March 24, 2012, 9:40 PM

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Joshua Schnell / Macgasm:
Former Apple TV Engineer: ‘Those New Apple TV Designs Were Tossed Out 5 Years Ago’  —  An interesting tweet by Michael Margolis, a former Apple TV engineer at Apple Inc., popped up in our Twitter feed this evening, and we thought it was worth passing on.  According to Margolis …
Cody Fink / MacStories:
Regarding Apple's Edge and the new Apple TV Interface  —  Alongside a hardware update that supports 1080p playback, the new Apple TV introduced a brand new grid-like interface that draws upon influences from iOS.  Where previous Apple TV interfaces were more or less clickwheel-iPod inspired …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Jobs' Rejection Of TV Designs “Isn't A Huge Deal” Says Former Apple Engineer  —  It's a sin I know almost too well as a blogger.  It's slow going for news on a Friday night and the pageview gods send you a reprieve in the form of a tweet.  —  A former Apple engineer is berating …
Technology Review:
Twitter Not So Good At Predicting Box Office Revenues After All  —  A new study of tweets about movies suggests they are not necessarily a good predictor of box office revenues, say computer scientists  —  The online social network Twitter has recently gained a reputation for a certain degree of clairvoyance.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Microsoft Censors Pirate Bay Links in Windows Live Messenger  —  The place where breaking news, BitTorrent and copyright collide  —  Microsoft Censors Pirate Bay Links in Windows Live Messenger  —  The Pirate Bay is not only the most visited BitTorrent site on the Internet, but arguably the most censored too.
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue  —  Consumers will watch more movies online than on DVDs in 2012 for the first time, but will spend far less doing so, according to a new report.  —  The number of movies rented or bought online from outlets like Netflix and iTunes …
Jeffrey Zeldman / Jeffrey Zeldman Presents …:
Why I am letting my Google IO invitation expire  —  Hi, [REDACTED].  Thanks for writing to express your concern about my failure to redeem my Google IO promo code.  It's kind of a funny story.  —  I received a Google IO invitation (copied and pasted below) but didn't follow …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
US Army debuts app marketplace prototype: iOS first, Android coming soon  —  The promise of an Army app store has been bandied about for quite a while now, but it looks like it's slowly becoming a reality.  The US Army has today officially announced a prototype of the Army Software Marketplace …

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