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12:10 AM ET, March 10, 2009

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Darren Waters / BBC:
YouTube to block UK music videos  —  YouTube is blocking all premium music videos to UK users after failing to reach a new licensing agreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS).  —  Thousands of videos will be unavailable to YouTube users from later on Monday.
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Murad Ahmed / Times of London:
Microsoft reopens door to deal with Yahoo!  —  Microsoft is still holding out hope that it can resurrect a deal with Yahoo!, leaving the door open for the new management of the search company to join forces with the software giant in the future.  —  In an interview with The Times, Kevin Turner …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building ‘Netbook’ — Is This The ‘iPod Touch HD’?  —  More support that Apple is working on what we've been calling the “iPod touch HD” — a touchscreen, portable Internet device that's bigger than the iPhone: “Taiwan-based Wintek will supply touch panels for Apple's new netbook …
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DigiTimes:
Wintek to supply touch panels for Apple netbook, says paper
Charles Starrett / iLounge:
Early iPhone prototype listed on eBay  —  Early iPhone prototype listed on eBay  —  An early iPhone prototype has made its way onto eBay, complete with a rough beta version of iPhone OS and a second, non-functional unit.  The working prototype is said to be in good cosmetic condition …
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Clearwire replaces CEO  —  Clearwire today shook up its management team, replacing CEO Ben Wolff with telecom industry veteran William Morrow.  The news comes as the Kirkland wireless broadband company ramps up expansion plans in the face of mounting losses.
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Clearwire News Room:
Clearwire Expands Executive Leadership Team by Naming Industry …
PR Newswire:
Microsoft Adds New Board Member and Declares Quarterly Dividend  —  Microsoft company logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Microsoft)  —  REDMOND, WA UNITED STATES  —  Maria Klawe, Ph.D., leading computer scientist and educator, to join board; dividend of $0.13 per share payable in June.
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Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0:
Microsoft adds board member, declares 13 cent per share quarterly dividend
Discussion: TechFlash, CNET News and BoomTown
Jim Goldman / Tech Check with Jim Goldman:
U2/Apple Relationship Sours?  —  Maybe you saw the public relations steamroller from the uber-band U2 last week: Seems they were everywhere as they gear up for their next big world tour, but this mega tour carries some intriguing back stories worth a mention.  —  It was just a few years ago that U2 joined Apple Inc. [AAPL Loading...
Android Developers Blog:
Software Update Available for the Android Developer Phone  —  Back in December, the Android Dev Phone 1 (ADP1) went on sale, giving developers access to unlocked hardware for their work.  A few weeks ago, consumers with retail devices received an over the air update with the 1.1 release of Android.
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Rob Jackson / Android Phone Fans:
Android Dev Phone Update: Version 1.1!
Discussion: Engadget Mobile and Gizmodo
Natasha Lomas / CNET News:
Android sales to outstrip iPhone by '12?  —  The iPhone's lead over smartphone upstart Android may be short-lived, according to an industry watcher's predictions.  —  Android smartphone sales will outstrip iPhone sales by 2012, market researcher Informa Telecoms & Media has predicted in a new report.
Cameron / overstated:
Maintained Relationships on Facebook  —  This past week the Economist published a piece entitled Primates On Facebook that described some research done by the Facebook Data Team.  Since there have been a number of questions throughout the monkeysphere, we thought we would take the opportunity …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, Thanks:atul
Jason Pontin / Technology Review:
But Who's Counting?  —  No one really knows how many people visit websites.  A San Francisco startup and Google are both working to change that.  —  In August 2006, when Roger McNamee invested in Forbes, he did so in part because its Web audience was thought to be huge.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Now Has An Office That Isn't My House  —  The collision of two important recent events has resulted in something wonderful - TechCrunch now has offices in downtown Palo Alto.  —  The first event: the city of Atherton, where I live, decided to put the hammer down on me running a business from my home.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft tries to entice startups to make Windows Mobile apps  —  Many mobile-software developers are focusing heavily on Apple's iPhone App store, but Microsoft is looking to steal some of that thunder by getting more of them making programs for Windows Mobile in advance of its own application store's launch later this year.
Discussion: eWeek, Global Nerdy and pocketnow.com
David / Signal vs. Noise:
How did the web lose faith in charging for stuff?  —  We've been talking about the basic wonder of putting a price on your product for such a long time that it almost seems trite at this point.  I certainly thought that point would have lost propulsion long ago, but I keep being surprised by the contrary.
