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9:20 PM ET, March 31, 2010

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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 …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
New video page launches for all users  —  As you may know, we're in the midst of one of the largest redesigns in YouTube's history: we're simplifying the look and functionality of the video page.  That's the page you see whenever a video plays, and this redesign is about going “back to basics …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube's New Streamlined ‘Watch’ Page Boosts Engagement By 7%
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins' Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad  —  Today at the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in Menlo Park, CA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers hosted an event surrounding a “mobile content revolution.”  The famous venture capital firm was tight-lipped about what this event …
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Alan Poizner / USA Today:
It's an app world, and it could swallow all computing  —  Meet Barbara Place.  She's an app-aholic.  One look at her smartphone explains her condition.  She has an app to wake her, a few to provide the day's news, one to check her bank account, another to make a grocery list, two to track her diet and one to get the weather.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr: iPad ‘will rule the world’
Discussion: The Next Web
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.
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Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Sony Says Publishers Will Start Setting E-Book Prices Tomorrow  —  Sony Corp., the maker of three digital book readers, said several publishers will determine prices on e-books starting tomorrow, a shift from retailers deciding the pricing.  —  Most e-books sold by Macmillan …
Discussion: Kindle Review and The Next Web
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon Strikes Two Book-Pricing Deals
Tyler Gray / Fast Company:
Exclusive: Google Goes to Jail for April Fools?  —  Sorry to spoil the fun, Googlers, but one of your own just sneaked us a peek at your April Fool's day prank: Google Jail.  That or, um, Google is far more sinister than (and naive) than we ever imaged ... Nah!
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google goes nuclear in TechCrunch prank  —  April Fools' is a time-honored (some say tired) tradition in Silicon Valley.  —  Michael Arrington, never one to pass up a good hoax, decided to celebrate a day early this year with an exclusive blog post alleging that technology powerhouse Google …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Google Chrome doesn't respect your privacy  —  Microsoft is going on the offensive against Google, accusing the search giant of creating a browser that does not respect user privacy.  The company posted a video, embedded below, on TechNet Edge with the following description …
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
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.
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) …
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
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Apple Refunds All iPad Rush Shipping Charges  —  It looks like Apple has decided to refund all rush shipping charges for iPad pre-orders after complaints that people were paying for nothing bubbled up.  It makes sense, since all orders, rushed or not, are due to arrive on Saturday.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Phone Arena and TiPb
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
First MeeGo Builds Available for Netbooks, Handhelds  —  With so much focus on a new mobile computing device due out this weekend, you'd think everyone else in this space is standing around, right?  Not so, says Nokia.  The first MeeGo code drop just landed and I'm downloading it now for my netbook.
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 …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
iPad Exclusive: Apple Approves The NYT Editors' Choice iPad App  —  While Apple's partnership with the New York Times on the iPad has been known for a little while now, you'll be pleased to hear that Apple has just approved and released the NYT Editors' choice app to the iPad App Store.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:xonder
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 and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
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 …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla's First State of the Internet Report: Firefox's Worldwide Market Share Near 30%  —  Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser, just published its first quarterly State of the Internet report.  With over 350 million users worldwide, Mozilla collects a lot …
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
RealNetworks cuts 60 more jobs  —  RealNetworks is laying off 60 people, or 4 percent of its work force, in preparation for the spin-off of its Rhapsody music business, and as part of its broader effort to refocus its overall business.  —  The job cuts were announced internally today, said Bill Hankes, a RealNetworks spokesman.
Discussion: paidContent and The Seattle Times
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.
Emily McManus / TED Blog:
TED.com now available in HTML5, serving many mobile platforms, including iPhone, iPad  —  Since TED.com launched in 2006, we've always aimed to make TEDTalks work across a wide variety of platforms.  Anywhere people watch video, we want them to watch TEDTalks.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Laptop Killer?  Pretty Close  —  For the past week or so, I have been testing a sleek, light, silver-and-black tablet computer called an iPad.  After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly …
Discussion: Macworld, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Twitter: How Our New ‘Top Tweets’ Works  —  As Twitter continues to roll out its new home page, more users — new and old — are being exposed to the new “Top Tweets” feature.  As we said yesterday, Top Tweets shows a collection of recent messages that scroll every couple seconds.
Discussion: PC World, The Next Web, VentureBeat and GigaOM, Thanks:mattmcgee
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: Fast Company and NewTeeVee
Steve Lohr / Bits:
I.B.M's Bid to Woo Software Start-Ups  —  I.B.M. wants to enlist fledgling software companies in its Smarter Planet strategy, which seeks to apply technology to big challenges like improving the efficiency of energy use, water management, transportation and health care.
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.
 
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