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3:05 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
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 …
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:
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 …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   YouTube's New Streamlined ‘Watch’ Page Boosts Engagement By 7%
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Live: Kleiner Perkins' Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad  —  I'm here at the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in Menlo Park, CA where Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is hosting a mysterious press briefing surrounding a “mobile content revolution.”  The famous venture capital firm …
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) …
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.
Royal Pingdom:
The most popular social sharing options on the top blogs  —  Most blogs encourage sharing of their content on services like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, and so on, usually via prominent buttons in connection with each post.  —  It's a win-win situation for the bloggers and their readers.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:atul
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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: I4U News and mocoNews
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
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
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
No cloud music for iPad's launch  —  For anyone hoping that a cloud-based music service will launch with the iPad this Saturday, disappointment is lurking.  —  Music industry sources told CNET this week Apple has informed label managers that a streaming music service is unlikely to be ready before the third quarter.
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.
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL's Content Strategy Is Still A Mess (AOL)  —  Another senior AOL content executive — Mike Porath, editor of AOL News — is leaving the company.  —  Mike's departure follows on the heels of the exits of Bill Wilson, head of the whole content division, and Mike Rich, who ran AOL Music, Moviefone, et al.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Launches Lab For New Advertising Products  —  Google has announced a new lab-type area called Google Ad Innovations, which is where it'll “show you some of our latest ideas around advertising technologies and get your feedback.”  Think of it as Google Labs for Ads.
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
John Pozadzides / Lifehacker:
How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords  —  Internet standards expert, CEO of web company iFusion Labs, and blogger John Pozadzides knows a thing or two about password security—and he knows exactly how he'd hack the weak passwords you use all over the internet.  —  Note: This isn't intended …
Discussion: Kotaku, Thanks:chrismessina
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Another Tech IPO: Meru Is Going Public  —  Days after chip maker MaxLiner raised $104 million and Petaluma, Calif.-based broadband gear maker Calix Networks went public, another networking equipment maker has successfully tapped the public markets.  Meru Networks, which makes Wireless LAN equipment …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Why the Web is fastest in South Korea  —  (CNN) — People in the United States basically invented the Internet.  So U.S. connections must be the fastest and cheapest in the world, right?  —  Not so much.  —  Broadband Internet speeds in the United States are only about one-fourth as fast …
Thanks:atul
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, Engadget, Erictric and Crave
Dennis Fisher:
Mozilla to Fix CSS History Leak Soon  —  The developers at Mozilla soon will be adding a new privacy enhancement to the Firefox browser that will help prevent attackers and the operators of third-party Web sites from seeing which other sites a user has visited.
 
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Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
McAfee: ‘Amateur’ malware not used in Google attacks
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Yelp CEO teams up with event site Eventbrite as investor, strategic advisor
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