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1:50 PM ET, March 31, 2010

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Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Asus: iPad Rivals On The Way  —  Netbook maker will roll out several tablet PCs in the coming months.  —  With just a few days remaining before Apple's first tablet computer hits stores, iPad hype is at a fever pitch.  But on a recent visit to the U.S. Jonney Shih, chairman of Apple competitor Asus, was his usual tranquil self.
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:   ASUS confirms Google and Windows Eee Pad tablets for 2010
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
doubleTwist Gives Android Market The Slick, iTunes-Like Interface It Deserves (With One Catch)  —  Android Market is finally getting a robust desktop presence.  But we don't have to Google to thank for it — it's coming from doubleTwist, the syncing software that allows you to sync your media …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Publisher Network To Be Axed, Customers Referred To Chitika Instead  —  We just received an anonymous tip from someone who claims to have received an email from Yahoo which says that the company's Google AdSense counterpart, Publisher Network, will be shut down by the company in the next 30 days.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Developer enthusiasm for iPad slackens as Android surges  —  Android's the platform to watch, says survey  —  Computerworld - Developer enthusiasm for Apple's iPad has cooled somewhat because the tablet lacks multitasking and a camera, a company that makes cross-platform development tools said today.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
YouTube To Roll Out New Design For All Video Pages Today  —  YouTube's video page overhaul, which the company itself says is one of the biggest redesigns in its history, is about to get noticed by a lot more people today.  —  A YouTube partner just forwarded us an e-mail he received from the Google company …
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Facebook Revealed Private Email Addresses Last Night  —  A brief rift in the Facebook privacy shield has been healed, but not before dozens of people documented it.  For about 30 minutes late Tuesday, private email addresses were revealed—and then, just as suddenly, they were hidden again.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple tweaked iPhones to lessen strain on AT&T network - report  —  A new report profiling the troubles AT&T has faced with millions of bandwidth hungry iPhone users revealed Tuesday that Apple has modified its handset to make it less taxing on its wireless partner's network.
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Unvarnished: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place For Defamation  —  Imagine every positive and ugly opinion about you— from your mother to that awkward co-worker you rejected at the company Christmas party— centrally located on one online profile.  Sound scary?  It is.  —  Today, Unvarnished makes its beta debut.
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Unvarnished: Is Pete Kazanjy an Evil Genius?
Discussion: Switched and Silicon Alley Insider
Chris Pendleton / Bing:
new bing maps application: foursquare everywhere  —  Last week at the SES conference Yusuf Mehdi announced our partnership with foursquare and demonstrated a preview of the application that I've had the personal privilege of managing - woohoo!  After much anticipation, I'm proud to present to you …
Ross Miller / Engadget:
64GB Zune HD launching April 12th for $350, current models reduced $20  —  Let's just be nice and feign surprise, okay?  Good.  With that out of the way, Microsoft has announced a 64GB version of Zune HD, due out April 12th via the Zune online store (and later via other retailers) …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
iPad attracts developers to App Store, distracts from rival markets  —  The launch of the iPad is helping Apple's iTunes App Store to retain developers' interest while preventing them from exploring alternative marketplaces for mobile software.  —  A report by the Wall Street Journal cited …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Isohunt Ordered to Remove Infringing Content  —  A U.S. judge is ordering Isohunt, one of the world's leading BitTorrent search engines, to remove all infringing content.  Isohunt's operator said Tuesday that the decision would likely shutter the site, which has 30 million unique monthly visitors.
AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone 4.0 to support multitasking via Expose-like interface  —  The upcoming 4. reference release of Apple's iPhone OS will deliver new support for running multiple concurrent third party apps, and allow users to switch between them using a windows management mechanism similar …
Discussion: MacRumors and Gizmodo
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Panasonic Rejects Idea of Using Google's Android on TVs Because of Expense  —  Panasonic Corp., the fourth-largest television maker, decided against using Google Inc.'s Android operating system to handle Internet features in its TVs because the approach would be too costly, a Panasonic executive said.
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Will Bing Sneak Onto the iPad?  —  Sure, Apple and Google have gone from pals to frenemies to outright rivals.  But would Steve Jobs and company really dump the search giant in favor of Microsoft's Bing?  —  Speculation about a potential Google/Bing swap on Apple's platforms has swirled for months …
Discussion: mocoNews and I4U News
Keir Whitaker / Carsonified:
Fred Wilson's 10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps  —  In February 2010 Fred Wilson, a New York based tech investor, spoke at the annual Future of Web Apps Miami conference.  His talk, clocking in at just under 30 minutes, looks at his top 10 principles for creating a successful web app.
