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4:45 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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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: CNET News and VentureBeat
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: Technology Live
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 …
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: The Register and DroneBL
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, PC World and Tech Broiler
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
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
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Core77 and Fast Company, Thanks:atul
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 …
Thanks:atul
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
Julian Sanchez / Ars Technica:
FCC's Adelstein to oversee rural broadband buildout  —  President Obama has named FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein to take charge of a $2.5 billion Department of Agriculture program designed to promote broadband deployment in rural America.  —  In ordinary times, “Jonathan Adelstein …
PC World:
Lenovo Offers Workstations With Intel's Nehalem Chips  —  Lenovo on Tuesday became the second major PC maker to announce workstations based on Intel's upcoming quad-core Nehalem chips, which are due for release next week.  —  The high-end ThinkStation D20 and low-end ThinkStation S20 workstations …
Discussion: CrunchGear, Crave and Engadget
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 and open
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
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
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Net-Neutrality Backers, Telcos Spar Over Stimulus' Broadband Rules  —  If telecoms are to get $4 billion in stimulus funds for broadband that enables Facebook for farmers and netbooks for mountain men, then the feds must require the new networks to be open and nondiscriminatory, public interest groups told federal bureaucrats Monday.
 
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InfoWorld:
VMware unveils ‘cost per app’ calculator
Discussion: eWeek
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Buzz grows over Amazon's plans to stream HD TV shows
Brad Feld / Entrepreneur.com:
A VC's Biggest Flaw: Arrogance
Discussion: TechFlash, VCMike's Blog and Feld Thoughts, Thanks:atul
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Sequoia's Heritage Project: Not Dead Yet?
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Ericsson Restates Vows To Sony; ‘We Are Committed’
Discussion: Electronista, IntoMobile and Engadget
 Earlier Items: 
Simon Alford / Times of London:
UK Google boss escapes cameras
Discussion: broadstuff
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Intel Seeks OK To Reprice Worthless Employee Options
Discussion: Computerworld and SiliconBeat
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AOL, Yahoo Will Add Life Streams to Their Popular Web Services
Discussion: digg.com, Thanks:atul
Kevin Farnham / ProgrammableWeb:
Microsoft Releases Machine Translation API
Discussion: Softpedia News
BBC:
Big websites urged to avoid Phorm
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Hulu Gains 10 Million Viewers In February, Now No. 4 Video Site In U.S.
 

 
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
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