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11:15 PM ET, March 3, 2011

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
It's Apple's ‘post-PC’ world — we're all just living in it  —  On Wednesday, Apple introduced the world to the iPad 2.  A beautiful device, to be sure.  Feature packed?  You bet.  Soon to be selling like hotcakes?  Absolutely.  But the introduction of an iteration on an already existing product …
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
iPad 2 wasn't Apple's big March 2nd announcement  —  It was the software — FaceTime, Garage Band, iMovie and Photo Booth — and the colorful Smart Covers.  I kid you not.  There are good reasons why so much of yesterday's launch event focused on software — hell, Apple even made a video …
Discussion: Gartner, Guardian, MacGazette.net and TiPb
Garett Sloane / New York Post:
Facebook co-founder set to sell 10M shares  —  While deep-pocketed investors from New York to Beijing are clamoring to buy a piece of Facebook, news that a co-founder of the social networking giant is shopping around a portion of his stake is raising eyebrows on Wall Street, The Post has learned.
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Steve Jobs' reality distortion takes its toll on truth  —  Apple twisted facts and used an erroneous quotation to try to convince crowds that all other tablets had no shot at de-throning the iPad in 2011.  —  In what seems like a ritual at this point, I watched Apple's iPad 2 keynote in disbelief …
Fred / A VC:
Techmeme vs Hacker News  —  My two favorite tech news aggregators are Techmeme and Hacker News.  I visit both multiple times per day for a quick scan of what is going on in techland.  —  They are very different and you can see that in action this morning.  —  Here is the above the fold Techmeme right now (9am eastern):
Nielsen Wire:
Who is Winning the U.S. Smartphone Battle?  —  The answer depends on whether you're looking at operating systems or manufacturers.  —  The battle for the hearts and minds of consumer smartphone owners continues to be a heated one according to data just released by The Nielsen Company.
Andy Chu / Bing:
Bing Launches Deals  —  Calling all bargain hunters, deal lovers, Groupon groupies and Living Social fanatics!  Things just got easier.  —  Today we're launching Bing deals for the desktop and mobile (m.bing.com) - giving you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in over 14,000 cities …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Plan Windows for Tablets Release in 2012  —  Microsoft Corp., the world's largest software maker, won't release a competitor to Apple Inc. and Google Inc.'s tablet operating systems until the 2012 back-to- school season, people with knowledge of the plans said.
David Kirkpatrick / Vanity Fair:
Twitter Was Act One  —  Considering that he invented Twitter and is about to launch another potential game changer with his new company, Square, Jack Dorsey has one of the lowest profiles in tech.  But from his childhood obsession (city maps) to his dream job (mayor of New York City) …
Discussion: eMoney, TechCrunch and @tedr
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
A rare disagreement  —  John Gruber:  —  The root cause for so much of the subscription ruckus, I think, isn't that 30% number — it's that Apple pulled the rug out from under some major apps after the fact.  And unlike nearly every App Store rule change in the past, this is a major change …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Charles Babcock / InformationWeek:
Why Sun Microsystems Failed  —  Former CEO Scott McNealy's allegiance to Sun's hardware culture shortchanged its software initiatives, and ultimately doomed the company.  —  Scott McNealy believes the best preparation for business is to play hockey.  The teamwork, the individual risk taking …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Video: Inside Google's Self-Driving Cars  —  At the TED 2011 conference this week, Google has been giving extremely rare demos of its self-driving cars.  TED attendees have even been allowed to travel inside them, on a closed course.  Below, some video of the action.  —  Google's Robot Cars
Discussion: Engadget and The Huffington Post
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Ditto: The Social App For What You Should Be Doing  —  Think about Foursquare right now.  You can tell everyone what you're currently doing, but there's no good mechanism for planning something to do or for getting a recommendation for something to do.  Sure, you could use “shouts” that way.
Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Web Video Rivalry Sparks U.S. Probe  —  The Justice Department is investigating whether a group representing some top technology firms is unfairly trying to smother a free rival technology for delivering online video that is backed by Google Inc., according to people familiar with the matter.
