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April 7, 2012, 12:00 AM

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John Pavlus / Technology Review:
An Expert's View on Google's Goggles  —  Mark Changizi, a neurobiologist and the author of The Vision Revolution, discusses Google's augmented-reality glasses.  —  Project Glass, the latest sci-fi concept to come out of Google's X Lab, has gotten a lot of attention online in the past 24 hours thanks …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
AT&T Will Unlock Off-Contract iPhones Starting Sunday, April 8  —  AT&T has announced it will begin unlocking customers' iPhones once their 2-year contracts have expired.  The move will free up the currently-locked devices to use a micro-SIM from any carrier offering a network compatible with the device.
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
Why Is AT&T Releasing Nokia's Big Phone on Easter?  —  AT&T has said that the release of the Nokia Lumia 900 will be its biggest product introduction ever.  But the phone is coming out on Easter Sunday, when some AT&T stores won't even be open.  —  Melissa Havel, a spokeswoman representing Microsoft …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
What's This?  A Mac Virus?  No, Actually It's a Weakness in Java.  —  When a computer incident happens on Apple's Mac OS X, it's a headline-making event.  When it happens on Windows, it's just another day.  —  That remains the reality, even after a bunch of media reports on how a vulnerability …
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Ex-Intel employee pleads guilty to theft charges  —  (Reuters) - A former Intel Corp employee who allegedly stole from the chipmaker documents worth hundreds of millions of dollars pleaded guilty on Friday to five counts of wire fraud.  —  Federal prosecutors in Boston had alleged that Biswamohan Pani …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Heirs to Old Money Plunge Into Tech  —  Like many young scions, Mark Ghermezian joined the family business, an empire started by his grandfather that now includes banks, manufacturing companies and the largest mall in America.  He spent two years leading an energy group, managing dozens of oil and gas drilling sites across Texas.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Sequoia Set to Lead $500M Valuation Round for Instagram  —  The fact is, if you make a consumer Internet app that people actually use, you're probably raising venture capital right now.  So we try not to write about every funding round that's in the works.  But it looks like Instagram …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Security Company Palo Alto Networks Files For $175 Million IPO  —  Palo Alto Networks, a security software company, has filed its S-1 for a public offering, aiming to raise as much as $175 million.  The company was rumored to be in the process of filing earlier this year.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Aileen Lee Launches Kleiner-Backed Seed Fund  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Aileen Lee is founding a new seed fund — still unnamed — that is focused on backing and helping develop early-stage start-ups.  —  Lee, who has been at the famed Silicon Valley venture firm for a dozen years …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
More HTC handsets with Beats headphones?  Probably not  —  The Rezound will likely be the last HTC phone for a while to come bundled with Beats headphones.  —  (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET)  —  Don't expect HTC to pack Beats headphones or earbuds with the Evo 4G LTE — or any of its smartphones for the time being.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Security hole in Facebook iOS app doesn't require jailbreak or theft, and Dropbox has it too [Updated]  —  Earlier today, security researcher Gareth Wright revealed the discovery of a security hole in the Facebook app for mobile devices running Android and iOS.

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