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9:45 PM ET, March 17, 2009

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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
iPhone 3.0 OS Guide: Everything You Need to Know  —  iPhone 3.0 OS, the next generation operating system for the iPhone, iPod touch, and whatever Apple device comes next.  New features, new apps, here you will find all the information you need.  —  NEW IPHONE OS 3.0 FEATURES
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Apple:
Apple Previews Developer Beta of iPhone OS 3.0  —  Beta Release Provides New SDK, Over 1,000 APIs & 100 New Features  —  Apple® today previewed its iPhone™ OS 3.0 software and announced the immediate availability of a beta software release to registered developers.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iPhone 3.0 to include peer-to-peer support, push notification (photos)  —  In offering a preview look at the new iPhone OS 3. platform, senior vice president of iPhone software Scott Forstall announced that Apple has added over a thousand new Application Programming Interfaces …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
MMS finally comes to Apple's iPhone 3G via OS 3.0
Discussion: eWeek, Gizmodo and iLounge
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
iPhone finally gets copy and paste!
Discussion: Gizmodo, Apple 2.0 and The iPhone Blog
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 preview event
Jason Toff / Google Chrome Blog:
Google Chrome has a new beta  —  Since we took the “beta” tag off Google Chrome in December, we've been updating two release channels: developer and stable.  With our latest release, we're re-introducing the beta channel for some early feedback — and if you're reading the brand new Google Chrome blog …
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Mistrial by iPhone: Jurors' Web Forays Are Upending Trials  —  Last week, a juror in a big federal drug trial in Florida admitted to the judge that he had been doing research on the case on the Internet, directly violating the judge's instructions and centuries of legal rules.
corporate.discovery.com:
Discovery Communications Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Amazon.com  —  (Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today filed a patent infringement suit against Amazon.com, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Discovery To Amazon: Hands Off Our Kindle!
Discussion: The Register, Reuters and Electronista, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Fail You Can't Blame Twitter For: ABC's McCain Interview  —  Inevitably, as Twitter bubbles up higher and higher into the mainstream, we're going to see more misguided stunts like these: George Stephanopoulos of Disney's ABC News (DIS) interviewing Senator John McCain today, using the newfangled technology.
Discussion: eWeek and CNET News
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
Breaking News: CIO Vivek Kundra is Back on the Job [updated]  —  Vivek Kundra, the federal government's new Chief Information Officer, has been spotted at his desk, doing his job.  We're hearing that his temporary leave of absence, in the wake of last week's arrest of two individuals individuals running …
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Facebook Co-Founder Joins General Catalyst  —  Chris Hughes has more professional accomplishments at 26 year-old than most of us will have in a lifetime.  He helped co-found Facebook, before leaving in 2007 to help the fledgling Obama campaign launch an online media strategy.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fast Company, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Privacy Group Asks F.T.C. to Investigate Google  —  The Electronic Privacy Information Center formally asked the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday to investigate the privacy and security safeguards of Gmail, Google Docs and other so-called cloud computing services offered by Google to consumers.
Discussion: CNET News, TechCrunch and Between the Lines, Thanks:atul
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Why Microsoft continues with search: it's still not solved  —  Ars learns a little more about Microsoft's strategy for search thanks to a chat with Stefan Weitz, one of the members of the Live Search team.  —  I recently had the pleasure of having a long discussion with Stefan Weitz …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer Science Programs Make a Comeback in Enrollment  —  For the first time in six years, enrollment in computer science programs in the United States increased last year, according to an annual report that tracks trends in the academic discipline.  —  The revival is significant …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
He's Baaaaaack: Steve Case Reemerges at AOL  —  As BoomTown reported earlier today, AOL was abuzz with the rumors that former execs from the online service's glory days, including still controversial former CEO Steve Case (pictured here), might make an appearance at a huge staff pep rally called by its new CEO Tim Armstrong.
