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January 26, 2013, 4:30 AM

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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.
Jim Romenesko:
At CNET, ‘morale is plummeting and people are pissed off’  — A disclosure attached to a CNET story posted on Thursday.  —  There had been hints around CNET that the edict might be overturned.  During a meeting last Friday, Reviews editor-in-chief Lindsey Turrentine sounded optimistic.
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.
Casey Newton / CNET:
Review: While “jOBS” fawns over subject, film falls flat  —  The eagerly awaited biopic of the Apple founder aims to capture a legend, but neglects the world he lived in.  —  PARK CITY, UTAH—The eagerly awaited biopic “jOBS” opens in 2001, when Apple's iconic co-founder arrives at Town Hall on Apple's Cupertino campus with good news.
Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press:
Exxon passes Apple as most valuable company  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter.  —  Apple Inc.'s stock has been on the decline since the company's quarterly earnings report …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
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.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says  —  The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors.  But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Cory Gunther / Android Community:
HTC Mini announced as a remote for your smartphone  —  Today we've learned that HTC is set to offer a new device called the HTC Mini with purchases of their impressive 5-inch HTC Butterfly smartphone.  This isn't a smartwatch that will sync to your smartphone, instead it's basically a mini phone — for your phone.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Twitter's value estimated at $9B after BlackRock buys stock from early employees, report indicates  —  Today the Financial Times reported a unique deal that will see several of early Twitter employees sell stock at a valuation of more than $9 billion to a fund managed by the BlackRock group.

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