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7:30 PM ET, March 20, 2009

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Douglas Bowman / Stopdesign:
Goodbye Google  —  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.  We introduced Visual Design as a discipline to Google.  And we produced amazing work together.
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Owen Thomas / Gawker:
Google's Data Fetish Drives Away Its Top Designer  —  As we reported last week, Doug Bowman, Google's top designer, has confirmed that he's leaving (we hear to Twitter).  Bowman's reasons for quitting are fascinating — and they show why Google's losing its cool.
Discussion: Industry Standard
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.
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Electronista:
Next iPhone to carry faster 3G?  —  Apple's next iPhone should have improved Internet access, SAI claims.  A “plugged-in” tipster in the cellular business has told the publication that a “significantly faster” connection will be part of the update without mentioning other details.
Discussion: I4U News
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.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Source: Apple's next-gen iPhone has video camera  —  Apple this year will finally introduce video recording capabilities on at least one of its upcoming iPhone models, AppleInsider has been told.  —  An iPhone with a video cam  —  Details are few and far between, but the information comes …
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 …
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Jim Dalrymple / Macworld:
Apple, AT&T sued for slow 3G speeds  —  Apple and AT&T are being sued again for over-promising and under-delivering on their claims of fast Internet access of the iPhone 3G.  —  Filed in the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, Damone Dickerson claims that Apple misrepresented the speed …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Welcome To The Team, Sarah Lacy  —  I'd like to welcome Sarah Lacy to Team TechCrunch as a permanent addition to our editorial and writing team.  Lacy, who was kind enough to write part time for us in February during my vacation, will continue to write Valley Girl, a biweekly column for BusinessWeek.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider, Jobwire and SarahLacy.com, Thanks:atul
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 …
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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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Feedback causes changes to Windows Mobile 6.5 honeycomb UI  —  In response to negative feedback, Microsoft has tweaked the Windows Mobile 6.5 honeycomb user interface.  —  When Windows Mobile 6.5 was officially revealed last month at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2009 in Barcelona …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ventures Almost Ready To Launch, But It Is A Bad Idea  —  Yes, the rumors are true.  Google's Rich Miner is moving from the Android team to a new venture arm called Google Ventures.  Miner recently appeared at a conference identified with a Google Ventures name tag …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Reuters, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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.
Discussion: The Mac Observer
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
CBS March Madness Streaming Up 65% From Last Year  —  Nice growth for CBS's March Madness On Demand streaming service on the first day of the tournament.  — The gorgeous video player attracted 2.7 million unique visitors, up 56% year-over-year.  (Though growth slowed from 122% y/y last year.)
Stephen Totilo / MTV Multiplayer:
Sony Now Charging Publishers For PS3 Downloadable Content, An Unpopular Policy Shift  —  Publishing sources told us that Sony's previously un-reported new “PlayStation Network Bandwidth Fee” is forcing them to think twice about what content they offer to PS3 gamers for download.
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Is ABC's Jake Tapper blocking journalists who criticize his Twitter updates?  (UPDATED)  —  ABC News's Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper is a big fan of transparency.  He has criticized the Obama administration for not allowing press during certain public appearances …
Discussion: Gawker
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Ballmer Says Microsoft Able to Experiment in Search Market, Unlike Google  —  Being the underdog in the Internet- search market has one advantage for Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer: He says his company can experiment, while rival Google Inc. plays it safe.
PC World:
Firefox May Already Be Dead  —  This is an exciting time for Web browsers.  Google Chrome is now available in alpha for Linux, and I downloaded it for Ubuntu.  Despite the fact that I was running it on my rather underpowered Dell Mini 9, it started in the blink of an eye.
Discussion: BetaNews, GigaOM and OStatic blogs
Sarah Lacy / Business Week:
Google: Beware the eBay Curse  —  Here are five things the Web search giant should do to avoid the fate that befell eBay after the last recession  —  There's a reason why cocky Silicon Valley startups fancy themselves the “The Next Google.”  The search giant embodies Silicon Valley at its best …
Jay Meattle / Compete Blog:
Guest Post: Can Digg Keep Up With Facebook's Growth?  So Far It Surprisingly Has  —  We welcome back Jay Meattle, a Compete.com original member, from HEPGURU for this guest post.  —  Below is a Digg and Facebook's monthly Unique Visitor chart going all the way back to the month they were launched.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, 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: broadstuff and Electricpig.co.uk
 
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Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Semantic search engine Evri cuts staff by 25 percent
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Ryan Lawler / Contentinople:
Boxee CEO: Consumers Will Get a la Carte Online
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
As Clouds Reach the Enterprise, Opportunities Are Clear
Discussion: Business Week
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
Bebo Looks To Ad Market For Online Video Investment
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC given 27% increase in web budget
Discussion: paidContent and NewTeeVee
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Opera Software's U.S. Push
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Download Torrents Remotely With Pirate Bay's Personal RSS
John Leyden / The Register:
Indian call centre credit card ‘scam’ exposed
Discussion: InfoWorld and BBC
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
A search is launched for Conficker's first victim
Discussion: Ars Technica
Joe Wilcox / Apple Watch:
Steve Ballmer: Mac Buyers Pay $500 for Apple Logo