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9:20 PM ET, March 26, 2010

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James Kelly / The Official Google Blog:
Next steps for our experimental fiber network  —  Since we announced our plans to build experimental, ultra high-speed broadband networks, the response from communities and individuals has been tremendous and creative.  With just a few hours left before our submission deadline …
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:   190,000 People Have Asked Google To Build Its Fiber Network In Their Neighborhoods
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad App Store Reveals Launch Apps, Top Seller Lists, App Details  —  Apple has begun putting together the iPad-specific App Store in anticipation of the upcoming iPad launch. iPad-only Apps have begun to be approved and organized.  MacRumors has managed to access the iPad's best seller lists …
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Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
iPad App Store Unveiled, Our Exclusive Walkthrough  —  The iPad App Store is set to launch on April 3rd, but we have managed to access the entire thing a little early and we would like to share some of its secrets with you.  —  Before we get into any major details, the iPad App Store features …
Discussion: App Annie and CrunchGear, Thanks:xonder
Michael Richter / Facebook Blog:
Another Step in Open Site Governance  —  Nearly a year ago, we committed to an open and transparent system of governance for Facebook.  Specifically, we now post all proposed changes to our governing documents before they go into effect and solicit feedback on these proposals from the people who use Facebook.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Plan To Automatically Share Your Data With Sites You Never Signed Up For  —  In anticipation of a slew of new features that will be launching at f8, today Facebook announced that it was once again making changes to its privacy policy (you can see our post outlining these changes here).
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Facebook Confirms & Reconsiders Forthcoming Location Feature
patentauthority.com:
Apple Buys iPad Trademark from Fujitsu  —  Apple now owns the iPad trademark.  The trademark (Serial No. 76497338) was filed by Fujitsu in March of 2003 for their iPad wireless handheld computing device used by retailers.  Records at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office show that the trademark was assigned to Apple on March 17.
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Computerworld:
Yahoo proposes ‘really ugly hack’ to DNS  —  Network World - ANAHEIM, Calif. — Network engineers from Yahoo are pitching what they admit is a “really ugly hack” to the Internet's Domain Name System, but they say it is necessary for the popular Web content provider to support IPv6 …
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Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users
Discussion: CircleID
New York Post:
Radioshack search  —  RadioShack is looking to shack up with a deep-pocketed investor.  —  The Texas-based electronics chain is exploring strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company that could fetch more than $3 billion, sources told The Post.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Radio Shack set to become nation's second-largest iPhone retailer
Discussion: Network World and MacRumors
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
For the media biz, iPad 2010 = CDROM 1994  —  I'm having flashbacks these days, and they're not from drugs, they're from the rising chorus of media-industry froth about how Apple's forthcoming iPad is going to save the business of selling content.  —  Let me be clear: I love what I've seen …
Mark Ruddock / What's New in Viigo:
Breaking News: Viigo Joins RIM  —  Viigo is excited to announce that our company is now part of Research In Motion (RIM).  —  Our team has joined RIM's global organization and will continue to bring our expertise in BlackBerry® application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
USB Memory Support for the Xbox 360 coming April 6th  —  On April 6th, we will be releasing a system update over Xbox LIVE for your Xbox 360 that will allow USB flash drives to be used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more.  I've been testing this feature out for a few weeks, and I have to say it's really great.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook Poaches Yet Another Major Googler-This Time, Ad Exec David Fischer [UPDATED]  —  David Fischer-who was VP of Global Online Sales & Operations for Google and more recently, was heading up its local efforts-is taking a job at Facebook as VP of Advertising and Global Operations, according to sources.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Pricing Shoots Up  —  It seems like our revelations surrounding eBook pricing on the iPad didn't go unnoticed.  —  For unknown reasons, following our announcement, almost all eBooks from the New York Time's BestSeller list on Apple iBookstore have been give a major price increase.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
iPad week two: 240,000 pre-orders  —  A week before its release, online orders for the iPad averaged about 7,000 a day  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: Daniel Tello  —  Pre-orders for Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer held steady a week before its April 3 release.
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Mobile multitasking is mostly a myth  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Some iPhone Video Apps Won't Be Approved Unless They Can Adapt To AT&T's Lousy Network  —  Video streaming apps on the iPhone in the U.S. have always had to contend with the limitations of AT&T's data network.  For a long time, video streaming apps were not allowed in the App Store.
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Spotify Music Site Sees U.S. Start in Third Quarter; Plans BlackBerry App  —  Spotify, a virtual digital jukebox and Europe's largest legal online music site, aims to start U.S. operations in the third quarter.  —  The Stockholm-based company, which has 7 million users in Europe …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
LA newsman accused of Google leak  —  NEW YORK—Bob Tur, the Los Angeles broadcast journalist whose company sued YouTube in 2006 over a copyright complaint, has been accused by Google-employed lawyers of leaking confidential court documents related to the depositions of YouTube and Google executives …
Discussion: Relevant Results
Roger Entner / Nielsen Wire:
Smartphones to Overtake Feature Phones in U.S. by 2011  —  Roger Entner, Senior Vice President, Research and Insights, Telecom Practice  —  The iPhone, Blackberry, Droid and smartphones in general dominate the buzz in the mobile market, but only 21% of American wireless subscribers are using …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Is Your Mobile Phone Giving up Your Phone Number?  —  When mobile users surf the Web they also may be inadvertently disclosing their phone numbers, a security researcher said Thursday.  —  The problem lies in the way that some networks are reformatting Web data on what are known as proxy servers …
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Royal Pingdom:
jQuery's triumphant march to success  —  Five years ago, no one had heard about jQuery.  It was just an idea in the back of Javascript guru John Resig's head.  Today, jQuery is by far the most popular Javascript library in the world and is used by over 28% of all websites on the internet.
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: ‘Smart’ meters have security holes  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Computer-security researchers say new “smart” meters that are designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently also have flaws that could let hackers tamper with the power grid in previously impossible ways.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
BREAKING: Explicit Apps Are Back in the App Store — Almost  —  Remember when Apple removed all the “explicit content apps” from the App Store?  Well, Apple is getting ready to put them back in.  By visiting these two URLs (here and here) seems like the categories are ready, are there's one for the iPad as well.
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and MacRumors
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Rapidshare Aims To Convert Pirates Into Customers
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
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