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4:35 AM ET, March 1, 2010

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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  —  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.
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 …
Discussion: SlashGear and 9 to 5 Mac
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 and I4U News
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Redrawing the Route to Online Privacy  —  ON the Internet, things get old fast.  One prime candidate for the digital dustbin, it seems, is the current approach to protecting privacy on the Internet.  —  It is an artifact of the 1990s, intended as a light-touch policy to nurture innovation in an emerging industry.
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and /message
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
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.
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Electronista and Gizmodo
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.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Most resistance to ‘Aurora’ hack attacks futile, says report  —  As many as 100 companies pwned!  —  Most businesses are defenseless against the types of attacks that recently hit Google and at least 33 other companies, according to a report to be published Monday that estimates the actual number of targeted companies could top 100.
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.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Smartphone GPS shootout: Google, Ovi, and Verizon go head-to-head  —  It wasn't long ago that getting somewhere required a map on paper.  You know, something you bought or that came groaning out of your tired old printer.  GPS navigation units made those maps obsolete, but now they too are under threat.
 
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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 and TeleRead
Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera / San Francisco Chronicle:
Real threat in virtual battleground: hackers
 

 
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