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12:10 PM ET, March 30, 2011

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Lisa Banks / CIO Australia:
Apple iPad will fail in the enterprise: Dell  —  Closed view, high price and complexity of iPad unappealing to CIOs, Dell claims  —  Despite the iPad's long lead in the enterprise market, Apple's tablet PC performer will not last long according to an increasingly bullish Dell.
Asher Moses / Sydney Morning Herald:
Tablets might be a flash in the pan: Microsoft global chief strategy officer  —  Asher Moses  —  As virtually the entire consumer electronics industry throws its weight behind tablet computers, Microsoft's global chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie said today that he did not know whether …
Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Co-Founder Hits Out at Gates  —  Bill Gates schemed to take shares in Microsoft Corp. from his co-founder during the early days of the software company following his partner's treatment for cancer, according to a new memoir by the billionaire co-founder, Paul Allen.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon's Cloud Service Is A) Legal B) Illegal C) Probably Here To Stay  —  Amazon doesn't have paperwork from the music industry approving its new cloud music service.  Does it need it?  —  “Not at all!” says the e-commerce giant.  —  “Maybe?” says the music industry.  Adding: “We sure wish they would have asked.”
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Phil Wahba / Reuters:
Amazon faces backlash over “music locker” service  —  (Reuters) - A new Amazon.com Inc service that lets customers store songs and play them on a variety of phones and computers is facing a backlash from the music industry that could ignite a legal battle.  —  Amazon's Cloud Drive …
Eric Chu / Android Developers Blog:
In-app Billing Launched on Android Market  —  Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Android Market In-app Billing to developers and users.  As an Android developer, you will now be able to publish apps that use In-app Billing and your users can make purchases from within your apps.
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Kim-Mai Cutler / Inside Mobile Apps:
Let There Be Monetization: Android's In App Billing Is Out to Consumers
Evan Williams / Evhead:
An Obvious Next Step  —  I'm a very lucky guy.  Over the past twelve years, I've had the good fortune to work on two huge projects that happened to be the right idea at the right time.  These ideas attracted brilliant, idealistic people to do the incredibly hard work of making them work for millions of other people across the globe.
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Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:   Evan Williams Explains Why He's Leaving Twitter
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Charges Deceptive Privacy Practices in Google's Rollout of Its Buzz Social Network  —  Google Agrees to Implement Comprehensive Privacy Program to Protect Consumer Data  —  Google Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated …
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Alma Whitten / The Official Google Blog:
An update on Buzz  —  User trust really matters to Google.  That's why we try to be clear about what data we collect and how we use it—and to give people real control over the information they share with us.  For example, Google Dashboard lets you view the data that's stored in your Google Account …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Social Media Monitoring Company Radian6 For $326 Million  —  Cloud computing giant Salesforce.com has acquired social media monitoring company Radian6 for approximately $276 million in cash and $50 million in stock, net of cash.  In addition, approximately $10 million in stock …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Is Said to Plan Mobile Payments in New Phone Software  —  Microsoft Corp. is working on a version of its Windows Phone software that will let users buy merchandise with a flick of the handset at a checkout counter, two people familiar with the plans said.
ifixit:
iPad 2 3G GSM & CDMA Teardown  —  Apple decided to offer the iPad 2 in a number of flavors that would make Baskin Robbins proud: two colors, three drive capacity sizes, and three connectivity choices (Wi-Fi only, 3G GSM on AT&T, and 3G CDMA on Verizon).  All in all, that's 18 different versions of essentially the same device.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft begins distributing Windows 8 to OEMs via Connect  —  Microsoft has begun to distribute early copies of Windows 8 to key OEM partners, WinRumors has learned.  —  The software giant is distributing build 7971.0.110324-1900 via the company's Connect external testing system.
Lizette Chapman / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Amid Talent War, Limos.com Tries “Speed Hiring”  —  Fresh from raising a $10 million Series A round from Austin Ventures, Limos.com LLC is riding high. … The San Francisco-based company, which operates an online marketplace for limousine services, has been profitable since day one …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The 6 Verbs For The Next 20 Years Of The Connected World  —  Today at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly gave the first keynote of the day.  His topic?  The six trends he believes are most important for the connected world we live in going forward.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Gmail To Roll Out Ads That Learn From Your Inbox  —  Gmail is in the process of rolling out a new ad system that could prove to be quite powerful: ads that learn what you're interested in based on your email habits.  The feature first showed up in my Gmail account earlier this afternoon …
Tom Preston-Werner:
Ten Lessons from GitHub's First Year  —  29 Mar 2011 / 29 Dec 2008 - San Francisco  —  NOTE: This post was written in late Decemeber of 2008, more than two years ago.  It has stayed in my drafts folder since then, waiting for the last 2% to be written.  Why I never published it is beyond my reckoning …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
How fast is the Internet at Google?  Mind blowing.  —  For those of us who live in parts of the world where high speed Internet is still a luxury, there's a massive amount of jealousy that happens when we see huge numbers.  In a thread over on Reddit where members of Google's Chrome team …
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
A Facebook Operations Chief and the Product Lead for Google Chrome OS Join Jive Board  —  Jive Software is adding four new members to its board of directors, including one of Mark Zuckerberg's direct reports responsible for technical operations at Facebook; the current president of McAfee Software …
Discussion: TechCrunch, SFGate, NewEnterprise and eWeek
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Copyright troll Righthaven's epic blunder: a lawsuit targeting Ars  —  Not content with just suing sources, small out-of-state nonprofits, bloggers who get 20 hits per day, and other massive copyright pirates, newspaper litigation firm Righthaven this week trained its guns on Ars Technica.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Survey: Apple poised for gains in China  —  Nokia may be most vulnerable as Chinese cellphone owners upgrade to smartphones  —  There's good news for Apple (AAPL) in the results of an Alphawise/Morgan Stanley survey released Tuesday.  —  The survey, conducted among a sample …
Bloomberg:
Google Tests Fate in China as Mapping Application Deadline Looms  —  Google Inc.'s defiance of China's censorship rules resulted in the world's most popular search engine being pulled out of the country 12 months ago.  This year, the dispute may be spilling over to Gmail and maps.
 
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CNN:
Co-founders, celebrities talk Twitter
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Richard Chirgwin / The Register:
Carriers vs cops: Australia's spectrum conundrum
Brandon Bailey / Mercury News:
HP's Apotheker makes pitch to partner with other companies
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Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
FBI probes Comodo Web security breach
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Crackle Brings Ad-Supported Movies to Sony TVs, Roku Set-tops
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
With Square In Its Sights, Intuit Readies A Tablet App For GoPayment
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
IE9 is the most energy-efficient modern browser, according to Microsoft's own testing
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google's Value To US Users And Advertisers Is Over $119B Per Year, According To Google
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Meet Edward Zuckerberg, the high-tech dentist (and Mark's father)
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
How Amazon could loosen Google's iron grip on Android
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