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Peter Farago / Flurry:
Day 74 Sales: Apple iPhone vs. Google Nexus One vs. Motorola Droid  —  Through applications using Flurry for analytics reporting, Flurry can detect and count unique devices in the market such as Google Nexus One and Motorola Droids.  Because applications embedded with Flurry have been downloaded …
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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.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Nexus One Is A Flop: 74 Days In, Just 135,000 Sold  —  This just in from mobile analytics company Flurry: Nexus One sales are still flopping.  After 74 days on the market, Flurry estimates that Google has sold 135,000 Nexus Ones.  —  In its first 74 days on the market, the Droid sold 1.05 million units.
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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Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
IE9 preview  —  Is it getting hot in here?  Or is it just the flames?  —  In An Early Look At IE9 for Developers, Dean Hachamovitch, General Manager for Internet Explorer, reports on performance progress, web standards progress (border-radius, bits of CSS3, Acid 3 performance), and …
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 …
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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 …
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 …
Reuters:
China warns Google to obey rules even if it pulls out  —  (Reuters) - Google should obey Chinese government rules even if it decides to retreat from the country over hacking and censorship complaints, a Chinese government spokesman said on Tuesday.  —  Investors have sold off Google Inc shares …
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Digits:   Letter Offers Glimpse Into Fallout if Google Goes
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
Google Partners in China Issue Plea to Web Giant
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.
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple iPad Sales Estimates are Wrong  —  NEW YORK, (TheStreet) — Pre-orders of the Apple (AAPL) iPad started Friday and so too did the guessing game around how many of new tablet devices were being sold.  —  One of the most closely watched Apple iPad sales bloggers Deagol's AAPL Model estimated …
Discussion: TeleRead and I4U News
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Kicks Off Implementation Of QR Codes  —  I can't see this on my own Facebook profile yet, but we've gotten a number of tips in our inbox in the past 10 minutes so it's safe to assume it's not a hoax or anything: Facebook appears to have started enabling users to generate custom two-dimensional QR codes.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Xobni Mobile brings its social email plugin to your BlackBerry  —  Xobni, a plugin that gives users more social context in their emails, is coming to BlackBerry smartphones today with the launch of two new services — Xobni Mobile and Xobni One.  —  Both services seem like smart moves for the company.
Rik Ferguson / CounterMeasures:
Who's checking your Facebook profile?  Scammers.  —  Yet another variation on a Spam theme for Facebook to deal with tonight.  I have identified at least 25 different copies of the same rogue app with names such as peeppeep-pro, profile-check-online and stalk-my-profile
Discussion: Help Net Security
John Cook / Gawker:
Meet the Generation That Will Save and/or Destroy the New York Times  —  The only way the New York Times can escape the clutches of a Mexican billionaire is by successfully instituting a paywall.  Who has it chosen to manage this treacherous path?  The publisher's nephew.  He used to run a DJ school.
David Flynn / APC:
EXCLUSIVE: Samsung to release ‘slate’ PC  —  Samsung is working on a slate-based device with desktop docking, which it says will have enough processing muscle to become the “primary device” for many people.  —  A senior Samsung executive has confirmed that the company will release a ‘slate’ PC in the second half of this year.
Bradford Cross / TechCrunch:
Big Data Is Less About Size, And More About Freedom  —  Editor's note: Big Data has been around for a long time between credit card transactions, phone call records and financial markets.  Companies like AT&T, Visa, Bank of America, Ebay, Google, Amazon and more have massive databases they mine for competitive advantage.
Jolie O'Dell:
Why SXSW Sucks  —  “Too many people, not enough tech.”  —  I tweeted that earlier today from Austin, Texas.  Last year, I had a wonderful time meeting up with my friends at SXSWi.  This year, I have almost had a wonderful time meeting up with my friends but have spent most of my time trying …
Discussion: CloudAve
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Pogoplug now streaming to Xbox 360 and PS3, handling offsite backups  —  It's been a long and painful four months since Pogoplug introduced its second generation NAS-ifier, but those who've been holding out for additional functionality can finally buy in.  In an effort to cater to these so-called …
Discussion: CrunchGear, VentureBeat and jkOnTheRun
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
JooJoo's Refunds Smell Awfully Fishy  —  After the lawsuits and delays, this reader's experience—asking for a refund—truly puts JooJoo's reputation on the line.  It feels written by a Nigerian scammer, rather than customer support.  Here's their whole email exchange.  You'll be the judge.
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld:
Did Uncle Sam try to kill Wikileaks?  —  A leaked document reveals a strategy by the U.S. Army to hack the whistle-blowing Web site and take it down.  Read on for the chilling details  —  I just received an email from Wikileaks editor Julian Assange that's pretty wild.
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 Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Akamai Takes Over Majority of Netflix's Streaming Business  —  Netflix confirmed today that it has picked Akamai as its primary content delivery network in what looks like a move to lower its streaming costs.  The decision could also help the subscription video company to expand into markets outside …
Discussion: PR Newswire and InformationWeek
Nadia Majid / VentureBeat:
Hitwise: People get their news from Facebook and Google — not Twitter  —  The value of Twitter when it comes to breaking news and eyewitness reports has been discussed as length (evidenced by CNN's race to get the most followers, and the buzz surrounding the site's role in the Iran protests last year) …
 
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Joseph Tsai / DigiTimes:
PC market rebound to drive double-digit growth through 2014, says IDC
Atul Bhandari / Inside AdSense:
Google-certified ad networks now available to all publishers
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
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Rafat Ali / paidContent:
eMusic Owner Dimensional Buying The Orchard; Valued At $12.77 Million
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Rachel King / The Toybox:
Kingston rolls out HyperX memory kit; hails it as 'world's fastest memory'
Discussion: Maximum PC, SlashGear and TechSpot
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is Worried That It Won't Get All 2,000 SXSW Pieces On Time (AOL)
Discussion: Gawker and Ex-Spectator
Richard Lardner / Associated Press:
Break the law and your new ‘friend’ may be the FBI
Robin Wauters / CrunchGear:
Alex eReader now on sale in the U.S. for $399 a pop, starts shipping mid-April