Busy week and no time to read tech news? Not to worry; here's what you missed:
We're super proud of the awesome team at fellow NYC startup Venmo: the mobile social payments app was just acquired by Braintree. Fellow Venmo users, not to worry; the service will remain unaffected.
Read more at the New York Times
Android users, Facebook feels your pain. Its Facebook app is so bad it's forcing employees to use it; maybe if they understand how much it sucks, there'll be more of a sense of urgency about fixing it.
Read more at Business Insider
3. Change is good
You can stop hoarding iPod/iPhone/iPad USB cords: after about 8 years of essentially the same 30-pin connectors on all Apple mobile devices, it looks like Apple is going to make some accessories manufacturers very happy. In a move that, by the way, might be better for users in the long run, the iPhone 5 will likely have a smaller 19-pin connector.
Read more at Media Bistro
4. Not so ominous
RIM and Nokia both announced new smartphones in the past week, and both are obviously hoping they'll be game changers. Frankly, we think mobile leader Apple has more to fear from Samsung's iPad rival, the Note 10.1.
Is the Galaxy Note 10.1 better than the iPad? (Business Insider)
5. SXSW PanelPicker
SXSW PanelPicker is Underway! We'd love it if you supported Fueled's submission, Death of the American Mall, which is actually more optimistic than the title would have you believe. But you wouldn't go to Austin for just one panel, so why vote for just one? Check out our top 10 SXSW 2013 PanelPicker recommendations.