Discussion: paidContent, Post Tech and Electronista
David Faber / The Faber Report:
Latest Facebook Investment Values Company at $65 Billion  —  General Atlantic, a $17 billion investment firm, will soon become the latest investor in Facebook, buying one tenth of one percent of the company in a deal that values the social networking giant at $65 billion, according to people with knowledge of the transaction.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Illegal TV streamers, here's how the feds will hunt you down  —  When the US government decides to take down a website offering access to free TV streams over the Internet, it doesn't mess around.  Newly unsealed court documents show that Brian McCarthy, the 32-year old alleged operator …
Lacey Rose / Hollywood Reporter:
CEO Tim Armstrong, Arianna Huffington Reveal AOL's Ambitious Hollywood Strategy  —  On the new cover of The Hollywood Reporter magazine with Huffington and new AOL partner Heidi Klum, Armstrong says, “We have a plan and we're executing as quickly as almost any company in our space.”
Discussion: GigaOM and Company Town
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With “Quick Bar”, Twitter Has Figured Out How To Cram Ads Into The Stream  —  Twitter has just rolled out a pretty substantial new update to the iOS versions of its app today.  Several of the new features look nice, such as the new Tweet box design, and the easier way to find friends via phone contacts.
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google's Android Spurs More App Jobs Than IPhone  —  Online job board Dice.com says its listings show demand for developers of Android applications has eclipsed the desire for Apple app developers  —  Software engineers skilled in making applications for Google's Android mobile-operating system …
Discussion: Electronista
Gina Trapani / Smarterware:
The Case Against Drop-down Identities  —  Human beings and their relationships are complex and nuanced, so the software that attempts to describe them must accomodate a wide range of expression.  Last night, Google rolled out an update to the Google Profiles product, which I've promoted for for almost 2 years.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google adds Twitter integration to push location reviews  —  Over the past few months we've seen Google push location reviews pretty hard.  Its Hotpot feature has been developing quickly and today the company has added something pretty significant - Twitter integration for place reviews in the Android Maps app.
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Free messaging apps threaten wireless carriers' cash cow  —  Here's the dirty secret about text messages.  It costs a wireless carrier close to nothing to send and receive them — even though they charge about $10 a month for 500 to 1,000 texts.  —  Now, a new crop of messaging apps …
Discussion: dailywireless.org and DSLreports
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Twitter Story Fail  —  It's amazing to me how wrong The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times were on their Twitter fundraising stories last week.  All claimed multiple independent sources, but everyone got the story wrong in the same way.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Browser makers release standard to bring 3D graphics to web apps without plug-ins  —  An industry consortium including browser makers Apple, Mozilla, Opera and Google today announced it has created a final standard on how to deliver built-in 3D graphics in web pages that won't require a plug-in or add-on to the browser.
Steven Levy / Epicenter:
The ‘Panda’ That Hates Farms: A Q&A With Google's Top Search Engineers  —  LONG BEACH - Last week Google announced a new update to its search engine that addressed the growing complaint that low-quality content sites (derisively referred to as content farms) were ranked higher than higher-quality sites …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Apps are 15 times more popular than ebooks … The Passion of Steve Jobs - NYTimes.com  —  It was almost exactly three years ago that Steve Jobs dismissed the Kindle reader as a futile attempt to change user behavior.  —  Yesterday, Steve Jobs announced that the iBooks store served 100 million ebooks …
Discussion: Kindle Review
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: 99.7% Of People Still Haven't Bought A Tablet Yet  —  Apple's iPad tablet is probably the fastest-selling new consumer electronics device ever, but the potential for growth in the tablet market for Apple, Google, RIM and others is still massive.
 
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
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‘Joint Venture’ Small Business Program Officially Launched
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Comcast's Roberts aims to make the cable box cool, take on Netflix
Discussion: CrunchGear and Electronista
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Instapaper's Arment: Seek Money From Customers, Not VCs
Jennifer Allan / Electricpig.co.uk:
iPad price drop: Apple will refund the difference
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Disney acquires gaming engine startup to build HTML5 games outside of App stores
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Microsoft and Google jointly sue GeoTag Inc. in order to invalidate a patent asserted against more than 300 entities