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11:20 AM ET, March 27, 2011

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
iOS 5 Likely Pushed To The Fall After A Cloud Unveiling At WWDC  —  Many people (including myself) were a bit disappointed that Apple didn't devote any time during the iPad 2 unveiling to talking about iOS 5, the next major revamp of the software.  But there may be a very good reason for that: it's not coming anytime soon.
New York Times:
Silicon Valley Hiring Perks: Meals, iPads and a Cubicle for Spot  —  By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and JENNA WORTHAM  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Firestone began a new job at a Web start-up here three weeks ago, and he's already thinking about what he might do next.  But that's just fine with his new employer.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
High-tech industry on hiring binge in California; Google, Facebook and Zynga lead the pack
Discussion: SiliconValley.com
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:   Silicon Valley is abuzz with bubble and recovery stories — too soon?
Jon Bruner / Forbes:
Steal This E-Book  —  Tech publisher Tim O'Reilly has turned his $100 million O'Reilly Media into an e-book power—while rejecting antipiracy measures.  —  Jon Bruner: On all your titles you've dropped digital-rights management (DRM), which limits file sharing and copying.  Aren't you worried about piracy?
Ed Oswald / Technologizer:
Swoopo Quietly Files for Bankruptcy  —  The site that put the concept of pay-per-bid auctions on the map is now apparently in financial trouble, Technologizer has learned.  Although the company's front page claims “technical issues,” documents from a Munich, Germany bankruptcy court indicate …
Discussion: @cdixon, Thanks:edoswald
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
The first musical album that's also a location aware iPhone app  —  As the power of location based mobile technologies improves, so too do the seemingly limitless creative potentials of their uses to enhance the human experience.  —  Imagine walking outside, listening to music and having …
Discussion: LAPTOP Magazine and Arts Desk
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Samsung's Fake Galaxy Tab Interviews: Hey, Those Words Sound Familiar!  —  When I watched the video interviews with three “true-life” Galaxy Tab users that Samsung showed at its CTIA event, I was observant enough to figure out (with the help of about six minutes of Google research) …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPad 2: Out of stock by Saturday  —  A launch perfectly timed to coincide with the end of Apple's second fiscal quarter  —  Shoppers queued up for the iPad 2 in London.  Image: onlygeek  —  Reports are still drifting in, but it seems likely that most of the 25 countries where Apple …
Jonathan Shieber / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Still Active In China, Google Hunts For New Business  —  While it continues to battle the Chinese government over censorship and privacy concerns, Google Inc. is pushing forward with a bid to find new business. … In a speech earlier this month, Elliott Ng, Google's new director and head …
Tom Krazit / mocoNews:
Lukewarm Reaction To Playbook Could Force Drastic Measures For RIM  —  Is Research in Motion (NSDQ: RIMM) turning into Palm (NSDQ: PALM), the next big prize in the mobile industry's consolidation?  —  Two of the most important companies in the prehistoric era of the mobile computer …
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog:
London Underground getting Wi-Fi hotspot treatment  —  While New Yorkers wait for the subway to get the Wi-Fi access they've been promised, the London Underground is being outfitted with Wi-Fi hotspots ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games next summer.  —  A “successful trial” …
Discussion: tfl.gov.uk, TechEye and Engadget
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
In Iran, new attack escalates ongoing cyberconflict  —  IDG News Service - A cyber-attack linked to Iran this week is the latest in a string of cyber-events that some say represents a new step in a shadowy and long-running war between the Iranian government and those who criticize it on the Internet.
Kevin Murphy / DomainIncite:
ICANN asks the US to cut it loose  —  ICANN has officially requested the loosening of its contractual ties to the US government.  —  In a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (pdf), ICANN president Rod Beckstrom said the US should finally make good on its promise …
 
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