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3:05 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
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 …
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA, MPAA Copyright Warnings: Facts and Fiction  —  It's has been a good week for the entertainment industry lobbyists.  Hundreds of news outlets wrote in detail about how the RIAA and MPAA are negotiating with Internet service providers to warn alleged copyright infringers.
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
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
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 …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
AAPL May Take 20% Of China Smartphones, Analyst Says  —  Apple (AAPL) should quickly take 20% of China's smartphone market once the company launches a deal with a carrier to sell the IPhone in the country, says Scott Craig, an analyst at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Owen Thomas / Gawker:
Annoying Lawyer Invents Most Annoying Legal Specialty  —  Gregory Fayer, a 2004 Columbia Law graduate, has put out a press release touting his amazing legal skills: Getting Twitter to take down celebrity impostors' accounts.  It's a tricky legal process which involves sending email.
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.
MediaShift:
‘Cluetrain Manifesto’ Still Relevant 10 Years Later  —  When The Cluetrain Manifesto appeared on the web in 1999, neither its supporters nor its authors believed it was trying to say anything particularly new.  Rather, the 95 theses and the following chapters — written in almost a stream of consciousness …
 
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Consumers can be stuck when Web sites change terms
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Tracking The Online-Only Seattle P-I: Traffic Down 20 Percent
Carlo Longino / Techdirt:
Prosecutor Who Threatened Teens With Child Porn Charges For Taking …
Discussion: MyFox New York and Slashdot
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
Huawei's U.S. Coming Out Party
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Is Facebook Purposefully Lowballing Its Official User Numbers?
Discussion: All Facebook, Thanks:atul
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Don't get taken in by the Conficker panic
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Robert Frank / The Wealth Report:
A Facebook for the Fortunate  —  The problem with Diamond Lounge …
Nicole Loux / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 3.0.8 security release now available
Discussion: Mozilla.org, PC World, Mozilla and SEO and Tech Daily, Thanks:atul
Chris Pendleton / Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog:
Virtual Earth Imagery Release, March 2009
Discussion: LiveSide
 

 
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