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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple Tablet Aiming To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines  —  Steve Jobs said people don't read any more.  But Apple is talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a “new device.”  And they're not just going for e-books and mags.  They're aiming to redefine print.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Touching: All Rumors Point To The End Of Keys/Buttons  —  Anyone who has followed Apple news/rumors/patents over the past couple of years has probably noticed a certain trend emerging: Apple seems to be slowly shifting its entire line of products to touch-based computing.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Everything We Know About Apple's Touchscreen Tablet  —  It's looking more and more likely that Apple will release a 10-inch tablet computer in early 2010.  —  Even if you're sick of Apple tablet rumors, we promise you'll like this one.  The latest update comes from a tipster with a solid track record …
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Genius Bar: iPhones' 30% Call Drop Is “Normal” in New York  —  How utterly s**tty is the iPhone on AT&T in the New York area?  The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls.  And that's considered acceptable by Apple.  —  Giz reader Manoj took his iPhone to the Genius Bar …
blog.seattlepi.com:
Judge overturns Uniloc's record $388M victory over Microsoft  —  A district judge has abolished a high-profile, $388 million award against Microsoft and ruled that the company did not infringe a patent held by software maker Uniloc.  —  The judgment, signed Tuesday by Judge William Smith …
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The Age:   Aussie inventor's $445m Microsoft windfall wiped out
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK internet ad spend overtakes TV  —  Record £1.75bn online spend makes UK first major economy to spend more on web ads than TV, says IAB  —  The UK has become the first major economy where advertisers spend more on internet advertising than on television advertising …
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
RIM launches TiVo for BlackBerry  —  How long does it take to pump out an TiVo app for BlackBerry?  One year, evidently, as RIM and TiVo have just announced the availability of TiVo for BlackBerry.  Allowing BlackBerry users with a TiVo set-top box to view their program guide and remotely schedule …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft's Top Executives Get A Paycut  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) just completed the worst fiscal year in its history, with revenue down three percent; the first decline in sales in its history.  And its executives did not get off easy.  All of Microsoft's top executives …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking  —  ABOUT two-thirds of Americans object to online tracking by advertisers — and that number rises once they learn the different ways marketers are following their online movements, according to a new survey from professors at the University …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Sources: ‘Light Peak’ technology not Apple idea  —  Industry sources are refuting a report claiming that a future fiber-optics technology was an Apple idea that was brought to Intel.  —  Light Peak was an Intel Labs project that the chipmaker was working on before anyone was thinking of using it …
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Akamai's new network aims for iPhone HDTV  —  The Akamai HD Network will work on Flash, Silverlight and iPhone  —  Akamai Technologies is extending its content delivery network to the Apple iPhone as it introduces the Akamai HD Network, a system for streaming high-definition live and on-demand video to a variety of devices.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive raises big round from AT&T and others for on-demand gaming  —  OnLive is announcing today it has raised a third round of funding from AT&T Media Holdings, Lauder Partners and its existing partners as it moves toward the launch of its video games on demand service, which will let you play high-end games with no special hardware.
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Meets The iPhone; Access Files On The Go  —  Dropbox, the easy to use file access manager which syncs your files across all your computers and the web, has introduced an iPhone application to make it even easier to access your files anywhere in the world.
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Intuit QuickBooks 2010 Includes App Store  —  Intuit launched QuickBooks 2010 on Monday, including the must-have feature of recent software platforms, an app store.  —  Both QuickBooks Pro and Premier 2010 include the new Intuit App Center, which allows users to download plug-ins …
Discussion: Macworld and MacNN
Mark Relph / The Windows Blog:
The Windows 7 Logo Program  —  First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Mark Relph and I am a Senior Director with the Windows Product Strategy Group and I lead a group known as the Windows Ecosystem Team.  My team and I focus on a few specific areas - compatibility of applications & hardware …
Paulbradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
The end of objectivity - web 2.0 version  —  This week a new nail was driven into the coffin of the notion of journalistic objectivity.  The culprit?  The Washington Post's leaked social media policy.  —  The policy is aimed at preserving the appearance of objectivity rather than its actual existence.
