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4:50 PM ET, March 23, 2009

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The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T: New iPhone will be hot, son  —  We can't tell you where or who, but pretty high up in AT&T's food chain, the following was reported to be said: … For clarification, the above is 100% confirmed.  —  Thanks, Stephanie!
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Arn / MacRumors:
Next Generation iPhone: 7.2Mbit, Video Camera, More?  —  Last week some more details about the next iPhone revision continued leaking out.  —  First, there were spottings of new Apple device IDs found embedded within the iPhone 3.0 firmware.  Silicon Alley Insider then claimed that the next iPhone …
BIZ / Twitter Blog:
Check Out ExecTweets  —  Last year we created an interesting site for the US Presidential election.  It looked a lot like Twitter but it was focused around the candidates, the debates, and the political topics being discussed.  Lots of really great API projects have created similar experiences …
Discussion: Jon Burg's Future Visions and Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Looky Here!  Actual Revenue For Twitter, Courtesy of Microsoft  —  Finally.  Here comes Twitter's first real foray into advertising, courtesy of Microsoft's marketing budget.  —  And don't worry, Twitter users: You won't be getting come-ons for Vista in your Twitterstream.  Not yet, at least.
MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
The business model begins: Twitter to promote FM and Microsoft-backed ExecTweets
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Hulu Gains 10 Million Viewers In February, Now No. 4 Video Site In U.S.  —  Hulu jumped two spots to become the fourth largest video site in the U.S. in February, according to the latest data from comScore VideoMetrix.  Hulu drew an audience of 34.7 million people who watched 332.5 million video streams.
Richard Stallman / The GNU Operating System:
The Javascript Trap  —  You may be running non-free programs on your computer every day without realizing it—through your web browser.  —  In the free software community, the idea that non-free programs mistreat their users is familiar.  Some of us refuse entirely to install proprietary software …
Discussion: Ajaxian
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple discontinues iPhone Bluetooth Headset [u]  —  Apple this weekend appears to have discontinued its iPhone Bluetooth Headset, a possible sign that the company could be planning to introduce an updated model alongside new iPhones a bit later this year or cede the market segment to third parties.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Online Backup Company Carbonite Loses Customers' Data, Blames And Sues Suppliers (Updated)  —  The danger of storing your data in the cloud, part n.  VC-backed online backup and storage provider Carbonite has lost data of 7,500+ customers who relied on the company to keep their files safe, The Boston Globe unveiled over the weekend.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Rivals Say I.B.M. Stifles Competition to Mainframes  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — I.B.M. has dominated the mainframe computer business since the category was created four decades ago.  And it still gets about one-quarter of its $100 billion in annual revenue from sales, software, services and financing related to the machines.
Discussion: Bits, CrunchGear and deal architect
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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:   Recommended reading  —  A brutal, ruthless monopolist resorts …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Skype Now Means Business, Friends the SIP World  —  Updated: Skype, a division of beleaguered eBay, is going corporate.  The company today announced that it will play nice with corporate PBX systems that use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).  According to The Wall Street Journal …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
iPhone game developer Ngmoco raises second round of funding  —  The iPhone game publisher Ngmoco is announcing today that it has raised $10 million in a second round of funding — in its ninth month as a company.  —  The funding — led by Norwest Venture Partners and put together in a matter of weeks …
Telegraph:
Jennifer Aniston ended relationship with John Mayer because of his Twitter ‘obsession’  —  Jennifer Aniston has reportedly ended her relationship with musician boyfriend John Mayer because he is obsessed with Twitter, it has been alleged.  —  People claiming to be friends of the actress …
Thanks:duivestein
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AOL, Yahoo Will Add Life Streams to Their Popular Web Services  —  The growing popularity of Twitter and Facebook's news feed functionality has made everyone embrace life streaming — essentially a way for us to broadcast our daily digital lives via photos, videos, postings and status updates — as a way to consume information.
Thanks:atul
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Vuze Integrates with iTunes, Xbox 360 and PS3  —  Over the past year, Vuze has been slowly transitioning to an all-in-one BitTorrent application where users can search, download and play videos from the Vuze network and other torrent sites.  The latest addition to the client takes yet another step forward.
