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11:40 AM ET, March 25, 2010

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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
WSJ on iPad for $17.99 a month, magazines to be at or near newsstand prices?  —  The Wall Street Journal is running a piece that focuses on ad sales for the iPad.  Pretty boring stuff except for a few nuggets related to the actual content we crave.  Rupert Murdoch already confirmed …
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Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Use the iPad as Their New Barker  —  Advertisers Gather Around as Publishers Tout Tablet Device's Bells and Whistles  —  A laundry list of open questions about Apple's iPad isn't keeping magazine publishers and advertisers from lining up for the launch of the tablet computer next week.
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Advertisers Show Interest in iPad
Discussion: Digits, AppleInsider and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Bing Makes More UI Changes-And Checks In With Foursquare  —  Today, Microsoft's search engine-that-could, Bing, will begin to roll out another significant upgrade to the user interface seen by consumers.  —  The software giant also announced on its Bing blog and at an industry conference …
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Bing / Search Blog:
New Stuff Coming From Bing This Spring  —  Today at SES New York we shared with attendees our plans to begin testing some new Bing features as we start to move into the next wave of innovation which will be rolling out later this spring and summer.  —  Our focus remains consistent …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft Bing Director: Search Not a Zero Sum Game vs. Google
Discussion: TechCrunch and Microsoft Watch
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Smartphone traffic is up 193% in a year  —  Led by iPhone and the Androids.  Traffic from the iPod touch is growing even faster.  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: AdMob  —  Smartphone traffic is up.  Feature phone share is down.  And traffic from mobile Internet devices (like the iPod touch) …
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Harsh / AdMob Metrics:
February 2010 Mobile Metrics Report  —  In this month's report, we separate the traffic in our network into three categories - smartphones, feature phones and mobile Internet devices - to examine the relative growth rates of each over the past year.  —  Some of the highlights from the report include:
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.
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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 …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
HTC CEO: Nexus One Is A Success  —  Despite customer service problems and sluggish sales, Peter Chou says his company's Android phone has done well.  —  LAS VEGAS — The launch of Google's Nexus One smart phone appears to have been a mess of customer service mishaps, delayed international launches …
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.
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David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Google adds Twitter feed in China, again defying that country's rules
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
GoDaddy.com plans to stop registering domain names in China
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ads Will Now Follow You Across The Web  —  Advertisers are beginning to realize that ads on the Web have their own lifecycle.  People who eventually click on an ad don't always click on it the first time they see it.  Just like on TV or in print, they need to be bombarded by the same message before they take an action.
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Aitan Weinberg / Inside AdWords:
Now available: Reach the right audience through remarketing
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Launches Wi-Fi HotSpots  —  Updated: Time Warner Cable this morning confirmed that it's launching Wi-Fi hotspots for customers of its NYC RoadRunner broadband service.  According to the company: … Time Warner Cable, a large cable service provider based in New York City …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple inks $240M deal with Samsung for 3M more iPad displays  —  Apple has agreed to pay Samsung nearly a quarter of a billion dollars as part of a new pact that will see the Korean electronics maker become the second major supplier of 9.7-inch display screens for current and future versions of the iPad.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meet The Genius Behind Apple's Beautiful Retail Stores (AAPL)  —  Peter Bohlin is the genius architect behind Apple's most famous stores around the world.  —  His work includes the cube store on 59th street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as the new all glass store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
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.
Dong Ngo / Crave: The gadget blog:
Toshiba intros highest capacity laptop hard drives  —  The laptop hard drives are about to have a significant increase in capacities without compromising the performance.  —  Toshiba announced Wednesday two new 2.5-inch (laptop) hard drive families that feature the largest amount of storage in their classes.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Late Apple director was ‘disgusted’ Jobs didn't reveal health issues  —  Recently deceased Apple Board of Directors member Jerry York told The Wall Street Journal last year that he wished he had resigned after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs didn't publicly disclose his health issues.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Smartphone Motion Patent's Authors Are Google, Apple Engineers  —  A quick follow-up on that broad motion-control patent I wrote about Thursday.  I haven't been able to turn up any information on Durham Logistics, the limited liability company to which the patent is assigned …
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.
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
AT&T sees big cash in small gizmos like dog collars  —  (Reuters) - With most Americans already toting cellphones, AT&T Inc now wants to target their dogs.  —  A wireless dog collar set to hit the market this year is just one of a plethora of new devices the telephone company hopes will catch on with U.S. consumers.
Discussion: DailyTech, Obsessable and Go Rumors
Mark Krynsky / Lifestream Blog:
How to Design the Perfect Lifestreaming Content Reader  —  Over the last 3 years I have spent the majority of my time covering the tools and services that provide ways for us to record and distribute our Lifestreams across the web.  Over that timeframe we've seen the adoption rate of such services increase exponentially.
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 …
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Matt Warman / Telegraph:   Facebook dismisses syphilis link
 
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Mike Kirkwood / ReadWriteWeb:
Act Now.  Amazon and Microsoft Launch Windows Server License Mobility Pilot
Discussion: eWeek
Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
OmniGraffle To Be Part Of The iPad App Store Grand Opening …
Bloomberg:
Dell Denies Discussing China Move With India Minister
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and Engadget
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Oracle looks to keep Java interesting and attract young developers
Discussion: The Register
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia N8 being announced mid-April
 Earlier Items: 
Quentin Hardy / Forbes:
Hewlett-Packard's Mark Hurd: He Wants It All
Thanks:hpnews
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
A Hotbed of Tech Innovation: the Government of Manor, Texas
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Fallout from Wired.com's iPhone App Payola Story
Discussion: The Loop
Reuters:
Inside a global cybercrime ring
Discussion: iGeneration, Thanks:reuters
David Pogue / New York Times:
State of the Art: Line2 Allows iPhone Users to Sidestep AT&T
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Sabrina / labs.moto.com:
Robot Touchscreen Analysis
 

 
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