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1:50 PM ET, February 27, 2010


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Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
All U.S. Android phones to receive Android 2.1, but some will require a wipe  —  Considering over 80% of our readers with Android phones are running an outdated version of the operating system, I think most of you will find this interesting.  —  There has been some confusion over which phones …
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
Apple admits using child labour in China  —  Apple has admitted that child labour was used at the Chinese factories that build its computers, iPods and mobile phones.  —  At least eleven 15-year-old children were discovered to be working last year in three factories which supply Apple.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
It's Time to Put These Olympics Behind Us (As Far As Web Coverage Goes)  —  With the 2010 Winter Olympics wrapping up this weekend in Vancouver, I hope we can put the past behind us.  That is, the past of crappy U.S. online coverage of a major global sporting event, with the key offender being exclusive distributor NBC.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and the Econsultancy blog, Thanks:beet_tv
Will Lester / Associated Press:
Wisconsin senator critical of NBC handling of online access to Olympics  —  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar, AP / February 26, 2010)  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator criticized NBC on Friday for its handling of online access to the Vancouver Olympics, calling it unfair and restrictive.
Discussion: Reuters
Tom Warren /
Google's Nexus One coming to Verizon on March 23  —  Verizon will release Google's Nexus One Android device on March 23 according to sources familiar with the matter.  —  The Nexus One, originally released on T-Mobile in January, has passed FCC inspection for use on Verizon's CDMA network …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Steve Jobs rocks a 3.1.2 OS iPhone  —  So Mike from Macsoda wrote us saying he got a response from Steve Jobs to his email wondering about the future of Final Cut Pro (40 Final Cut Pro developers were recently let go).  Typically brief, Steve Jobs said:  —  No worries.  FCP is alive and well.
Discussion: eWeek, Mac Soda and ithinkdifferent
Jason Ryan / ABCNEWS:
Ancient Secret Service Computers Overtaxed  —  System Is ‘Fragile’ and Cannot Sustain Tempo of Current or Future Operational Missions  —  A classified review of the United States Secret Service's computer technology found that the agency's computers were fully operational only 60 percent …
Discussion: Switched and MacDailyNews
Mac OS X market share up 29%, Leopard still most common  —  New statistics released this week show that the market share of Mac OS X in Web use has grown by 29.4 percent in the last year, while Windows has decreased 3.8 percent.  —  Web statistics company Quantcast found …
Discussion: Technologizer
LeeAnn Prescott / VentureBeat:
OS X share up 29% in past year, slowly chipping away at Microsoft
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Larry Downes:
The Italian Job: What the Google Convictions are Really About  —  I was pleased to be interviewed last night on BBC America World News (live!) about the convictions of three senior Google executives by an Italian court for privacy violations.  The case involved a video uploaded to Google Videos …
Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
Cellphones Let Shoppers Point, Click and Purchase  —  Shoppers will soon be able to stand outside the designer Norma Kamali's boutique in Manhattan, point a phone at merchandise in the window and buy it — even late at night when the store is closed.  —  Ms. Kamali is at the forefront …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Palm's webOS 1.4 Update Is Live With Video Recording and Flash  —  You know that webOS 1.4 update for Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus that we've been talking about since January?  The one with video recording and Flash 10 beta and some other stuff?  It's live.  [Palm]
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
More than 100 companies targeted by Google hackers  —  IDG News Service - The hackers who broke into Google two months ago have gone after more than 100 companies, according to an estimate by security vendor Isec Partners.  —  Researchers have been closing in on the unidentified criminals responsible …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
PayPal To Restore Bank Withdrawal Service In India On March 3rd  —  About three weeks ago, eBay's electronic payments daughter PayPal suddenly started blocking personal payments going in or coming out of accounts from Indian customers, resulting in a flood of online complaints from the latter …
Mike Dano / FierceWireless:
Checking out Symbian^4: Nokia's response to the iPhone  —  During last week's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, I had a very interesting discussion with the folks at the Symbian Foundation.  Long story short, I got a very brief look at what appears to be Nokia's answer to the iPhone.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft To Google: Grow Up And Deal With The EC  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has loudly suggested that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) is behind the European Commission's preliminary antitrust inquiry into Google's practices.  Microsoft's response: So what?  —  “Complaints in competition law cases usually come …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Dave Heiner / Microsoft On The Issues:
Competition Authorities and Search
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Yet More on the Unfolding Future-of-Flash-and-the-Web Saga
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Brian Burke / TechFlash:
Guest Post: Is the iPad worth the time for mobile app developers?
Discussion: Screenwerk
Christopher Caldwell / Financial Times:
Is Google now a monopoly?
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Verizon to launch 4G in up to 60 markets by mid-2012
Discussion: Electronista
 Earlier Items: 
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
SeaWorld Shuts Down Shamu's Twitter Feed After Trainer's Death
Jeremy / Yelp Official Blog:
Lady Justice Needs a Lawsuit Filter....
Discussion: The Social, Mashable! and Screenwerk, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Google LatLong:
Navigate your way through user photos in Street View
Discussion: Softpedia News and 901am
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
How Digg Found a Way to Make Money
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:atul