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Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Mediagazer is to Media as Techmeme is to Tech  —  Today we're launching our first new news vertical in almost four years: Mediagazer, which will focus on the content production and distribution business, organizing topics as wide as journalism, blogging, video production, e-books, and digital distribution technologies.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
HP Slate makes an appearance to show off Flash, stays for a rock concert  —  It shouldn't be any surprise that the HP Slate supports Flash, since it runs Windows 7, but we've seen so little of the device since Steve Ballmer first waved it around at CES that we're still totally intrigued by this video from Adobe showing it in action.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
iPhone Apps on the iPad  —  Brian X. Chen at Wired, on the default iPhone apps that aren't present on the iPad: … Actually, it's sort of the opposite problem.  It's not that Apple couldn't just create bigger versions of these apps and have them run on the iPad.  It wasn't a technical problem, it was a design problem.
The Official Google Blog:
Statistics for a changing world: Google Public Data Explorer in Labs  —  Last year, we released a public data search feature that enables people to quickly find useful statistics in search.  More recently, we expanded this service to include information from the World Bank, such as population data for every region in the world.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Looks To Be Partnering With Eventbrite To Monetize Events  —  Here's a fascinating idea - Facebook looks to be partnering with Eventbrite to let users sell tickets to the 3.5 million events added to Facebook each month.  —  Earlier this month we confirmed that Facebook intends …
Discussion: All Facebook
Electronista:
Verizon: 4G gets 12Mbps average, 50Mbps peak in real world  —  Verizon today expanded on some of the actual results for its expected 4G network.  After testing in the Boston and Seattle areas, the provider estimates that a real connection on a populated network should average between 5Mbps …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Tidbits from the iPad commercial: Book prices, My Documents (and phantom camera?)  —  Also, TUAW noticed a NYTimes Best Seller list button at the bottom.  —  During Apple's iPad commercial last night, we caught a glimpse of iBookstore pricing.  The prices seem to fall below hardcover books …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Testing TV Search Service On Android-Enhanced Set-Top Boxes (GOOG, DISH)  —  Google is testing a new TV search service with Dish Network, the no. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider, the WSJ reports.  —  The service lets you search TV shows and Web video, including YouTube videos, the WSJ's Jessica Vascellaro reports.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
More states propose Internet sales taxes  —  Jeremy Bray received an e-mail message this morning with an unwelcome surprise: Amazon.com told him it had canceled its affiliate program, which provides small payments for referring customers, for everyone in the state of Colorado.  —  The reason?
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The Huffington Post:
Amazon Reacts To Colorado Internet Sales Tax Measure By Firing …
Discussion: Techdirt, O'Reilly Radar and TechFlash
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Hey, ‘Friend,’ Do You ‘Like’ My Sad Story?  —  I recently “liked” a story about five people dying in an explosion in Connecticut.  —  I didn't actually “like” the fact that five people had died in a terrible accident.  Technically, I didn't even “like” the story — I found the reporting …
Fred von Lohmann / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
All Your Apps Are Belong to Apple: The iPhone Developer Program License Agreement  —  The entire family of devices built on the iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) have been designed to run only software that is approved by Apple—a major shift from the norms of the personal computer market.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
When It Comes to Social Sharing, Don't Forget About Email  —  While social sites drive an increasing portion of traffic to content publishers compared to long-time referral giant Google, one sharing service reminds us today that email is still a major source of shared links and clickthroughs.
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.
Discussion: www.pocketgamer.biz and Ryan Stewart, Thanks:atul
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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Inside the Low-Paying Cheezburger Empire  —  Ben Huh's media startup is focused on LOLcats and other internet animal memes.  Things are less cute behind the scenes, where underpaid and overworked humans lurk, according to several company veterans who answered our recent request for information.
