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6:15 PM ET, March 25, 2010

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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.
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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 …
Shira Ovide / Digits:   Time's Managing Editor: iPad Content Awaits ‘Its Orson Welles’
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 …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
JooJoo tablet now shipping, should greet US consumers on March 29th  —  We noticed a minor textual change on the JooJoo order page just a few days back, and apparently it was no mistake — Fusion Garage has announced today that its long-awaited tablet PC has started to ship from the factory.
Bill / PadGadget:
Apple Leaks Approved iPad Apps  —  PadGadget did some digging in the iTunes database last night and it looks like Apple has already approved and listed several iPad apps in the App Store.  You won't find any of these iPad titles using your standard iTunes browser, you need to use Apple's …
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:
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
The Bounty For An Apple Bug: $115,000  —  It's been a tough month for Apple's security team.  —  First Mac hacker extraordinaire Charlie Miller revealed that he'd found 20 exploitable vulnerabilities in Apple's Preview software, all of which apply to Safari as well.
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
iPhone, Safari, IE 8, Firefox hacked in CanSecWest contest
Tricia Duryee / paidContent:
Android's Secret Sauce?  Google's Little-Known Advertising Rev-Share Deals With Carriers  —  In just 18 months, the number of Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android phones being shipped has soared to 60,000 a day, and over that period countless new devices have been released by handset makers for sale by carriers worldwide.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Features The Gutenberg Project Catalog - 30,000 Free eBooks  —  iBooks' very sweet price points are not the only surprise Apple kept for the iPad launch.  Indeed, while we already knew the iPad can read and import eBooks in the ePub format, it probably won't be as necessary …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter's Secret Business Model Should Get Rid Of Those Twitter Ads You Hate  —  Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on CNBC today talking about Twitter's business model.  —  He remained tight-lipped as usual, but did say Twitter's monetization plan will not just enrich Twitter, but hopefully all the Twitter applictions.
Washington Post:
China's instructions on reporting on Google  —  Editor's note: Google announced this week that it would move its Chinese search engine to Hong Kong and stop censoring search results to suit China's leaders.  In China, the government has sought to control how Chinese media portray Google's decision.
Discussion: Digital Daily
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
China To Media: Toe the Government Line on Google
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 …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
BMO ups its iPad sales estimate 30%  —  Analyst sees Apple taking 35% to 40% of the tablet and e-reader market in 2010  —  In a note to clients issued Thursday, BMO Capital's Keith Bachman offers several reasons for raising his price target on Apple (AAPL) to $265 a share from $250 …
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 …
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google adds Twitter feed in China, again defying that country's rules  —  In a move sure to anger Beijing's censors, Google has introduced a real-time Twitter feed on its search results pages — in effect, lifting a nine-month blackout of the microblogging service in China.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Facebook Threatens Greasemonkey Script Writer  —  Another day, another abusive bullying attempt.  This time, it's Facebook, which is apparently trying to bully the maker of a Greasemonkey script that cleans up your Facebook live feed by removing annoying app notices (such as all the crap …
Discussion: All Facebook
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Peek tease “really, truly big stuff” incoming  —  Peek's dedicated email device has a growing band of dedicated followers, who prize its simplicity above “jack of all trades” smartphones, and now the company is planning its next assault.  In a new blog post (where they also admit they're running …
Discussion: CrunchGear
Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix via Wii - Coming Soon  —  Jessie Becker here from Marketing and we've got some great news to share.  We are in the final phase of getting ready for the launch of streaming to Wii.  Today, we shipped out instant streaming discs for the Wii to some of our Netflix members.
Mia / YouTube Blog:
New video page adds comments highlight view and ratings improvements  —  Over the past couple of weeks, we've been busy iterating on the new video page design based on your feedback, and we're excited to share some new developments before the page is rolled out to everyone soon.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Project Natal ‘experience’ to premiere at E3  —  The ‘save the date’ notice for Microsoft's E3 media briefing and ‘world premiere’ unveiling of the Project Natal ‘experience’  —  Microsoft on Thursday sent out “save the date” invitations for its annual E3 media briefing and the “world premiere” of the Project Natal “experience.”
Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
OmniGraffle To Be Part Of The iPad App Store Grand Opening, But Is $49.99 Too Much To Pay?  —  The Omni Group's Ken Case made it very clear that the company was committed to iPad development with his iPad or Bust! blog post, and today we found out just how serious they are.
Rebecca Lieb / the Econsultancy blog:
Search industry poised for double-digit growth  —  Since 2004, SEMPO has conducted a widely anticipated annual State of Search Engine Marketing Report, the broadest and most comprehensive look at all aspects of the burgeoning search industry.  Today, the 2010 survey published.
 
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Amazon's iPad page pops up
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Make room, iPad: AT&T to sell Intel-based tablet too
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Mobile apps a gold rush for providers
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Crowdcast's crowdsourced dashboard lets managers know when they might fall short
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Complete ACTA text leaked online - at last
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple inks $240M deal with Samsung for 3M more iPad displays
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Smartphone Motion Patent's Authors Are Google, Apple Engineers
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Sinead Carew / Reuters:
AT&T sees big cash in small gizmos like dog collars
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