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6:50 AM ET, March 1, 2010

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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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Social
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Inside Rupert Murdoch's War on Google  —  Unlike most heads of big public companies, who strive to be reassuringly bland, Rupert Murdoch has always cultivated a shoot-from-the-hip image.  But his displays of pique over Google (GOOG) and its “theft” of proprietary content have been less spontaneous than he might like you to believe.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Conde Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire  —  The Wired iPad app Conde 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.  —  Conde is still creating a digital version of its tech magazine for the device.
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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 …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
HP updates ultraportable with Core i5, i7 chips  —  Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its business ultraportable laptop and hybrid laptop-tablet with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, becoming one of the first major PC makers to squeeze these powerful processors into a small, lightweight design.
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.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Thanks:beet_tv
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: TeleRead
Tod Sacerdoti / TechCrunch:
Don't “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road  —  Editor's note: Earlier this month, BrightRoll raised a $10 million Series B for its video ad network.  In this guest post, CEO Tod Sacerdoti shares some of the lessons he learned trying to raise that money in the current environment.
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Rob Hayes / Permanent Record:
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Patzer?
Thanks:joshk
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
PSN is down, some titles experiencing game-crashing errors [update]  —  A wide rash of game-crashing errors is spreading among the PS3-owning community at the moment, most of which can be chalked up to a 8001050F error code.  This has led to a variety of unfortunate side-effects for those affected …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Pew: Internet surpasses newspapers, radio for news  —  Americans are turning to the Internet for their news more than newspapers and the radio, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Internet & Life Project.  —  They are getting their news from multiple sources such as Internet news …
Don Clark / Digits:
Action Heats Up Among Large and Small Patent Purchasers  —  IP, as in intellectual property, is a hot topic in tech circles.  One reason is the activity of Intellectual Ventures, a firm that founder Nathan Myhrvold says has raised $5 billion to generate and buy patents.  But smaller players are getting attention, too.
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.
 
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Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Clearing the air on iPhone terminology: 4th generation vs. “4G”
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Most resistance to ‘Aurora’ hack attacks futile, says report
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Deal Will Put Times Content on 850 Screens
Wall Street Journal:
Google, Microsoft Spar Over Antitrust
Discussion: New York Times and Digits
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Smartphone GPS shootout: Google, Ovi, and Verizon go head-to-head
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Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
MySQL and Memcached: End of an Era?
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Judge In Facebook Privacy Lawsuit Reserves Decision On $9.5M Settlement
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 10.04 supports iPhone and iPod Touch out-of-the-box
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Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
US government rescinds ‘leave internet alone’ policy
Discussion: I4U News
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Redrawing the Route to Online Privacy
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