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10:10 AM ET, March 24, 2010

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Mercedes Bunz / Guardian:
Has Google been hacked?  Corporate site sends users to China  —  List of executives and corporate info redirected to Google China  —  Google's corporate information sites appeared to have been hacked this morning.  —  Users searching with Google for “Google executives” …
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Google Enterprise Blog:
An update for our customers on Google Apps and China  —  Yesterday, we stopped censoring our search services - Google Search, Google News, and Google Images - on our Chinese domain, www.google.cn.  This makes good on our commitment to stop censoring search results in China, and you can read more here.
Guardian:
Sergey Brin urges US to act over China web censorship  —  • Obama administration urged to make issue high priority  —  • Brin says Microsoft co-operation with Beijing ‘disappointing’  —  Google co-founder Sergey Brin has called on Washington to take a stand against China's censorship …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
So Now Google Thinks Everyone Should Care About Chinese Censorship?  —  Apparently, Google's Sergey Brin now believes that the US government should make fighting Chinese censorship a high priority, is disappointed with Microsoft for continuing to censor and is surprised that some question Google's sudden U-turn in China.
Discussion: Computerworld, TechCrunch and eWeek, Thanks:atul
Marco Arment / Instapaper Blog:
Preview: Instapaper on iPad  —  I'm probably supposed to keep this secret and build everyone's anticipation to hype this up.  Oh well.  Maybe I'll do that for the Instapaper edition for Apple's next revolutionary computing platform.  —  First: Instapaper is definitely coming to iPad.
Discussion: App Advice, blogs.chron.com, TiPb, Gadget Lab and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Instapaper For The iPad May Be The First Killer App.  And It Will Be Universal.  —  The simple bookmarking application Instapaper made by Tumblr developer Marco Arment is one of my favorite applications, period.  Between the web, the iPhone, and the Kindle, it's easily one of my most-used apps.
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's Android-powered knight in superphone armor, we go hands-on  —  We've been rumoring a WiMAX “HTC Supersonic” for a while now, and Sprint just dropped the hard news: the phone will be dubbed the HTC EVO 4G, will be released this Summer and it's easily the best specced phone we've ever witnessed.
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Dudes can pay hot girls to play online video games with them  —  If you're a lonely gamer dude, then GameCrush might be your ticket to meet a hot girl.  —  That's the basic pitch of this social networking service, where guys scan pay cash to play hardcore video games with attractive females on the GameCrush site.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google AdWords Search Funnels Launched: See All The Keywords That Led To Conversions  —  Google launched a new AdWords reporting feature named AdWords Search Funnels.  AdWords Search Funnel shows you all the keywords that assisted in conversion made through Google AdWords …
Financial Times:
Random House fears iPad price war  —  The world's largest book publisher by sales could keep its books from Apple's iPad when it goes on sale, as the Bertelsmann unit fears the effects of the tablet device on pricing
Discussion: Electronista and TeleRead
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
US Army meets with Apple, discusses tech for soldiers  —  Earlier this month, Major General Nick Justice and several members of his staff traveled to Apple's Cupertino campus to discuss soldiers using Apple's products and technology in the field.  In addition to having the most awesome name ever …
Discussion: army.mil and MacRumors Page 2
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Digg's iPhone App is Now Available  —  As we've announced yesterday, Digg's official iPhone app is now available for free in Apple's App Store.  —  The app lists Top, Recent and Upcoming stories in various categories, giving Diggers the ability to vote and view comments on stories …
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Fox Mobile Offers Hulu-Like Subscription Service for Smartphones  —  Fox Mobile is hoping it can convince consumers to shell out to watch TV on their smartphones.  The News Corp. subsidiary this morning unveiled Bitbop, a subscription service for smartphone owners that will deliver both streaming …
Discussion: Fast Company and TechCrunch
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Back on the beat: Owen Thomas joins VentureBeat  —  Editor's note: VentureBeat is all about startups.  And since we're a startup ourselves, when we hit a milestone, it's only right that we report on it.  Today, we're announcing a significant hire.  Owen Thomas, a veteran of Time Inc. …
Discussion: Guardian
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Microsoft: Want to Learn About Our Secret Tablet?  Read Engadget.  —  Want to get the latest news on “Courier,” Microsoft's rumored-but-not-confirmed answer to Apple's iPad?  Microsoft doesn't want to talk about it.  But Redmond does have a suggestion for you: Read the gadget blogs.