Discussion: broadstuff
Vivek / delicious blog:
Early Beta of Delicious Chrome extension available  —  It doesn't have all the API's needed and it's missing a good chunk of the functionality we believe it needs, but we're getting so many requests for the Chrome extension that we're going to make this available sooner than we originally planned.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Buzz, Latitude May Be Integrated, Google Says  —  Google will try different points of integration between Google Latitude and the new Google Buzz for mobile application.  Because Google Buzz for mobile formed at the intersection of social and mobile, many industry watchers wondered …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola Backflip doesn't allow non-Market apps, proves AT&T doesn't get Android  —  Let's step into the time warp, shall we?  Specifically, we'd like to go back to our interview of AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega at MWC last year when we asked him about the carrier's support for Android (or lack thereof):
MediaShift:
What Are the Legal Implications of PleaseRobMe?  —  They know where you sleep, and now they know where you get coffee.  —  That was the message driven home by the recently created website PleaseRobMe.com.  The site aggregates Twitter posts sent when a person uses Foursquare to check in at a location …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Investors Say “Count Me In” To Plancast  —  When Plancast launched last November, it immediately put other sites like Upcoming, Dopplr, and every single e-vite service on notice.  The “Foursquare for the future” has a simplicity that leads to a lot of social activity as we've seen over the past few months.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Business Wire:
Warner Music Group and Dailymotion Announce Video Content Partnership  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dailymotion and Warner Music Group today announced a new partnership to offer music videos via Dailymotion's website in the U.S., Europe and North Africa.  Visitors will be given unlimited …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
100Mbps broadband may be closer than you think  —  If you're looking forward to a future of streaming movies, gargantuan Internet file exchanges, and other high-bandwidth activities, cheer up.  —  Broadband service providers in most of the major markets around the country will soon be able …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Lunchwalla: Getting Together for Lunch Just Got Easier  —  Making breakfast, lunch or dinner plans for any group that involves more than two people can quickly become a chore.  Lunchwalla, which launched earlier today, wants to make this task a bit easier by providing you with a web service …
Discussion: Market Wire
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 …
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Panasonic and Best Buy to bring 3D TVs to the US this Wednesday  —  As everybody knows, 3D TVs are all the rage at the moment, with Panasonic being one of the most active electronics companies in that area.  But until today, details on how and when those devices will be sold outside Japan were relatively scarce.
Colin Ho / ZDNET.com.au:
Apache bug prompts update advice  —  IT security company Sense of Security has discovered a serious bug in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database.  —  Apache website  —  (Screenshot by Colin Ho/ZDNet.com.au)
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Canada Now Somewhat Less Anti-Startup  —  Canada isn't shy about making life difficult for startups, and we've had one or two personal brawls with the country as well.  But a change in Canadian tax law last week is designed to spur U.S. venture investments in Canadian startups and make Canada less …
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, Thanks:keithdsouza
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Fifth Annual SXSW BitTorrent Download Is Almost Legal  —  Thousands of bands and countless music freaks will descend on Austin, Texas next week for the annual SXSW music conference, representing some of the best and brightest contemporary music makers, from naive hopefuls to grizzled veterans.
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Acer to launch a frameless-screen ultra-thin notebook with touch keyboard in 2H10  —  Acer plans to launch a new ultra-thin notebook that will feature a touch keyboard and use the back of the panel's glass substrate as the cover in the second half of 2010, according to sources from notebook players.
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
TiVo Losses Grow As Costs Rise And Subscription Growth Retreats
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft changes algorithm behind its browser ballot
Discussion: Computerworld and GigaOM
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Android coders get high-speed graphics ability
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
White House tweeting spreads president's message
Dan Hope / LiveScience:
iPhone Addictive, Survey Reveals
Discussion: Macworld, App Advice and The Awl
Doug Hanchard / ZDNet Government:
Apple, Facebook, Twitter, HP decline to testify re: Human Rights and Law
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Real Reason AOL Can't Spend More Than $100 Million On An Acquisition (AOL)
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Carmi Levy / BetaNews:
Suddenly Apple hates Wi-Fi
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Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Microsoft warns users off 64-bit Office 2010
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why Google keeps your data forever, tracks you with ads
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
At GDC, iPhone game development breaks out
Discussion: TiPb, gdconf.com and VentureBeat
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Blockbuster Won't Survive: CEO Says “Conservative Approach” Required For Digital
Discussion: DSLreports and NewTeeVee, Thanks:danrayburn
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
Has business press lost touch with the tech industry?
Discussion: broadstuff and Internet Evolution
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
The First Ever Gloriously Big, Gloriously Detailed Shots of an iPad Game
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Fast Company, Thanks:mrinaldesai
 

 
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