Mobile is launching a series of 52 shortform animations for its Angry Birds in Autumn, but has ruled out a movie until after 2014.
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Learning to Code?  Codecademy Adds Beginner Languages HTML and CSS  —  Despite its promise to turn anyone into a computer programmer through interactive online tutorials — and its more than 1 million registered users, including New York City Mayor Bloomberg — Codecademy hasn't been equipped …
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Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Path now hashing and anonymizing contact data to protect user privacy  —  In a post on its company blog, the private social network Path has stated that it will begin hashing user contact data in order to make it anonymous and protect it.  This is in response to issues that began when it was found …
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
TripAdvisor Files Antitrust Complaint Against Google With EU  —  TripAdvisor Inc. (TRIP) filed an antitrust complaint against Google Inc. (GOOG) with European Union regulators, adding a second complaint against the world's largest search- engine operator by online travel companies.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Google Writes Check to Acquire Payments Technology Company TxVia  —  In an effort to regain some momentum in mobile payments technology, Google has acquired TxVia, a payments technology company.  —  In a blog post, Google disclosed the purchase but did not reveal the terms.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA Warns of Megaupload ‘Relaunch’ If Servers Are Transferred  —  Giving Megaupload back data would constitute a violation of studio rights, says a legal filing by the MPAA today  —  The MPAA is objecting to the transfer of Megaupload data, saying in a court filing today that it could pave …
Michael Rapoport / Wall Street Journal:
In Wake of Groupon Issues, Critics Wary of JOBS Act  —  A little-noticed provision in the new JOBS Act would allow companies to iron out disagreements with regulators behind closed doors before they go public—a provision that might have prevented investors from finding out about Groupon Inc …
Juliette Garside / Guardian:
Apple's Chinese iPhone plants employ forced interns, claim campaigners  —  Students told to man production lines at Foxconn if they want to graduate, says Hong Kong-based nonprofit  —  Apple's factories in China are employing tens of thousands of students, some of them on forced internships …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Microsoft's IE reclaims lost ground in browser battle  —  Internet Explorer has reversed a slide in usage, at least for now.  —  (Credit: data by Net Applications; chart by Stephen Shankland/CNET)  —  Microsoft's Internet Explorer regained some of the browser usage it's lost in recent years …
Don Clark / Digits:
Samsung Hires Hint at New Chip Focus  —  Samsung Electronics is a major maker of processors that power cellphones and other mobile devices.  But some observers think the Korean giant's recent hiring point to another possibility-chips for server systems.

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