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10:20 AM ET, March 1, 2010

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Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
The A4 and the A8: secrets of the iPad's brain  —  Most companies, when they go to the enormous expense of designing a complex chip, tell everyone about it.  Even a company like Sun or IBM, whose chips are used only in their own computers, unveil the details of their new processors …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Condé Nast Is Preparing iPad Versions of Some of Its Top Magazines  —  Condé Nast's plans for the iPad tablet computer from Apple are getting firmer.  —  The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Conde Nast's iPad Plan Gets Caught in the Apple-Adobe Crossfire  —  The Wired iPad app Conde Nast showed off this month looks great.  But the chances that the publisher will give its other magazines the same treatment don't look promising.  —  Conde is still creating a digital version of its tech magazine for the device.
Pew Internet:
Understanding the Participatory News Consumer  —  Overview  —  In the digital era, news has become omnipresent.  Americans access it in multiple formats on multiple platforms on myriad devices.  The days of loyalty to a particular news organization on a particular piece of technology in a particular form are gone.
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Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Math of Publishing Meets the E-Book  —  In the emerging world of e-books, many consumers assume it is only logical that publishers are saving vast amounts by not having to print or distribute paper books, leaving room to pass along those savings to their customers.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Raging Septuagenarian  —  Taking on the Times, Google, and, in a sense, his own children, Rupert Murdoch is not going gently into the night.  —  On Saturday, January 9, Rupert Murdoch was on his Boeing 737 returning to New York from a business trip to Los Angeles when he learned …
Discussion: The Social
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Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:   Inside Rupert Murdoch's War on Google
APC:
Microsoft: “No Windows Phone 7 upgrade for Windows Mobile 6.x devices”  —  Microsoft's tight hardware spec for Windows Phone 7 smartphones means that Windows Mobile 6.x devices - including HTC's just-launched HD2 - can't be upgraded.  —  Owners of HTC's highly-praised HD2 touchscreen smartphone …
Wall Street Journal:
Google, Microsoft Spar Over Antitrust  —  Seeking $335,000 in unpaid advertising bills, Google Inc. filed suit against a small Internet site in Ohio in October.  The complaint was so routine it was just two sentences long.  —  Google never expected the response it got.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
HP updates ultraportable with Core i5, i7 chips  —  Hewlett-Packard is refreshing its business ultraportable laptop and hybrid laptop-tablet with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, becoming one of the first major PC makers to squeeze these powerful processors into a small, lightweight design.
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
Clearing the air on iPhone terminology: 4th generation vs. “4G”  —  Plenty of discussions about the next revision of the iPhone have referred to the as-yet hypothetical device as the “iPhone 4G.”  As many of our readers have correctly pointed out, not only is this nickname completely unofficial …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Action Streams: A New Idea for Social Networks  —  Walled gardens are already under attack because of the ease of sending content like messages and photos from one website to another.  Sites that don't let content flow in and out freely, when that's what users want, are fighting against the powerful tide of the internet.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The new worldwide startup  —  I've been traveling around the world studying how startups get formed.  Yesterday I visited Bootup Labs in Vancouver.  Last week I was at Startup Riot in Atlanta and while at the Olympics I've been hanging out with Saeed Amidi.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Deal Will Put Times Content on 850 Screens  —  Starting Monday, video screens in coffee shops, casual eateries and airport newsstands in five major cities will display the work of The New York Times, under a deal with RMG Networks, a major owner of such screens.
Discussion: VatorNews, TechCrunch and DailyFinance
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Mags To Their Digital Units: Drop Dead  —  Funny how the parallel universe works: the same magazine publishers who were touting digital last year because, well, print sucked, are now going to spend about $90 million talking about how print rules as the economy shows signs of an uptick.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Thanks:beet_tv
Mike Elgan / Computerworld:
15 iPad mysteries remain  —  Think you know all about Apple's iPad?  Here's what we don't know  —  Computerworld - Steve Jobs is such a great salesman that he can actually give us a sense of familiarity with something we don't know anything about.  Apple's iPad is a perfect example.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
E-Readers' Price May Fall to $150 This Year With New Chip, Freescale Says  —  Freescale Semiconductor Inc., whose products power about 90 percent of electronic book readers, said a new chip will help drive down the price of the devices to less than $150 this year.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Survey Finds Slack Editing on Magazine Web Sites  —  The only thing standard about magazines' Web sites is that there are no standards.  —  That is the chief finding of a research project conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review, which surveyed 665 consumer magazines on the practices and profitability of their Web sites.
Discussion: Gawker
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
New Wacom Cintiq 21UX Has 2048 Pressure Levels and Back Touchpads  —  I'm a fan of Wacom's Cintiq display tablets, so I'm excited about their new 21-inch model, the Cintiq 21UX.  According to Wacom, it has better pen performance and ergonomics.  The two back touch-strips have me intrigued.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Qualys to scan Web sites for malware  —  Qualys is set to launch on Monday a free service for Web site operators that will scan their sites for malware.  —  As part of the service, QualysGuard Malware Detection crawls the pages of customer sites and looks for invisible iFrames …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Universal Music Group Reports 8.4% Growth In Digital Sales For 2009  —  French media conglomerate Vivendi this morning reported financial results, posting a decline in full-year profit but beating estimates because the net loss was much narrower than expected.
Discussion: paidContent and Business Wire
Tod Sacerdoti / TechCrunch:
Don't “Pull A Patzer” And Other Lessons Learned On Our Trip Down Sand Hill Road  —  Editor's note: Earlier this month, BrightRoll raised a $10 million Series B for its video ad network.  In this guest post, CEO Tod Sacerdoti shares some of the lessons he learned trying to raise that money in the current environment.
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Rob Hayes / Permanent Record:
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Patzer?
Thanks:joshk
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
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TigerText can erase sent text messages. …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Thumbplay Moves From Ringtones to Mobile Music, Hires Apple Exec
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Betaworks: Inside the Much-Buzzed-About New Media Incubator
Thanks:atul
Don Clark / Digits:
Action Heats Up Among Large and Small Patent Purchasers
Griffin McElroy / Joystiq:
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Most resistance to ‘Aurora’ hack attacks futile, says report
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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Smartphone GPS shootout: Google, Ovi, and Verizon go head-to-head
Chester Wisniewski / Chester Wisniewski's Blog:
Tsunami blackhat SEO begins
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO and Geekosystem, Thanks:keithdsouza
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
MySQL and Memcached: End of an Era?
Thanks:atul
Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Ubuntu 10.04 supports iPhone and iPod Touch out-of-the-box
Discussion: Ars Technica and Web Upd8
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
US government rescinds ‘leave internet alone’ policy
Discussion: I4U News
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Redrawing the Route to Online Privacy
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and /message