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Adria Richards’ Response, Facebook’s New Ad Plan and Finding the Next Steve Jobs: The AllThingsD Week In Review 3/24/13 — 3/30/13

Photo by Asa Mathat

Photo by Asa Mathat

For our readers who are not inclined to constantly hit the refresh button, here’s a quick look back the top 10 stories that drove AllThingsD this week:

  1. Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur’s Time
  2. iTunes Not Exactly Break-Even Anymore
  3. Fired SendGrid Developer Evangelist Adria Richards Speaks Out
  4. Another Reason Google Reader Died: Increased Concern About Privacy and Compliance
  5. A Smarter Calendar for iPhone
  6. BlackBerry’s Million-Smartphone Mystery Partner: Brightstar
  7. Facebook’s New Ad Plan Is the Web’s Old Plan
  8. New Flipboard: News and Posts Handpicked and Shared
  9. Sony’s High-End Xperia ZL Comes to U.S. at a Hefty $719
  10. Q&A: Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell on Innovation, the “Next Steve Jobs” and Why Mobile Games Are “Over”

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus