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Natalie Harrison / Apple:
iPad Available in US on April 3  —  Apple® today announced that its magical and revolutionary iPad will be available in the US on Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models and in late April for Wi-Fi + 3G models.  In addition, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
iPad to be released on April 3, pre-orders on March 12  —  You'll have to make do with this until April  —  Get thee to the clickery!  The iPad is hitting the streets on April 3 and you can start pre-ordering on March 12.  —  As far as we can tell there was no real “delay” here, per se.
Ckindel / Charlie Kindel on Windows Phone Development:
Different Means Better with the new Windows Phone Developer Experience  —  In just over a week we (finally!) get to pull the cover off of the Windows Phone application & game developer experience at MIX10.  There, through keynotes and more than 12 technical sessions over 3 days, we will …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft talks Windows Phone 7 Series development ahead of GDC …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
First Shots of Microsoft's Secret Project Pink Phone  —  These are the first photos of Microsoft's Project Pink phones, snatched from deep within the bowels of the Microsoft/Verizon industrio-complex —not the Turtle, but the larger, Sidekick-like Pure.  This doesn't look like Windows Phone 7, so what is it?
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Reuters:   Microsoft to sell phone on Verizon by summer-source
Erica Yen / DigiTimes:
Apple iPad may delay transition to SSD, say hard drive makers  —  The appearance of Apple's iPad may create tight supply of NAND flash and delay the transition to solid-state drives (SSD) in PCs, according to sources from hard drive makers.  —  Apple, which has enjoyed success with its iPods and iPhones …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roger Ebert Makes Pay Play: The Ebert Club  —  Roger Ebert thrives on the web.  Now he'd like to get paid for it but not by blocking access to the site or its 10,000-review archive.  Instead the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic — a master blogger and tweeter — is going the value-added route …
Discussion: The Wire, VentureBeat and Techdirt
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
Google's Android Favoritism Punishes Users and Partners  —  First it was Google Maps Navigation (Beta), which at first brought free spoken turn-by-turn directions to only the Motorola Droid (and later devices running OS 1.6 and up).  Then came Google Buzz for mobile, the controversial social …
Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Popular Science Puts Entire Scanned Archive Online, Free  —  Gadget nerds: Prepare to lose the rest of your day to awesomeness.  PopSci, the web-wing of Popular Science magazine, has scanned its entire 137-year archive and put it online for you to read, absolutely free.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Clicker Redesigns Its Online Video Guide  —  When Viacom announced this week that it would pull “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” from Hulu, the popular video hosting site, many online video viewers were understandably upset.  Even though the videos won't disappear from the Internet …
The Tor Project / Google Open Source Blog:
Google and the Tor Project  —  When it comes to code, Google's support has made a big difference to the Tor Project.  Providing privacy and helping to circumvent censorship online is a challenge that keeps our software developers and volunteers very busy.  The Google Summer …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Tom Downey / New York Times:
China's Cyberposse  —  The short video made its way around China's Web in early 2006, passed on through file sharing and recommended in chat rooms.  It opens with a middle-aged Asian woman dressed in a leopard-print blouse, knee-length black skirt, stockings and silver stilettos standing next to a riverbank.
Discussion: Techland
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Fired ‘Call of Duty’ developers sue Activision for more than $36 million [Updated]  —  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has led to legal warfare at Activision.  —  Jason West and Vince Zampella, the former heads of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare development studio Infinity Ward, who were fired on Monday …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple's Power Advertising Patent May Stir the Crazies into a Frenzy  —  In October 2009, Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple Prepares to Rock the Market with Hardware Subsidizing Program” and when All Things Digital decided to post my report - it took off like a bat out of hell.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and MacDailyNews
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Global Smartphone App Download Market Could Reach $15 Billion By 2013: Report  —  Research reports forecasting future market sizes should always be taken with a grain of salt, but it occasionally helps to see the estimates of research organizations in order to gain some perspective on the current and upcoming trends for those markets.
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
ClipSync and the wisdom of the peanut gallery  —  In the online video market, Web-based businesses and software developers are taking at least three different approaches to incorporating social media into their products.  One, exemplified by user-generated video sites such as YouTube, relies on the crowd to supply videos.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mac Developer license falls to $99/year, Mac App Store coming?  —  We're running on pure Ultra 94 Octane Speculation here but might Apple be readying a Mac App Store?  —  Before you hit the Flame button, hear us out.  Today, after that long outage, the App Store came back up with a survey …
Yelp Official Blog:
Different Day, Different Lawyer, Same Meritless Claim: A Classic Race to the Courthouse  —  As many folks know, a lawsuit was filed against Yelp last week alleging we move reviews around to reward advertisers and punish non-advertisers.  Of course, we don't.
Owen Fletcher / Computerworld:
Android largely unharmed in Google-China row  —  IDG News Service - A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.
Discussion: IntoMobile
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Minor browsers seek more prominence in Europe  —  Unhappy with their lot, six of seven second-tier browsers have petitioned regulators for increased prominence on the screen that gives Windows users in the European Union a choice of browsers besides Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Adobe releases Photoshop.com Mobile editor for Android developers  —  Adobe this morning announced that third-party developers now have access to the Photoshop.com Mobile for Android 1.1 editor, allowing them to make it a part of their applications.  —  The news comes four months …
Ciara Byrne / VentureBeat:
GestureTek to let you interact with images projected from your phone  —  Late last year, LG launched a phone with an optional projector attachment that lets you project images from the phone to a larger surface.  Now, Canadian company GestureTek says it'll go one better …
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Will StatusNet Be Another Open-Source Star in the Enterprise?  —  What a week for StatusNet, the open-source, microblogging service that serves as the foundation for identi.ca, one of the first services to emerge as a focal player in the movement around the real-time Web.
Discussion: StatusNet
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Viacom vs. Google court fight heats up  —  The copyright fight being waged by Viacom against Google will move into a crucial stage on Friday.  —  According to documents filed with federal court on Thursday, both companies are expected to file motions for summary judgment …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Craig Mod:
Books in the Age of the iPad  —  Books in the Age of the iPad  —  Print is dead.  Digital is surging.  Everyone is confused.  A collections of thoughts on the future of books in the context of the iPad.
Discussion: TeleRead, CrunchGear and Daring Fireball, Thanks:atul
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Ubisoft's Uber DRM Cracked Within a Day
Discussion: Techdirt, PC World and TechSpot
Dan Goodin / The Register:
‘Severe’ OpenSSL vuln busts public key crypto
Discussion: Darknet, Thanks:atul
Globe and Mail:
Amazon looks to boost literary presence
Discussion: TechFlash
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
China's Twitter Clones
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
MOG preps a mobile app for SXSW showdown with Spotify
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Eye Tracking Study: Users Largely Blind To Real-Time Results In Search
Discussion: BoomTown and Fast Company
Darren Murph / Engadget:
New Potato's FLPR IR dongle gives your iPhone home automation capabilities
Discussion: Gadget Lab and SlashPhone
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Obama's CIO ready to bring government tech up to speed
Discussion: Computerworld and Seattle 2.0
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Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
First web copyright crackdown coming
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