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6:35 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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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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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 …
Kevin Anderson / Guardian:
Guardian launches Open Platform tool to make online content available free  —  The Guardian today launched Open Platform, a service that will allow partners to reuse guardian.co.uk content and data for free and weave it “into the fabric of the internet”.  —  Open Platform launched …
John Cook / TechFlash:
Time for Monkey Boy: Woz in last place on Dancing with The Stars  —  Computer nerds really can't dance.  That was the takeaway after watching Steve Wozniak's debut on Dancing with the Stars this evening.  The Woz, who showed up on stage with a pink feathered boa around his neck …
Mark Wilson / Gizmodo:
24 Solid State Drives Open ALL of Microsoft Office In .5 Seconds  —  Warning: This clip is a piece of Samsung marketing material.  —  Warning 2: It's actually pretty fracking amazing, and it might change your view of computers.  —  Samsung techies linked 24 of the company's 256GB SSD drives together …
Discussion: digg.com
Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Alley Insider closes the gap — today only 9 minutes behind AllThingsD  —  Check it out, people.  My man Dan Frommer of Alley Insider is slowly gaining on his Apple-watching nemesis at AllThingsD, John Paczkowski.  This morning at 7:16 a.m. PT, Paczkowski was the first to re-report …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Building ‘Netbook’ — Is This The ‘iPod Touch HD’?
John Battelle / John Battelle's Searchblog:
“Search Is A Pencil”  —  I will never forget that quote, from Alta Vista founder Louis Monier, as he bemoaned the devolution of his creation into Yet Another Portal.  He was devoted to the idea that Alta Vista would do one thing - search - and do it well.  But Alta Vista was instead turned …
Thanks:atul
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 …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Beyond freemium: The Timebridge business model works  —  The meeting scheduling service Timebridge, which we first covered in 2006, has been upgraded recently with a somewhat better e-mail user interface and some important related services.  And according to CEO Yori Nelken …
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Super-rugged Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is tougher than you  —  We've always been drawn to the rugged Latitude E6400 ATG, and now we're even more in love — Dell just announced the second-gen Latitude E6400 XFR.  Carrying on in the tradition of the Latitude XFR D630, this newest model is a little …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
iPhone developers unable to renew contracts  —  Developers who want to add applications to the iPhone need a contract, and the first ones signed last year are about to expire.  —  (Credit: CNET)  — Home - News - Apple  —  Apple  —  March 9, 2009 3:52 PM PDT  —  iPhone developers unable to renew contracts
Discussion: iPhone Buzz, IntoMobile and iLounge
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 …
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
@ FT Digital Media: Newspapers' Digital Biz Models: Guardian, FT, Bloomberg  —  How much money do newspapers make from online and how long does print have left?  A session on newspaper business models at the FT Digital Media and Broadcasting conference wasted no time in finding out the score …
Discussion: The Equity Kicker
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 and Voices, Thanks:atul
Brier Dudley / Brier Dudley's blog:
More startup reality: Zumobi's “official” American Idol app  —  Seattle mobile application developer Zumobi's jumping on the reality TV train today, releasing the “official” “American Idol” app for the iPhone.  —  Chief Executive Ken Willner said the $1.99 app is built around content …
Discussion: Reuters and TechFlash
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 and Global Nerdy
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: Global Nerdy, eWeek and pocketnow.com
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.
Justin Sullivan / Time:
The 10 Major Newspapers That Will Either Fold or Go Digital Next  —  A San Francisco Chronicle newspaper vendor  —  Over the past few weeks, the U.S. newspaper industry has entered a new period of decline.  The parent of the papers in Philadelphia declared bankruptcy, as did the Journal Register chain.
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.
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Opera CEO von Tetzchner: Microsoft's IE8 ‘turn-off’ is not enough  —  If the Windows 7 producer is truly interested in playing fairly, states the founder of browser maker Opera Software, it needs to present users with a clearer choice.  —  Over the weekend, Microsoft revealed …
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear:
NVIDIA announces investment effort for GPU-based computing startups  —  NVIDIA is known primarily for their PC graphics cards, but they've been in the news recently both for the expansion of their CUDA and PhysX initiatives as well as (allegedly) developing a CPU to challenge Intel and AMD.
Discussion: VentureBeat and CNET News
Jon Oltsik / CNET News:
Government should lead transition to self-encrypting drives  —  I've recently written about a new standard published by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) for self-encrypting drives.  With this standard, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Seagate, Toshiba, and Western Digital are shipping …
Discussion: Slashdot
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Playing both sides: Nokia says its 4G position ‘has not changed’  —  Coupled with the discontinuation of the N810 WiMAX, Nokia's intention to get LTE devices into the marketplace by next year had many folks thinking that the company was starting to sour on WiMAX altogether, but — at least officially — it turns out that's not the case.
Discussion: Electronista
Matt Raskin / KickingTires:
First Turn-by-Turn Navigation App for iPhone: XROADS G-Map Review  —  The iPhone has unquestionably dominated the mobile phone industry for the past two years.  One of its biggest advantages over other devices is the long list of applications of every variety that can be downloaded to it.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Engadget
 
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Paul Boutin / PC World:
TinyURL Stumbles with Minor Service Outage
Discussion: TechRepublic Blogs
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Compaq CQ2000M nettop aka HP mini-Q hits Europe
Discussion: iTech News Net and Engadget
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Marvel Moves Beyond Motion Comics With More Web Video
Jessica Vascellaro / Digits:
Search Advertising Trade Group Slashes Forecasts
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
Sara Silver / Digits:
Nokia Stumbles in Patent Dispute
Reuters:
Inventor says Google settles patent claim
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
The Amazon Kindle is the Great White Hope for Monetizing Print Media
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The mystery behind FOLLOW and UNFOLLOW on Twitter revealed
Discussion: The Huffington Post
InfoWorld:
Anti-virus vendor: ID theft Trojans on 1 in 100 PCs
Discussion: PC World
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
iPhone Developer Fights Back Against Piracy, Turns Cracked Apps into Demos
Discussion: Ben's Dev Blog and TUAW