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April 7, 2012, 2:40 PM

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Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Randi Zuckerberg Defends Her Reality Show: Hey Silicon Valley, Stop Being Snobs  —  Randi Zuckerberg has ruffled some feathers this week with the announcement that she is co-producing “Silicon Valley,” a reality show set to air on Bravo that purports to be all about the San Francisco Bay Area tech scene.
Boonsri Dickinson / Business Insider:
Meet The 7 Stars Of The New Silicon Valley Reality Show  —  Okay, maybe it is time to start saying we're in another tech bubble.  —  Bravo announced yesterday a new reality show called “Silicon Valley.”  —  Randi Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg's sister, will be a producer.
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Carly Carioli / Phlog:
When the cops subpoena your Facebook information, here's what Facebook sends the cops  —  This week's Boston Phoenix cover story — Hunting the Craigslist Killer: An Untold Detective Story from the Digital Frontier — would not have been possible without access to a huge trove of case files released by the Boston Police Department.
Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
Google Glasses Face Serious Hurdles, Augmented-Reality Experts Say  —  When Google officially unveiled Project Glass — the company's bid to develop Terminator-style augmented-reality glasses — we saw a provocative glimpse of the future.  The video Google released yesterday showed us the point …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: Asus Plans Add-On to Fix Transformer Prime's GPS Issues  —  Asus confirmed on Friday that it plans to address GPS reception issues with its Transformer Prime tablet by releasing a kit users can add to their existing tablet.  —  The company said on Friday that it will officially announce …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Next Generation Of E-Ink Kindle To Sport New Front-Lit Screen  —  Living in Seattle, you tend to find yourself in the company of tech people all the time.  With Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe, Google, and a dozen other major companies established in the area, it's never a surprise when you find …
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Megaupload Points Out That The Feds Want To Destroy Relevant Evidence In Its Case  —  There are all sorts of problems with the federal government's arguments against Megaupload.  Even if the site and its founders are guilty of breaking the law, it's amazingly troubling to look at the details …
Thomas Houston / The Verge:
Instagram for Android update adds tablet and Wi-Fi device support  —  Just a few days after its launch on Android, the Instagram app is getting yet another update — that's three, if you're counting — that brings support to tablets and Wi-Fi handsets like the Galaxy S Wi-Fi.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Court Kicks Out Copyright Troll Who Has “No Desire To Litigate”  —  This particular case, Hard Drive Productions, Inc. -v- Does 1-90, sees the well-known porn company plaintiff follow the now well-trodden copyright troll path.  —  Gather IP addresses from BitTorrent networks and go to court …

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