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Official Google Reader Blog:
And now for something completely different  —  Since I've been working on Google Reader, I've told a lot of my friends about how great it is.  And while some of them try Reader and find it really useful, many of them aren't interested in taking the time to get Reader set up.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Reader Play: Google Reader's New Fast Flip Style Interface  —  Google just launched a new Google Labs product for Google Reader: Google Reader Play.  Reader Play is a new, highly visual way to browse your Google Reader subscriptions that is somewhat reminiscent of Google's Fast Flip.
Discussion: Google Labs
comScore:
comScore Reports January 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share  —  Use of Social Media via Mobile Sees Considerable Gains in Past Three Months  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Gains, Apple Stays Steady, And Palm Loses In Smartphone Share
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
New Gestures coming to an iPhone/iPad near you: triple tap and long press  —  On the surface, the latest iPhone 3.2 Beta 4 SDK didn't have much new information.  Diving a little deeper however, we find some very exciting news.  —  In the gestures folder, you'll see two new types of commands …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Does HTML5 Really Beat Flash?  The Surprising Results of New Tests  —  With the impending launch of the Apple iPad, the Cupertino-based company's shunning of Adobe Flash technology has been brought to the forefront of technological discussions.  While it was one thing to forgo Flash on a small …
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Tony Bradley / PC World:
HP Slate vs. iPad: Focus on Flash  —  With the iPad presale beginning in just a few days, and the clock ticking down to the much-anticipated Apple tablet finally hitting the streets, HP launched a renewed campaign for its Slate tablet PC debuted at the 2010 CES by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Leaked Dell Streak flyer shows multitude of color options, confirmed specifications  —  There's no denying that the Mini 5 is real, but up until now, we've had to provide all of our own promotional material.  At long last, it seems as if the suits in Round Rock are finally getting around …
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Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Kindle for Android Finally Coming Soon?
John Cook / TechFlash:
RealNetworks' Rob Glaser on why Apple's model must be stopped  —  RealNetworks Chairman Rob Glaser has battled Apple over the years.  And that antagonistic relationship was on display — albeit subtly — this morning as Glaser encouraged the mobile industry to work together in a more collaborative and open manner.
Discussion: GigaOM and paidContent
Marc Benioff / TechCrunch:
The Facebook Imperative Cannot Be Stopped  —  Editor's note: This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com.  In it, he responds to critics of his last guest post arguing that enterprise software should be more like Facebook.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple iPhone targeted in patent lawsuit over sync, Bluetooth  —  Apple — along with AT&T, Research in Motion and a number of other mobile companies — is the defendant in a new patent suit that covers a broad range of smartphone related technologies, including e-mail syncing and Bluetooth connectivity.
Bloomberg:
FTC Said to Ask Google Rivals for Statement on AdMob, May Signal Challenge  —  U.S. regulators are seeking sworn declarations from Google Inc. competitors and advertisers as part of their probe of the Internet company's bid to buy AdMob Inc., indicating the government may challenge the deal …
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon.com's 1-Click patent confirmed following re-exam  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is confirming Amazon.com's controversial 1-Click patent following a re-examination that lasted more than four years.  —  Amazon's 1-Click has come under a lot of fire over the years from critics …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Sony Motion Controller is Called PlayStation Move, Launches Fall 2010  —  Sony's finally put a name to their motion controller, and it's called PlayStation Move.  Live Updating  —  Sony will have multiple packages.  A standalone Move controller, or a package with PlayStation Eye + Move + a game, or an entire console solution.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter turns on maps feature for its website, but not for search  —  Twitter now lets people see maps of where geotagged tweets were sent from on its website.  (They briefly showed this feature yesterday.  It's now turned on permanently.)  —  The story began last year …
Discussion: The Next Web and RyanSpoon.com
Shannon Guymon / The Official Google Blog:
Biking directions added to Google Maps  —  Whenever I meet someone who finds out that I work on the directions team for Google Maps, the first question I'm asked is often “So when's Google Maps going to add biking directions?”  We're big biking fans too, so we've been itching to give you a concrete answer.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome  —  2009 TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon, a service that pairs consumers with service providers, is releasing a number of new features today, launching a distribution relationship and sharing key data from their beta trial.
BBC:
Internet up for Nobel Peace Prize  —  The internet is among a record 237 individuals and organisations nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The number of nominations surpasses last year's record of 205 nominations.  —  The internet's nomination has been championed …
Discussion: Mashable!
Dan Moren / Macworld:
iTunes LPs not popular, but why?  —  Having already revolutionized the music industry, it seems strange that Apple would want to summon up a reminder of a bygone era.  Still, that didn't stop the company from unveiling the iTunes LP format last fall.  It combined the digital music …
Discussion: TiPb
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
ARM sees over 50 new iPad-like devices out this year  —  IDG News Service - The launch of Apple's iPad will pave the way for a slew of rival products this year, an ARM executive said Wednesday, predicting over 50 tablet PC devices will be launched globally.  —  The coming swarm of tablets …
Jerry Dicolo / Wall Street Journal:
Google CEO Sees Conclusion to China Talks Soon  —  Google Inc.'s chief executive said Wednesday he expects the company will soon reach a conclusion to negotiations with the Chinese government regarding the fate of its China business.  —  “We are in active negotiations with the Chinese government …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Search Queries Jump 10% in February  —  Facebook redesigned its site at the beginning of February, moving its search box from the right side to the top middle of its home page, and it seems to have paid off, with the company's U.S. search queries growing 10 percent in February, according to new data released today by comScore.
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost  —  M-Via, a young mobile phone payment service that lets you send or receive money on any type of phone, outside of the country — even if you and your recipients don't have bank accounts — has raised $5 million in debt financing …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Potential console killer OnLive to go live June 17  —  OnLive, a service aiming to knock off the traditional video game console model by delivering streaming games at high frame rates regardless of the power of a user's computer, will launch June 17 with partners like EA, Ubisoft, and 2K Games.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Motorola partners with Microsoft, will use Bing search and maps on Chinese Android phones  —  Uh, whoa.  When we heard Google's threatened pullout of China had prompted Motorola to seek out an alternative search provider for its China-bound handsets, we can't say we were expecting a partnership with Microsoft to result.
Discussion: PR Newswire and Electronista
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
All mapped out: Virtually every road in the UK will now appear on Google's Street View  —  Google is extending its Street View service to peer at 95 per cent of homes in the UK, despite criticism that it amounts to an invasion of privacy.  —  From today, 360-degree pictures will be available …
Discussion: Download Squad and The Map Room
 
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Irex's E-Reader Poses No Threat to the Kindle
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google, Facebook Sued Over Mobile Sign-up Patent
Tricia Duryee / paidContent:
FCC Former Chairman Says Agency Lacks Control Over Handset Makers
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC commissioner blasts ISPs for raising broadband prices
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Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Six BitTorrent Admins Arrested, Interpol Chase Two More
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Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad SDK 3.2 beta 4 removes Video Call/Chat references
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Tech Start-ups Cope With Data Flood
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Microsoft launches free rival to BBC iPlayer - the MSN Video Player
 

 
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