Discussion: Ian Landsman's Weblog v2.0, Thanks:atul
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Better Search Doesn't Mean Beating Google  —  A headline that kicked around the blogosphere this weekend made no sense to me: “Wolfram Alpha is Coming — and It Could be as Important as Google.”  —  The post — written by Nova Spivack, the chief executive of Radar Networks …
Discussion: The Tech Report, Guardian and PC World
Jack Schofield / Guardian:
Social networking and blogs now more popular than email, says Nielsen  —  Two thirds of us now use “member communities” — and their popularity is being boosted by the growing use of mobiles for internet access  —  A Nielsen Online report says two thirds of us now use what it calls …
openpresswire.com:
The mystery behind FOLLOW and UNFOLLOW on Twitter revealed  —  It looks like the cat is out of the bag today.  If you live and breathe Twitter like I do you probably saw that the accounts: @PoliticalUpdate, @ThreeOclockPot and @twtr_us were suspended.  It seems these accounts …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
InfoWorld:
Anti-virus vendor: ID theft Trojans on 1 in 100 PCs  —  Perhaps as many as 10 million PCs are infected with sneaky programs designed to steal sensitive financial information, anti-virus vendor Panda Security reports.  —  The company found that just over 1 percent of systems belonging …
Reuters:
Inventor says Google settles patent claim  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Google has agreed to settle an intellectual property claim brought by serial inventor Judah Klausner, who has won settlements in the past from Apple, Skype and LG Electronics, Klausner said on Monday.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Foxit PDF viewer open to attack, say researchers  —  Unlike Adobe Reader, patch for free Foxit is available now  —  Computerworld) Security researchers today warned of several vulnerabilities in Foxit, a free PDF document viewer that has been recommended as an alternative to Adobe Reader …
Evan Priestley / Facebook Blog:
Status on Photo Storage Problems  —  Update on Monday, March 9: We have completed the fix on the earlier photo storage problems, and access to impacted photos is now fully restored.  —  You may have noticed in the past day that some photos aren't appearing or are displaying a “question mark” graphic when you go to view them.
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Microsoft Touts Silverlight Interop with Eclipse, Java  —  Touting its commitment to interoperability, Microsoft has highlighted a new plug-in that enables Java developers to create applications that run on the Microsoft Silverlight platform.  The Eclipse4SL plug-in from Soyatec enables Java developers …
Discussion: InfoWorld
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Amazon Kindle is the Great White Hope for Monetizing Print Media  —  Thank you for making so much content available for free online for 15 years.  I am sure you're eager to monetize it all beyond ads.  —  The good news is your great white hope has arrived.  It's the Amazon Kindle.
Smoking Apples Blog:
The Cydia Store Shopping Experience  —  As you might be knowing, the previously announced Cydia Store is now live and active.  Sure it currently sells just a single app, but it has taken a huge leap forward in the jailbreak community.  So how then is the shopping experience with the Cydia Store?
Discussion: Ars Technica, TUAW and Edible Apple
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Sources confirm Apple laid off salespeople last week  —  Despite public statements to the contrary, Apple did lay off around 50 enterprise salespeople last week, CNET News has learned.  —  Sources who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal confirmed reports by Valleywag and 9to5Mac.com …
Discussion: AppleInsider and Gawker
 
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Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
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Justin Sullivan / Time:
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Jessica Vascellaro / Digits:
Search Advertising Trade Group Slashes Forecasts
Thanks:atul
Sara Silver / Digits:
Nokia Stumbles in Patent Dispute
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Palm Forces Elevation To Sell 18.5M Shrs; Proceeds Shared
Discussion: Reuters, WMExperts and Electronista
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone Developer Fights Back Against Piracy, Turns Cracked Apps into Demos
Discussion: Ben's Dev Blog and TUAW
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Ad Recession Brings on the Belly Fat
Eric Krangel / Silicon Alley Insider:
GOP.com Web Proposal: ‘Crap’
Discussion: techPresident and Gawker, Thanks:nickgon
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
TheOfficialBoard Launches With Wiki Org Charts For 20,000 Companies
Discussion: Cheezhead Recruiting, Thanks:nickgon
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's Revenue Weakens Markedly Over Past Month
Discussion: Gawker, Microsoft Watch and Tech Trader Daily, Thanks:atul
Jeffrey Tinsley / MediaPost:
Is The Free Ride Over For Web Startups?