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4:30 AM ET, March 25, 2010

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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
GoDaddy.com plans to stop registering domain names in China  —  GoDaddy.com Inc., the world's largest domain name registration company, plans to tell lawmakers Wednesday that it will cease registering Web sites in China in response to intrusive new government rules that require applicants …
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David Goldman / CNN Money:
Congress slams China and Microsoft, praises Google  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Two days after Google stopped censoring search results in China, a congressional panel praised the company's actions while excoriating the Beijing government for its record on Internet censorship and human rights.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
China Unicom Dumps Google from Android Phones
Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
Pwn2Own 2010: iPhone hacked, SMS database hijacked  —  VANCOUVER, BC — A pair of European researchers used the spotlight of the CanSecWest Pwn2Own hacking contest hear to break into a fully patched iPhone and hijack the entire SMS database, including text messages that had already been deleted.
Discussion: TUAW, PC World, I4U News, Engadget, Zero Day, Neowin.net and Gizmodo, Thanks:arjo
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
iPhone, Safari, IE 8, Firefox hacked in CanSecWest contest  —  Updated 5:17 p.m. PDT with successful Firefox hack.  —  VANCOUVER, B.C.—Researchers on Wednesday demonstrated that they could hack a non-jailbroken iPhone, Safari running on Snow Leopard and Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Pricing Revealed - Matches The Kindle  —  The launch of the iPad has caused a veritable war over eBook pricing between Apple and Amazon.  To promote the Kindle and expand its market share, Amazon sells kindle editions of newly released and best selling books at a loss.
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Price concerns keep Random House content from Apple iPad
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
New TiVo Mixes TV and Internet, but Falls Short  —  TiVo is the most famous third-party set-top box for your TV.  The company popularized the idea of digital video recording and, in recent years, also has added to its devices the ability to deliver some Internet video content to the TV screen.
Telegraph:
Facebook ‘linked to rise in syphilis’  —  Facebook has been linked to a resurgence in the sexually-transmitted disease syphilis, according to health experts.  —  The virus has increased fourfold in Sunderland, Durham and Teesside, the areas of Britain where Facebook is most popular …
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
4G in America: Lies, Lies, and More Damn Lies  —  Listen up America, by the end of this year, and most definitely during 2011, you're going to be bombarded with advertisements that stretch across all forms of media, tempting you to hop on board a 4G network.
Discussion: Engadget
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Verizon to blanket ‘one third’ …
Discussion: Electronista and Between the Lines
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
AT&T 3G MicroCell starting nationwide roll-out in mid-April  —  Unless you've been in one of a few key test markets, you've been pretty much out of luck boosting your AT&T signal in the comfortable confines of your home since the 3G MicroCell first launched — until now.
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
AT&T MicroCell 3G: Salvation for Your Crappy Reception Is $150, No Strings Attached
Sabrina / labs.moto.com:
Robot Touchscreen Analysis  —  A touchscreen is a touchscreen, right?  Hardly!  As MOTO pointed out in our recent Do-It-Yourself Touchscreen Analysis post, “All touchscreens are not created equal.”  —  With our simple test technique — which basically consists of using a basic drawing application …
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Robotic test reconfirms Apple's iPhone touchscreen superiority
Discussion: MobileCrunch and Electronista
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Hacker, TechCrunch Document Leaker, Arrested in France (UPDATED)  —  The AFP is reporting that the person who leaked internal business documents from Twitter Inc. to the blog TechCrunch last July is also the same person who compromised the Twitter accounts of Barack Obama and other celebrities last year.
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Agence France Presse:   Police arrest Frenchman who hacked Obama Twitter page
David Pogue / New York Times:
State of the Art: Line2 Allows iPhone Users to Sidestep AT&T  —  For a little $1 iPhone app, Line2 sure has the potential to shake up an entire industry.  —  It can save you money.  It can make calls where AT&T's signal is weak, like indoors.  It can turn an iPod Touch into a full-blown cellphone.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Pavni Diwanji / Gmail Blog:
Detecting suspicious account activity  —  A few weeks ago, I got an email presumably from a friend stuck in London asking for some money to help him out.  It turned out that the email was sent by a scammer who had hijacked my friend's account.  By reading his email, the scammer had figured …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Advertisers Show Interest in iPad  —  Advertisers initially approached new media as if they were going duck hunting, tiptoeing cautiously into the waters of mobile phones and the Internet.  —  With the iPad, it's big-game season.  —  Getting ready for the April 3 iPad introduction …
