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7:25 PM ET, March 1, 2009

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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 …
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter VC Laughs at the Idea that Twitter Has No Business Model  —  Todd Dagres, founder of Spark Capital and one of the VCs that poured an additional $35 million into Twitter recently, finds it amusing when people talk about Twitter's lack of a business model.
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.
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.
Discussion: CNET News and Mobile Tech Addicts
Cade Metz / The Register:
Is Twitter actually making money?  —  Web2.0rhea outfit in ‘revenue-sharing deal’  —  Free whitepaper - Best practices in SOX compliance  —  It's a question that has consumed the Silicon Valley pundit brigade for several months now: How will Twitter make its money?  —  And the answer may be just under their noses.
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.
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
LG Versa now available from Verizon Wireless  —  Right on time, the hit-or-miss LG Versa has made its sales debut online and at Verizon stores.  This modular LG phone will set you back $199 with a $50 mail-in rebate and a 2-year contract, as reported.  Official specs from the site:
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.
Discussion: TeleRead and Gizmodo
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
So What's Really Going On With That Pirate Bay Trial?  —  Hacked web sites.  Angry ABBA singers.  Charges of media bias.  Hundreds of flower bouquets for an expert who testified on behalf of the defense.  The Swedish Pirate Bay trial has largely been an entertaining spectacle, especially for anyone who doesn't speak Swedish.
Discussion: BetaNews
Datamation:
Bruce Perens: Analyzing Microsoft's TomTom Lawsuit  —  About the Author: Bruce Perens is the creator of the Open Source Definition, the manifesto of Open Source and the criterion for Open Source software licensing.  Perens represented Open Source at the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society …
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 …
Discussion: Slashdot, AppleInsider and digg.com
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.
 
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Aidan Malley / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.5.7 may have Nehalem, Radeon HD 4000 support
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and digg.com
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Time For Verified Twitter Accounts & An Easy Way To Do It
Discussion: Ross Mayfield's Weblog, Thanks:atul
Don Reisinger / CNET News:
Sony: PS3 is hard to develop for—on purpose
Discussion: I4U News and Slashdot
Drew Wilson / Zeropaid File Sharing P2P …:
Political Hypocrisy: French President Sued for Copyright Infringement
Discussion: digg.com
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
How To Turn Customers Into Pirates
Discussion: digg.com
 Earlier Items: 
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
New York magazine Scanned and Indexed by Google
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
How to Make Electronic Medical Records a Reality
Discussion: TomsTechBlog.com, Thanks:mrinaldesai
PC World:
Jaunty Jackalope: Where's the Beef?
Ryan Spoon:
Adam Carolla's Podcast: 1M Downloads... Radio, XM Officially Dead?
Discussion: Podcasting News, Thanks:berecruited
Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
Putting a Bolder Face on Google
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and Beet.TV