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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple Tablet Aiming To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines  —  Steve Jobs said people don't read any more.  But Apple is talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a “new device.”  And they're not just going for e-books and mags.  They're aiming to redefine print.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Touching: All Rumors Point To The End Of Keys/Buttons  —  Anyone who has followed Apple news/rumors/patents over the past couple of years has probably noticed a certain trend emerging: Apple seems to be slowly shifting its entire line of products to touch-based computing.
Discussion: Technologizer and Steve Krause, Thanks:atul
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Everything We Know About Apple's Touchscreen Tablet  —  It's looking more and more likely that Apple will release a 10-inch tablet computer in early 2010.  —  Even if you're sick of Apple tablet rumors, we promise you'll like this one.  The latest update comes from a tipster with a solid track record …
Alex Himel / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Connect, Easy as 1, 2, 3  —  Earlier today, we announced Translations for Facebook Connect, which simplifies and streamlines the process of translating a website into to any of the more than 65 different languages Facebook currently supports.  As we continue to provide ways …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook eases Connect sign-up to expand reach across the web
Discussion: All Facebook
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Genius Bar: iPhones' 30% Call Drop Is “Normal” in New York  —  How utterly s**tty is the iPhone on AT&T in the New York area?  The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls.  And that's considered acceptable by Apple.  —  Giz reader Manoj took his iPhone to the Genius Bar …
Mark Relph / The Windows Blog:
The Windows 7 Logo Program  —  First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Mark Relph and I am a Senior Director with the Windows Product Strategy Group and I lead a group known as the Windows Ecosystem Team.  My team and I focus on a few specific areas - compatibility of applications & hardware …
ICANN:
The Affirmation of Commitments - What it Means  —  The Affirmation of Commitments completes a transition that started 11 years ago ...  When ICANN was created in 1998, with the assistance of the United States Government, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) process was started with the objective …
Discussion: CircleID and Domain Name News
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Grant Gross / Computerworld:
ICANN freed from US gov't oversight  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has reached a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce allowing the nonprofit greater independence, while giving more countries oversight of the organization.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK internet ad spend overtakes TV  —  Record £1.75bn online spend makes UK first major economy to spend more on web ads than TV, says IAB  —  The UK has become the first major economy where advertisers spend more on internet advertising than on television advertising …
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
RIM launches TiVo for BlackBerry  —  How long does it take to pump out an TiVo app for BlackBerry?  One year, evidently, as RIM and TiVo have just announced the availability of TiVo for BlackBerry.  Allowing BlackBerry users with a TiVo set-top box to view their program guide and remotely schedule …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iMeem Wipes The Slate Clean With $6 million Funding  —  iMeem may go down in the history books as the little company that could.  The service morphed from an instant-messaging centric social network into a widget service to a full on music streaming service (read an early post by us on iMeem here).
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud  —  New malware being used by cybercrooks does more than let hackers loot a bank account; it hides evidence of a victim's dwindling balance by rewriting online bank statements on the fly, according to a new report.
Discussion: CNET News, Switched and Maximum PC, Thanks:ritubpant
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking  —  ABOUT two-thirds of Americans object to online tracking by advertisers — and that number rises once they learn the different ways marketers are following their online movements, according to a new survey from professors at the University …
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Recognize That Cute Picture Online?  —  Affiliate advertisers could be abusing the photos you post.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Internet advertisement platforms are brimming with photos of sunny smiles and exposed body parts.  Many of these ads are published by outsiders, called …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Sources: ‘Light Peak’ technology not Apple idea  —  Industry sources are refuting a report claiming that a future fiber-optics technology was an Apple idea that was brought to Intel.  —  Light Peak was an Intel Labs project that the chipmaker was working on before anyone was thinking of using it …
blog.seattlepi.com:
Judge overturns Uniloc's record $388M victory over Microsoft  —  A district judge has abolished a high-profile, $388 million award against Microsoft and ruled that the company did not infringe a patent held by software maker Uniloc.  —  The judgment, signed Tuesday by Judge William Smith …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner's $4.2 Billion AOL Fire Sale  —  When AOL CEO Tim Armstrong isn't busy hiring former Google executives, he's preparing for his company's spinoff from the Time Warner (TWX) mother ship, which is is supposed to happen by the end of the year.  So when it does, how much will the Internet company be worth?
