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3:00 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 …
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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  —  Android is continuing its rise upwards but has yet to take any share away from the iPhone, comScore found on Friday.  February, the first month of the Verizon iPhone's availability, saw Android climb up to exactly 33 percent …
Discussion: @eric_andersen
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Verizon iPhone Was February's Most Popular Phone Model, comScore Says  —  Riding a strong launch of the Verizon iPhone, Apple saw its share of the phone market rise nearly a percentage point between November and February, according to a report from comScore.
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 …
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
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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: BGR, Gizmodo and iPodNN, Thanks:up2secapple
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 …
Discussion: CNBC
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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Web browser market share: Modern browser edition  —  March was a big month for Web browsers, with major new versions of both Internet Explorer and Firefox.  Both browsers have been suffering in the browser wars; Internet Explorer has steadily declined from its near-total monopolization of the browser market …
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
Chris / cdixon.org:
App store shenanigans  —  I've downloaded and tested a few hundred iPhone and iPad apps.  One thing that I've noticed is that many of the top rated and ranked apps are pretty scammy.  Take for example “Night Vision.”  —  It's a top app in under Utilities for both paid and free iPhone apps.
Discussion: @cdixon
 
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