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9:00 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 …
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
comScore: Android now 33% of US smartphones, iPhone still up
Discussion: BGR and @eric_andersen
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: MacRumors and MacStories
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Jobs Looms Large as Stringer Talks Tech  —  It was Sir Howard Stringer and Walt Mossberg on stage with the shadow of Steve Jobs towering behind them, in a wide-ranging conversation between the Sony chief and the Wall Street Journal tech columnist at Carnegie Hall on Friday.
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 …
Andrew Lyle /
Microsoft testing ribbon UI in Windows 8  —  In the mist of the latest Windows 8 welcome screen and Microsoft starting to take action on websites that leak Windows 8 screenshots and features, a new set of screenshots have been revealed by Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott.
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
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
Zach Patberg /
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
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 …
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: and @bill_gross
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