Eric Miraglia / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
YUI 3.0.0: First GA Release of YUI's Next-Generation Codeline  —  YUI().use("node", function(Y) { Y.one("#message").setContent("Hello, World!")  We're pleased to announce today the general-availability release of YUI 3.0.0.  YUI 3's core infrastructure (YUI, Node and Event) …
Discussion: eWeek, Webmonkey, CNET News and Ajaxian
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Ribbit injects voice into Google Wave release  —  Ribbit, one of the earliest web-based telephone services (acquired last year by British telecom giant BT), plans to ride Google Wave's coattails — announcing the integration of several gadgets allowing voice calls, phone conferencing …
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Fox Interactive Morphs Into News Corp. Digital Media; Management Reshuffle  —  So the ghost of Fox Interactive Media is finally buried, and now emerges the winner, ready to take on the world...or whatever.  News Corp (NYSE: NWS).  Digital Media (NDM) is the new name of News Corp.'s digital media group headed …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Intuit QuickBooks 2010 Includes App Store  —  Intuit launched QuickBooks 2010 on Monday, including the must-have feature of recent software platforms, an app store.  —  Both QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2010 include the new Intuit App Center, which allows users to download plug-ins …
Discussion: Computerworld and MacNN
Seeking Alpha:
Palm Has a PREcarious Channel Issue  —  Yesterday morning, our teammate and partner, David Eller downgraded Palm (PALM) stock to Unfavorable from Neutral.  Simultaneously, I published a report examining how this problem will likely disappear inside of Sprint (S).  We maintain our favorable opinion on Sprint.
BBC:
Google bosses on trial in Italy  —  The trial of four Google employees has begun in Milan with an engineer from the search giant giving evidence.  —  The employees are accused of breaking Italian law in allowing a video of a teenager with Down's Syndrome to be posted online.
Discussion: p2pnet
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Rackspace: Sequoia Apparently Distributes Stake  —  Rackspace (RAX) investor Sequoia Capital yesterday apparently distributed its roughly 10% stake in the web-hosting company to its limited partners, a move which pushed down the share price and triggered a spike in volume.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Adobe boss takes seat at Dell  —  Annoyed with Adobe?  Feel the company's customer commitment to be a little weak?  Somewhat annoyed at the company's opaque price tier structure when it comes to Creative Suite sales in the UK and Europe in comparison to the US?
Discussion: content.dell.com
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Orders for Classmate PCs canceled or suspended, say Taiwan makers  —  Governments and OEM partners in many emerging markets have canceled orders for Intel-promoted Classmate PCs, or have asked to suspend shipments, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
Discussion: CrunchGear, SlashGear and jkOnTheRun
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive raises big round from AT&T and others for on-demand gaming  —  OnLive is announcing today it has raised a third round of funding from AT&T Media Holdings, Lauder Partners and its existing partners as it moves toward the launch of its video games on demand service, which will let you play high-end games with no special hardware.
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Palm Pre Woes — When the Cloud Goes Down  —  The big news in the Palm world yesterday was the release of webOS 1.2.  This new version had been delayed once or twice and contained a lot of fixes and new features.  Like most Pre owners I jumped on the update as soon as the word spread …
John Temple / TEMPLE TALK:
Lessons from the Rocky Mountain News - Text and video of speech delivered at UC Berkeley Media Technology Summit at Google in Silicon Valley  —  The death of the Rocky Mountain News in February rippled around the world.  Many want to understand what happened and what we can learn from the loss of Colorado's oldest newspaper.
Discussion: paidContent
 
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theBookseller.com:
Kindle prepared for pre-Frankfurt UK launch
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Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Nielsen Adds Internet Speed, Usage, Gaming To TV Ratings Characteristics
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Don Clark / Digits:
New TI Factory Shows How the Chip World Has Changed
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