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6:25 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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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 …
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Motorola Droid's Android 2.1 update to be rolled out OTA starting Thursday  —  And just like that, we now have the date for the official Motorola Droid's Android 2.1 update.  It was just approved today and will be rolled out in batches of 250,000 starting this Thursday, March 18, at high noon (EDT).
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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.
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
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 …
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 and Bits
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 …
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.
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Twitter's @anywhere could prove risky for users  —  Companies can host tweets — positive and negative — about their products, people  —  Computerworld - Twitter's new @anywhere feature looks to be telling the social media world that you can run but you cannot hide from the spread of its tweets.
Brad / Liliputing:
Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T thin and light laptop unveiled  —  What do you get if you rip out the guts of an Acer Aspire Timeline 1810 laptop and replace the CULV processor with a newer, faster, Core i5 chip?  Apparently what you get is the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T.
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
Justin.tv's Live Video Broadcasting Architecture  —  The future is live.  The future is real-time.  The future is now.  That's the hype anyway.  And as it has a habit of doing, the hype is slowly becoming reality.  We are seeing live searches, live tweets, live location, live reality augmentation …
 
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Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
New Efforts To Merge Online And Offline Data Revive Old Privacy Issues
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
Gomez Names Top-Performing Sites In 2009
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Big Data Is Less About Size, And More About Freedom
Rik Ferguson / CounterMeasures:
Who's checking your Facebook profile? Scammers.
Discussion: Help Net Security
Joseph Tsai / DigiTimes:
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 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Akamai Takes Over Majority of Netflix's Streaming Business
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Nielsen Wire:
Facebook, Google and Yahoo! are Top Sites While Watching Big TV Events
Discussion: MediaPost
Jolie O'Dell:
Why SXSW Sucks  —  “Too many people, not enough tech.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
PowerReviews Lands $6 Million To Power Customer Reviews For Retailers
Discussion: paidContent
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple iPad Sales Estimates are Wrong
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