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4:20 PM ET, April 2, 2009

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Biz / Twitter Blog:
The Discovery Engine Is Coming  —  A few weeks ago we started testing Twitter Search in the web interface for a subset of folks.  We had the search box way up near the top of the page and the results on a separate page.  It turns out that's not the awesome way to do it.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Confirms And Details New “Discovery Engine”
Thanks:gspowart
Nicholas Kolakowski / eWeek:
Twitter Search Engine Revised
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Dissent Is Dead At Facebook, Employees Complain  —  Facebook and CFO Gideon Yu did not part ways because the company needs a CFO with public company experience.  A source familiar with Facebook admits that's just spin.  —  We don't know exactly why Facebook and Gideon parted ways …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Thanks:atul
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
The Entire Facebook Goodbye-Gideon-We-Are-the-Money- Champions Memo  —  Dear Elliot Schrage:  —  BoomTown wins.  —  As Sheryl knows from experience, don't mess with the Swish.  Or Texas.  Or Zohan.  —  Just don't mess.  —  For everyone else, here is the entire memo that Facebook sent …
Dan Stober / Stanford News:
Free Stanford course on developing iPhone software  —  Want to know how to write programs for the iPhone and iPod touch?  Beginning this week, a Stanford computer science class on that buzzworthy topic will be available online to the general public for free.  —  The 10-week course, iPhone Application Programming, is a hot ticket.
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Bonnie Cha / CNET News:
Really?  I can't touch the Palm Pre?  Really!?!  —  Those are not my hands.  —  (Credit: Bonnie Cha/CNET)  —  OK, I know I just got done gushing about the third-party apps on the Palm Pre, and I didn't want to take anything away from that but there's something I need to get off my chest.
Jill Colvin / New York Times:
You've Got Voice Mail, but Do You Care?  —  WHEN Steve Hamrick left his last job as manager at a software corporation, he had at least 25 unheard messages in his office voice mailbox.  And that's not counting the unreturned calls on his cellphone or landline at home.  —  It's not that he doesn't like to talk.
Discussion: Gawker
Nick / Rough Type:
Google lifts its skirts  —  Yesterday was a remarkable day for the small, slightly obsessed band of Google data-center watchers of which I am one.  Around each of the company's sprawling server farms is a high metal fence patrolled by a particularly devoted squad of rent-a-cops, who may or may not be cyborgian in nature.
Phil Glockner / ReadWriteWeb:
Glue Gets Stickier With Conversations and Recommendations  —  AdaptiveBlue, creators of the contextual social network Glue, announced today the immediate availability of an updated version of their semantic browser extension that adds several powerful new features.
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BBC:
Piracy law cuts internet traffic  —  Internet traffic in Sweden fell by 33% as the country's new anti-piracy law came into effect, reports suggest.  —  Sweden's new policy - the Local IPRED law - allows copyright holders to force internet service providers (ISP) to reveal details of users sharing files.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Amazon launches Hadoop data crunching service  —  Amazon on Thursday announced a new cloud computing service that uses Hadoop, a free software framework, to crunch tons of data.  —  The service, called Amazon Elastic MapReduce, is designed for businesses, researchers and analysts trying …
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Report: IBM cuts price on Sun deal  —  IBM has reportedly cut its purchase price for Sun Microsystems to a range of $9 to $10 a share, with Sun apparently willing to accept the lower end of the range providing the deal will go through regardless of antitrust scrutiny, according to a report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal.
David Martin / CNET News:
iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 jailbroken  —  If you blinked, you might have missed it: one day after Apple released an update to the iPhone OS 3 beta, hackers have already jailbroken the OS 3 beta 2 release.  —  A new version of QuickPWN for Windows only (direct download link) has been released.
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Releases All New Windows Live Client For Windows Mobile  —  Windows Live may seem like a failure in the eyes of many a TechCrunch reader, but there are a number of services that continue to thrive within the scope of a vast, mainstream audience.  Hence it's worth noting that Microsoft …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Piracy Puts Film Online One Month Before Open  —  In a case of piracy that some analysts called unprecedented, untold thousands of people watched a version of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” online Wednesday, a full month before its scheduled theater release.  —  The film's distributor …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DiggBar Is Here.  Go Shorten Those URLs  —  Last month we wrote about the new Digg toolbar product called DiggBar.  It launched today.  If you want to try it out immediately, just add “digg.com/” before any URL at all (the image above is using the techcrunch domain).
