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4:50 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.
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.
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
Discussion: Reuters
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Early work on Firefox's new Javascript engine nets big speed gains  —  Ever since Google dropped Chrome and the V8 Javascript engine on the performance-hungry masses, developers of other browsers have been working hard at leveling the playing field.  Opera 10.50's Carakan engine is blazingly fast …
Agence France Presse:
Google launches ‘person finder’ for Chile quake victims  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Google on Saturday quickly activated an online “person finder” tool to allow relatives and friends to find loved ones following the huge earthquake in Chile.  —  The “Person Finder: Chile Earthquake” …
Discussion: Mashable! and Google LatLong
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 …
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 …
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]
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
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
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Where virtual worlds once ruled, FarmVille dominates  —  Social games like FarmVille have led many companies to try to be ‘the next Zynga,’ its publisher.  —  Almost every week for the last few years, it seems, I've gotten a press release or a pitch touting some company's great new Facebook games network or kids' virtual world.
Discussion: Massively and Raph's Website
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James Dao / At War:
Military Announces New Social Media Policy
Discussion: BBC, Mashable! and Erictric
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Yet More on the Unfolding Future-of-Flash-and-the-Web Saga
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
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
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft To Google: Grow Up And Deal With The EC
Discussion: BetaNews and
Jeremy / Yelp Official Blog:
Lady Justice Needs a Lawsuit Filter....
Discussion: The Social, Mashable! and Screenwerk, Thanks:mrinaldesai

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