These are the news you should have paid attention to but didn’t, because you were too busy changing your passwords all over the internets

Google is still buying things. And buying things. This correspondent thinks the Quickoffice acquisition is the more interesting of the two. Here’s why (sorta).

Foursquare has a new iPhone and Android app. Apparently the recommendation engine behind it is quite sophisticated. Fred Wilson wrote an interesting piece where he talks about some assumptions behind the redesign: “In social media, one of my main [frameworks] is the tenet that 1% of the users will create content, 10% will curate it, and the rest will consume it”.

Twitter changed its logo. The new brandmark was “crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles”. I wish we stopped using “craft” for non-physical things, since we can’t stop using “curate” (see above).

Coming soon – the nano SIM based on Apple’s proposal.

You would think consumers who cannot fit a wireless contract in their monthly budget would be wary to plop $650 upfront for a smartphone. You would be wrong.

And finally: here’s Venus basking in the glory of the almighty sun. There’s a Uranus joke to be made here, but I feel it’s beneath me.

Enjoy your weekend and follow me on Twitter.

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