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8:10 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
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:   Inside Rupert Murdoch's War on Google
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Clearing the air on iPhone terminology: 4th generation vs. “4G”  —  Plenty of discussions about the next revision of the iPhone have referred to the as-yet hypothetical device as the “iPhone 4G.”  As many of our readers have correctly pointed out, not only is this nickname completely unofficial …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Google, Microsoft Spar Over Antitrust  —  Seeking $335,000 in unpaid advertising bills, Google Inc. filed suit against a small Internet site in Ohio in October.  The complaint was so routine it was just two sentences long.  —  Google never expected the response it got.
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.
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Betaworks: Inside the Much-Buzzed-About New Media Incubator  —  If real-time Web startups prove to be the Next Big Thing, then Betaworks could become one of the hottest new media companies in a generation.  If not, it's bye-bye, Betaworks.  —  Such is the gamble Betaworks founders John Borthwick …
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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