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1:10 AM ET, March 24, 2009

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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T: New iPhone will be hot, son  —  We can't tell you where or who, but pretty high up in AT&T's food chain, the following was reported to be said: … For clarification, the above is 100% confirmed.  —  Thanks, Stephanie!
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Looky Here!  Actual Revenue for Twitter, Courtesy of Microsoft.  —  Finally.  Here comes Twitter's first real foray into advertising, courtesy of Microsoft's marketing budget.  —  And don't worry, Twitter users: You won't be getting come-ons for Vista in your Twitterstream.  Not yet, at least.
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BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Check Out ExecTweets  —  Last year we created an interesting site for the US Presidential election.  It looked a lot like Twitter but it was focused around the candidates, the debates, and the political topics being discussed.  Lots of really great API projects have created similar experiences …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Starts Serving Ads For Third Party Apps (But They Aren't Charging For Them)  —  Twitter has started to advertise a number of applications using the small box on profile pages that it first introduced earlier this month.  Before today Twitter had reserved the space for links …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
From Google to Gone: EMI Boots Digital Boss Douglas Merrill  —  Douglas Merrill, the Google vet tapped by struggling record label EMI to run its digital operations a year ago, is out.  He doesn't have a formal replacement, but the company's top digital exec will now be Cory Ondrejka, whom Merrill brought in as his number two.
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Matt Rosoff / Digital Noise:
An obituary for the major labels
Discussion: Reuters
Aza Raskin / Mozilla Labs:
Firefox New Tab Page: Cognitive Shield  —  We've been iterating quickly over the last couple of weeks to define a potential new tab screen for Firefox.  —  The feedback for the last major iteration was largely positive, and it seems like we are on the right track.  But we ran into a paradox.
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
IE8 Users Downgrade To Explorer 7  —  The latest data shows that Microsoft's new browser lost market share over the weekend.  —  Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 appears to be losing market share, even though the browser has been on the market for less than a week.
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Byron Acohido / Technology Live:
Microsoft: Internet Explorer is faster than Firefox
Discussion: USA Today
Telegraph:
Jennifer Aniston ended relationship with John Mayer because of his Twitter ‘obsession’  —  Jennifer Aniston has reportedly ended her relationship with musician boyfriend John Mayer because he is obsessed with Twitter, it has been alleged.  —  People claiming to be friends of the actress …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Zimbra Founder and Ex-Yahoo Exec Dharmaraj to Redpoint Ventures  —  Another former Yahoo exec has landed at a Silicon Valley venture firm.  This time, well-regarded serial entrepreneur Satish Dharmaraj will become a partner at Redpoint Ventures, according to sources.
Joe Hewitt:
The Three20 Project  —  Last week I released my first iPhone open source project, Facebook Connect for iPhone, and today I'm ready to start talking about the next one.  —  Five months ago I talked about open-sourcing as much of the Facebook iPhone app as I could, and as you can see by the delay …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Netflix Integrates Facebook Connect to Let Users Share Movie Ratings  —  Netflix is launching Facebook Connect integration tonight to let its users easily share their movie ratings with Facebook friends.  —  It's a very simple integration and no-brainer for Netflix.
Discussion: Reuters and NewTeeVee
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
With SUSE Linux 11, Novell draws even closer to Microsoft  —  The two companies inked a controversial interoperability deal in 2006  —  Computerworld) The latest version of SUSE Linux Enterprise, Novell Inc.'s commercial distribution of the open-source operating system …
Discussion: PC World, The Register and Tech Broiler
Kfury / fox @ fury:
Google design: The kids are alright  —  Visual Designer extraordinaire Doug Bowman is leaving Google, and on his way out he wrote a passionate post on his blog detailing the core differences that lead to his departure, focusing heavily on the Google design process which, as he puts it …
Richard Stallman / The GNU Operating System:
The Javascript Trap  —  You may be running non-free programs on your computer every day without realizing it—through your web browser.  —  In the free software community, the idea that non-free programs mistreat their users is familiar.  Some of us refuse entirely to install proprietary software …
Discussion: The Register, Ajaxian and Slashdot
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
iStockphoto founder, CEO leaves Getty  —  Bruce Livingstone, founder and leader of microstock pioneer iStockphoto, is leaving the company he sold to Getty Images three years ago.  —  Livingstone, who launched the low-cost photo-licensing company nine years ago, said he's leaving of his own volition …
Discussion: istockphoto.com
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
New Botnet Runs on DSL Modems and Routers  —  A fascinating new botnet has been found running on DSL modems and routers running an embedded Linux distribution.  —  The worm is called “psyb0t” and appears to have been circulating since at least January, 2009.
