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10:05 PM ET, March 29, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Two New IPhones Coming; One May Be Aimed at Verizon  —  Apple Inc. is developing a new iPhone to debut this summer and also appears to be working on a model for U.S. mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless, say people briefed on the matter.  —  While Apple has unveiled a new iPhone every June …
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
WSJ: Apple ‘developing new iPhone,’ plus another for Verizon (update: iPhone HD?)  —  You heard right, folks — according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently “developing a new iPhone to debut this summer,” and as if that weren't enough, it's also “working on another model for US mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless.”
Discussion: Reuters, Neowin.net and Phones Review
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WSJ's Lame Entry in the iPhone Rumors Game  —  The Wall Street Journal: … Keep in mind there's a big difference between “is” and “appears to be”.  And they have no actual details of the next-generation iPhone.  Nothing.  Not the A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip.
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Rumored iPhone 4 Specs: 960x640 Display, Front Facing Camera, Multitasking  —  Daring Fireball builds on the WSJ iPhone 4 rumors earlier today by dumping what they know: An almost iPad-level 940 x 640 resolution display, an iPad-esque A4 CPU and a front facing camera.  AND, multitasking in iPhone OS 4.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple iPhone coming to Verizon Wireless?  If so, it'll freeze smartphone upgrades  —  Apple is reportedly developing a new iPhone that will be carried by Verizon Wireless.  —  Finally, all of those quotes from Verizon Wireless about how its network would be capable of handling the iPhone are adding up.
Discussion: PC World
Boy Genius Report:
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac gets undressed  —  We've just scored some of the first shots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and while they are said to be very early, you can clearly see the progress that has been made in the transition to native Cocoa applications.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Starts Shipping iPads to Customers  —  Apple has starting shipping iPads for delivery.  Those who placed their orders in on the first day have started receiving shipping notices from the Apple Store.  —  Unfortunately, the early ship date does not necessarily mean that customers will receive their iPads before April 3rd.
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple offering video iPad tutorials online
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: Android Froyo to take a serious shot at stemming platform fragmentation  —  We had a couple people at CTIA last week — people whose words carry weight — tell us off the record that the next major version of Android would take big strides toward stopping the ugly trend toward severe fragmentation …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
The State of the Internet Operating System  —  I've been talking for years about “the internet operating system”, but I realized I've never written an extended post to define what I think it is, where it is going, and the choices we face.  This is that missing post.
Discussion: Boing Boing and rc3.org, Thanks:atul
Grant Gross / PC World:
Lawmakers Ask for FTC Investigation of Google Buzz  —  Eleven U.S. lawmakers have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's launch of its Buzz social-networking product for breaches of consumer privacy.  —  The representatives — six Democrats and five Republicans …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Warner Bros. Recruits Students to Spy on Pirates  —  The people who work at the anti-piracy divisions of Warner Bros. and other large media companies have to be experts in file-sharing technology.  It is therefore no surprise that Warner Bros. is actively recruiting students for a job as Anti-Piracy Intern …
Christopher Heine / ClickZ:
Facebook Killing ‘Become A Fan,’ Embracing ‘Like’  —  Facebook is scaling back on the word “Fan” and ramping up usage of “Like” on brand pages.  According to a confidential e-mail sent to ad agencies today, the social media site will change the “Become A Fan” button to read “Like” within the next few weeks.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune HD 64 makes surprise appearance  —  The link's dead now, but there's no mistaking the appearance of a Zune HD 64 on the official Zune website.  Hey Microsoft, got something you want to tell us?  A 64GB Zune HD, perhaps, doubling the capacity of your previous top-ender?  How about global availability?
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Ross Miller / Engadget:
Zune HD v4.5 firmware ‘coming soon,’ …
Discussion: WMPoweruser.com
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iTunes 9.1 to Bring eBook Support, Genius Mix Enhancements, Automatic Bitrate Conversion?  —  MacRumors has received information from a source claiming to have knowledge of a forthcoming iTunes 9.1 update that will presumably be released around the same time as the iPad's U.S. launch this Saturday.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fake Steve Jobs Blog Likely To Shut Down  —  It took a year for anyone to figure out that Forbes (now Newsweek) writer Dan Lyons was the guy behind the Fake Steve Jobs blog.  Now, a couple of years later, the blog is still going strong.  And it remains very, very funny.
