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March 18, 2012, 11:25 AM

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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Real SXSW “Winner” Is The Mophie Juice Pack  —  So Highlight didn't “win” SXSW, as some tech bloggers had hypothesized, for many reasons.  It did however have a close relationship to what eventually ended up winning, as its background GPS turns out to significantly strain iPhone battery life.
More: bub.blicio.usTweets: @antderosa and @stevejang
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Great App-pectations: When Innovation Leapfrogs Phone Capabilities  —  As comic Louis C.K. would say about technology: Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.  —  Nowhere is that more true as app developers push the possibilities of how to use our smartphones' location awareness and reach …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Parker, Fanning: Napster was still better than what we have now  —  Although new services like Spotify and Rdio offer users the ability to legally listen to vast collections of music at no cost, Napster's founders lament that music sharing today is still behind 1999.  —  Follow @GreeterDan
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Paperwork goof may mean Kim DotCom can reclaim assets  —  New Zealand authorities may be forced to return Kim DotCom's cash and cars as a result of a procedural error.  —  (Credit: Screen shot by Greg Sandoval)  —  Authorities in New Zealand have acknowledged making a procedural error prior …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Rejoice, Twitter Power Users: “Next Generation” Tweetdeck Apps Coming For Android And iOS  —  The big Twitter redesign at the end of last year seemed to mean that the company was ditching power users to get more mainstream.  The website and the mobile apps added “Connect” and “Discover” …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Esther Dyson on the Angel Crowd: It's “Very Self-Referential”  —  If Ron Conway is the godfather of Silicon Valley, Esther Dyson might well be considered the godmother.  —  At least, Dyson has been actively angel investing in startups roughly as long as Conway, and her track record …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Too Much SEO?  Google's Working On An “Over-Optimization” Penalty For That  —  Google's Matt Cutts announced that Google is working on a search ranking penalty for sites that are “over-optimized” or “overly SEO'ed.”  —  Matt announced this during a panel Search Engine Land's Editor-In-Chief …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
iPad launch day: Where are all the sell-outs?  —  iPad launch day is quite a fiasco.  Apple Stores around the country see eager customers line up hours or even days ahead of the tablet's release, and people often wait hours before they finally make it into the store to purchase an iPad — if there are any left.

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