Discussion: DroneBL and The Register
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Former MSN Exec Named RNC New Media Director  —  Todd Herman, former Microsoft and MSNBC.com employee and streaming media expert, has been named the Director of New Media for the Republican National Committee.  Herman founded and ran SpinSpotter, a startup that provides tools to detect spin in news stories.
Tricia Duryee / paidContent.org:
Women-Focused LimeLife Acquires Tapatap For Community Features  —  LimeLife has acquired San Mateo, Calif.-based Tapatap, and will integrate the company's core technologies, including user-generated contests and micropayments, into its women-oriented PC and mobile sites.
Discussion: mocoNews and PE Hub Blog
Richard Luscombe / Guardian:
Patrol watches Texas-Mexico border - from pub in Australia  —  The United States has unveiled an unlikely weapon in its battle against drugs gangs and illegal immigrants at the Texas-Mexico border - pub-goers in Australia.  —  The drinkers are the most far-flung of a sizeable army …
Discussion: The Register
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Court Allows Dentist To Sue Writer Of Bad Yelp Review  —  A California court has ruled that dentist Yvonne Wong can continue to pursue a lawsuit against a husband and wife who allegedly panned her on the review site Yelp.  —  Judge William Elfving of the Santa Clara County Superior Court found …
Discussion: Pulse2
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Follow The Hires: Twitter Looking To Ramp Up Search And Platform APIs  —  If you want to know what the strategic priorities are for a startup, sometimes you need to look no further than the positions they are trying to fill.  Twitter, which is growing like crazy and just raised $35 million …
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Dan Gallagher / MarketWatch:
New game console targets emerging markets  —  Qualcomm backs Zeebo venture to sell wireless video game devices  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — A new company called Zeebo came out of stealth mode Monday to lift the wraps on a device billed as a “fourth video game console” that will target middle-class buyers in emerging markets.
InfoWorld:
VMware unveils ‘cost per app’ calculator  —  VMware on Monday made available an online service that it claims can help users evaluate the true costs of server virtualization expenses.  —  The VMware Cost-Per-Application Calculator enables users to estimate cost-savings from VMware software …
Discussion: eWeek
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Nokia 7205 Intrigue Looks Like an Actually Decent Flip Phone  —  Flip phones have been dead to me since I left Japan, so Nokia's 7205 Intrigue for Verizon is the first one that's actually made me look twice.  —  The external display is a blank slate until it lights up with incoming text messages …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, TWICE and Crave
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Hulu Gains 10 Million Viewers In February, Now No. 4 Video Site In U.S.  —  Hulu jumped two spots to become the fourth largest video site in the U.S. in February, according to the latest data from comScore VideoMetrix.  Hulu drew an audience of 34.7 million people who watched 332.5 million video streams.
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
‘New’ 17" iMac Turns Out Not to Be so New  —  The internet is quivering with excitement today at the introduction of a new 17" iMac, aimed exclusively at the education market.  —  The problem?  It seems that a lot of people were out partying over the weekend and haven't yet recovered.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Dell Adamo battery not replaceable … It seems Dell is emulating Apple in more ways than one with its new MacBook Air-rivaling “Adamo” laptop.  —  Like many recent Apple offering, the ultra-thin Dell laptop will have a non-user-replaceable battery Pocket-lint has learnt.
Discussion: Engadget and Electronic Pulp
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AOL, Yahoo Will Add Life Streams to Their Popular Web Services  —  The growing popularity of Twitter and Facebook's news feed functionality has made everyone embrace life streaming — essentially a way for us to broadcast our daily digital lives via photos, videos, postings and status updates — as a way to consume information.
Thanks:atul
Brad Feld / Entrepreneur.com:
A VC's Biggest Flaw: Arrogance  —  Their weaknesses may vary , but there's typically a common characteristic not-great venture capitalists share: arrogance.  —  Print Get the Mag Weekly Updates  —  Early in my entrepreneurial career, I didn't really know what to make of venture capitalists.
Discussion: TechFlash, VCMike's Blog and Feld Thoughts, Thanks:atul
 
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