Discussion: Gizmodo
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Buzz Getting Smoked In The Sharing Race By A Dead Man  —  In the 2000 elections, incumbent Republican Senator John Ashcroft was defeated by Governor Mel Carnahan in the race for one of Missouri's U.S. Senate seats.  The only problem?  Carnahan was dead.
Discussion: paidContent
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Smart!  Microsoft Chose ‘Bing’ Over ‘Bang’ For Its Search Engine Name (MSFT)  —  When Microsoft was casting about for name to its search engine, it wanted something short that couldn't be misspelled.  —  In an interview with Ina Fried at CNET, Microsoft chief marketing strategist David Webster …
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
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Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
Toshiba Unveils Pocket-Sized 1TB Backup Drives  —  The company's new Windows 7-based Canvio portable hard drives are aimed primarily at consumers but could also be something SMBs and midrange businesses might find useful, since they are inexpensive, easily transportable and capacious.
Discussion: Electronista, Gearlog and Macsimum News
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Android Devices Crave Google's Attention  —  Android's smartphone army is at least 20 phones strong, plus a ragtag rear guard of e-book readers, tablets and set-top boxes.  —  But those oddball devices bringing up the rear are running into an unexpected challenge: neglect by Google.
Discussion: Liliputing
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
FourSquare Funding Battle: And Then There Were Three...  Last week, TechCrunch reported that four VC firms were “fighting furiously to be the lead investor in FourSquare's next venture round.”  —  That story remains mostly accurate today, except that the four is now a three.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Yahoo adds Facebook status updates to Mail  —  Yahoo continues to inject social networking into its services.  —  Starting later today, Yahoo Mail users will be able to update their Facebook status from their Yahoo Mail inbox.  Facebook users will be able to log into their accounts right …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Coming Soon to Gmail Chat: File Transfer  —  Google just announced a small but useful update to the chat feature in iGoogle and Orkut, Google's social network.  You can now use the chat feature to send photos, documents and other files directly to your contacts.
JP Gownder / Marketing and Strategy:
Windows 7 Early Adopters Were Satisfied Upgraders  —  We've just published two new reports concerning Windows 7 adoption and satisfaction, leveraging Forrester's Consumer Technographics(R) data.  —  The reports show that Windows 7 penetrated the consciousness of the market by the end of 2009 …
Discussion: Digits, eWeek and Ars Technica
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Mainstream Commenters Choose Yahoo Logins  —  When given a choice of login systems, visitors to mainstream media properties such as Slate, Forbes, Newsweek, Discovery, Time and Press Enterprise are most likely to choose Yahoo, according to data collected by commenting system Echo, which helps power such sites.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
How Facebook May Save Elevation Partners  —  Things are not going great at Elevation Partners.  Its initial $1.8 billion fund - that was met with great fanfare when it was raised by rockstar investor Roger McNamee, rockstar gaming executive John Riccitiello and actual rockstar Bono …
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter And The Nine-Month Bounce
Discussion: Sysomos
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
One less news app: Did BBC's iPad support threaten the EU's ‘Digital Agenda?’
Discussion: BBC, The Register and Times of London
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google, Microsoft to team up on privacy push launching tomorrow
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
MPEG LA wins major MPEG-2 settlement from Alcatel-Lucent
Discussion: Business Wire
PC World:
Amazon Adds Private Streaming to CloudFront
Sarmad Ali / Digits:
Looking to Capitalize on the Boom in Mobile Apps
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
DirecTV will launch 3D capability in June, including ESPN 3D
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Cracking Facebook's Dominance: New Cross-Network Commenting Protocol …
Discussion: louisgray.com, Thanks:chrismessina
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Hulu's a Towering Success — Just Not Financially
AppleInsider:
Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 with QuickTime X, OpenGL improvements
Discussion: Apple, TUAW, PC World and Boy Genius Report
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Dashboard App For iPad: Sneak Preview Video
Discussion: TUAW, Pocket-lint, ithinkdifferent and TiPb
Jeff Whatcott / Brightcove Blog:
The Present and Future of HTML5 Video Experiences
 

 
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