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9:00 AM ET, March 24, 2009

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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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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 …
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!
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
New OnLive service could turn the video game world upside down  —  Few startups have a chance to revolutionize an industry.  But if entrepreneur Steve Perlman's OnLive lives up to its goals, the company will disrupt the entire video game industry — to the delight of both game publishers and gamers.
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Michael Dell hints at smartphones, mobile Internet devices  —  CEO says it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect a smartphone or similar device from the company  —  IDG News Service) Michael Dell gave the strongest hint to-date that his company is developing a mobile Internet device or smartphone at a speech in Tokyo today.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Peek presents the Peek Pronto  —  Remember my story on dumb devices?  Well here's the ultimate dumb device.  The Peek Pronto is actually quite smart.  The cosmetics on this new version are slightly different - a better keyboard and a new color, basically - but under the hood you get push email …
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.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Hackers steer clear of Google Chrome, say too challenging  —  At the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver BC, hackers were invited to find and exploit holes in modern browsers.  A popular target for hackers at this year's conference was Safari on a Mac — definitely the lowest hanging fruit.
Discussion: Zero Day
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Rhomobile promises: Build once, deploy to any smartphone  —  If you're interested in developing a mobile application but find the range of phones out there to be overwhelming, a startup called Rhomobile wants to help.  Not only does its Rhodes programing framework allow you to build mobile …
Discussion: InfoWorld, CNET News and OStatic blogs
BBC:
Call to ‘shut down’ Street View  —  Images of 25 cities are viewable via Google Street View  —  A formal complaint about Google's Street View has been sent to the Information Commissioner (ICO).  —  Drawn up by privacy campaigners, it cites more than 200 reports from members of the public identifiable via the service.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Announces IPREDATOR Global Anonymity Service  —  As the entertainment industries turn their lobbying power towards ISPs and governments in their on-going battle against file-sharers, more and more people are looking at neutralizing the effects of monitoring and new legislation.
Discussion: digg.com
Chippy / UMPCPortal:
ASUS Eee Keyboard PC (Video)  —  It's the polar opposite of what you usually see on the portal.  A mobile PC built around a huge keyboard with a tiny screen tacked on to the side.  Obviously this is not quite your mobile productivity box (unless you want a kneck injury) but it's an interesting option for the home.
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
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
A Closer Look At How The Takedown Process Is Widely Abused  —  from the let's-look-at-the-numbers dept  —  Last week, we wrote about how, in a filing over the proposed three strikes rule in New Zealand, Google had filed a report pointing to widespread abuse of the DMCA takedown process.
Qblogger / Windows Home Server Team Blog:
Windows Home Server - Announcing Power Pack 2  —  We are pleased to announce Windows Home Server Power Pack 2.  Power Pack 2 fixes known issues and adds new features to improve the Windows Home Server experience.  Enhancements include: Improvements to remote access configuration …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple Aggressively Pursues ‘Pod’ Trademarks  —  What's in a name?  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but if its name ended in “pod,” it might attract the ire of Apple's shark-like legal team.  —  Apple's obsession with the blockbuster success of its iPod has driven the corporation …
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eMarketer:
Marketers Moving to Social Media  —  Let's talk about budgets.  —  It took a while.  —  Even though tens of millions of users were flocking to social media sites every day, most marketers stayed away.  They either didn't understand how to join the conversations—without sounding like shills …
Staska / Unwired View:
Nokia Aeon launching next week.  April Fool's come a week early to Netherlands  —  This is one of the stranger ways learn about the possibility that a new and very interesting Nokia phone might be in the works.  —  Remember Nokia Aeon concept phone?  —  Well, one of the Dutch free newspapers -De Pers …
Discussion: Electronic Pulp and SlashGear
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
BillShrink Brings Its Cost-Cutting Engine To The Gas Pump  —  Most drivers are familiar with the never-ending dance that goes on at the gasoline pump, where fuel can fluctuate in price multiple times a day.  But despite our constant grumbling, unless two stations are side-by-side …
Discussion: CNET News
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 …
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Social Networking Demographics: Boomers Jump In, Gen Y Plateaus  —  There's a common misperception out there that all of the blogging, Twittering and Facebooking is being done by twenty and thirty-somethings.  That, in fact, turns out not to be true.  Baby Boomers (those born 1946-1964) …
Discussion: TWICE, Thanks:atul
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
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.
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: The Register and Tech Broiler
 
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Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
FCC's Adelstein to oversee rural broadband buildout
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
New Botnet Runs on DSL Modems and Routers
Discussion: The Register and DroneBL
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Netflix Integrates Facebook Connect to Let Users Share Movie Ratings
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Reuters
Stephen Shankland / Underexposed:
iStockphoto founder, CEO leaves Getty
Discussion: istockphoto.com
InfoWorld:
VMware unveils ‘cost per app’ calculator
Discussion: eWeek
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Follow The Hires: Twitter Looking To Ramp Up Search And Platform APIs
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.com:
Dell Adamo battery not replaceable
Discussion: SlashGear, Engadget and Electronic Pulp
Richard Luscombe / Guardian:
Patrol watches Texas-Mexico border - from pub in Australia
Discussion: The Register and open
Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
IE8 Users Downgrade To Explorer 7
Discussion: Technology Live
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Court Allows Dentist To Sue Writer Of Bad Yelp Review
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