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6:05 PM ET, March 28, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Reputation Is Dead: It's Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions  —  Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult.  And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try.
Discussion: Glass House, Lockergnome Blog Network and A VC, Thanks:lehooo
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing, Revisited: Still Toast (But Slightly Less Burnt) (MSFT)  —  We spent some time this morning with the man with the hardest job in the world, Yusuf Mehdi of Microsoft.  Why does Yusuf have the hardest job in the world?  Because he's responsible for building Microsoft's Bing into a real business.
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Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft Ignored the Long Tail in Search, Bing Boss Says  —  Microsoft lags so far behind Google in the search engine market because it didn't acknowledge the long tail, said Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of the Online Audience Group for Microsoft Bing, at Search Engine Strategies NYC March 25.
Discussion: NEWSFACTOR
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New screenshots of iPad apps start to make this thing seem less like a giant iPhone  —  We already knew that the iPad would be getting a few pieces of software that haven't shown up on its tinier, phone counterpart — but now that a few screenshots of forthcoming apps for the device have reared their head …
Discussion: MacStories and PadGadget
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Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPad application walkthrough  —  One of our trusty sources just shot us over a plethora of Apple iPad application screenshots.  Everything from the iPad version of Twitterrific, to Flight Control, to Flick Fishing, to Reuters Pro — we've got it in here.
Discussion: Newsome.Org, 9 to 5 Mac and TiPb
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Windows Phone 7 Series on HTC HD2 is Coming Soon For Real!  —  Wow! this is big!  We all knew this was going to happen at some point, but not as soon as this.  Apparently, some Russian folks have managed to port a “real” working ROM of Windows Phone 7 on the most popular Windows Mobile device - the HTC HD2.
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC CEO Peter Chou: We'll have a Windows Phone 7 Series device …
Discussion: Phones Review
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp  —  Don't spend money on marketing, do offer flexibility and data exporting to eliminate buyers' regret, make sure to capitalize on and value goodwill, and only charge for things that are hard to do.
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Denies Revenue Sharing for Android Mobile Apps  —  Google denies a report that it is sharing advertising revenues derived from mobile applications on Android smartphones with carrier and handset partners.  The search engine maintains the only revenue sharing it engages in is from paying carriers …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
PE Firm Plans Open LTE Network to Challenge AT&T and Verizon  —  A New York private equity firm plans to build a multibillion-dollar 4G wireless network that will cover most of the country by 2015.  The ambitious plan by Harbinger Capital Partners relies on deploying a Long Term Evolution network …
Discussion: SkyTerra and TMF Associates MSS blog, Thanks:mathewi
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Proposes Broad Updates To Governing Docs — Our Analysis  —  Facebook is proposing a broad range of updates to its governing documents, the company announced today.  It's a complex combination of simple clarifications and significant changes.  —  The updates could impact everything …
Discussion: The Next Web, Gadgetell and VentureBeat
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Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Study: Video Ads Drive ‘Significant Uplift’  —  At least in the U.K., video and display advertising are effective at driving “significant uplift” in site visitation and advertiser search queries, according to a new study from .Fox Networks and comScore.  —  Commissioned by .Fox …
Dennis Carter / eCampus News:
Journalism students turn to Wikipedia to publish stories  —  University of Denver professors assign students to contribute to the massive online encyclopedia  —  College students know the online resource of which they dare not speak: Wikipedia, the voluminous internet encyclopedia demonized …
 
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Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple runs out of first week's worth of iPads, now pushed back to April 12th.