Discussion: racetalkblog.com
Eric Miraglia / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
YUI 3.0.0: First GA Release of YUI's Next-Generation Codeline  —  YUI().use("node", function(Y) { Y.one("#message").setContent("Hello, World!")  We're pleased to announce today the general-availability release of YUI 3.0.0.  YUI 3's core infrastructure (YUI, Node and Event) …
Don Clark / Digits:
New TI Factory Shows How the Chip World Has Changed  —  It was a big deal when Texas Instruments announced plans in 2003 for a massive chip factory in a suburb of Dallas, its home town.  Six years later, the company is finally preparing for production there-under a strategy that has changed dramatically.
Thanks:atul
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Palm Pre Woes — When the Cloud Goes Down  —  The big news in the Palm world yesterday was the release of webOS 1.2.  This new version had been delayed once or twice and contained a lot of fixes and new features.  Like most Pre owners I jumped on the update as soon as the word spread …
Discussion: InformationWeek and IntoMobile
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Ribbit injects voice into Google Wave release  —  Ribbit, one of the earliest web-based telephone services (acquired last year by British telecom giant BT), plans to ride Google Wave's coattails — announcing the integration of several gadgets allowing voice calls, phone conferencing …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Adobe boss takes seat at Dell  —  Annoyed with Adobe?  Feel the company's customer commitment to be a little weak?  Somewhat annoyed at the company's opaque price tier structure when it comes to Creative Suite sales in the UK and Europe in comparison to the US?
Discussion: content.dell.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iMeem Wipes The Slate Clean With $6 million Funding  —  iMeem may go down in the history books as the little company that could.  The service morphed from an instant-messaging centric social network into a widget service to a full on music streaming service (read an early post by us on iMeem here).
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Misfired e-mail was never viewed by Gmail user  —  A sensitive e-mail mistakenly sent by a bank to a Gmail address that prompted a court to order Google to deactivate the account was not viewed by the recipient and has been deleted, the bank said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Softpedia News, The Register and eWeek
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Two Romanians to face phishing charges in US  —  The U.S. Department of Justice has extradited two Romanians to the U.S., where they face charges in connection with a massive phishing scam.  —  The U.S. Department of Justice has extradited two Romanians to the U.S., where they face charges in connection with a massive phishing scam.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Matt Brezina / Xobni Blog:
Xobni now featuring Twitter!  —  Tonight we're launching a feature we've wanted to launch for a while and one which we've been using internally with much glee.  Twitter is now integrated with Xobni.  When you click on an Outlook email message from a contact, that contact's Xobni profile will now contain their recent tweets.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple offers new resource for finding iPhone, iPod touch apps  —  Apple on Tuesday rolled out a new resource on its Web site for users that want to find apps for the iPhone or iPod touch.  —  The new section, called “Apps for Everything” breaks down the apps into numerous categories.
 
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Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Calm down!  Twitter's featured-users list has been there since the beginning
Matt Holliday / Inside Facebook:
New England Patriots Use Facebook As Primary Online Presence
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Craigslist's Missed Connections as Art
Discussion: PSFK and Mashable!
Peter / Local Onliner:
San Diego Hyperlocal Site Launches ‘U.S. Local News Network’
Discussion: paidContent
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
First signs of Twitter, Facebook running on Microsoft's Xbox Live
Discussion: Neowin.net and Techgeist
Agence France Presse:
Bing ads to warn of online scams
 Earlier Items: 
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker Joins Yammer's Board Of Directors
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Friendster Partners With Intelius. Let The Scams Begin.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:ritubpant
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
HP Envy 13 Review: The MacBook Imitated, Not Duplicated
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Data Mining the Mint.com Demographic
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses
 

 
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
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