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5:55 AM ET, March 9, 2011

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Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
Exclusive: 64GB iPhone 4 Hands-on & Video!  —  The next iPhone?  We are not sure, but we've just got our hands on an engineered prototype of iPhone 4, with 64 GB storage capacity.  We tested it, and it is the real thing, no jokes here.  On the back of the device, it has “XXGB” marking …
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Arn / MacRumors:
64GB iPhone 4 Prototype Leaked from Foxconn [Update]
JR Raphael / Computerworld:
Android now more profitable than iOS for well-known game developer  —  Lately, there's been a lot of talk about how Google's Android Market compares with Apple's App Store in terms of developer potential — specifically, the ability for app developers to make money on the platform.
Tim Steele / Google Chrome Blog:
Speedier, simpler and safer: Chrome's basics get even better  —  Just three weeks ago, we kicked off the Year of the Rabbit with a speedy Chrome beta.  Today, we're excited to bring these speed improvements and more to everyone using Chrome.  With today's stable release …
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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
What's New in Chrome 10?  —  Google Chrome 10 is ready …
Discussion: PC World and Softpedia News
Joel Spolsky / Stack Overflow:
A New Name for Stack Overflow (with surprise ending)  —  It's been a while since we've done something arbitrary, complicated, and confusing, so today I'm happy to announce that the name of the company has been changed, effective immediately, to Stack Exchange Inc!
Discussion: SAI and TechCrunch
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yes, Facebook Could Compete With Netflix.  And Everyone Else, Too.  —  Dear mythical investor:  —  I'm confused.  —  Yesterday you owned Netflix shares.  Today you sold them, prompted by the news that Hollywood had begun renting movies on Facebook, using the social network's payment platform.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Twitter Succumbs To Backlash, #Dickbar No Longer Covers Tweets  —  Oh poor #Dickbar, we've spent about five days bemoaning how terrible a UI you were and now you've been pinned down, unable to roam freely over tweets like the days of yore.  —  Kowtowing to user and blogger feedback …
Sam Biddle / Gizmodo:
Facebook Is AOLifying the Internet—and That Sucks  —  When an entire generation of computer users first poked our doe-eyed faces onto a young internet, many of us were greeted with a single, encompassing, monolithic face peering back: the AOL Home Screen.  To call it a young internet isn't even fair—it was a mature, thriving AOL.
BBC:
New net rules set to make cookies crumble  —  How websites track visitors and tailor ads to their behaviour is about to undergo a big shake-up.  —  From 25 May, European laws dictate that “explicit consent” must be gathered from web users who are being tracked via text files called “cookies”.
Todd Brix / The Windows Blog:
An Update on Windows Phone Marketplace; new tips, policies and regional access program  —  As we enter the final month of a very busy first quarter of 2011, I thought I'd take this opportunity to update developers on the status of the Windows Phone Marketplace and share some news.
Sean Michael Kerner / LinuxPlanet:
Are Mobile Apps Violating Open Source Licenses?  —  Rampant Violations  —  There are a lot of mobile apps that use open source software, but how many of them are in compliance with open source licensing rules?  As it turns out, not very many.  —  A new study from open source services …
Discussion: TechEye, internetnews.com and Slashdot
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Ted Samson / InfoWorld:
Study: 70 percent of iPhone and Android open source apps violate licenses
Discussion: BetaNews and TechCrunch
Surur / WMPoweruser.com:
Meanwhile in Europe, the introduction of Windows Phone doubled sales  —  We had a recent report in USA which indicated the introduction of Windows Phone 7 did not do much for Microsoft mobile OS sales.  It seems the situation is very different in Europe, with IDC reporting that Windows Phone sales increased 100% from Q3 to Q4 2010.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What Is Twitter's Problem?  No, It's Not the Product  —  With increasing regularity, Twitter — the San Francisco-based micro-messaging company — finds itself in conflict with its ecosystem.  Last year, its decision to buy Twitter clients only resulted in fraying its bonds with its ecosystem.
Maciej Ceglowski / Pinboard Blog:
Anatomy of a Crushing  —  A number of people asked about the technical aspects of the great Delicious exodus of 2010, and I've finally had some time to write it up.  Note that times on all the graphs are UTC.  On December 16th Yahoo held an all-hands meeting to rally the troops after a big round of layoffs.
