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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Number Crunchers: Who Lost In Google's “Farmer” Algorithm Change?  —  On Thursday, Google announced a major change to its search algorithm, designed to weed out shallow and low-quality content from its top search results.  Content farms were seen by many as the target.  Were they hit?  Who was hit?
The Technium:
Free Kindle This November  —  In October 2009 John Walkenbach noticed that the price of the Kindle was falling at a consistent rate, lowering almost on a schedule.  By June 2010, the rate was so unwavering that he could easily forecast the date at which the Kindle would be free: November 2011.
Mark Suster / TechCrunch:
What's The Real Deal With AngelList?  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post by @msuster (Mark Suster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners.  His second company was sold this company to Salesforce.com, where he served as VP of Product Management.  Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable.
Discussion: @davepell, @peterchane, Quora and Scobleizer, Thanks:msuster
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Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Moonlighting Within Microsoft, in Pursuit of New Apps  —  IF you have a smartphone, you probably have apps on it to check the news, play games, help with shopping or further a hobby like travel or bird-watching.  But chances are that you don't yet have Bubblegum — a new app that lets …
Discussion: WPCentral.com
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Libya's ‘Love Revolution’: Muslim Dating Site Seeds Protest  —  Coded Love Letters Help Opposition Members Organize Protest  —  When Omar Shibliy Mahmoudi exchanged sweet nothings on the Muslim dating site Mawada, it wasn't for love but for liberty.  —  To avoid detection by Libyan secret police …
Discussion: Sify.com and Internet Evolution
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Anonymous vs. HBGary: the aftermath  —  The RSA security conference took place February 14-18 in San Francisco, and malware response company HBGary planned on a big announcement.  The firm was about to unveil a new appliance called “Razor,” a specialized computer plugged …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Find my Mac coming in 10.7 Lion?  —  Did you think Apple was done announcing the new features coming in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?  Did you think Apple was done bringing features from iOS to the Mac?  Well, they're not, and here's a big one that might be coming this Summer with Lion: Find my Mac.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Verizon still mum on iPhone sales  —  “Usually, if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody.”  —  Verizon iPhone launch day.  Photo: Chris B.  —  That's what Steve Jobs had to say in 2009 about sales figures for the Kindle — which, it bears repeating, Amazon (AMZN) has still never revealed.
Discussion: MobileBurn.com and Neowin.net
John Kennedy / Global Voices in English:
China: Jasmine Revolution, Week Two  —  A week after small protests took place in Beijing and Shanghai and failed to materialize in the other 11 cities mentioned in the anonymous blog post which sought to spark a Jasmine Revolution in China, a second round of protests are scheduled for today in 23 cities across China.
Matt Peckham / PC World:
Nintendo 3DS Launches in Japan Amidst Tales of Lines, Sellouts, and ‘Eye Pain’  —  Nintendo's bid to put glasses-free 3D into the anxious hands of the masses just got underway in Japan.  The company's 3DS—sequel to the DS and DSi, and employing a new 3.53-inch widescreen that uses parallax barrier tech …
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
The Socialized and Appified Oscars  —  It's not just that movie about social networking that will be featured at this weekend's Oscars.  There are also social media and mobile app tie-ins up the wazoo.  Here's a sampling of what's up for the big night:  —  Fans can tweet and Facebook post …
 
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