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January 25, 2013, 10:00 PM

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Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Square Executive Resigns Amid Sexual-Harassment Claims  —  Square Inc. said its chief operating officer Keith Rabois resigned from the mobile payments company on Thursday, amid accusations from a Square employee of sexual harassment.  —  A New York attorney, Steven Berger …
Keith Rabois / Untitled:
A note from Keith  —  Yesterday I resigned from Square, and I want to take the opportunity to explain to you why.  —  The past few days have been the toughest, saddest, most frightening, and emotionally draining of my life.  They have deeply affected me, both personally and professionally.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive Interview: Keith Rabois Talks About Sexual Harassment Claim, Becoming a “Distraction” at Square and What's Next  —  Sitting in front of a spectacular view of San Francisco at his home this afternoon, former Square COO Keith Rabois looks spent.  —  He is just recovering from a bout …
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
CNET forbidden from reviewing Aereo following CBS-Dish controversy  —  Editorial policy after CES Awards nightmare leads to fancy footwork by news team  —  This week, live-TV startup Aereo released an update to its Roku app, adding a new visual interface and enabling full control with the Roku remote.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Clarifies Ban On Apps That Use Its Data To Replicate Its Features Or Don't Share Back  —  After shutting down data access to several competing apps, Facebook today made two major clarifications to its Platform Policy, banning apps that use its data but make it easy for users to share …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad 5 Set for October Debut with Design Similar to iPad Mini? iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone Moving Forward  —  iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has filed a new report offering a few new details on the fifth-generation iPad, as well as on Apple's work toward future iPhone models.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Adds ‘App Store Notes’ to Featured Apps  —  Apple has quietly added a new notes feature to its curated apps in the iOS App Store.  Apps chosen for Editor's Choice and App of the Week now come with App Store Notes, which offer a quick description of the app.
Sara Gates / The Huffington Post:
France Shuns ‘Hashtag,’ Introduces New Twitter Term, ‘Mot-Dièse’  —  While there may be many English words commonly used in the French language, “hashtag” will no longer be one of them.  Following a decision from the Commission Générale de Terminologie et de Néologisme …

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