Discussion: AppleInsider, paidContent and Go Rumors, Thanks:atul
Schoen / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
New Research Suggests That Governments May Fake SSL Certificates  —  Today two computer security researchers, Christopher Soghoian and Sid Stamm, released a draft of a forthcoming research paper in which they present evidence that certificate authorities (CAs) may be cooperating …
Roger Cheng / Digits:
Sprint CEO: Rate Plans Will Move From Minutes To Gigabytes  —  Sprint Nextel Chief Executive Dan Hesse said that in about two years, monthly cellphone bills will focus on the amount of data used and move away from the number of available voice minutes.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Prediction: 1.2 Million iPads Sold in June Quarter and a New iPhone Form Factor  —  This is, perhaps, stating the obvious, but 2010 is likely to be a big year for Apple.  With the iPad set to arrive April 3 and the company presumably headed into an iPhone upgrade cycle, Apple is poised to move a lot of product in the coming months.
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Hewlett-Packard's Mark Hurd: He Wants It All  —  The plan to win the battle of the tech titans.  —  Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Mark Hurd likes things big and simple.  His boardroom has a big empty table and a big videoconferencing screen.  A large tablet of blank paper leans on a tripod …
Thanks:hpnews
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia N8 being announced mid-April  —  We've just been told by a trusted source that Nokia will announce a new flagship device dubbed N8 in the middle of next month.  That's not around any major trade shows that we're aware of, but it is just before the company's Annual General Meeting in Helsinki …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Getting Ready to Launch WiFi HotSpots  —  Time Warner Cable, a large cable service provider based in New York City is likely to launch a WiFi initiative, as soon as tomorrow according to those familiar with company's plans.  The company's announcement may come as soon as tomorrow.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News and Erictric
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Dell looking outside of China for ‘safer environments,’ according to Indian PM  —  The Hindustan Times cover this morning has a generous space dedicated to Google's exit out of China and related efforts at redirecting mainland users to its Hong Kong hub, but couched cosily inside that story is perhaps an even bigger one.
Discussion: Maximum PC, DailyTech, Go Rumors and Gizmodo
Arn / MacRumors:
CBS.com Prepping HTML5 Video Playback for iPad  —  With the imminent arrival of the Apple iPad, it seems at least one major television network is updating their website to provide video playback support for new tablet device — without Flash.  CBS.com's website began displaying a couple of strange …
Reuters:
Inside a global cybercrime ring  —  (Reuters) - Hundreds of computer geeks, most of them students putting themselves through college, crammed into three floors of an office building in an industrial section of Ukraine's capital Kiev, churning out code at a frenzied pace.
Discussion: iGeneration, Thanks:reuters
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Developers, Websites Respond to iPhone App Payola Story  —  The iPhone community has reacted strongly to the news that some app review sites have pay-to-play policies.  —  Wired.com last week reported on payola practices prevalent among several websites dedicated to reviewing iPhone apps.
Christina Chen / The Official Google Blog:
Collaborative bookmarking with lists  —  Earlier this month we added stars in search so that you can easily mark and rediscover your favorite websites.  Today we're debuting lists in Google Bookmarks, an experimental new feature that helps you easily share those sites with friends.
 
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
A Hotbed of Tech Innovation: the Government of Manor, Texas
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: How The iPhone Target Market Can Expand 7x
Staci D. Kramer / mocoNews:
CTIA: Hearst's Skiff Has Deals With Simon & Schuster, Random House
Discussion: Digits
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Policy Watch: Facebook Adds New Platform Policies on Photo Tagging …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
InvisiTrack launch super-accurate GPS alternative
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Blockbuster Dips a Toe in the Mobile Stream
Kermit Pattison / New York Times:
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Verizon Wireless to open app store March 29
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Exclusive: First Look at Slacker's Excellent On-Demand Music Service
Trent Nouveau / TG Daily:
Microsoft says it won't abandon Windows Mobile 6.5
Discussion: OSNews and WMPoweruser.com
Jeffrey Burt / eWeek:
Dell Offers Cloud-Optimized Infrastructure, Services
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google's Brin Talks About China Gamble
 

 
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