Discussion: SAI, @pinboard and Marco.org, Thanks:taylorbuley
Rod Johnson / SpringSource Team Blog:
Addressing a Big New Audience: VMware Acquires WaveMaker  —  Today, VMware announces with this blog the acquisition of WaveMaker, a widely used graphical tool that enables non-expert developers to build web applications quickly.  While WaveMaker is already part of the Spring ecosystem …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
FTC Puts Patent Trolls On Notice  —  While the Senate moves forward on a patent reform bill that won't solve any of the significant problems with our patent system (and will make certain aspects worse) and the Patent Office itself has apparently decided to throw in the towel on improving patent quality …
Discussion: The BLT and Inquirer
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Cash Registers May Get a Groupon Button  —  Groupon talks with register manufacturers about making its coupons as easy to use as credit cards  —  Bloomberg — Groupon, the largest provider of online daily deals, is talking with cash-register makers about adding features that would make it easier …
Discussion: The Next Web, SlashGear and FM Blog
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Memolane Launches Its Personalized Internet Time Machine To The Public  —  Back in November we wrote about Memolane, a new startup that lets you import and visually browse through your tweets, Facebook updates, Flickr photos and the rest of your content littered across the web.
Discussion: Bits and Silicon Valley Watcher
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's music/video services futures: The plot thickens with ‘Ventura’  —  Recent questions about the future of the Microsoft Zune music/video service have remained largely unanswered.  But my contacts have shared a new, relevant piece of the puzzle.  And that piece is codenamed “Ventura.”
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
Apotheker Seeks to Save HP's ‘Lost Soul’ With Software Growth  —  Leo Apotheker stood before 4,000 Hewlett-Packard Co. colleagues Jan. 31, shielded from the afternoon Bangalore sun by a vast white tent.  —  Speaking with the accent that betrays his German roots, Apotheker vowed …
Discussion: SlashGear
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Adobe outs experimental Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool, calls it Wallaby  —  Ah, if only we could flip a big happy switch and convert all the web's Flash content into (functional) HTML5 code.  It's a dream shared by many and, funnily enough, the company pushing to make it a reality is none …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DailyBooth So Excited About iPad 2 Camera That They Close A $6 Million Venture Round  —  DailyBooth, a site where (mostly) teens have conversations via text and photos of themselves, has closed its first big round of funding - $6 million - in a round led by Ignition Partners.
John Paul Titlow / ReadWriteWeb:
Despite Living Online, Teenagers Don't Want to “Like” Your Company on Facebook  —  Teenagers in the United States are constantly connected to the Internet.  About 75% of them go online on a daily basis, and that number increases every year.  Whether they're connected via their phones …
Electronista:
BlackBerry PlayBook gets 7digital to provide iTunes rival  —  RIM late Tuesday scored a deal to give the BlackBerry PlayBook a preloaded music store. 7digital's store will be preloaded on the tablet and give access to about 13 million pay-per-track songs.  The store is the most popular …
University at Buffalo:
Study: Facebook Photo Sharing Reflects Focus on Female Appearance  —  What affects women's self worth also influences their social networking behavior  —  BUFFALO, N.Y. — In a new study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, University at Buffalo researcher Michael …
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
PC Industry Is Apple's Plaything  —  Apple has some hot products on sale, and its designs push many an envelope.  But are its decisions skewing the PC industry somewhat?  The answer is yes.  —  The iPad 1's secret sauce was its extremely low entry price—just $500.
Discussion: ITProPortal, I4U News and DigiTimes
 
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard
Omar El Akkad / Globe and Mail:
Canadians' Internet usage nearly double the worldwide average
Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Rackspace Turns Anso Labs Into a Cloud Services Business Unit
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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WebM Project Releases New Version of VP8 Codec
Riley McDermid / VentureBeat:
LinkedIn, GitHub team up on collaboration tool for programmers
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Foursquare Users Doubled Since Facebook Launched Places
Discussion: ChasNote
Kara Swisher / All Things Digital:
Daily Bubble: Lead Generator HubSpot Grabs $32 Million From Salesforce.com, Sequoia and Google Ventures [BoomTown]
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Fox DMCA Takedowns Order Google to Remove Fox DMCA Takedowns
Discussion: Techdirt and TechEye
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Apple and Appropriate Secrecy
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