Discussion: SiliconBeat and paidContent.org
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
'I'm a PC' Marketing Pays Off for Microsoft, OEMs  —  [Editor's Note: Please read the companion post at Apple Watch.  Together, the two posts offer full analysis of February Windows PC and Mac sales data and six charts (three per post).]  —  That's my conclusion after reviewing February U …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
BlackBerry 9630 Hands-On Hardware First Look!  —  A CrackBerry.com Hands-On First Look at the BlackBerry “Niagara” 9630...  The Full Qwerty BlackBerry CDMA Carriers & Users Have Been Waiting For!  —  Didn't we say when it rains it pours?  As you likely surmised from the previously leaked images …
Discussion: PhoneDog.com Cell …
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
HTC to Launch ‘at Least’ Three Google Phones This Year  —  High Tech Computer (HTC) will ship “at least” three smartphones this year that use Google's Android software, HTC's CEO said Tuesday.  —  HTC, already the largest maker of smartphones that use the Windows Mobile OS …
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
IE 8, Silverlight 3 on tap for Microsoft's Mix  —  A correction was made to this story.  See below for details.  —  The expected release of Internet Explorer 8 is likely to be the biggest headline out of Microsoft's Mix conference this week, though the company is likely to spend at least …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source:
The big question really facing newspapers  —  It's no longer a question of print or online.  —  It's what you're about online.  —  In answering that question the choice of a Content Management System becomes critical.  —  The capabilities of your CMS will determine what you can offer people.
Reuters:
Expedia shares gain on Google takeover talk  —  CHICAGO (Reuters) - Shares of online travel agency Expedia Inc gained 5.18 percent to $7.71 on Tuesday on talk that the company might be a takeover target for Google Inc.  —  Google declined to comment on the speculation, which has been in the market for about a year.
Discussion: TechFlash, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Google Announces Armstrong's Successor: Dennis Woodside, New VP-Americas  —  It's just been announced internally that Dennis Woodside will succeed Tim Armstrong as the head of sales for Google (NSDQ: GOOG) following the ad vet's appointment as chairman and CEO of AOL (NYSE: TWX).
Eric Eldon / VentureBeat:
Google advertising appearing in iPhone applications [confirmed]  —  Google wants its ad engine to serve up ads everywhere — and today we're seeing some on iPhone applications.  Specifically on restaurant review app Urbanspoon.  We're also hearing that they're appearing in another application, Backgrounds.
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
30 million iPhones sold — now that's a game platform  —  With more than 29 million Xbox 360s on the market, no one debates whether Microsoft has succeeded in creating a viable video game platform anymore.  Developers have flocked to it.  —  Now Apple has proven that its mobile platform is just as solid.
Discussion: AppleInsider
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Government 2.0 Meets Catch 22  —  “Do I need to P.I.A. Facebook?” said the perplexed bureaucrat squished into a narrow basement hotel conference room in Washington DC.  —  P.I.A. stands for Privacy Impact Assessment, a procedure that federal agencies must go through every time they create a new computer system.
Sydney Morning Herald:
Banned hyperlinks could cost you $11,000 a day  —  The Australian communications regulator says it will fine people who hyperlink to sites on its blacklist, which has been further expanded to include several pages on the anonymous whistleblower site Wikileaks.
Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Website-infecting SQL injection attacks hit 450,000 a day  —  Cybercriminals are spreading invisible infections far and wide across the Internet by hammering hundreds of thousands of websites each day with so-called SQL injection attacks.  —  The trend started last summer and has continued to accelerate.
 
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Rina Chandran / Reuters:
India leaders blog, text to plug in to young voters
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
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Don Reisinger / CNET News:
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
Are Cloud Based Memory Architectures the Next Big Thing?
Discussion: Soaring on Ridgelift, Thanks:atul
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
“Sizable” Layoffs Coming To MySpace, Fox
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily, Gawker and VatorNews
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T offering refurbished 16GB iPhone 3Gs for $149?
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