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April 3, 2012, 7:20 AM

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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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Nick Clayton / Tech Europe:
Belgian Company Trials Facebook, Twitter-Based Payment System  —  Right back since the early days of the web, companies such as IBM and Compaq have tried to develop micro payment systems which would allow transactions of as little as a few cents.  All have foundered.
More: AllTwitter and Reuters
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 …
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 …
More: VentureBeatThanks:@codecademy

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