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10:10 AM ET, March 17, 2010

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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 …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
GetJar: Mobile App Sales Will Overtake CD Sales By 2012 (Video + Slides)
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
New MacBook Pro, Air and Mac Pro pricing potentially leaked by Apple ads (updated)  —  Could this be another example of online advertising presaging the onset of a hardware upgrade from Cupertino?  Apple's ads on Australian tech pub PC Authority have been spotted displaying some rather peculiar price tags …
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 …
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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Yang Li / Google Mobile Blog:
Gesture Search now available for Android 1.6  —  Since we launched Gesture Search on Android Market two weeks ago, I've seen quite a bit of feedback.  For example, some of you have requested Gesture Search for earlier versions of Android, as well as access to it outside the US.
Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Spotify will launch in US this year, confirms Ek  —  Spotify will definitely launch in the US this year and there will be a free element to the service, Daniel Ek, Spotify's CEO, has said.  —  Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Ek said that “there could be slight changes” in Spotify's model in the US.
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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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Firefox 3.0 reaching end of the line  —  A few months later than expected, Mozilla is calling it quits for version 3.0 of its Firefox browser.  —  “There will be no more updates for Firefox 3.0.x,” Mozilla said Tuesday in a meeting planning document.  The last update will be Firefox 3.0.19 …
Discussion: blogs.chron.com
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
How Privacy Vanishes Online  —  If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address?  —  Probably not.  —  Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced.
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 …
Adam Nash / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn for iPhone 3.1: Better, Stronger, Faster. … On December 28, 2009, we decided to ring in the new year a little early with the launch of the new LinkedIn for iPhone v3.0 application.  Since that time, we've seen tremendous excitement and enthusiasm around the new application.
Discussion: Mobile Knots
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 …
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 …
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 …
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft IE9 developer preview with HTML5 support ready for download
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Digg redesign ‘will not dilute appeal’  —  CEO Jay Adelson says that the new Digg website will allow users to focus more effectively than ever on what's of interest to them  —  The forthcoming revamp of Digg, the social news curation website, will concentrate rather than dilute …
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 …
Discussion: Computerworld, A VC and BetaNews
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
PayPal Wants To Go From 1000 To 2000 Employees In Asia - This Year  —  PayPal has seen the future, and apparently it lies out East.  The eBay company has just announced plans to double its presence in the Asian-Pacific region by the end of 2010, and made a couple of other, separate announcements to underscore its focus on Asia.
 
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Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
PayPal Partners With China UnionPay to Challenge Alipay's Dominant Share
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Times Online Blocks Media Monitor Meltwater
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Brian Krebs / Technology Review:
Data Mining for Dodgy Machines
Discussion: Krebs on Security
Bloomberg:
Google Partners Deny, Unaware of Involvement in Letter Posted on CCTV Site
Discussion: Digits
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
New Efforts To Merge Online And Offline Data Revive Old Privacy Issues
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MIT building self-assembling computer chips
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Justin.tv's Live Video Broadcasting Architecture
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Twitter's @anywhere could prove risky for users
Bradford Cross / TechCrunch:
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Rik Ferguson / CounterMeasures:
Who's checking your Facebook profile? Scammers.
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John Cook / Gawker:
Meet the Generation That Will Save and/or Destroy the New York Times
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