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8:50 PM ET, March 9, 2009

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DigiTimes:
Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook, says paper  —  Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for Apple's new netbook, and shipments will start in the third quarter this year, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.  —  Wintek revealed that it is currently working …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building ‘Netbook’ — Is This The ‘iPod Touch HD’?  —  More support that Apple is working on what we've been calling the “iPod touch HD” — a touchscreen, portable Internet device that's bigger than the iPhone: “Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for Apple's new netbook …
Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube to block UK music videos  —  YouTube is blocking all premium music videos to UK users after failing to reach a new licensing agreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS).  —  Thousands of videos will be unavailable to YouTube users from later on Monday.
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Natasha Lomas / CNET News:
Android sales to outstrip iPhone by '12?  —  The iPhone's lead over smartphone upstart Android may be short-lived, according to an industry watcher's predictions.  —  Android smartphone sales will outstrip iPhone sales by 2012, market researcher Informa Telecoms & Media has predicted in a new report.
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft tries to entice startups to make Windows Mobile apps
Discussion: eWeek and pocketnow.com
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Clearwire replaces CEO  —  Clearwire today shook up its management team, replacing CEO Ben Wolff with telecom industry veteran William Morrow.  The news comes as the Kirkland wireless broadband company ramps up expansion plans in the face of mounting losses.
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Clearwire News Room:
Clearwire Expands Executive Leadership Team by Naming Industry …
Ariel Leve / Times of London:
Microsoft reopens door to deal with Yahoo!  —  Microsoft is still holding out hope that it can resurrect a deal with Yahoo!, leaving the door open for the new management of the search company to join forces with the software giant in the future.  —  In an interview with The Times, Kevin Turner …
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Microsoft adds board member, declares 13 cent per share quarterly dividend  —  Microsoft announced this afternoon that Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College and a Ph.D, mathematician and computer scientist, is the 10th member of the company's board of directors.
Discussion: CNET News and BoomTown
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PR Newswire:   Microsoft Adds New Board Member and Declares Quarterly Dividend
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
U2/Apple Relationship Sours?  —  Maybe you saw the public relations steamroller from the uber-band U2 last week: Seems they were everywhere as they gear up for their next big world tour, but this mega tour carries some intriguing back stories worth a mention.  —  It was just a few years ago that U2 joined Apple Inc. [AAPL Loading...
Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Android Dev Phone Update: Version 1.1!  —  Anybody can buy an unlocked T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream courtesy of Google - all you have to do is buy one of Google's own Android Dev Phone 1 devices for $400 plus a few fees.  Many have been reluctant to do so though, originally with frequency …
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
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Android Developers Blog:
Software Update Available for the Android Developer Phone
Discussion: Ed Burnette's Dev Connection, Thanks:atul
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Now Has An Office That Isn't My House  —  The collision of two important recent events has resulted in something wonderful - TechCrunch now has offices in downtown Palo Alto.  —  The first event: the city of Atherton, where I live, decided to put the hammer down on me running a business from my home.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Social networking and blogs now more popular than email, says Nielsen  —  Two thirds of us now use “member communities” — and their popularity is being boosted by the growing use of mobiles for internet access  —  A Nielsen Online report says two thirds of us now use what it calls …
Evan Priestley / Facebook Blog:
Status on Photo Storage Problems  —  You may have noticed in the past day that some photos aren't appearing or are displaying a “question mark” graphic when you go to view them.  We have experienced some problems with our photo storage that affected between 10 to 15 percent of already uploaded photos.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Better Search Doesn't Mean Beating Google  —  A headline that kicked around the blogosphere this weekend made no sense to me: “Wolfram Alpha is Coming — and It Could be as Important as Google.”  —  The post — written by Nova Spivack, the chief executive of Radar Networks …
Discussion: The Tech Report, Guardian and PC World
Jen McLean / The Technorati Weblog:
Since You Asked: The Technorati Attention Index  —  Linking is arguably the truest measure of a blog's influence, and more importantly, in a world without filters or controls, linking is the control.  The blogosphere is defined by Widipedia as the collective community of all blogs.
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Early iPhone prototype listed on eBay  —  Early iPhone prototype listed on eBay  —  An early iPhone prototype has made its way onto eBay, complete with a rough beta version of iPhone OS and a second, non-functional unit.  The working prototype is said to be in good cosmetic condition …
Dong Ngo / Crave: The gadget blog:
Seagate demos 6Gbps hard-drive transfer speed  —  The next generation of SATA hard drives offers twice the speed cap of the existing SATA2 interface.  —  (Credit: Seagate)  —  In collaboration with AMD, Seagate announced Monday its demonstration of a new hard drive Serial ATA (SATA) …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Foxit PDF viewer open to attack, say researchers  —  Unlike Adobe Reader, patch for free Foxit is available now  —  Computerworld) Security researchers today warned of several vulnerabilities in Foxit, a free PDF document viewer that has been recommended as an alternative to Adobe Reader …
Discussion: The Register
InfoWorld:
Anti-virus vendor: ID theft Trojans on 1 in 100 PCs  —  Perhaps as many as 10 million PCs are infected with sneaky programs designed to steal sensitive financial information, anti-virus vendor Panda Security reports.  —  The company found that just over 1 percent of systems belonging …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Ad Recession Brings on the Belly Fat  —  Sites Stop Fighting Those Ubiquitous Direct-Response Ads as Publishers Reluctant to Forego Revenue  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — The recession is having a slimming-down effect on media businesses, but it's feeding the proliferation of pot bellies and muffin tops across the web.
openpresswire.com:
The mystery behind FOLLOW and UNFOLLOW on Twitter revealed  —  It looks like the cat is out of the bag today.  If you live and breathe Twitter like I do you probably saw that the accounts: @PoliticalUpdate, @ThreeOclockPot and @twtr_us were suspended.  It seems these accounts …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
GOP.com Web Proposal: ‘Crap’  —  The savviness of the Obama team at using the Internet and new media technology is widely credited with helping the once Senator from Illinois beat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.  Now, the Republicans are belatedly trying to get in the game …
Discussion: techPresident and Gawker, Thanks:nickgon
Wall Street Journal:
Follow the Money  —  Three venture capitalists on what they're investing in — and why  —  Few scientific and engineering challenges have sparked as much interest or activity in recent years as the drive to develop cleaner and more efficient energy.  —  One area of intense focus is clean coal …
Jeffrey Tinsley / MediaPost:
Is The Free Ride Over For Web Startups?  —  The quickly cooling online advertising climate threatens scores of startups that have monetized free content with ads as their sole source of revenue.  It's especially sensitive because most Internet users have come to enjoy — if not depend on …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Sources confirm Apple laid off salespeople last week  —  Despite public statements to the contrary, Apple did lay off around 50 enterprise salespeople last week, CNET News has learned.  —  Sources who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal confirmed reports by Valleywag and 9to5Mac.com …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Gawker
 
