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7:40 PM ET, April 2, 2011

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comScore, Inc.:
comScore Reports February 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share  —  Android Platform Now Accounts for 1 in 3 Smartphone Users  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends …
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Henry Blodget / SAI:
Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM — iPhone Dead In Water  —  Google's Android OS has gained an astonishing 7 points of market share in the US smartphone market in the past three months, Comscore says.  —  RIM's market share over the same period collapsed, dropping almost 5 points.
Fred / A VC:
Android (continued)  —  Roughly six months ago, I put up a blog post suggesting Android was going to be the dominant mobile phone operating system and that developers interested in the largest user bases ought to start developing for it in preference to iOS.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Electronista:
comScore: Android now 33% of US smartphones, iPhone still up
Discussion: @eric_andersen
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Verizon iPhone Was February's Most Popular Phone Model, comScore Says
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple releases iPad 2 ad: “we believe”  —  Apple has just released a TV advertisement for the new iPad 2.  The new advertisement is certainly dramatic and pushes Apple's concept of the iPad truly being a personal device.
Discussion: MacStories
Electronista:
Sony chief Stringer slips plans for 8MP iPhone 5 camera  —  Sony chief Sir Howard Stringer may have unintentionally given away plans for an eight-megapixel camera in the iPhone 5.  During an interview with the WSJ's Walt Mossberg, he claimed that the company's camera sensor plant in Sendai …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Next iPod nano to add camera, retain current form factor?  —  The fifth-generation iPod nano packed video recording, a widescreen display, and video playback.  Apple decided to drop these key features in favor of a smaller-form factor, a Multi-Touch display, an iOS-like user interface …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Conduit Acquires Web Application Platform Wibiya For $45 Million: Sources  —  Exclusive - No, Conduit was not acquired for a billion dollars or more by Google or Microsoft ... yet (although one executive suggested to me in a phone call this week that the company should, in fact …
Discussion: NetworkEffect and Haaretz
Quora:
Why hasn't another product disrupted and replaced Craigslist?  —  Answer (1 of 9): Craiglist has been disrupted, it's just not obvious yet.  And the world will be a better place for it.  —  Craigslist has fewer unique visitors today than it did at this time in 2009.
Discussion: Geekosystem
John Carney / CNBC:
Does Silicon Valley Have an Insider Trading Problem?  —  Don't be surprised if people connected with some of the hottest new tech companies find themselves hauled into court on insider trading charges.  —  Many in Silicon Valley apparently believe that insider trading rules don't apply …
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro  —  It's not really a secret the Microsoft had planned on bringing bits of Windows Phone 7's Metro UI to Windows 8, but we haven't seen a lot of really telling evidence.  However, with the Windows 8 milestone 3 build now available …
Zach Patberg / NorthJersey.com:
Teacher suspended over alleged Facebook comment  —  PATERSON - A first-grade teacher was suspended Thursday following alleged comments on her Facebook page in which she said she felt like a “warden” overseeing “future criminals,” according to a district official.  —  School No. 21 in Paterson
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Cablevision Optimum for iPad app now available, streams hundreds of TV channels plus VOD  —  The new Cablevision iPad app is out, taking on broadcasters (Fox, Discovery, Viacom) attacking Time Warner's live TV streaming TWCable TV app by offering subscribers the same channels as their iO TV package and video on demand.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The funding and failures of Color, Silicon Valley's $41 million startup (wrapup of the week of hype and hate)  —  As you know I didn't like Color's launch a week ago.  I thought the app just wasn't very good.  Turns out I wasn't the only one.  It still has a two-star review on iTunes.
Discussion: SiliconValley.com and @bill_gross
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Nicole Perlroth / Everything Ventured:
The New Normal: Bessemer and Accel Both Close Billion Dollar Funds  —  “A million dollars isn't cool.  You know what's cool?  A billion dollars.”  —  Bessemer Venture Partners and Accel Partners each closed oversubscribed mega-funds today.  It took Bessemer only ten weeks to raise its new $1.6 billion fund.
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Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:   IDG-Accel raises $1.3B for China, riding buzz from Facebook and IPOs
 
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