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Biz / Twitter Blog:
@anywhere  —  When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn't require a relationship model like that of a social network.  Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more.
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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter CEO Says “No” to Acquisition in Next Two Years  —  A few hours ago, Twitter CEO Evan Williams keynoted SXSW in an on-stage interview with Umair Haque of Havs Media Lab.  During it, Mr. Williams announced the @Anywhere platform and answered Mr. Haque's questions.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches “At Anywhere” platform, integrates tweets, profiles across the web  —  Twitter CEO Ev Williams demonstrated a new platform that will spread the microblogging network's profiles, tweets and possibly advertising across the web.  It's taking the hovercards it launched …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Lackluster Twitter CEO keynote leads many to bail  —  AUSTIN, Texas—It's hard to believe, given the power Twitter wields at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival here, but not half an hour into his keynote address, people are walking out on Twitter CEO Evan Williams.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Netflix prototyped for Windows Phone 7 Series  —  We just got a quick at Netflix for Windows Phone 7 Series, one of the third-party apps Microsoft's showing off here at MIX10, and it looks... well, very Netflixy — it's red to the bone.  Unlike other mobile Netflix apps …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Confirmed: Marketplace will be the only way to get apps on Windows Phone 7 Series  —  We just got out of a meeting with Microsoft's Todd Biggs, who dropped a little bombshell on us: the only official way to get apps on a Windows Phone 7 Series device will be to download them from the just-detailed Windows Phone Marketplace.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 Series dev partners and details apps: Sling, Pandora, Foursquare and Xbox gaming (video!)  —  Microsoft just dropped its first press release of MIX 10 on us, and in addition to detailing the Sliverlight and XNA-based Windows Phone 7 Series development situation …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Like iPhone, Windows Phone 7 Won't Fully Multitask
Discussion: IntoMobile and eWeek
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
PayPal Launches Revamped iPhone App, Teams With Bump For Phone-Tapping Money Transfers  —  PayPal has just launched an upgraded iPhone application that adds new features and includes a facelift that's meant to help instill a greater sense of security.  And it also brings with it big news …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
40% of Blackberry users willing to trade in for an iPhone  —  BlackBerry users may be ready to move on to other smartphone platforms, suggesting that RIM isn't keeping up with consumer demand in its efforts to combat growing encroachment from the likes of iPhone and Android.
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Apple's HTC patent lawsuit is a bluff  —  Now that buzz about Apple's patent lawsuit against HTC has quieted a bit, I'm ready to pipe in with some contrarian analysis.  I agree with other pundits suggesting that the lawsuit is competition by litigation, where Apple hopes to scare off mobile manufacturers from licensing Android.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple practices ‘legal alchemy’ to mask IP theft, claims Nokia
Discussion: Digital Daily
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hitwise says Facebook Most Popular U.S. Site  —  New data released from analytics service Hitwise today names Facebook the largest website in the U.S. with 7.07% of all U.S. visits.  Google is second at 7.03%.  Yahoo Mail is third with 3.8% and Yahoo is fourth at 3.67% …
NexusOne News:
Google runs into a problem with Nexus One trademark application  —  Google filed an application for the Nexus One trademark back on 10th December 2009 for use in connection with mobile phones.  It would appear however that whoever handled the filing didn't spend a lot of time on the initial …
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Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Hacker News Just Banned Google And Every Other Search Engine  —  Talk about making a point, Hacker News (a service of YCombinator) has just blocked every search engine from indexing their website.  Want proof?  Take a look at this:  —  By blocking robots spidering their website, Google …
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Apple hires ‘Senior Prototype Engineer’ for work on wearable computing  —  Richard DeVaul's Linkedin status changed last month from Founder & President at AWare Technologies to Senior Prototype Engineer at Apple computer.  This is a significant hire for Apple and one that shows the company …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Delays hit iPad accessories, more shortages to come?  —  Over the past few days, Apple has altered some of the shipping times on their branded iPad accessories.  First we noticed the iPad case making a slight shift from April 3rd to Mid-April.  Today we notice Apple has delayed the iPad Keyboard Dock.
Discussion: App Advice
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
The Reality of A YouTube Front Page Feature  —  UPDATED: So we were on the front page of YouTube on Saturday!  That was pretty fun, though a bit surprising to the ten web series creators we featured, whose inboxes that morning were quickly flooded with subscription notifications and comments.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Fandango Begins Rolling Out Mobile Tickets That Let Moviegoers Go Paperless  —  Waiting in line for movie tickets is still the worst part of going to the movies (unless you are going to see The Bounty Hunter).  With so many mobile phone movie apps, it's easy to find what's playing …
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
New Phones Still Sold With Old Versions of Android  —  Two weeks ago when Buddy Roark bought a brand-new HTC Eris smartphone from Verizon, his first Android device, it was a big step up from his feature phone.  But it wasn't until a few days later that he realized part of his new phone wasn't so new after all.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Digital Activism in China: A Discussion Between Ai Weiwei, Jack Dorsey and Richard MacManus  —  Earlier tonight, the Paley Center hosted a discussion about social media and digital activism with celebrated artist, architectural designer, activist and blogger Ai Weiwei …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Cheapest iPad Outselling Most Expensive Version More Than Two To One  —  And you thought that Apple shoppers had no budget.  That infamous and adored iPad is on sale, and people are snapping up the cheap ones.  —  Data collected by AAPL Sanity [via] outlines the orders of iPads thus far …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Apple iPad orders drop sharply  —  A rough three-day estimate, based on an analysis of order numbers: 152,000 units  —  After the initial burst of excitement on Friday that saw iPad pre-orders coming in at the rate of 25,000 per hour, there was a dramatic fall-off over the weekend.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Top Ad Money-Maker Bradford Leaving for New Job at Demand Media  —  According to several sources, Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Revenue and Market Development Joanne Bradford (pictured here) is planning on leaving the Internet giant to take a new position as Chief Revenue Officer of online content upstart Demand Media.
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com:
ICQ Is Back And It Uses Facebook and Twitter  —  Do you remember ICQ ("I Seek You")?  It was one of the first desktop download chat applications and was sold to AOL for $400 million in 1998.  Strangely, it fell off the map after the acquisition, but has since resurfaced as a type …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
MOG launches mobile apps with unlimited downloads to your phone  —  Music streaming service MOG unveiled its mobile strategy today, laying out Android and iPhone apps that will let users get unlimited song downloads to their phones for $10 a month.  —  Subscribers will be able to get on-demand streams …
 
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
TubeMogul Expands Into Ad Sales
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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File-Sharing and Link Sites Declared Legal in Spain
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Palm launches a new slogan for webOS: Life moves fast.  Don't miss a thing.
Discussion: Electronista
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
U.S. Mac sales up 39% in Jan. and Feb.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Wikipedia Should Be Trusted As A Breaking News Source
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Groupon Directors Establish $100 Million Fund To Invest In The Midwest
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