Serenity Caldwell / Macworld:
MobileMe Gallery app updated, adds contacts feature  —  PEOPLE WHO READ THIS ALSO READ:  —  MobileMe galleries are kind of like exclusive showcases, or fancy private Flickr pages.  There's no way to search, so unless you know someone's MoblieMe username, it's hard to figure out if your friends even have one.
Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
Greenpeace Links Apple iPad to Global Warming  —  A Greenpeace report questions the degree to which the Apple iPad and mobile devices that similarly rely on cloud computing are contributing to global warming.  It also calls on IT leaders such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft to take the lead in pursuing critical climate-change goals.
Doug Bowman / Twitter Blog:
Tweaking the Twitter homepage  —  Twitter's homepage is a work-in-progress.  Today, we're testing a new design that bubbles up more of the information flowing through Twitter.  This builds on a series of changes starting last year when we redesigned the homepage to make search and trending topics …
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
iPad applications will cost more  —  Applications for the iPad will generally cost more than ones for the iPhone or iPod touch developers have said.  —  They blame the extra work involved in designing for the iPad and the risk factor of not yet knowing how many customers will buy the device.
Discussion: GigaOM, Erictric, Engadget and Crave
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Placecast Launches Match API To Ensure Accuracy In Location-Based Check-Ins  —  Following the location-based frenzy that took place at this year's SXSW festival, my colleague MG Siegler highlighted a definitive issue when it comes to checking in on various social networks like FourSquare, Gowalla, Loopt and others.
Bloomberg:
China Spat Is Least of Google's 2010 Woes as Microsoft-Like Slowdown Looms  —  Google Inc.'s feud with the Chinese government may be the smallest of its challenges as the search leader contends with slowing growth, regulatory scrutiny and a shift in ad spending.
Discussion: Go Rumors
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook veterans in venture capital spotlight  —  (Reuters) - As Wall Street eagerly awaits signs that Internet sensation Facebook will offer shares to the public, the venture capitalists that prowl California's Silicon Valley are keeping close tabs on another hot commodity: the employees leaving Facebook.
Nadia Majid / VentureBeat:
Yelp CEO teams up with event site Eventbrite as investor, strategic advisor  —  Jeremy Stoppelman, co-founder and CEO of business-recommendation site Yelp, has joined the board of advisors for event-management site Eventbrite.  He has also invested an unspecified amount in the company, according to a press release from Eventbrite.
Discussion: VatorNews and paidContent, Thanks:atul
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are location geeks at Where 2.0 off the path to real money?  —  Walking around the hallways at the Where 2.0 Conference today I met tons of developers doing some very interesting things with location, but they seem to be stuck in a mode where they think where you are right now is all that matters.
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar, Thanks:scobleizer
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
WePay, the group payment company, launches threat to PayPal  —  WePay, a startup that helps groups of people collaboratively manage financial accounts — for example, to run student organizations or raise funds for charity — is expected to publicly launch tomorrow.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Meet Cabsense: Now your Apple iPhone and Android device will hail a cab for you  —  This post originally appeared on Smart Planet.  —  You will soon be able to find and hail a cab with your smartphone.  —  The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and Sense Networks on Wednesday released …
Discussion: CenterNetworks
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
InsideView raises $11.5M to combine social media and sales tools  —  San Francisco-based InsideView , which makes a software product called SalesView, today announced an $11.5 million second round of funding led by current investors Emergence Capital Partners, Rembrandt Venture Partners and Greenhouse Capital Partners.
Discussion: VatorNews and TechCrunch
Andrew Nusca / SmartPlanet:
Ford, Microsoft partner on Hohm electric car management software  —  The smart grid is coming to a driveway near you.  —  Ford and Microsoft announced on Wednesday that they are partnering on a web application that will help drivers monitor and manage recharging for their electric vehicles.
 
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Verizon iPhone talks seen as Apple counterattack on Android
Discussion: Electronista
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Socialcast Raises $8 Million Series B To Spread Its Realtime Enterprise Streams
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
Motally lets iPhone, iPad developers live with Apple's approval process
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Goober Networks launches free VoIP and chat apps for iPhone and iPod Touch
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Memeo Is Bringing A Google Docs Reader To The iPad
Discussion: PC World and BizFeed
Robin Rhys / App Advice:
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Vincent Chu / Posterous:
Posterous makes it dead simple to register a domain for your personal site
Discussion: Mashable! and ReadWriteWeb
Paul Betlem / Adobe Flash Player Team Blog:
Improved Flash Player Support in Chrome
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
UW researchers look to reinvent the graphical user interface
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With Hirings, Yahoo Steps Up News Coverage
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