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11:30 AM ET, February 27, 2011


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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple adds SSD TRIM support to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion beta  —  Apple has added limited TRIM support to the latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which should enhance the long term performance of Solid State Drives.  —  While Apple has already started incorporating SSDs into its Macs …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple has added a new option in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to simplify the process of switching from a Windows PC to a Mac via network import of old files.  —  Apple has historically helped Mac users to upgrade to a new machine via FireWire Target Disk Mode, which converts their old Mac into a hard drive …
Discussion: Examiner, MacStories and AllNewsMac
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X Lion: New window controls & gestures  —  Apple is finally letting go of old windowing conventions that date back to the original Macintosh, allowing users in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to fluidly interact with windows any way they like.  —  Back in 1984, Apple had to bundle new Macs with instructions on how to use a mouse.
Discussion: MacRumors
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Lion's ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs  —  This new feature in Mac OS X 10.7, discovered by reader Mime454, really wows us.  It's called ‘Signature Capture’ and it allows you to write your signature with a black pen on a piece of paper …
Discussion: MacStories
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
I Disagree with Fred; Marketing is for Companies that Have Great Products  —  One of the people I admire and respect most in the technology, startup world is Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson.  A little more than a year ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Fred in his New York offices …
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.
Aaron Wall / SEO
Google Kills eHow Competitors, eHow Rankings Up  —  Economics Drive Literally Everything Media is all about profit margins. eHow was originally founded in 1998 & had $36 million in venture capital behind it.  But the original cost structure was flawed due to high content costs.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Number Crunchers: Who Lost In Google's “Farmer” Algorithm Change?
Discussion: Quora, Thanks:keithdsouza
Tyler / BlackBerry Developer's Blog:
Thanks for the Open Letter to RIM Developer Relations  —  Hi everyone: I'm Tyler Lessard from RIM.  I head up our BlackBerry Developer Relations and Developer Programs team.  I wanted to take a moment to provide some updates on our PlayBook developer tools, app submission process …
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 …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Research teases Windows Phones controlling Surfaces and crazy desktop UIs  —  Hey, look, at this point, we just want ourselves some good, old-fashioned copy and paste — but we'll give Microsoft some credit for looking a year (or two, or ten) beyond that watermark at what could be coming …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
NeuAer lets you tag the radio signature of your ex  —  Dave Mathews, the Dave Mathews who invented the CueCat, is at the Launch Conference today showing off his latest out-there company, NeuAer.  He believes that location reporting services on mobile phones—apps such as Foursquare—are too coarse and require too much work to use.
Discussion: Ubergizmo, ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
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 …
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, where he served as VP of Product Management.  Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable.
Discussion: @davepell, @peterchane, @shervin, Quora and Scobleizer, Thanks:msuster
Sean Percival / @percival:   @techmeme I expected AngelList to look something more like this:
My response to @bryce crying about @anglelist
Discussion: BRYCE DOT VC
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