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9:55 AM ET, March 30, 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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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.
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.”
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.
Discussion: IntoMobile
Brad Stone / Bits:
Godfather of iPod Severs Final Ties With Apple  —  An era is formally ending at Apple.  Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod and iPhone, is breaking off his nine-year affiliation with Steve Jobs & Co.  —  Mr. Fadell's exit from Apple, which he planned to announce online Monday night, has been gradual.
Marc Benioff / TechCrunch:
Hello, iPad.  Hello, Cloud 2.  —  The first piece of software I ever wrote was on the TRS-80 Model 1.  It was called “How To Juggle”, and it had 4K of memory.  It was my version of “Hello World”, what every programmer first writes on a new piece of hardware.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and deal architect
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
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
The Wisdom of Woz  —  Why Apple's cofounder wants two iPads.
Discussion: Gizmodo, CNET News and Ubergizmo
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
MapQuest Brings Free Voice Navigation to the iPhone  —  It's quite inevitable, really: after Google announced free turn-by-turn GPS navigation for Android devices, followed by Nokia's decision to offer the same on its smartphones, the price of full-featured GPS navigation apps on other platforms is hurtling towards zero.
Discussion: MapQuest Blog and Internet2Go
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 …
Arn / MacRumors:
Future Apple's iPad OS Upgrade Pricing Policies Revealed as Apple Seeds GM iPad SDK, Firmware and Licensing Agreement  —  Apple has begun seeding the Golden Master version of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK to developers.  This represents the shipping version of the software that developers must use to develop iPad applications.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Dell Aero hands-on and UI walkthrough (video)  —  We took a look at the Dell Aero during last week's CTIA bonanza, but AT&T and Dell weren't exactly forthcoming with letting us take the UI for a spin.  Luckily, we're pretty resourceful folks, so we've wrangled some face …
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
The iTunes App Store Comes to Facebook  —  Interacting with the iTunes App Store just got easier, thanks to the new App Store Facebook page.  —  Developed and powered by Vitrue, the new page puts the App Store inside Facebook — making it easy to search for apps, share them with friends …
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.
Chad Whitney / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn for BlackBerry: Anytime, Anywhere  —  I'm Chad Whitney, the Product Manager responsible for mobile products at LinkedIn.  This is my first blog post for LinkedIn, so why not kick things off with a bang?  I'm excited to announce the full release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1.0.
Markus Goebel / TechCrunch Europe:
Europe's biggest publisher embraces the WePad  —  [Germany] Billed as an iPad competitor, the WePad is not vaporware, but is in fact, The Chosen One.  At least, that's the view of some, who are hailing the WePad as the saviour of the German print publishing industry.
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.
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
Chinese censors disable Google searches  —  Chinese censors have disabled all Google searches on the mainland, blocking the US company's Hong Kong servers from delivering results.  —  In almost every major Chinese city, users reported that trying to access Google searches returned an error page.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter And The Nine-Month Bounce  —  I've long suspected that the basic usage pattern for Twitter is that people try it, don't get it or become discouraged because they don't know anyone else on it, but it grows on them eventually until they start using it every day.
Discussion: Sysomos
Joab Jackson / InfoWorld:
Red Hat moves into desktop virtualization  —  Beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization includes virtual desktop support  —  Open source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV), to include support …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus approved for European vacation  —  With Palm's Pre Plus (model P101) and Pixi Plus (model P121) already granted US domicile by their FCC host, it's only natural that they'd seek adventure elsewhere before getting serious and going to work for AT&T …
Michael Geist Blog:
EU Demands Canada Completely Overhaul Its Intellectual Property Laws  —  Late last year, a draft of the European Union proposal for the intellectual property chapter of the Canada - EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement leaked online.  The leak revealed that the EU was seeking some significant changes to Canadian IP laws.
Discussion: p2pnet and Techdirt
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
eBay Trys to Snag Online Designer Clothes Market With Fashion Vault  —  Ebay is launching its Fashion Vault service today, officially, after running the system as a trial for several months.  The store, as its name suggests, sells clothing at cheap prices, but not just any clothes, as FV offers real designer labels.
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.
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: Tech Eye, Gizmodo and Walt Mosspuppet
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google, Microsoft to team up on privacy push launching tomorrow  —  The world's biggest tech heavyweights are set to team up with each other to influence the future of Internet privacy law.  Google, Microsoft and a number of other civil liberties groups, think tanks and tech companies …
Discussion: CNET News and Search Engine Land
 
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