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10:40 AM ET, March 8, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Airs First iPad Commercial During Oscars, Steve Jobs at Event [Ad Video Posted]  —  Apple just aired their first iPad commercial during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.  A description of the ad by Doju:  —  The commercial was just on, depicted a person using the iPad on their lap …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple kicks off iPad ad blitz at Oscars; Cash cow in the making?
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Fast Company
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Microsoft ‘takes on Goliath’ with Bing ads mocking Google  —  Microsoft's ‘Bing and decide’ campaign, starting on television this week, attacks ‘information overload’ of rival's results  —  Microsoft is to launch a multimillion-pound TV ad campaign for its search engine Bing …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
How Pandora Slipped Past the Junkyard  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Tim Westergren recently sat in a Las Vegas penthouse suite, a glass of red wine in one hand and a truffle-infused Kobe beef burger in the other, courtesy of the investment bankers who were throwing a party to court him.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Gizmodo
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love  —  Did you know that blocking ads truly hurts the websites you visit?  We recently learned that many of our readers did not know this, so I'm going to explain why.  —  There is an oft-stated misconception that if a user never clicks on ads …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
The First Ever Gloriously Big, Gloriously Detailed Shots of an iPad Game  —  There has been much talk about gaming on the iPad, but not a whole lot of delivery.  —  In fact, I can only think of one game that I know of that will be made specifically for the iPad: Trism Spinoff.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Forrester Forecast: Online Retail Sales Will Grow To $250 Billion By 2014  —  Online retail sales aren't growing at the torrid pace they once were, but they continue to grow steadily.  Forrester Research put out a new five-year forecast today predicting that e-commerce sales in the U.S …
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:   E-Commerce Growth Slows, But Still Out-Paces Retail
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
An Apple App Star Explains Why He Won't Work With Android  —  Smule's Jeff Smith is one of the app revolution's success stories.  His start-up has generated some of the biggest hits at Apple's iTunes app store, from novelty items like Sonic Lighter to more ambitious stuff like Leaf trombone.
Thanks:atul
PC World:
Intel Investigating Sale of Fake Core I7 Chip  —  Intel acknowledged Monday that at least one counterfeit version of its Core i7-920 processor made its may into the U.S. market, and said it's trying to determine how many more are out there.  —  On Friday, hardware site HardOCP reported …
Discussion: The Toybox
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
NewEgg sells 300 counterfeit Core i7-920 CPUs, KIRFers pump their fists
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple's New Stance On ‘Cookie Cutter’ Apps: Add More Features Or Perish  —  In the wake of Apple's sudden decision to remove nearly all “sexy” applications from the App Store, we've been hearing that the company is also clamping down on so-called “cookie-cutter” applications …
Discussion: Download Squad, Gizmodo and TiPb
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Blockbuster Won't Survive: CEO Says “Conservative Approach” Required For Digital  —  Eight months ago I wrote a post entitled “Ten Years Later, Blockbuster Still Lacks A Digital Media Strategy” where I outlined some of the ways that Blockbuster has faltered with their strategy for the digital distribution of movies.
Discussion: DSLreports, Thanks:danrayburn
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Energizer Bunny's software infects PCs  —  USB battery recharger status software contains Trojan, says US-CERT  —  Computerworld - The Energizer Bunny infects PCs with backdoor malware, the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT said Friday.  —  According to researchers at US-CERT …
Aaron Back / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Aims for Upgrade in China  —  BEIJING—China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd. is working with Apple Inc. to introduce iPhones with Wi-Fi wireless Internet capability to China, Unicom Chief Executive Chang Xiaobing said.  —  Apple and Unicom, one of three Chinese state-owned telecommunications carriers …
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
The New York Times is hiring 12 techies and a social media whiz  —  While pundits climb over each other to predict the death of The New York Times Company, the NYT is looking to hire at least a dozen full-time software engineers and Web designers, plus one social media marketing manager.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Appcelerator revs up its Titanium platform for app development  —  More than a year after Appcelerator first released an open source platform for developing desktop and smartphone applications, the Mountain View, Calif. startup is finally unveiling Titanium 1.0, the first version that's ready for general availability.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and InfoWorld
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Sheriff for Web Ads Gets $10 Million
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and paidContent
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Buzz, Latitude May Be Integrated, Google Says
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
China: We Are in Talks With Google.  Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google
Discussion: Digits and Macworld
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
Has business press lost touch with the tech industry?
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Olive Telecom India announces AAA-powered handset
DigiTimes:
RFID market to reach US$5.35 billion in 2010, says ABI Research
Logan Westbrook / The Escapist:
Ubisoft DRM Authentication Servers Go Down
Bloomberg:
IPhone Network Congestion Opens Up $3.6 Billion Slot for Time Warner Cable
Discussion: IntoMobile
 Earlier Items: 
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Berners-Lee to Share Reins at World Wide Web Consortium with …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World and Boston Globe
Mark Landler / New York Times:
U.S. Hopes Internet Exports Will Help Open Closed Societies
Discussion: Mashable! and Hillicon Valley
Will M / All Facebook:
Facebook Ads: “Keywords” Will Change to “Likes and Interests” This Week
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Just Made Your Location History A Lot More Interesting
Discussion: Android and Me, The Next Web and Mashable!, Thanks:davidblack
BBC:
Mobile phones learn to lip read
Discussion: Telegraph
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Hey, America! …
Discussion: TechnoLlama and broadstuff