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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 …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches A New, Dynamic Homepage
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Twitter Finally Attempts to Filter Tweets
Discussion: The Next Web
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Joojoo Tablet: These Court Docs Show Only 90 Preorders (With 15 returned)  —  These Paypal documents from the JooJoo/Techcrunch lawsuit show that only 90 preorders for the $500 device, roughly $44k worth, were made.  This is what happens when you launch a tablet the same month as Apple, at the same price.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Gmail Becomes an App Platform: Google Adds OAuth to IMAP  —  You may or may not be excited by the acronyms OAuth and IMAP/SMTP, but the combination of them all together is very exciting news.  Google Code Labs announced this afternoon that it has just enabled 3rd party developers to securely access …
David Tidmarsh / Yale Daily News:
ITS delays switch to Gmail  —  The changeover to Google as Yale's e-mail provider has been put on hold.  —  Information Technology Services has decided to postpone the University's move from the Horde Webmail service to Google Apps for Education, a suite of communication and collaboration tools …
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Barb Dybwad / Mashable!:   Yale Delays Switch to Google Apps, Cites Security Concerns
Groklaw:
Novell Wins Again - Jury Rules Copyrights Didn't Go to SCO!  —  It's over.  The jury has found that the copyrights did not go to SCO under the APA or anything else.  The verdict is in.  Novell has the news up on their website already, but I heard it from Chris Brown also.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Verizon begins Android 2.1 update rollout for Motorola Droid  —  Flippin' finally, right?  Verizon Wireless put the long-awaited Android 2.1 update on hold for its cadre of Motorola Droid owners earlier in the month, with an all-too-vague “TBD” as the only detail as to when we could look for it to actually, really land.
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.
Steven Sande / TUAW:
And so it begins... Seton Hill University to give all students an iPad  —  We were talking about this the other day in the virtual “back room” at TUAW — when would the first university announce that they were going to give every one of their students an iPad?  —  It didn't take too long.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
‘70% Chance’ Apple Builds Its Own Search Engine In The Next Five Years: Munster (AAPL, GOOG)  —  Top Apple analyst Gene Munster of Piper Jaffray is the latest to build on the notion that Apple will build its own search engine in a note on Apple's battle with Google.  —  Gene writes:
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.
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.
Discussion: Gizmodo
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.
Discussion: Electronista, Go Rumors and TechSpot
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
UW researchers look to reinvent the graphical user interface  —  Beneath the hood, there are countless methods by which computer programs display information on our monitors.  The inner workings of computer applications consist of long, complex lines of code - and most source code is proprietary.
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
With Hirings, Yahoo Steps Up News Coverage  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo has recruited nearly a dozen journalists from traditional and online media outlets and opened a bureau in Washington to push into original content and increase the popularity of its online news site.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Flash Player To Come Bundled With Google Chrome, New Browser Plugin API Coming  —  The rumors were true: Adobe and Google are tightening their partnership, seemingly both warily eying Apple in the process - and Mozilla plays a role in this story as well.  —  Concretely, Adobe has announced …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
Did Apple Sucker Us With iPad Rush Shipping?  —  If you ordered your iPad by March 27th with expedited shipping, you should receive your iPad by April 3rd.  If you ordered your iPad by March 27th with normal shipping, you should receive your iPad by April 3rd.  Wait, what??  I know I'm not the only one.
Discussion: Electronista
Darren Murph / Engadget:
iTunes 9.1 now available, brings iPad syncing and iBook support  —  Hot on the heels of a ginormous OS X update comes this, the freshest version of the music management software that everyone loves to hate. iTunes 9.1 is live and available to download, bringing with it support for iPad syncing …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
NEW LITIGATION CAMPAIGN QUIETLY TARGETS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MOVIE DOWNLOADERS  —  EXCLUSIVE: In what may be a sign of things to come, more than 20,000 individual movie torrent downloaders have been sued in the past few weeks in Washington D.C. federal court for copyright infringement.
Chris Kanaracus / PC World:
SAP's ‘virtual War Room’ Tool Gets a Name: StreamWork  —  A Google Wave-like enterprise collaboration tool developed by SAP became generally available Tuesday and also gained an official name: StreamWork.  —  StreamWork has been described as a “virtual war room” for solving business problems in real time.
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
More pics and video of possible next-gen iPhone display leaked  —  Back in February, we showed you some leaked pics from iResQ that were supposedly pictures of the next-gen iPhone's front face.  Now, SmartPhone Medic, another iPhone repair outfit, has released pictures and video of what appears …
Reuters:
Want to see the iPad?  So do Apple store employees  —  (Reuters) - As Apple Inc gears up for the crush of customers expected for Saturday's iPad launch, employees who staff its retail stores are just as curious about the tablet as the fans who will line up outside.
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Cisco Valet makes home Wi-Fi easier to set up  —  The folks behind the best-selling Flip video camera want to do for home networking what they did for video: make it drop-dead easy.  —  Today, networking giant Cisco releases its first consumer router, the $99 and $149 Valet …
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Orange, OpenX launch challenge to Google's DoubleClick in Europe  —  Orange, the key brand from Europe's third-largest telecom, and OpenX, an open-source ad server, are teaming up to challenge Google's DoubleClick in the European ad exchange market.  —  They're launching Orange Ad Market …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
RjDj Now Lets You Create Your Own Trippy, Reactive Music For iPhone And iPad  —  Back in fall 2008, when the App Store was less than 100 days old, I wrote about an incredibly trippy and innovative application called RjDj (iTunes link).  The app is a bit hard to describe …
 
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Unicorn Power  —  Have you found yourself waiting in line …
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's Revenues Grow, But Financial Market Expectations Growing Even Faster
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Burstly lets developers manage their ads, even on the iPad (video)
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
SimpleGeo introduces location-platform as foundation for new mobile services
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Enrique Andres Pretel / Reuters:
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Apple: Dow Jones Says No iPads Allowed Until We Test Them
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