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8:05 PM ET, February 26, 2011

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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?
Discussion: Screenwerk and Abbamont.com, Thanks:keithdsouza
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone 5 part surfaces, shows larger display and thinner bezel?  —  A purported image of an iPhone 5 part has appeared on a Chinese reseller of Apple parts' website.  Specifically, this part may be the digitizer panel for the fifth generation iPhone's touch screen.
Bryce Roberts / BRYCE DOT VC:
Why I Deleted My AngelList Account  —  Yesterday I deleted my AngelList account.  Doing so generated a lot of questions on Twitter, in email and from the press so I want to explain myself.  —  Its a decision I've been wrestling with for the last few months as I've found the service increasingly not matching my investment philosophy.
Discussion: @shervin, @scobleizer, @jason and @msuster
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Mark Suster / TechCrunch:
What's The Real Deal With AngelList?
Discussion: Scobleizer, Thanks:msuster
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Calacanis.com:   My response to @bryce crying about @anglelist
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.
Discussion: TeleRead
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.
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
ABCNEWS:
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 …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
My Web Without Facebook Connect  —  I have had better days.  I woke up to the sound of a hailstorm beating my bedroom window to a pulp.  I saw the weather gods, in a passive aggressive mood, pelt San Francisco with sleet right at the time I go for my early morning walk.
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com, Thanks:sidharthdassani
Sam Sheffer / Engadget:
HTC Droid Incredible 2 shows up in Verizon's system  —  Well, look what we've got here!  Seeing that HTC just introduced the Incredible S — a world phone only available in the UK — it was only a matter of time before the phone hit the stateside.  A trusted tipster just hit us with screen shots …
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 …
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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E-mail innovator pitches self-deleting e-mails
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Apple may surprise with near immediate availability of iPad 2 next week
 

 
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