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Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
Jobs and Hospital Answer the Critics  —  Facing mounting criticism that Apple CEO Steve Jobs acquired a donated liver somehow through unethical means, the hospital where Jobs had the operation took the extraordinary step of confirming the surgery, and offered the reasons why Jobs was a prime candidate for the organ.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple's Secrecy  —  This whole Jobs liver transplant story really hits the sweet spot for of two of my obsessions: Apple (duh) and journalism.  It's the journalism angle that I find the most intriguing.  The Wall Street Journal's story Friday night was a huge scoop for them …
Discussion: Guardian, Neowin.net, Entrepreneur Watch and TUAW, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Boxee Swings For The Fences: Windows Support, MLB, Digg, Tumblr And Current All Launch Tonight  —  Boxee is holding an event in San Francisco tonight to declare a winner of its App Dev Challenge, in which third-parties created apps for the media platform.  But the real winner tonight will be Boxee …
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Boxee (Officially!) Partners to Bring MLB to TV
Waldo Jaquith / Virginia Quarterly Review:
Chris Anderson's Free Contains Apparent Plagiarism  —  In the course of reading Chris Anderson's new book, Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Hyperion, $26.99), for a review in an upcoming issue of VQR, we have discovered almost a dozen passages that are reproduced nearly verbatim from uncredited sources.
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
AT&T: iPhone Coverage Getting Better, Faster Soon  —  The iPhone 3GS has been a huge hit for AT&T, and although they aren't saying how many customers they've stolen from other carriers, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega said they had “hundreds of thousands” of pre-orders.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft hires not one but three more former Yahoo engineers  —  Everyone got a chuckle yesterday when Microsoft said it had hired yet another Yahoo executive, Kevin Timmons, to lead its data center group.  He joined a growing number of engineers and executives who have gone to Microsoft …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's AIM iPhone App Is Getting Awesome, Disruptive To AT&T  —  While our government scratches its chin over the evils of overpriced cellphone text messaging, technology is fighting the battle faster.  —  Specifically, Apple's new “push notifications” system — and others like it …
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Netbooks, R.I.P.  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles, he'll explore where our industry …
Discussion: NPD
The Official Google Blog:
Let's make the web faster  —  From building data centers in different parts of the world to designing highly efficient user interfaces, we at Google always strive to make our services faster.  We focus on speed as a key requirement in product and infrastructure development …
Efficient Frontier Insights:
Bing Gains More Ground  —  Almost two weeks ago, we reported that Bing's first week lift in Microsoft's share of paid clicks was up slightly more than 8% compared to the week before the launch of Bing.  While Microsoft's click share remains at less than 5% and continues to lag Yahoo! …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Qik For Android Alpha leaks, Immediately Hits The Market  —  Uh-oh.  Looks like the race for live video streaming on Android is on.  When we got footage of Kyte running on Android last week after hearing next to nothing on the matter from the competitors, we guessed that it might …
internetnews.com:
Ruby Use Grows Among U.S. Developers  —  From the blogs: But the latest Evans Data report isn't all good news for open source.  —  By Sean Michael Kerner: More stories by this author:  —  A command line view of IT  —  From the “dynamic languages” files:
Discussion: eWeek
Reuters:
Sprint CFO seeing Pre shortages, no iPhone impact  —  * Still working to catch up on Pre order backlog  —  * Says new iPhone has not hurt Pre sales  —  * Hopes for revenue to flatten in quarters, not years  —  * Palm shares up 7 pct, Sprint shares flat at $4.83
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Discussion: Trends in the Living Networks, Thanks:pchere
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
The Netflix Box That Never Was  —  We've written a lot about how we like Netflix's approach to streaming content to your TV.  The company's decision to partner with hardware companies instead of building its own box was a smart one that positions it for life after rent-by-mail DVDs.
Discussion: GigaOM and MarketingShift
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Intel and Nokia Enter Into Technology Partnership, May Not Result in Anything  —  Intel and Nokia announced a technology agreement today that is intended to drive both companies' efforts in the mobile device segment.  The agreement is broken down into three separate areas:
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Intel:
Intel and Nokia Announce Strategic Relationship to Shape Next Era …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Return of Fake Steve Is a Vote of Confidence in Real Steve  —  Fake Steve Jobs is back.  Dan Lyons, author of the piercingly funny satire blog, insists his return may be temporary.  But he wouldn't be having this much fun with Jobs' illness if he still worried about the Apple CEO's death.
Discussion: Edible Apple
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Nikki Finke's $10 million payday  —  Who says you can't get rich blogging?  Showbiz reporter extraordinaire Nikki Finke did — to the tune of eight figures.  —  After fielding “many offers from major corporations and media companies,” Finke, a former reporter for Newsweek …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
As The Sun Sets on MySpace - Who Will Beat Facebook?  —  The year was 2013.  Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg was still the social network's public persona, but he had a young family and new-found loves of world travel, exotic regional cocktails and faux-native art.
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Microsoft leaps into the home energy management game with Hohm  —  As we've reported, the big boys are jumping into the smart grid space just in time for the stimulus funds to rain from the sky.  Google introduced its home energy management system PowerMeter in February …
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
New York Times Considers Paid Access to Mobile News  —  New York Times Co., publisher of the namesake newspaper, is likely to begin charging users to access its news on mobile devices before it does so on its Web sites, the head of digital operations said.  —  Times Co. is considering paid …
Discussion: paidContent
Wall Street Journal:
Military Command Is Created for Cyber Security  —  WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert Gates created a new military command dedicated to cyber security on Tuesday, reflecting the Obama administration's plans to centralize and elevate computer security as a major national-security issue.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Sarkozy Says He Will “Go All The Way” With 3 Strikes  —  Sarkozy's address yesterday was made possible by the annulment of a law prohibiting a sitting president from addressing lawmakers.  The last time an address of this type occurred was 1848, in Napoleon's day.
NEWS.com.au:
Mafia game hits up Twitterers for money  —  Cashing in ... Super Rewards gives players ways to gain the upper hand against their opponents for a fee.  —  IT seems inevitable that someone would come up with a way to make money out of Twitter.  —  Lolplaying, the maker of a new role-playing game …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Sonja Thompson / TechRepublic Blogs:
Ma.gnolia points to potential storms in the cloud  —  I've been doing some research which led me to checking out the back-story on the ma.gnolia.com failure.  If you are unfamiliar, ma.gnolia was a Web-based bookmarking service that recently had a catastrophic failure of their production database that was unrecoverable.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Congress Readies an “Opt-In” Privacy Bill, and the Web Industry Cringes  —  Here comes the battle the online ad business has been dreading: Congress is drawing up a bill that would require users to sign up to let advertisers track their online behavior-and, if you believe online publishers, more or less destroy the online ad business.
Discussion: MediaFlect
Robert McMillan / PC World:
High Profile Twitter Hack Spreads Porn Trojan  —  Former Apple Macintosh evangelist Guy Kawasaki [cq] posts Twitter messages about a lot of different thing, but the message he put up on Tuesday afternoon was really out of character.  —  “Leighton Meester sex tape video free download!”
Discussion: PE Hub Blog
Ginny Mies / Washington Post:
Apple Cracks Down on Gift Card Fraud  —  Thinking about buying a discounted iTunes gift card online?  Think again.  —  PC World  —  It all seems innocent enough: Someone received an iTunes gift card for their birthday, but they don't have an iPod, so they're selling it on eBay.
Discussion: MacNN
 
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