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11:40 AM 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 …
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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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
After trying it out, I have a good feeling about Hunch  —  I am an extremely indecisive person.  This sometimes frustrates other people, but it frustrates me even more because I absolutely hate wasting time.  And being indecisive means I sit there thinking about decisions for far too long.
Phil Glockner / ReadWriteWeb:
Flickr Co-founder Unveils Her New Startup: Hunch
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
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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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 …
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
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
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: Liliputing, Eee PC and bijan sabet
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
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 …
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 …
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.
 
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How Google Shot Microsoft After It Took A Knife To A Gunfight
Thanks:atul
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent.org:
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
Luis Corrons / PandaLabs:
Don't get taken in by the Conficker panic
Discussion: PC World and InformationWeek
Robert Frank / The Wealth Report:
A Facebook for the Fortunate  —  The problem with Diamond Lounge …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Sorry State Of Music Startups
Discussion: Lucas Gonze's blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Imeem restructures, chief marketing officer resigns
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
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
FDA Official Tells Blogger That Pharma Social Media OK
Denise Dubie / Network World:
IBM layoffs incite backlash
Thanks:atul
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
Facebook, Google, and the data design disaster
Thanks:atul
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Meizu M8 unboxing and hands-on!
Discussion: DisplayBlog and techeblog.com
 

 
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