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April 5, 2012, 2:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple investigating new iPad WiFi issues, tells AppleCare to replace affected units  —  According to an internal AppleCare document, Apple is actively investigating a series of WiFi-related issues affecting the third-generation iPad.  Since the new iPad's launch, many users have been complaining …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Facebook Picks Nasdaq for I.P.O.  —  Facebook, which is preparing for its highly anticipated initial public offering, has picked a home.  —  The social network will list its shares on the Nasdaq under ticker symbol “FB,” according a person familiar with the matter, who demanded anonymity because the discussions were private.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting  —  Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half a million Macs around the globe, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web.  The company made an announcement on Wednesday …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Huffington Gains More Control in AOL Revamping  —  One year after its acquisition by AOL, The Huffington Post has become a source of growth for the beleaguered company, which is still trying to shed its dial-up Internet image.  Now, in what Arianna Huffington characterizes as a move to keep …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Actually, Arianna Huffington Has Been Demoted  —  Despite a story in today's New York Times headlined: “Huffington Gains More Control in AOL Revamping,” Arianna Huffington has in recent weeks seen a “narrowing” of her job at AOL, a source close AOL tells us.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Just how big are porn sites?  —  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a fast internet connection must be in want of some porn.  —  While it's difficult domain to penetrate — hard numbers are few and far between — we know for a fact that porn sites …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Apple has a 7.85-inch iPad prototype in its labs, according to John Gruber  —  Apple has been working on a smaller version of the iPad in its Cupertino labs, according to Daring Fireball's John Gruber.  On an episode of The Talk Show podcast, Gruber said that he's heard details …
Pew Internet:
The rise of e-reading  —  21% of Americans have read an e-book.  The increasing availability of e-content is prompting some to read more than in the past and to prefer buying books to borrowing them.  —  Summary of findings  —  One-fifth of American adults (21%) report that they have read …
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Facebook e-commerce: the next big thing?  —  (Reuters) - A group of e-commerce start-ups, backed by some of the tech world's most pedigreed financiers, are betting that Facebook Inc can become an e-commerce powerhouse to rival Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc.  —  As the world's largest social …
Jon Bruner / Forbes:
Tim O'Reilly on the Future of Location: “The Guy with the Most Data Wins”  —  O'Reilly Media founder and Silicon Valley oracle Tim O'Reilly was kind enough to chat with me on camera at O'Reilly Where, his company's conference on “the business of location.”  We talked about the history …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
16M Users Strong, TwitchTV Takes Live-Streamed Gaming Portal Mobile With iPad And Android Apps  —  TwitchTV, a live-streamed video game portal and community for gamers that was spawned last June from live video platform Justin.tv, has been booming in terms of growth and revenue.
More: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Dave Thier / Forbes:
New York State Attorney General Announces Purge of Sex Offenders From Online Games  —  New York State Attorney General Erik Schneiderman announced a sweeping purge of registered sex offenders from online worlds Thursday.  In what's being called Operation: Game Over, his office is cooperating …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Dell buys Make Technologies: Three acquisitions in four days  —  Summary: Dell is making a big bet that companies are going to have to modernize legacy applications, re-host them and make them cloud friendly.  —  Dell is shopping like a teenager just handed a credit card.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
LulzSec hacker pleads guilty in Sony PSN security breach case  —  An accused member of Anonymous offshoot LulzSec has pleaded guilty to participating in an extensive hack of the Sony PlayStation Network in 2011.  In a deal with prosecutors, Cody Kretsinger pleaded guilty to one count each …
More: Reuters
Meghan Kelly / VentureBeat:
Hipmunk adds calendar-sync to mobile, but will app updates help the bottom line?  —  Travel search company Hipmunk launched a new feature today, allowing people to sync their calendars with Hipmunk's iOS and Android applications.  But will these new features help the company make money?
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Yandex debuts cloud storage service ahead of Google Drive's arrival, offers 10GB  —  It should come as no surprise that Yandex, the dominant search engine in Russia, is closely watching Google to try and stay one step ahead of the global search giant.  —  The company really only needs to own …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
More people using TV and tablets at same time  —  Do you check e-mail while you watch TV?  If so, you're far from alone.  —  Nielsen's fourth-quarter poll of mobile users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Italy discovered that people are increasingly checking e-mail or searching for program …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Two Years and $33 Million Later, Start-Up Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies  —  A couple of years ago, Ken Lerer and his son Ben put together an investment fund that concentrates on early-stage start-ups.  Which means they were doing the same thing that lots of other well-off …
Rafe Needleman / CNET:
JOBS Act: 5 things to look forward to (and 5 to dread)  —  As Obama signs the JOBS Act into law, crowdfunding becomes legal and companies get more flexibility in going public.  Here's the good and the bad.  Today, President Obama passes the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP  —  Back in November, we reported that Sean Garrett, Twitter's Head of Comms, would be stepping down from his post.  As he tweeted at the time, for the first time in his career, he would be taking more than a two week break between jobs.

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