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3:00 PM ET, March 5, 2011

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C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web:
Dear Apple: You're not “Post-PC” until you cut the cord  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs took the stage and announced what he called “Apple's third post-PC blockbuster”, the iPad 2.  Don't get me wrong: I'm loving everything I've seen about the iPad 2 and I plan on grabbing one next Friday …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software  —  When five television studios became entangled in a Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against CBS, the cost was immense.  As part of the obscure task of “discovery” — providing documents relevant to a lawsuit …
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Angry Birds Are Flying To Facebook  —  Angry Birds has enjoyed more than 75 million downloads, so it's about time that the game developer Rovio is expanding the franchise to the Facebook.  —  The official Angry Birds page on Facebook says that the game will come to the social network in a month …
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Is Best Buy Planning To Give iPads To All Its Sales Associates?  —  A Best Buy employee fetches an iPad for a customer  —  Best Buy has been talking up the notion of a broadband-linked “Connected World” for several years now.  Does that vision include giving Apple iPads to every salesperson in its 1,000-plus U.S. stores?
Tim Cohn / Search Marketing Communications:
New Google Search Results For Twitter Accounts  —  Google appears to have changed the type of results they display within search results for some Twitter accounts, at least mine anyway. … Instead of listing a series of Tweets inline under the Twitter domain, Google is now publishing the last Tweet within the Twitter search result.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Bloomberg:
Facebook Is Said to Resume Talks With Skype on Video-Calling Partnership  —  Facebook Inc., the world's biggest social-networking company, is holding talks with Skype Technologies SA about offering Web video calls to its 500 million users, two people familiar with the discussions said.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:fdestin
Peter Sayer / ITworld.com:
Germany identifies a secure way to deal with spam  —  By demanding real-world identification from senders, a new German mail system may stop spam IDG News Service — In theory, stopping spam is easy: just make it uneconomic to send millions of messages by charging for each one sent …
Discussion: Slashdot
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPad May Be Magical.  Apps Aren't.  Here's Why.  —  It has been nearly a year since I first came in close contact with the original iPad.  It blew my mind, and since then, it has become a daily accompaniment.  I create content on my MacBook Air, but I spend a lot of time consuming content and media on the device.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Cranks Up M&A Machine  —  Undaunted by Valuations, Deals Chief Says Will Continue to Pursue Start-Ups  —  Google Inc. doesn't seem daunted about acquisitions in the wake of its failure last year to land online coupon site Groupon Inc. Indeed, the Internet giant's deals chief plans to be very active …
Discussion: SAI and @jvascellaro
David Bandurski / China Media Project:
Opium Wars and the perfidy of Google  —  This has so far been a star-studded century for social media on the field of international politics.  We watched a “Twitter revolution” take hold in Moldova in 2009, and “Facebook politics” unfold in Iran and elsewhere.
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Even YouTube Can't Silence Radical Cleric  —  WASHINGTON — From the shootings at Fort Hood, Tex., to the stabbing of a British member of Parliament, investigators have identified Anwar al-Awlaki's stirring online calls to jihad as an important instigator of terrorism.
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
iOS 4.3 GM Jailbroken Already Using PwnageTool.  Here's A Complete How-To Guide !  —  Yes you read that right !  The just released iOS 4.3 GM for iPhone 4 has been jailbroken already.  The jailbreak though is tethered only for now, which means that you will have to boot it into jailbroken state every time you reboot.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
MacBook Pro review (early 2011)  —  Apple might say we're in the post-PC era, but hey — turns out they still make Macs in Cupertino, and the new MacBook Pro is actually one of the more aggressive refreshes in the machine's history.  Not only has it been less than a year since the last MacBook Pro spec bump …
Discussion: MacGazette.net, TUAW and MacStories
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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple's MacBook Pros ship with active SSD TRIM support in Snow Leopard
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's expanding voice control, sync teams hint at iPhone improvements
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Patent attack on Google open codec faces ‘antitrust probe’
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
BlackBerry Maker RIM To Build Cheaper Phones
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Brandon Watson / Many Niches:
Developers: Why You May Not Want To Listen To Robert Scoble
Discussion: mocoNews, IntoMobile, SAI and ThinkMobile, Thanks:rawmeet
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
It's Time Again For “National Day of Unplugging” and Ironically Enough, There's an App For That
Wall Street Journal:
AmEx Teams Up With Foursquare
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google To Shut Down Gizmo5 On April 3
Discussion: SAI, VoIP Watch, Engadget and Lifehacker
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Lets Sony Unmask Visitors to PS3-Jailbreaking Site
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Shut Off GeoAPI To Developers
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