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7:25 AM ET, March 27, 2010


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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt Spotted Together Again: Photos  —  Jobs and Schmidt, whose companies have just ended their love affair, were spotted minutes ago talking business at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto.  Our tipster saw em and snapped these shots …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
So Awkard: Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt's Body Language Analyzed  —  I suspected Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt might have looked a little tense during their meeting today, and body linguistics expert, Janine Driver, who used to be an officer for the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, agrees.
Discussion: Seattle Times and Search Engine Land, Thanks:mrinaldesai
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Jobs And Schmidt: We've Seen This Movie Before, I'm Just Not Sure Which One It Is  —  Earlier today, two men were spotted having coffee in Palo Alto, CA.  Except these weren't just any two men.  They were the CEOs of perhaps the two most important and powerful companies in Silicon Valley right now …
Discussion: Digital Daily and TUAW, Thanks:purusho
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 …
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 …
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.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Facebook May Share User Data With External Sites Automatically
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Facebook be the One Ring for Location?
Discussion: The Next Web and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Facebook's Plan To Automatically Share Your Data With Sites You Never Signed Up For
Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Apple Poised To Unveil ‘iAd,’ New Mobile Ad Platform Is Jobs' ‘Next Big Thing’  —  Even as the buzz builds toward the April 3rd ship date of the iPad, Apple is preparing to announce its “next big thing” — a new personalized, mobile advertising system that could well be called the “iAd” — Online Media Daily has learned.
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 …
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 …
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users
Discussion: CircleID
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 …
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia gets back in the game with long-awaited Fermi graphics chip  —  Since Advanced Micro Devices launched its newest generation of desktop graphics chips in September, Nvidia has been a distance second in the performance game for graphics chips.  But today, Nvidia is launching its graphics chip …
Discussion: AnandTech, Gizmodo and
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Agencies Test Industry's New ‘You Are Being Targeted’ Icon  —  As part of an industry-wide campaign to discourage new privacy laws, online ad agencies are planning to debut the new behavioral targeting icons in approximately four weeks.  —  Cadreon, a buying platform of Interpublic Group's Mediabrands …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Can NewsLabs Give Laid-Off Journalists Another Chance?  —  So you used to write stories for a newspaper and now you're out of work?  Odds are, you are going to have to find something else to do.  —  But some of you may be able to transform yourselves into one-person news factories …
Discussion: Kindle Review
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 …
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Check the Hype — There's No Such Thing As ‘Cyber’  —  How can you tell the difference between a real report about online vulnerabilities and someone who is trying to scare you about the security of the internet because they have an agenda, such as landing lucrative, secret contracts from the government?
Discussion: The Firewall
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.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Radio Shack set to become nation's second-largest iPhone retailer
Discussion: Network World and MacRumors
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
MTV Developing ‘Co-Viewing’ Apps for the iPad
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AP Exclusive: ‘Smart’ meters have security holes
Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
LA newsman accused of Google leak
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Targeted Attack uses FIFA World Cup 2010 as a hook
Discussion: Maximum PC, Zero Day and The Register
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Is Your Mobile Phone Giving up Your Phone Number?
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Rapidshare Aims To Convert Pirates Into Customers
Discussion: Maximum PC, The Next Web and NewTeeVee
Royal Pingdom:
jQuery's triumphant march to success
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion
Discussion: Maximum PC
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