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10:35 AM ET, March 16, 2009

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comScore:
comScore: Mobile Internet Becoming A Daily Activity For Many  —  Number of people accessing news and information on their mobile device more than doubles in a year.  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported that the number of people using …
Wall Street Journal:
Google Dealt Blow by Departure  —  Armstrong Known for Relationships with Big Advertisers  —  Tim Armstrong's departure from Google Inc. creates a new challenge for the search company in its ongoing effort to win business from big-brand advertisers.  —  Mr. Armstrong — a Google senior vice president …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple to unveil next generation of iPhone software  —  Apple on Tuesday will give a peek at its latest tech tinkering for the iPhone.  —  “Get an advance preview of what we're building,” the Cupertino company announced in an e-mail to analysts and reporters last week.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AMD, Intel patent squabble intensifies  —  AMD said Monday that it has been notified by Intel that it is breaching a 2001 patent cross license agreement.  —  In a regulatory filing, AMD said Intel is alleging that the creation of the GlobalFoundries is a material breach of the patent pact.
Discussion: GigaOM and Tech Trader Daily
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Computer Makers Prepare to Stake Bigger Claim in Phones  —  The computer industry has hit upon its Next Big Thing.  It is called a phone.  —  Emboldened by Apple's success with its iPhone, many PC makers and chip companies are charging into the mobile-phone business, promising new devices …
Discussion: Digital Daily and MacDailyNews
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Connect Brings New Opportunities for Engaging Interactions and Viral Growth to iPhone Apps  —  This weekend at SXSW in Austin, Facebook's Dave Morin announced the launch of Facebook Connect for iPhone.  Now, iPhone app developers can integrate Facebook Connect natively into their apps …
Discussion: Music Ally
Electronista:
Lenovo teases Pocket Yoga touchscreen netbook  —  Lenovo this morning confirmed the existence of its mystery netbook by posting teaser images on its photo feed.  The system is now called the Pocket Yoga and has both the ultra-wide, VAIO P-like display and leather-bound shell of leaked photos.
Adam Satariano / Bloomberg:
Sony Pressured to Cut PlayStation Price as Developers Push More Wii Titles  —  Sony Corp. is under pressure from video-game publishers to cut the price of the PlayStation 3 console or risk seeing more development funds shift to Nintendo Co.'s Wii.  —  Sony, which has resisted calls for lower prices …
Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
Cloudera floats commercial Hadoop distro  —  Open source for the Google wannabe  —  Face it: You want to launch your own Google and get your hands on some of that (easy?) internet money.  Well, now's your chance to take a stab at it.  —  Today, a startup called Cloudera is launching …
Franklin Paul / Reuters:
Qualcomm says court dismisses Broadcom complaint  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal court has dismissed a Broadcom Corp complaint against rival Qualcomm Inc, the latest move in their long-standing battle over mobile phone technology patents, Qualcomm said on Monday.
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Guns N' Roses blogger faces [music] prison  —  Feds, RIAA disagree on numbers  —  Free whitepaper - Virtualization: optimized power and cooling to maximize benefits  —  A Los Angeles man who pleaded guilty in December to illegally uploading nine Guns N' Roses songs onto his music site …
Discussion: p2pnet
Dave Chase / TechFlash:
Local media need dual business models, not dueling models  —  Dave Chase: I own and run a hyperlocal news site called SunValleyonline.com.  While we've managed to be one of the few pureplay local Internet media ventures to eke out a profit, the financial returns aren't anything to write home about.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Joe Wilcox / Microsoft Watch:
Operating Systems Don't Matter  —  Microsoft won't agree with that assertion, nor will Linux or Mac aficionados.  I've blogged this topic a couples times past, either here or when I was a JupiterResearch analyst.  I got to thinking more about the OS irrelevance topic because of a Friday blog post …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Many See Privacy on Web as Big Issue, Survey Says  —  As arguments swirl over online privacy, a new survey indicates the issue is a dominant concern for Americans.  —  More than 90 percent of respondents called online privacy a “really” or “somewhat” important issue, according to the survey …
Discussion: Search Engine Land
 
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Times of India:
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