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6:40 PM ET, February 26, 2010

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Jay Yarow / The Wire:
Apple Stacks The Deck Against Amazon's Kindle App (AAPL, AMZN)  —  When Apple's iPad goes on sale in a few weeks, its iBookstore will have a distinct user-experience advantage over e-book competitors like Amazon's Kindle App.  —  That is, the iBookstore will let you seamlessly buy books …
Discussion: MacDailyNews
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
When It Comes to Content, Amazon's Kindle Won't Be Undersold  —  On Jan. 27, Steven P. Jobs was still standing on a stage in San Francisco, presenting Apple's new iPad, when the phones started ringing.  Senior managers from Amazon.com were calling newspaper, magazine and book publishers trying …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple predicted to introduce lower cost iPhone models in June  —  Apple's next update to the blockbuster iPhone handset is expected by one prominent analyst to have a lower total cost of ownership, and to also include new gesture-based functionality.  —  Katy Huberty with Morgan Stanley maintains …
Daniel Kreps / Rolling Stone:
iTunes Prize Winner to Steve Jobs: “Yeah Right, Who Is This Really?”  —  When Steve Jobs personally called Woodstock, Georgia native Louie Sulcer to tell him he'd won Apple's iTunes Store 10 Billion Song Sold contest, Sulcer first thought was that he was being pranked.
Carrie-Ann Skinner / Computerworld:
EU orders Google to ditch Street View images after 6 months  —  PC Advisor - The European Union has ordered Google to delete images captured for its Street View service after six months.  —  Street View, which was made available in the UK last year, is an add-on to Google Maps and Google Earth …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Finally: Facebook Silences App Notification Spam  —  Facebook is about to become a quieter, less annoying place for users.  The company just announced that it has deprecated “application notifications” and will require apps to use other, less intrusive methods of sending news to users.
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Kelly Winters / Facebook Developers:
Continuing to Simplify Facebook: Removing Application Notifications
Discussion: All Facebook
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's Ad Plan: Copy Google  —  What will Twitter's long-awaited ad platform look like?  Something like Google's.  —  That's the general description of Twitter's plan, according to people who have been briefed by the company.  —  Here are the very broad strokes:
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Cool New Finger Swiping Camera Controls coming to iPhone & iPad  —  On Feb 25, 2010, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals one of the next chapters for Apple's iPhone.  Today's patent reveals yet another innovative concept that is designed …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
The Conclusion to the Faulty iMac Saga: The Beginning of the Fix  —  The latest iMac was released 16 weeks ago.  Since then, it's been plagued with problems, most notably flickering and/or yellow screens.  Today, the saga comes to an end because Apple has acknowledged the issues and offered their support.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How Digg Found a Way to Make Money  —  Social networking behavior — endless repetitive page views, unvetted content — isn't a great fit for traditional forms of online advertising.  Early attempts to bring search or brand ads onto sites like MySpace and Facebook had pathetic results compared …
Discussion: The Next Web, Digg Blog and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Android vs. Apple: The flyover states  —  Google phones may outsell iPhones in eight U.S. states.  Can you guess which ones?  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Myxer  —  Here's a bit of geographical trivia that may have business consequences.  —  According to a Myxer BoomBox Report released …
Yelp Official Blog:
Lady Justice Needs a Lawsuit Filter....  In light of recent news, I wanted to share some thoughts about the lawsuit that was filed against Yelp this week.  —  There has been a long history of people accusing Yelp of monkeying around with reviews in exchange for money.
Discussion: CNET News, Screenwerk and MediaPost, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Associated Press Developing Apple iPad App, Announces New ‘AP Gateway’ Unit  —  The Associated Press is developing an Apple iPad app.  According to AP sources, it will be a news app that wrangles in content from the AP and their more than 1,000 member newspapers and broadcasters.