Abdur / Twitter Blog:
State of Twitter Spam  —  If you look “spam” up in the dictionary, you'll find two definitions.  There's the “canned meat” and then there's the “unwanted email.”  At Twitter, we see spamming as a variety of different behaviors that range from insidious to annoying.
Frank Jordans / Associated Press:
European privacy battle looms for Facebook, Google  —  GENEVA — You have been tagged in 12 photos.  Even if you're not signed up to the Web site.  —  European regulators are investigating whether the practice of posting photos, videos and other information about people on sites …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Rolls Out Make Money Plan Part 2: Beautiful Themes  —  Earlier this month, Tumblr rolled out its first attempt at making money: a small ($9) fee to make your blog featured in a directory of blogs.  Tomorrow, the service is officially rolling out its second revenue generator: premium themes.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Mashable!, Thanks:pontax
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
StyleTap finally brings Palm OS to your iPhone  —  Well it's been a long time coming, but now you can finally run your favorite Palm OS apps on your (jailbroken) iPhone.  The good folks at StyleTap have taken that exciting demo we saw way back in May of 2008 and turned it into a Cydia-downloadable reality.
Facebook Data Team's Notes:
Continuing our Study of Happiness  —  On October 5, 2009, Data Scientists at Facebook began studying the happiness of English speakers in the United States through the Gross National Happiness Index (GNH).  We used anonymous counts of positive and negative word used in people's Facebook updates …
Discussion: Fast Company
Agam Shah / PC World:
Retailer Leaks Details on AMD's Upcoming 12-core Chips  —  An online retail store is taking orders for Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming 12-core Opteron processors, code-named Magny-Cours, ahead of the official launch.  —  Provantage is taking orders for Opteron X12 6100 series chips that run at clock speeds between 1.7GHz and 2.4GHz.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Clearwire touts wireless router to boost speeds on Apple's iPad  —  Clearwire today offered a series of announcements at the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas about its network, WiMax-powered devices and new markets.  The Kirkland provider of high-speed wireless service continues its march across the U.S. …
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
CTIA 2010: Twitter for BlackBerry Available March 31st  —  After the keynote this morning I rolled by the BlackBerry booth and stumbled upon the Twitter pod.  After some smooth talking (just kidding, no smooth talking required), I was informed that the Official Twitter for BlackBerry client …
Discussion: Erictric
Ina Fried / Beyond Binary:
Microsoft, Google eye Twitter-like services for work  —  While Twitter seems to have the market sewn up when it comes to the public sharing of snippets of information, the competition is heating up for offering similar services inside a corporation.  —  Microsoft, for example …
Thomas Frank / USA Today:
Airport device follows fliers' phones  —  WASHINGTON — Today's smartphones and PDAs could have a new use in the nation's airports: helping passengers avoid long lines at security checkpoints.  —  The Transportation Security Administration is looking at installing devices in airports that home …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Starts Rolling Out Contributors Feature, Salesforce Activated  —  Back in December, Twitter noted a new feature it was testing out, Contributors.  Basically, this allows multiple people to tweet from one account (with individual attribution below the tweet).
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
First look at Skype for Verizon Wireless, launching March 25th  —  While making our way through the throng of booths, bloggers, and boisterous crowds at CTIA, we were able to snag a few minutes with the new Skype mobile application running on both a BlackBerry Storm2 and a Motorola DROID.
 
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Qualcomm adds 4G to laptop modems
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and Maximum PC
Ed Felten / Freedom to Tinker:
Side-Channel Leaks in Web Applications
Erik Chang / Shrinkage Is Good:
1.5 Trillion Text Messages Sent in the United States in 2009
Discussion: DSLreports
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Developers Increasingly Concerned About Platform Reliability
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Should Doctors Google Their Patients?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Placecast Raises $3 Million For Location-Based Mobile Marketing Technology
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Proposed U.S. law would single out cybercrime havens
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft data centers go beyond the container
David Gilson / last100:
Ubuntu One Music Store goes into public beta, Canonical calls for more testers
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Google Voice Updates With Near-Instant SMS Notification on Android
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yet Another Yahoo Director To Leave
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Bookmarks Lists
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple positioned to introduce connected HDTV within 2-4 years
Matt Bowman / VentureBeat:
Y Combinator presents 26 new startups
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