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10:20 PM ET, March 28, 2009

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John Markoff / New York Times:
Vast Spy System Loots Computers in 103 Countries  —  TORONTO — A vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world, including those of the Dalai Lama, Canadian researchers have concluded.
Philip Lam / PreThinking:
Palm Pre beta tester on Twitter, says release date is 4/30  —  As I was questing for new Palm Pre news, I stumbled upon this interesting tweet from Jim Van, a very smart guy in the IT field.  In his own words:  —  “Got Pre to work on Twitter, but it's a tad cludgy...”
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 …
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 …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Is Facebook Growing Up Too Fast?  —  WHEN Facebook signed up its 100 millionth member last August, its employees spread out in two parks in Palo Alto, Calif., for a huge barbecue.  Sometime this week, this five-year-old start-up, born in a dorm room at Harvard, expects to register its 200 millionth user.
Discussion: HipMojo.com and TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Elise Ackerman / Mercury News:
Maynard Webb's next big thing: homeshoring  —  When Maynard Webb retired as chief operating officer of eBay in August 2006, he was widely viewed as one of the top technologists in Silicon Valley.  Famous for saving the online auction house from several critical computer meltdowns …
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
Michelle Meyers / Crave: The gadget blog:
Verizon confirms plans to sell Netbooks  —  AT&T already sells this Acer Netbook with service through RadioShack.  What will its chief rival bring to the Netbook marketplace?  —  (Credit: RadioShack)  — Home - News - Crave  —  Crave  —  March 28, 2009 12:55 PM PDT
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James Urquhart / CNET News:
Cloud computing: What we learned from Manifestogate  —  Cloud computing is the first major IT market disruption that has taken place in the world of open source software, “the wisdom of crowds” and the community collaboration revolution of Web 2.0.  The concept of the cloud is trying to grow …
TechCrunch:
Steel Cage Debate On The Future Of Online Advertising: Danny Sullivan Vs. Eric Clemons  —  Editor's note: Last Sunday, we published a guest post by Wharton Professor Eric Clemons on “Why Advertising Is Failing On The Internet.”  The post questioned a basic assumption that many of us in the tech industry hold near and dear.
Discussion: The Noisy Channel, Thanks:sampad
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dell Belatedly Buys Adamo.com Domain For Its Hot Notebook  —  Last week, a blog post hit Techmeme detailing how Dell had screwed up by not securing Adamo.com for its ultra-thin notebook, which CrunchGear's John Biggs spotted at SXSW a day before its official release on March 17.
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
AAPL May Take 20% Of China Smartphones, Analyst Says
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Consumers can be stuck when Web sites change terms
Discussion: Associated Press
David Pogue / New York Times:
When Laptops Go Light  —  Did you hear about the new Hilton NanoSuites?
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Paul Boutin / Industry Standard:
David Pogue's secret weapon: Patience
Discussion: Gawker, Thanks:ilamont
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