Discussion: MacRumors, ap.org, mocoNews, TUAW and MacNN
Brian Caulfield / Velocity:
iPad Rival JooJoo Will Ship March 25  —  Startup Fusion Garage said Friday its JooJoo touch-screen tablet computer will ship March 25.  —  Does the JooJoo have a chance against Apple's iPad?  Tell us in the comments section at the end of this article.  —  That's later than FusionGarage …
Dave Heiner / Microsoft On The Issues:
Competition Authorities and Search  —  Vice President and Deputy General Counsel  —  Government competition agencies are increasingly focused on Google's growing power in search and online advertising.  The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission …
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Adobe kills Flash Player 10.1 for Windows Mobile 6.5, smitten with Windows Phone 7 Series  —  There are a couple certainties when it comes to Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 and the prospects for integrated Flash support on smartphones - Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) won't ever allow native Flash on the iPhone …
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View:
Verizon-bound CDMA Google Nexus One apparently passes the FCC  —  The FCC has just approved a CDMA HTC-made smartphone with the model name PB99300.  —  Since the GSM/HSPA Google Nexus One is the PB99100, the PB99300 is likely the CDMA version of the Nexus One, which should be launched via Verizon soon …
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
New YouTube Design Makes Everything A Playlist, Keeps You Watching Forever (GOOG)  —  YouTube's new design will make the playlist feature part of the standard YouTube experience, the Google (GOOG) video-sharing site announced today.  —  YouTube already has playlists, in which one video automatically begins when the last one ends.
Boy Genius Report:
Details on RIM's new BlackBerry slider?  —  This isn't confirmed, but with RIM rumored to be exploring sliding-QWERTY devices for a pretty long time, one of our BlackBerry connects dropped some info on us and we wanted it to share it.  Here's what we know:  — It's a portrait-oriented slider.
LeeAnn Prescott / VentureBeat:
OS X share up 29% in past year, slowly chipping away at Microsoft  —  Web measurement company Quantcast recently began publishing stats on operating system browser share from its sample of quantified publishers.  Data shows that in January 2010, Microsoft Windows accounted for 86.8% share …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway Raising $10 Million Angel Fund To Expand SV Angel  —  Super-angel Ron Conway, who is one of the most prolific and successful investors in Silicon Valley, is expanding his SV Angel fund to include outside investors (recently he has invested only his own capital in startups).
Google LatLong:
Navigate your way through user photos in Street View  —  With Street View in Google Maps, you can explore millions of images taken in places across the world.  But the photographs you see are based on what the cameras on top of our cars, driving on public roads, can capture (or, in a few cases …
Discussion: 901am
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
SeaWorld Shuts Down Shamu's Twitter Feed After Trainer's Death  —  Following the death of SeaWorld whale trainer Dawn Brancheau, the Twitter account of killer whale Shamu has been silenced.  —  Yes, Shamu has a Twitter account, and boasts more than 10,000 followers.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel to introduce faster Atom chip Monday  —  Intel plans to release a faster version of its “Pine Trail” Atom processor for Netbooks on Monday, bringing a little extra performance to this popular segment of the laptop market.  —  Major PC makers are expected to announce new products …
Pauline Jelinek / Associated Press:
Pentagon issues new policy on social networking  —  WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says everyone from troops in the field to the highest brass and civilian leaders will be allowed to Twitter, blog and use Facebook and other social networking sites on the military's non-classified computer network.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Granted Patent on the News Feed - This Could Be Very Big  —  Facebook has been granted a patent on the Newsfeed, “displaying a news feed in a social network environment.”  Nick O'Neill at AllFacebook found the patent first and says it could be “one of the most significant social web patents” in a decade.
 
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
Seesmic Twitter App Gets Updated: Supports Multi-Accounts …
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Glamour Readies iPad Edition
Discussion: The Wire
Steven Sande / TUAW:
AT&T rolling out MicroCell to five more markets
Discussion: WMExperts and Obsessable
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Wireless: Industry Growth Drops Below 3%, And Still Sinking
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Hot off the Press: Apple Files for ‘Magic TrackPad’ Trademark
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Christopher Dawson / Between the Lines:
Uncovering Microsoft Office Labs
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Twitter phishing hack hits BBC, PCC, Miliband ... and Guardian
Bloomberg:
Nokia CEO Stinging From IPhone Aims to Out-Jobs Apple With Apps and Maps
Discussion: Fast Company and Internet2Go