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1:15 PM ET, March 1, 2010

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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Condé Nast Is Preparing iPad Versions of Some of Its Top Magazines  —  Condé Nast's plans for the iPad tablet computer from Apple are getting firmer.  —  The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Condé Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire  —  The Wired iPad app Condé Nast showed off this month looks great.  But the chances that the publisher will give its other magazines the same treatment don't look promising.  —  Condé is still creating …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Production Delays Mean iPad Inventories May Be Tight at Launch  —  When Apple's new iPad slate begins to arrive at market later this month, limited availability may leave some early adopters empty-handed-assuming it goes on sale this month at all.  In a research note this morning …
Pew Internet:
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer  —  Overview  —  In the digital era, news has become omnipresent.  Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices.  The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone.
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APC:
Microsoft: “No Windows Phone 7 upgrade for Windows Mobile 6.x devices”  —  Microsoft's tight hardware spec for Windows Phone 7 smartphones means that Windows Mobile 6.x devices - including HTC's just-launched HD2 - can't be upgraded.  —  Owners of HTC's highly-praised HD2 touchscreen smartphone …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The A4 and the A8: secrets of the iPad's brain  —  Most companies, when they go to the enormous expense of designing a complex chip, tell everyone about it.  Even a company like Sun or IBM, whose chips are used only in their own computers, unveil the details of their new processors …
AppleInsider:
Apple prepping first Macs with HDMI - sources  —  Apple plans to introduce HDMI connectivity on some of its personal computers this year, embracing an emerging trend that has seen the high-definition audio/video interface crop up on an increasing number of systems from rival PC manufacturers, AppleInsider has learned.
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book  —  In the emerging world of e-books, many consumers assume it is only logical that publishers are saving vast amounts by not having to print or distribute paper books, leaving room to pass along those savings to their customers.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Raging Septuagenarian  —  Taking on the Times, Google, and, in a sense, his own children, Rupert Murdoch is not going gently into the night.  —  On Saturday, January 9, Rupert Murdoch was on his Boeing 737 returning to New York from a business trip to Los Angeles when he learned …
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:   Inside Rupert Murdoch's War on Google
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
How AT&T Plans to Keep SXSW From Swamping Its Network  —  Smartphones, including iPhones, were all the rage at SxSW in 2009.  —  Last year, the hordes of South by Southwest-attending geeks toting iPhones blew out the AT&T network around the convention center in Austin …
Ian King / Bloomberg:
E-Readers' Price May Fall to $150 This Year With New Chip, Freescale Says  —  Freescale Semiconductor Inc., whose products power about 90 percent of electronic book readers, said a new chip will help drive down the price of the devices to less than $150 this year.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
New Wacom Cintiq 21UX Has 2048 Pressure Levels and Back Touchpads  —  I'm a fan of Wacom's Cintiq display tablets, so I'm excited about their new 21-inch model, the Cintiq 21UX.  According to Wacom, it has better pen performance and ergonomics.  The two back touch-strips have me intrigued.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Google Chrome only browser to make gains in February  —  Data collected by web metrics firm Net Applications suggests that over the month of February, Google's Chrome web browser was the only desktop browser to make any gains over the month.  —  Google Chrome saw a jump in usage share to 5.61%, up 0.39% from 5.22% in January.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why Google makes it easy to leave Google  —  We profiled Google's Data Liberation Front when the initiative was first made public last year, but what has Google's in-house data export team been up to since?  Designing stickers, for one thing.  —  “CAGE FREE DATA,” they proclaim …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Action Streams: A New Idea for Social Networks  —  Walled gardens are already under attack because of the ease of sending content like messages and photos from one website to another.  Sites that don't let content flow in and out freely, when that's what users want, are fighting against the powerful tide of the internet.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Mags To Their Digital Units: Drop Dead  —  Funny how the parallel universe works: the same magazine publishers who were touting digital last year because, well, print sucked, are now going to spend about $90 million talking about how print rules as the economy shows signs of an uptick.
Melanie D.G. Kaplan / Between the Lines:
TigerText can erase sent text messages.  Is it really the ‘perfect app for cheating’?  —  OK, confession time: How many of you have ever sent a text that could one day come back to haunt you?  —  Yeah, that's what I thought.  —  Those text messages?  Now bygones.  The answer from here on out: TigerText.
Discussion: Gadget Lab, Tech Eye and iPhone Buzz
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft readies new SharePoint-based healthcare software  —  Microsoft is readying another piece of its healthcare software and service platform.  —  The latest component is a SharePoint-based offering called HealthVault Community Connect, which Microsoft is introducing on March 1 …
Discussion: CNET News and Microsoft, Thanks:rawmeet
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Deal Will Put Times Content on 850 Screens  —  Starting Monday, video screens in coffee shops, casual eateries and airport newsstands in five major cities will display the work of The New York Times, under a deal with RMG Networks, a major owner of such screens.
Discussion: VatorNews, TechCrunch and DailyFinance
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Intuit Offers a New Look at the Economy and Employment Trends  —  Many economists (and the President) believe that small businesses will be what reignite job growth in the U.S. Today, Intuit is out with a new way to track that theory — a monthly small business employment index …
Discussion: Business Wire
Dan Levin / New York Times:
New Scrutiny on Censorship Issues for U.S. Companies in China  —  BEIJING — On the surface, Amazon.cn resembles its global siblings, selling everything from Harry Potter books to sex toys.  But a few searches of what the Web site proclaims is “the world's largest Chinese online bookstore” reveals limits to this literary universe.
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
15 iPad mysteries remain  —  Think you know all about Apple's iPad?  Here's what we don't know  —  Computerworld - Steve Jobs is such a great salesman that he can actually give us a sense of familiarity with something we don't know anything about.  Apple's iPad is a perfect example.
Discussion: IntoMobile and TG Daily
 
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Is Facebook secretly planning an internet-wide payment platform?
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
January Chip Sales Up 0.3% From Dec.; Up 47.2% From Yr Ago
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
In Wake Of Fabulis Debacle, Citibank Makes Changes To Internet Business Policy
Discussion: Digits and fabulis
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:
What's The T-Mobile/Orange UK Merger Mean For The Mobile Web?
Discussion: EU Press Room and The Register
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Qualys to scan Web sites for malware
Discussion: VentureBeat
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Shout'em adds location to its white label mobile social networks
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Universal Music Group Reports 8.4% Growth In Digital Sales For 2009
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 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Thumbplay Moves From Ringtones to Mobile Music, Hires Apple Exec
Discussion: AppleInsider
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Survey Finds Slack Editing on Magazine Web Sites
Discussion: Gawker
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The new worldwide startup
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Betaworks: Inside the Much-Buzzed-About New Media Incubator
Thanks:atul
Don Clark / Digits:
Action Heats Up Among Large and Small Patent Purchasers
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Clearing the air on iPhone terminology: 4th generation vs. “4G”
Discussion: Download Squad
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
PSN inaccessible, trophy-supporting games unplayable on non-Slim PS3s [update 2]
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Most resistance to ‘Aurora’ hack attacks futile, says report
 

 
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