Finjan Secure Web Gateway …:
Finjan's Research Reveals Cybercrime Path to Millions  —  In its latest Cybercrime Intelligence Report, Finjan shows how rogueware affiliate networks use SEO techniques to distribute their rogue Anti-Virus Software for profit  —  Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products …
PC World:
Play Xbox Games on Your Cell Phone  — Imagine playing what looks like an Xbox 360 game — on a $100 cell phone.  That, according to Remi Pedersen, graphics product manager at ARM, is exactly what could be possible as soon as winter 2009 with its new higher-end Mali-200 and Mali-400 processors.
Dawn Kawamoto / CNET News:
Oracle to acquire Relsys  —  Oracle on Monday announced plans to acquire Relsys, which develops drug safety and risk management applications.  —  The acquisition, which is expected to close by June, is designed to bolster Oracle's Health Sciences Global Business Unit, formed last summer.
Discussion: Digits and eWeek
Tim Arango / New York Times:
As Rights Clash on YouTube, Some Music Vanishes  —  In early December, Juliet Weybret, a high school sophomore and aspiring rock star from Lodi, Calif., recorded a video of herself playing the piano and singing “Winter Wonderland,” and she posted it on YouTube.
Discussion: Digits
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Fox Breathes New Life Into Redlasso  —  Redlasso, the troubled video startup that was effectively sued into oblivion last year by major networks including NBC, Fox, and CBS, is back from the dead.  The site has just closed a deal with Fox, allowing it to offer embeddable video content to bloggers for the first time since last July.
Byron Acohido / Technology Live:
Microsoft: Internet Explorer is faster than Firefox  —  Microsoft never took its Internet Explorer web browser for granted — even in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when IE commanded a 95% market share and its features didn't advance much.  So says Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Windows product management.
Discussion: USA Today
BBC:
Big websites urged to avoid Phorm  —  Seven of the UK's biggest web firms have been urged to opt out of a controversial ad-serving system.  —  Phorm - aka Webwise - profiles users' browsing habits and serves up adverts based on which sites they visit.  —  In an open letter, the Open Rights Group …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
From Google To Gone: EMI Boots Digital Boss Douglas Merrill  —  Douglas Merrill, the Google vet that struggling record label EMI tapped to run its digital operations a year ago, is out.  He doesn't have a formal replacement, but the company's top digital exec will now be Cory Ondrejka, who Merrill brought in as his number two.
Discussion: Music Ally
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Food Delivery Service GrubHub Secures $2 Million In Series B Funding  —  Food delivery search engine GrubHub.com has secured $2 million in Series B funding led by led by Origin Ventures and Leo Capital, with earlier investor Amicus Capital participating as well.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Jobwire
Sony Ericsson:
Sony Ericsson announces management change in North America  —  London, UK - Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications ("Sony Ericsson") today announced that Najmi Jarwala, President of Sony Ericsson USA and Head of Region North America (comprising the US and Canada markets), has chosen to leave …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Obama administration sides with RIAA in P2P suit  —  The Obama administration has sided with the recording industry in a copyright lawsuit against an alleged peer-to-peer pirate, a move that echoes arguments previously made by the Bush administration.  —  A legal brief filed Sunday in a case …
Discussion: Threat Level
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Sparkle: The iPhone Gets Its First Virtual World (And It's Completely 3D)  —  The number of apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch is nearing the 30,000 mark but hardly any application takes advantage of the network effects that lie within the Apple ecosystem.  Most developers simply ignore the fact …
 
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Intel Seeks OK To Reprice Worthless Employee Options
Kevin Farnham / ProgrammableWeb:
Microsoft Releases Machine Translation API
Discussion: Softpedia News
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Al Gore Opens His CTIA Keynote to the Press After All
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
HP offers free security tool for Flash developers
Discussion: InfoWorld
Pui-wing Tam / Digits:
Not a Down Market for Secondary Venture Capital Funds
John Kell / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Names New Marketing Chief
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld Blogs:
TomTom gets allies in Microsoft Linux patent lawsuit fight
Discussion: PRWeb and Open Source
Elizabeth Holmes / Digits:
Business Week Jumps on Twitter Bandwagon
Discussion: paidContent.org, Thanks:atul
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Iain Thomson / PC Authority:
Top 10 IT locations  —  From Silicon Valley to Station X during …
Discussion: MacDailyNews
Mary Hayes Weier / InformationWeek:
Salesforce.com Offers Twitter Customer-Service App
Austin Modine / The Register:
Eclipse to unwrap Swordfish in early April
Discussion: Eclipse News and eWeek
Dan Freedman / BBC:
Users criticise Facebook update
Discussion: Gawker and Obsessable
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Media Giants Want to Top Google Results