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Reuters:
Inventor says Google settles patent claim
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Amazon Kindle is the Great White Hope for Monetizing Print Media
Discussion: Content Bridges, Thanks:steverubel
Engineering Windows 7:
Application Compatibility Testing — International
Discussion: Softpedia News
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Palm Forces Elevation To Sell 18.5M Shrs; Proceeds Shared
Discussion: Reuters, Electronista and WMExperts
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone Developer Fights Back Against Piracy, Turns Cracked Apps into Demos
Discussion: Ben's Dev Blog and TUAW
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
CBS's $6 Billion NCAA Wager Isn't Dead Yet
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Hypocrisy or necessity? RIAA continues filing lawsuits
Discussion: DSLreports
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Modular Windows plan ‘welcomed’
Discussion: BetaNews
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
March 24th Event to Focus on Software?
Discussion: Ars Technica and The iPhone Blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TheOfficialBoard Launches With Wiki Org Charts For 20,000 Companies
Discussion: Cheezhead Recruiting, Thanks:nickgon
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Revenue Weakens Markedly Over Past Month
Discussion: Gawker, Microsoft Watch, Tech Trader Daily and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Newspaper Consortium Keeps Growing
Discussion: tinyComb and Local Onliner, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
EBay's Big Plans for PayPal
 

 
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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Amazon's Failed Pitch to Authors

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On David Frum, the New York Times, and the Non-Faked “Fake” Gaza Photos

 
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