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April 3, 2012, 2:10 PM

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Danielle Kucera / Bloomberg:
Amazon Tests in-App Purchase Service to Challenge Apple, Google  —  Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the world's largest online retailer, is testing a service that lets tablet users make purchases through mobile applications, a sign it may enter a market pioneered by Google Inc. (GOOG) and Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
With Over 30 Million Users On iOS, Instagram Finally Comes To Android  —  Morning guys!  It's going to be a bright, bright, bright sunshine-y day for Android users, namely because photo-sharing darling Instagram is now available in the Android Market.  If you want to hurry up and try …
Brian Bondy / Brian R. Bondy:
A working Firefox Windows 8 Metro prototype, status update 3  —  The Firefox Roadmap lists a 2012 Q2 goal of providing a working Firefox prototype on Metro.  —  As of last week, we have a working browser in Metro.  It currently looks and feels the same as the Android browser.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Study: iPhone users rely on Wi-Fi more than Android users  —  Besides basic divisions in hardware and software, there are some major differences in the way iPhone and Android platform smartphone users ingest data, a new study says.  —  According to market research firm ComScore …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Citrix submits cloud-building software to Apache Foundation  —  Citrix today said that software for building Amazon EC2-style cloud platforms will be submitted to the Apache Software Foundation in an effort to accelerate its development.  —  Known as CloudStack, the software was acquired …
Shara Tibken / Wall Street Journal:
Company's Most Common Tablet Mistakes  —  As companies flock to the devices, they're learning a lot from their mistakes  —  American Airlines was an early adopter of tablet computers.  As a result, it learned a lot about how best to use tablets—and where it could go wrong.
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
MetroPCS adds $70 a month pricing tier for unlimited LTE data, caps $60 plan at 5GB  —  MetroPCS LTE data plans just got a little less confusing, but users may not be happy with the changes.  The company is adding a new tier to its plans, raising the rate for unlimited LTE data …
Mike Davidson / mikeindustries.com:
What the Betamax Case Teaches Us About Readability  —  The Betamax SL6500!  I totally had this model!!!  —  Several really smart people in our industry are arguing very publicly right now about a company called Readability and how great and/or evil their service is.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
EU Regulators Stick Motorola With Two-Pronged Patent Probe  —  Evidently EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia's recent remarks threatening an investigation into Motorola Mobility's standards-essential patent licensing policies were less a warning and more a preannouncement.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Jonathan Heiliger: From Yahoo's ISP To Facebook's Infrastructure To Being A North Bridge VC  —  If you're familiar with Jonathan Heiliger's work, it's probably because you used Facebook sometime in the last five years.  He was the person in charge of keeping the site online as it grew from 35 million to more than 800 million users.
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Earlybird's $100m will fund Berlin's ‘antisocial’ movement  —  A common complaint in Berlin that the scene has plenty of hype but not enough in the way of local investment.  Well, here comes something big.  —  Earlybird, the VC that moved all its operations to the city last year in response …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Arizona Internet Censorship Bill So Ridiculous, Even The MPAA And RIAA Are Against It  —  A new bill has passed through the Arizona state legislature that would allow for broad censorship of the internet.  As with many such bills, this one is weakly “disguised” as an attempt to deal with online “bullying” and “stalking.”
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
The Story of Skout: From Deadpool's Door to $22M Led By Andreessen Horowitz  —  Eighteen months ago, it looked like the location wars were over.  Foursquare had just closed a $20 million Series B round and rivals like Gowalla, Loopt and Brightkite weren't having the same buzz or traction.
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
Dell Buys Application Modernization Firm Clerity  —  Dell said Tuesday it has purchased application modernization vendor Clerity Solutions, in its second enterprise software-related acquisition news this week.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile Social Gaming Company Dragonplay Raises $14M From Accel To Expand To iOS  —  Dragonplay, a free-to-play social games developer for Android and Facebook, has raised $14 million Series A funding from Accel Partners, Founder Collective and Entrée Capital.  The Israeli company was founded in 2010 by Sharon Tal.
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.
Dan Balaban / NFC Times:
Google Wallet Co-Founding Engineer Departs Google for Square  —  Google Wallet co-founding engineer Rob von Behren has left the Web giant for payments startup Square, following former colleague Jonathan Wall in departing the Web giant.  —  Von Behren disclosed the move today in his LinkedIn profile …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
How Does Y Combinator Scale Y Combinator?  —  The startups that presented at Y Combinator's Demo Day last week were remarkable in their own right, but perhaps the most striking thing was the sheer number of them.  —  With 66 companies and 180 founders in this season's batch …

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