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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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Maya Baratz / All Shook Down:
From Media Writer to Mediagazer: S.F.'s Megan McCarthy Launches Meta Aggregator
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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.
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.
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.
Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google's online-only phone selling model has failed  —  Well, it's been a while now since Google launched the Nexus One — and so far, it hasn't lived up to their expectations.  I guess it's not as bad as the Google Buzz roll-out, but Google's attempt at fundamentally changing the way we buy cell phones has yet to bear much fruit.
Discussion: Android Central and Electronista
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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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
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.
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.
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, CloudAve and paidContent
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Bump Technologies closes in on 10 million downloads  —  Sequoia-backed Bump Technologies Inc. is closing in on 10 million downloads for its nifty contact and data-sharing app.  With iPhone and iPod Touch sales estimated to be around 80 million, co-founder Jake Mintz says this means …
Discussion: Pulse2
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Tumblr Hits Major Milestones, Plans to Start Generating Revenue  —  Tumblr, one of the simplest blogging platforms around, is doing really well.  Situated between WordPress, which requires a bit more effort to create and organize content, and Twitter, which requires almost no effort …
Discussion: Tumblr Staff and VatorNews
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 …
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.
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Web-Connected TV: A Distant Dream for App Makers  —  Developers who delight in creating software for smartphones say there's little incentive to build apps for TVs, which need too many approvals  —  Last year, Mark Phillip unveiled Are You Watching This?!, a tool for mobile phones …
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):
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
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
FDIC: Hackers took more than $120M in three months  —  IDG News Service - Ongoing computer scams targeting small businesses cost U.S. companies $25 million in the third quarter of 2009, according to the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  —  Online banking fraud involving …
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: TechFlash and broadstuff
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 …
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.
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.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Paul Allen's Vulcan says case involving fired workers is ‘tainted’  —  Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital keeps a pretty low profile, staying out of the spotlight when it can and especially trying to avoid high-profile legal disputes.  That's why court documents filed today by the Microsoft co-founder's investment firm are so intriguing.
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.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter Online:
New York Times to spin off Book Review for e-readers  —  The New York Times is planning to offer its Book Review as a separate digital e-reader product, disaggregated from the rest of the Times content on the mobile devices, according to James Dunn, director of marketing for The New York Times.
Discussion: mocoNews
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Could Have Dominated Location.  (And Snuck Up On Facebook And Twitter.)  —  Tomorrow it will be exactly one month since the launch of Google Buzz.  The song remains the same: it's a mess.  Normally, that wouldn't bother me so much — after all, a lot of services are a mess — but Buzz has a lot of potential.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Fourface Is Foursquare As Modern Art  —  One common complaint about Foursquare is that in a increasingly crowded location-based space, it's not pretty enough when compared to the likes of Brightkite and Gowalla.  The new iPhone app launching soon should help that.  But for some, it still won't be enough.
Discussion: SocialTimes.com and Tnooz
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.
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 …
 
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
HootSuite to Integrate with Foursquare and MySpace This Week
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Warner Music Group and Dailymotion Announce Video Content Partnership
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
TiVo Losses Grow As Costs Rise And Subscription Growth Retreats
Discussion: Market Wire and Tech Trader Daily
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
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The future of content navigation
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Doug Hanchard / ZDNet Government:
Apple, Facebook, Twitter, HP decline to testify re: Human Rights and Law
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Lunchwalla: Getting Together for Lunch Just Got Easier
Discussion: Market Wire
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Real Reason AOL Can't Spend More Than $100 Million On An Acquisition (AOL)
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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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
100Mbps broadband may be closer than you think
 

 
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