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April 20, 2013, 6:55 PM

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Marc Rogers / The Official Lookout Blog:
The Bearer of BadNews  —  Overview  —  Lookout has discovered BadNews, a new malware family, in 32 apps across four different developer accounts in Google Play.  According to Google Play statistics, the combined affected applications have been downloaded between 2,000,000 - 9,000,000 times.
Jay Rossite / The Yahoo! Yodel:
Sharpening our focus - to bring you new Yahoo! products  —  Like we announced last month, we want to bring you experiences that inspire and entertain you every day.  That means taking a hard look at all of our products to make sure they are still central to your daily habits.
Andrew Huang / bunnie's blog:
The $12 Gongkai Phone  —  How cheap can you make a phone?  —  Recently, I paid $12 at Mingtong Digital Mall for a complete phone, featuring quad-band GSM, Bluetooth, MP3 playback, and an OLED display plus keypad for the UI.  Simple, but functional; nothing compared to a smartphone …
More: Gizmodo and SlashGearTweets: @scottjenson
TechCrunch:
Another Win For Flat Design As Facebook Gives Its F Logo & Other Icons A Flatter, Cleaner Look  —  Facebook has given its main “f” logo icon a makeover, flattening the design by removing the pale blue bar along the bottom, which gave the icon a reflective sheen/slight 3D effect …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Report: Facebook is Iowa's Mystery Data Center Prospect  —  Will a huge data center like this one rise in Altoona, Iowa?  Local sources say Facebook is the company behind Altoona's Project Catapult.  This is a look at the Facebook data center in Forest City, North Carolina.  (Photo: Rich Miller)
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple's Stock Not As Doomed As You Think  —  Wall Street has basically given up on Apple.  —  The stock has tanked more than 40% from a peak of $702 last September to a new low of about ~$406 this morning.  —  The stock is also now trading at a price/earnings ratio of 9X.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator's Paul Graham Takes His First Ever Board Seat With Healthcare Crowdfunding Non-Profit Watsi  —  Y Combinator founder Paul Graham is a father figure to countless startups he's helped accelerate, but had never taken a board of directors seat until now.
More: The Next WebTweets: @paulgThanks:@alexia
Megan Rose Dickey / Business Insider:
A Hyped Startup Called Fab Is Pivoting To Become The 'World's Alternative To Amazon And Wal-Mart'  —  E-commerce design site Fab is gearing up to make its second big pivot, and further “reinvent and reimagine shopping.”  —  Fab co-founders Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer made a risky decision back in 2011.
More: PandoDaily and Betabeat
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Bing Questions Study That Claimed It Delivers 5x More Malware Than Google, Says It Blocks 94% Of Clicks To Malicious Sites  —  Last week, a study by German antivirus testing company AV-Test claimed that Microsoft's Bing delivered “five times as many websites containing malware as Google.”

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