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1:25 PM ET, March 20, 2009

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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Browser war centers on once-obscure JavaScript  —  After inconspicuously lurking within Web sites' code for more than a decade, JavaScript has emerged to become a key battleground in a second era of Web browser wars.  —  JavaScript, which lets developers create everything from basic Web site menus …
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Chrome only browser left standing after day one of Pwn2Own  —  During a contest at the CanSecWest event, security researchers competed to exploit vulnerabilities in web browsers.  Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer were all successfully compromised, but Chrome was able to withstand the first day of the competition.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia E71x landing at AT&T locations across the country; pricing revealed  —  What's better than a picture of a sexy black Nokia E71x headed to AT&T this month?  A picture of four sexy black Nokia E71x's headed to AT&T this month, of course.  Since we scooped it like grandma's mashed potatoes …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Requiem for a frog: SpiralFrog shuts down  —  SpiralFrog, the pioneering ad-supported music service, quietly closed down on Thursday.  —  A source close to the company told CNET News that SpiralFrog has ceased operations and assets have been surrendered to the company's senior secured note holders.
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
SpiralFrog Goes Belly Up
Discussion: Music Ally
Michael Leggett / Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Undo Send  —  Sometimes I regret sending a message the morning after.  Other times I send a message and then immediately notice a mistake.  I forget to attach a file or email the birthday girl that I can't make her surprise party.  I can rush to close my browser or unplug the Internet …
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Zoli Erdos / Zoli's Blog:   Gmail's Undo Send Isn't Really Undo, Just Like Multiple Inboxes …
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Sony Ericsson warning stuns ailing mobile sector  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Sony Ericsson sparked fresh fear of crumbling consumer demand on Friday when the world's No 4 handset maker said it would sell barely half of the phones it sold last quarter.  —  Shares across the wireless sector dropped sharply …
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Apple proves: It pays to be late  —  ...And ignore the mobile networks  —  Free whitepaper - Management strategy for network-critical physical infrastructure  —  This week Apple threw the kitchen sink at its iPhone/Touch software stack (details outlined here), removing most of the most irritating nuisances at a stroke.
Douglas Bowman / Stopdesign:
Goodbye Google  — home  —  Stopdesign is the creative outlet of Douglas Bowman. read more  —  Today is my last day at Google.  —  I started working in-house at Google almost three years ago.  I built a team from scratch.  I was fortunate to hire a team of a very talented designers.
Discussion: Gawker, Thanks:atul
BBC:
Google pulls some street images  —  Google has removed dozens of photos from its new UK Street View service.  —  The street-mapping facility launched amid a fanfare of publicity but now the firm has been forced to pull some of the images after complaints.  —  It is thought the pictures …
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
Chris Remo / Gamasutra:
Microsoft's Greenberg: ‘PS3 Business’ Is ‘Hemorrhaging At Retail’  —  stumble it!  —  Following the release of NPD sales figures, Microsoft trumpeted its significant 53 percent year-over-year Xbox 360 sales boost — and slammed primary competitor Sony.  —  Speaking to Gamasutra …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Is Cisco really going to take on Apple?  Not quite.  —  Cisco's acquisition of Pure Digital, maker of the Flip camcorder, has sparked a lot of discussion about the networking giant's intentions.  One theory is that Cisco is looking to compete with Apple—especially in the digital living room.
Discussion: CNET News, Guardian and New York Times
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Nikon Rumors:
Nikon D400 is here?  —  Stay tuned for more - the screenshot is from Nikon Germany web site - I am still confirming this rumor with my sources and verifying its authenticity (Nikon websites were down yesterday):  —  What we can see is CMOS-Sensor (15,3 MP), 6 frames/sec, ISO from 200 to 6400, Full HD movie mode...
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Next-Gen iPhone Rumor: Faster Internet Speeds  —  Most of the rumors we've seen about Apple's (AAPL) next-generation iPhone are around increased processing and graphics power.  But will the next iPhone also come with faster Internet access?  —  That's some scuttlebutt we've heard from a plugged-in source in the mobile industry.
John Leyden / The Register:
Indian call centre credit card ‘scam’ exposed  —  Symantec renewal details end up on black market  —  Free whitepaper - Trend Micro Smart Protection Network - Security made smarter  —  An undercover investigation by the BBC has exposed evidence of the theft of credit card details by workers …
Discussion: BBC and Payments News
David Stewart / YouTube Blog:
Watching Video on Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 Phones  —  Our goal is to provide you with a great YouTube experience wherever you want to watch videos — whether it's on your computer, on your television, or on your mobile phone.  While YouTube has been available for many mobile phones for over a year …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Download Torrents Remotely With Pirate Bay's Personal RSS  —  Downloading torrents remotely can come in quite handy when you're at work, in a record store or at a friends place.  With a new feature at the Pirate Bay, you can do this with relative ease.  —  Instead of downloading the torrent directly …
Ed White / Associated Press:
Michigan iPod repairman charged with fraud  —  DETROIT—Apple Inc. appears to be the victim of a real shuffle.  —  Prosecutors filed fraud and money laundering charges against an independent iPod repairman who is accused of acquiring more than 9,000 replacement Shuffle music players by entering serial numbers into Apple's Web site.
Discussion: CrunchGear and The Toybox
Andrew Keen / Internet Evolution:
Twitter as Flashpoint for the Attention Economy  —  The next big thing has finally arrived: Twitter's ascent marks the end of the Web 2.0 period (1999-2009) and the beginning of what I would call, without any originality, the “attention economy.”  —  The term “attention economy” …
Discussion: The Great Seduction
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Jason Calacanis / The Jason Calacanis Weblog:
Why Twitter's ‘Suggested Users’ …
John Markoff / Bits:
The Conficker Worm: April Fool's Joke or Unthinkable Disaster?  —  The Conficker worm is scheduled to activate on April 1, and the unanswered question is: Will it prove to be the world's biggest April Fool's joke or is it the Information Age equivalent of Herman Kahn's legendary 1962 treatise …
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:   A search is launched for Conficker's first victim
 
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Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Google: Beware the eBay Curse
BBC:
Online game gets banking licence
Discussion: Kotaku
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Intel CPU-level exploit could be tempest in a teapot
Discussion: eWeek
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
MySpace introduces FotoFlexer's editing tools
Discussion: AppScout and TechCrunch
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Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
Steve Ballmer: Mac Buyers Pay $500 for Apple Logo
Discussion: Gearlog
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Y Combinator Demo Day Features Cool Companies and Some Hot Air
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Flaw makes Twitter vulnerable to serious viral attack
Discussion: Softpedia News
Georg Szalai / Mediaweek:
YouTube Exec: Google ‘Not Good at Content’
Discussion: Beyond Search and paidContent.org
Alexei Oreskovic / MediaFile:
Android co-founder in Google Ventures?
Discussion: mocoNews
Apple:
Movie Fans Can Buy & Rent Films in High Definition on the iTunes Store