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11:35 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.
David Gonzales / Electronic Pulp:
Mac OS 7 (System 7) installed and running on the iPhone  —  While it was fun to see Windows 3.1 running on Nokia's N95, it probably didn't sit well with some Apple fans.  “What about our iPhone?  Isn't there anything that can be done to install a Mac OS on it besides the mobile OS X that it's already got?”
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Microsoft Sees a Future That You Won't  —  [Editor's Note: I'm playing catchup from the stomach flu.  March 1st and 2nd posts will be shorter and more responses to current events than my more typical forward-looking analyses.]  —  The “Future Vision Montage” video, “2019,” comes out of Office Labs.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Five things every Windows beta tester should know  —  Last week my colleague Mary Jo Foley reported on rumblings of discontent from the invitation-only Windows 7 technical beta test community: … This was all in response to another epic post on the Engineering Windows 7 blog by Steven Sinofsky …
Bruce Sterling / Beyond the Beyond:
What Bruce Sterling Actually Said About Web 2.0 at Webstock 09  —  *By the garbled reportage, I'd be guessing some of those kiwis were having trouble with my accent.  Here are the verbatim remarks.  —  THE BRIEF BUT GLORIOUS LIFE OF WEB 2.0, AND WHAT COMES AFTER  —  Bruce Sterling, Wellington, Feb 2009
Discussion: CloudAve, Thanks:atul
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.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Jack Arrington / TechCrunch:
Information Technology, 50 Years Ago  —  This guest post is written by Jack Arrington, who contributed 50% of the genetic material required to produce TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Jack was around at the very beginning of what we today call the Information Technology business.
Thanks:atul
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:
Alex Brooks / World of Apple:
Apple Event Scheduled for March 24?  [Updated]  —  A source has disclosed to World of Apple that Apple is planning to hold an event on March 24 to unveil new desktop hardware.  The source which has been confirmed to be in reach of such information stated that the event would be similar to the notebook event held by Apple last October.
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 …
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.
 
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
So What's Really Going On With That Pirate Bay Trial?
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
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing Gadgets:
Apple fans denounce Wired article.  Japanese still not buying many iPhones.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Slashdot
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Amazon misread book sector on speech feature
Discussion: Gizmodo and TeleRead
 Earlier Items: 
Drew Wilson / Zeropaid File Sharing P2P …:
Political Hypocrisy: French President Sued for Copyright Infringement
Discussion: digg.com
Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life:
Is Google App Engine the wrong product for the market?
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
How To Turn Customers Into Pirates
Discussion: digg.com
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