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1:21 PM ET, March 28, 2009

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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple uses a jailbroken iPhone in patent application  —  Uh oh Apple — it looks like even your attorneys are dirty, thieving jailbreakers.  Tipster a|  e  § was poring through that iPhone biometric security patent application we posted earlier and noticed that the images show a jailbroken phone …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How Google Shot Microsoft After It Took A Knife To A Gunfight  —  Google's a split-personality company.  On the one hand, it wants people to believe that it could lose its customers at any time, lest it get viewed as a monopoly.  But question its ability on the technical front, and the Big G will go off on you like nobody's business.
Discussion: Beyond Search, Thanks:atul
David Pogue / New York Times:
When Laptops Go Light  —  Did you hear about the new Hilton NanoSuites?  You get a single bed in a room about 8 feet square — and no shower.  —  There, you can dine on McDonald's new McSliders: burgers the size of a half-dollar, with two drops of ketchup.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com
Caterina.net:
Hunch!  —  We've started sending out invitations to friends and people who signed up on Hunch.  We're going to be launching the full public site in the coming months, but for now — invitations!  —  What is Hunch?  —  Look.  Decision-making is difficult, and decisions have to be made constantly.
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Paul Boutin / Industry Standard:
David Pogue's secret weapon: Patience  —  New York Times gadget guy David Pogue, a former Broadway orchestra conductor and MacWorld back-page columnist, is probably the world's most widely read and watched tech product reviewer.  As a fellow contributor to the Times, I can confirm …
Discussion: Gawker, Thanks:ilamont
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Former AOL Head Jon Miller Heads to News Corp. as “Chief Digital Officer”  —  BoomTown has confirmed a report by Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood Daily that former AOL head Jon Miller is set to take over as digital head at News Corp., replacing Peter Levinsohn.
Discussion: Lightspeed Venture … and Gawker, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Elizabeth Holmes / Digits:
A Twitter Spinoff Launches for Moms  —  Can mommy bloggers become mommy tweeters?  —  Rachael Herrscher  —  A new microblogging site targeting moms and modeled after Twitter launched Friday.  Rachael Herrscher, a 31-year-old mother of three, has added the abbreviated commenting feature to her site Today's Mama.
Discussion: RotorBlog.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Rob Minto / Financial Times:
The genius behind Google's web browser  —  About five miles outside Aarhus in Denmark - the country's second-­biggest city and the unofficial capital of Jutland - sits a converted farmhouse.  Inside, in a large wood-floored space with vaulted ceilings - once part of the stables …
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo:
Palm Throws Down a C&D Warning on the TealOS Skin  —  Displeased with others copying their work, PalmInfoCenter reports that Palm snuffed the TealOS skin for PalmOS phones, which imitates the Palm Pre's newer WebOS interface.  —  TealPoint posted an official response on their TealTalk forum …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Dell Latitude 2100 ‘Welch’ Netbooks Leaked  —  A tipster just leaked these Dell Latitude 2100 ‘Welch’ laptops to us, which have a 10-inch display and are aimed under $600.  The best part are the names: School Bus Orange and Red Apple.  —  Here are the details: they're a new Latitude notebook design branded …
internetnews.com:
Verizon Confirms Plans to Sell Netbooks  —  If Verizon wants to win the subsidized-netbook battle, it needs to undercut competitor service plan prices.  —  Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) is entering the netbook market with plans to sell 3G-equipped versions of the tiny laptops in its stores as early as next month.
Discussion: Eee PC, Liliputing and bijan sabet
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Google layoffs don't stop hiring efforts  —  Google may be giving pink slips to some 200 hapless souls, but that's not stopping the company from hiring in certain places.  —  The search giant has about 360 job openings listed on its Web site, and a spokesman has confirmed that they are indeed open positions.
Andru Edwards / Gear Live:
Exclusive: Twitter integration coming to OnStar  —  OnStar users, look out—Twitter is about to become a part of your experience.  How so?  Well, being an owner of a couple of Cadillacs with OnStar built-in, we sometimes receive surveys or phone calls asking us how we are liking things.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
OMG, OnStar May Soon Let You Twitter From Your Car
Discussion: Communications …, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Consumers can be stuck when Web sites change terms  —  A recent e-mail from Eastman Kodak Co. didn't lead to a Kodak moment for Vanessa Daniele.  It got her angry.  —  On May 16, the company's Kodak Gallery online photo service will delete her picture albums unless she spends at least $4.99 …
Discussion: Associated Press
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Facebook Purposefully Lowballing Its Official User Numbers?  —  Facebook updates its official user numbers periodically on a statistics page that currently says 175 million users.  They say that they update it every 25 million users, but many of us have long suspected that they may trail by much more than that.
Discussion: All Facebook, Thanks:atul
 
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Huawei's U.S. Coming Out Party
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 Earlier Items: 
Nicole Loux / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 3.0.8 security release now available
Discussion: Mozilla.org, Mozilla, PC World and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Imeem restructures, chief marketing officer resigns
Discussion: TechCrunch
Chris Pendleton / Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog:
Virtual Earth Imagery Release, March 2009
Discussion: LiveSide
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook “Definitely” Raising Capital This Year; Google Considered Acquisition
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Thanks:atul
 

 
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