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digg the Blog, Thanks:sinkercat
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's “Garyvee” Vaynerchuk Gets A Book Deal  —  Web wine guru branches into the print world  —  HarperStudio has signed a seven-figure, 10-book deal with Gary Vaynerchuk, a 33-year-old Belarusian-born wine retailer from New Jersey, who, except for a talk show appearance here and there …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Silicon Alley Insider and Gawker, Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Will Wright favors Web 2.0-like community-driven game design  —  Will Wright believes that successful games depend on a feedback cycle where designers create games and incorporate the feedback and content generated by users.  As such, the best games evolve after they ship and game companies …
Discussion: CNET News and web2expo.com
Leslie Cauley / USA Today:
Skype's iPhone limits irk some consumer advocates  —  Apple's (AAPL) unique treatment of the new Skype Internet calling feature on the iPhone — the free app works only on Wi-Fi, not the cellular or 3G network — is raising concern among public-policymakers and consumer advocates.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Record Labels In Germany Learning That YouTube Has The Leverage  —  Just as in the UK, where Google decided to block all music videos from the major record labels, after those labels demanded payments that Google felt was way out of line with what could be made from advertising …
Robert MacMillan / MediaFile:
Google CEO to keynote newspaper convention  —  This ought to be fun.  —  Eric Schmidt, who will keynote the Newspaper Association of America's annual convention, runs the search engine company and advertising beast that many journalists at sick and/or dying newspapers blame for sucking up some of their advertising dollars.
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
Hulu encrypts its HTML to fend off Boxee . . . again  —  The parry and thrust routine between Hulu and Boxee is still on.  Engadget is reporting that Hulu has started encrypting its HTML content to keep non-browser applications (like the ones through Boxee's media streaming software) from accessing its video library.
eWeek:
Intel, GE Will Partner for Healthcare IT, Invest $250 Million  —  Intel and General Electric plan on investing $250 million over the next five years in a joint partnership to develop healthcare IT technologies, including the Intel Health Guide, a box that allows users to check …
Discussion: The Register
Mike Musgrove / Washington Post:
Rosetta Stone to Go Public, Ending IPO Dry Spell  —  Rosetta Stone, an Arlington-based language instruction company, plans to file an initial public offering this month, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  It would be the first venture-capital-based IPO in six months.
Discussion: Between the Lines
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The NCAA Blows the Whistle on Twitter's “March Tweetness”  —  Last week, AT&T and Federated Media debuted “March Tweetness,” a Twitter-endorsed page geared around the March Madness college basketball tournament.  It was Twitter's second attempt at what amounted to an advertising play, and I thought it looked modestly promising.
Discussion: ClickZ, Thanks:atul
Mehul Srivastava / Business Week:
Apple's iPhone, an Indian Flop, Prepares for China  —  The failure of Apple's iPhone to make a dent in India's lucrative telecom market may hold lessons for its upcoming push in China  —  Take the most talked-about phone in recent history and launch it in one of the fastest growing cell-phone markets …
 
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Cogeco Drops Metered Billing On Users - Unveils caps ranging from 10GB to 100GB
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple proposes iPhone that calls security agency when stolen
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electricpig.co.uk
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Twitter jilts Ruby for Scala
Terrence Russell / VentureBeat:
Hulu to replace video ads with questions?
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechVi
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Senators agree on patent changes
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Is Twitter Killing RSS?
Discussion: The SiliconANGLE
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace Stealth Webmail Product Definitely Happening (Internal Memo)
Discussion: MediaPost, TECH.BLORGE.com and AppScout, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 

 
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