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4:20 PM ET, March 1, 2009

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TechCrunch:
What An Antitrust Case Against Google Might Look Like  —  Editor's note: The following is a guest post by Eric Clemons, Professor of Operations and Information Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  The views he expresses are his own, and we present them here to foster debate.
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Is Google App Engine the wrong product for the market?  —  Earlier this year I was approached about writing a book on cloud computing topics by an editor for one of the big computer book publishers.  Given that between my day job and having an infant I barely have time to keep this blog updated, I had to turn down the offer.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T may be looking to launch handset trade-in program  —  Treat this one as a rumor and nothing more for the time being, but we just got some details on a “Phone Trade-In” program that AT&T is apparently looking to launch sometime around June.  From the looks of things …
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Sony: PS3 is hard to develop for—on purpose  —  Earlier this week, Shaun Himmerick, executive producer for “Wheelman” and employee at Midway, told the hosts of the “This Xbox Life” podcast that developing for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 couldn't be any different.
Discussion: I4U News and Slashdot
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Microsoft Office Labs vision 2019 (montage + video)  —  When Microsoft decides to imagine the future, it never fails to impress.  Not only do you have some of the smartest people envisioning what's possible, but they also invest so much into communicating these ideas through sights and sounds …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Amazon misread book sector on speech feature  —  Amazon executives so admired the way Apple launches products that they spent lots of time studying Steve Jobs to help them prepare for the release of the original Kindle, a source told me in Nov. 2007.  —  A hallmark of Apple product launches is to wow fans with surprise features.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
How to Make Electronic Medical Records a Reality  —  IN the world of technology, inventors are hailed as heroes.  Yet it is more subtle forms of innovation that typically determine the impact of a technology in the marketplace and on society.  Clever engineering, smart business models …
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Apple fans denounce Wired article.  Japanese still not buying many iPhones.  —  Does Japan hate the iPhone as much as Wired thinks it does?  No, say local experts Nobi Hayashi and Daiji Hirata, who were somewhat misquoted by Brian Chen in his article.  —  Though the quotes were accurate …
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Putting a Bolder Face on Google  —  IN late December, Marissa Mayer was vacationing in Africa when her boss, Jonathan Rosenberg, e-mailed her asking if she was leaving Google.  —  It wasn't a routine query.  As the gatekeeper of Google's home page, and one of the company's most ubiquitous …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Beet.TV
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple's Net share slipped in February  —  The numbers are still in flux, but preliminary figures released Sunday morning by Net Applications show Apple's (AAPL) Internet market share dropping a couple percent in February.  —  One chart shows Mac OS X with a 9.61% share, down from 9.93% in January.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Time For Verified Twitter Accounts & An Easy Way To Do It  —  I'm not the first to talk about the problem with knowing whether a “real person” is behind an account on Twitter.  I'm probably not the first to suggest this solution, either.  But I'll add another voice to hoping Twitter makes account verification possible.
Discussion: Ross Mayfield's Weblog, Thanks:atul
Mark Guim / The Nokia Blog:
New York Flagship Store Takes Nokia 5800 NAM Off Shelves Amidst Reported Issues  —  I went to the New York flagship store this afternoon to look for the Nokia 5800 NAM.  Unfortunately, I was told it was no longer available for purchase because of reported issues.  I'm guessing it's about the complaints of not getting 3G signal.
Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.5.7 may have Nehalem, Radeon HD 4000 support  —  In addition to expected fixes, Apple's upcoming 10.5.7 update to Mac OS X Leopard is now claimed to recognize Intel's newer Nehalem architecture as well as AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4000 graphics chipsets.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and digg.com
 
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