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7:40 AM ET, March 17, 2010

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series won't have copy and paste  —  Ready for another long, drawn-out copy and paste controversy to overtake your every waking moment for a year or two?  Good: Microsoft just mentioned in a Q&A session here at MIX10 in no uncertain terms that clipboard operations won't be supported …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft IE9 developer preview with HTML5 support ready for download  —  On March 16, Microsoft is making a first developer preview of Internet Explorer (IE) 9 available for download from www.IETestDrive.com.  —  The IE 9 Platform Preview doesn't include the IE 9 user interface; instead …
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Agence France Presse:
Mobile ‘apps’ a $17.5 bln market by 2012: study  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A study released on Wednesday indicated that the market for mobile device software programs should rocket to 17.5 billion dollars (US) within three years.  —  Downloads of mobile applications to handsets will leap from slightly …
Canon Global:
Canon to begin acquisition of the “.canon” Top-Level Domain name  —  Canon Inc. announced today that it will begin the acquisition process for the top-level domain name “.canon,” based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registration system.  —  The non-profit organization ICANN …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon posts Android 2.1 upgrade details for Droid  —  Chatter over the Milestone's impending Android 2.1 update has reached a rolling boil in recent days, but it's actually the Milestone's American cousin that's getting the official coverage today.  That's right: Verizon's just posted details …
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Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Motorola Droid's Android 2.1 update to be rolled out OTA starting Thursday
Google Nexus One:
Nexus One now compatible with the AT&T 3G network and shipping to Canada  —  In early January, we announced the Nexus One, the first device sold through Google's web store.  The Nexus One is unlocked, which means you can use it with a SIM card from most GSM operators worldwide.
Marcia / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Posts Documents Detailing Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites  —  EFF has posted documents shedding light on how law enforcement agencies use social networking sites to gather information in investigations.  The records, obtained from the Internal Revenue Service …
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Steve Lohr / Bits:
Online Hate Sites Grow With Social Networks
Discussion: TG Daily
Bloomberg:
Google Partners Deny, Unaware of Involvement in Letter Posted on CCTV Site  —  Two Google Inc. advertising agents said they weren't involved nor aware of their involvement in a letter posted by China's state-run broadcaster that sought compensation plans for a possible Google pullout from China.
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Mercedes Bunz / Guardian:
How the New York Times and CNN try to keep up with the tech companies  —  The New York Times and CNN have both built strong online presences - through strongly contrasting technology strategies.  Senior players at both companies explain  —  “The New York Times is now as much a technology company …
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Google: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps  —  At the most recent Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the company's partners are now selling over 60,000 Android handsets on a daily basis.  With that kind of growth rate, it's no wonder that the size of the Android Market …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek vague on U.S. launch, company has 320,000 paid subscribers  —  European music streaming service Spotify now has 320,000 paid subscribers, said chief executive Daniel Ek, speaking at the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin today.
Wayne Kao / Facebook Blog:
Delivering More Search Results as You Type  —  Discovering and making connections to friends, applications and other voices is an important part of your experience on Facebook.  That's why today we are rolling out an improvement to Search to help you quickly find and connect with the people …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Jury awards VirnetX $106M in Microsoft patent case  —  A Texas jury has sided with VirnetX in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Microsoft, recommending an award of $105.75 million.  —  With its verdict, the jury said Microsoft willfully infringed two VirnetX patents on automatic …
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley Talks Revenue, API, Brands, and “Beyond the Badge”  —  I just sat in on a fascinating panel here at SXSW in which Dennis Crowley gave us quite a glimpse of how he views his surging company, Foursquare, and where he would like to lead it.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Mac Owners: Chrome Bookmarks Now Usable  —  Google Chrome is probably the best browser available, if speed and extensions are both important to you, and one major problem experienced by Mac users was just solved.  The developer version of Chrome for Mac just released an update that allows users …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Google's Traffic Is Giant, Which Is Why It Should be Your ISP  —  Everybody knows Google is one of the net's big kids, but how big is it exactly?  —  Well, as Arbor Networks measures it, if Google were an ISP it would be the third largest in the world and the fastest growing …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Waledac botnet ‘decimated’ by MS takedown  —  Up to 90,000 zombies freed  —  Communications within the notorious Waledac botnet have been “effectively decimated,” thanks to a novel takedown approach that combined court actions with a variety of technical measures, a Microsoft program manager said Tuesday.
Brian Krebs / Technology Review:
Data Mining for Dodgy Machines  —  A study highlights efforts to take down ISPs that allow malicious activity.  —  In recent years, cyber gangs have been careful to spread their operations across multiple Internet service providers, a tactic that makes it much harder for law enforcement …
Tim Hornyak / Crave: The gadget blog:
MIT building self-assembling computer chips  —  Researchers at MIT are working on getting computer chips to “self assemble” by coaxing molecules to arrange themselves into tiny but useful patterns, a process that could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.
Discussion: MIT, Bits and Techworld.com
John Chambers / Business Week:
Why America Needs a National Broadband Plan  —  Business' ability to compete—and Americans' well-being—depend on fast Internet access.  Washington can help push the U.S. ahead, says Cisco's Chambers  —  If the U.S. military ranked 17th in the world, you can bet that as a nation …
 
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
New Efforts To Merge Online And Offline Data Revive Old Privacy Issues
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
Justin.tv's Live Video Broadcasting Architecture
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Twitter's @anywhere could prove risky for users
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Gomez Names Top-Performing Sites In 2009
Discussion: VentureBeat
Bradford Cross / TechCrunch:
Big Data Is Less About Size, And More About Freedom
Rik Ferguson / CounterMeasures:
Who's checking your Facebook profile? Scammers.
Discussion: Help Net Security
 Earlier Items: 
Joseph Tsai / DigiTimes:
PC market rebound to drive double-digit growth through 2014, says IDC
John Cook / Gawker:
Meet the Generation That Will Save and/or Destroy the New York Times
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Xobni Mobile brings its social email plugin to your BlackBerry
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Akamai Takes Over Majority of Netflix's Streaming Business
Nielsen Wire:
Facebook, Google and Yahoo! are Top Sites While Watching Big TV Events
Discussion: Fast Company and MediaPost
Jolie O'Dell:
Why SXSW Sucks  —  “Too many people, not enough tech.”
Peter Farago / Flurry:
Day 74 Sales: Apple iPhone vs. Google Nexus One vs. Motorola Droid