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5:10 AM ET, March 8, 2010

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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Airs First iPad Commercial During Oscars, Steve Jobs at Event [Ad Video Posted]  —  Apple just aired their first iPad commercial during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.  A description of the ad by Doju:  —  The commercial was just on, depicted a person using the iPad on their lap …
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love  —  Did you know that blocking ads truly hurts the websites you visit?  We recently learned that many of our readers did not know this, so I'm going to explain why.  —  There is an oft-stated misconception that if a user never clicks on ads …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Microsoft ‘takes on Goliath’ with Bing TV ads mocking Google  —  Microsoft's ‘Bing and decide’ campaign, starting on television this week, attacks ‘information overload’ of rival's results  —  Microsoft is to launch a multimillion-pound TV ad campaign for its search engine Bing …
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
How Pandora Slipped Past the Junkyard  —  OAKLAND, Calif. — Tim Westergren recently sat in a Las Vegas penthouse suite, a glass of red wine in one hand and a truffle-infused Kobe beef burger in the other, courtesy of the investment bankers who were throwing a party to court him.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Apple's New Stance On ‘Cookie Cutter’ Apps: Add More Features Or Perish  —  In the wake of Apple's sudden decision to remove nearly all “sexy” applications from the App Store, we've been hearing that the company is also clamping down on so-called “cookie-cutter” applications …
Discussion: TiPb
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Just Made Your Location History A Lot More Interesting  —  As has been made abundantly clear to me over the past two weeks, just about every location-based service is planning big things for the SXSW festival, which starts later this week in Austin, Texas.
Bloomberg:
IPhone Network Congestion Opens Up $3.6 Billion Slot for Time Warner Cable  —  IPhone users coping with jams on AT&T Inc.'s network may get some relief from an unexpected quarter: cable companies.  —  Time Warner Cable Inc., the biggest pay-television provider in New York City …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Energizer Bunny's software infects PCs  —  USB battery recharger status software contains Trojan, says US-CERT  —  Computerworld - The Energizer Bunny infects PCs with backdoor malware, the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT said Friday.  —  According to researchers at US-CERT …
Mark Landler / New York Times:
U.S. Hopes Internet Exports Will Help Open Closed Societies  —  WASHINGTON — Seeking to exploit the Internet's potential for prying open closed societies, the Obama administration will permit technology companies to export online services like instant messaging, chat and photo sharing to Iran …
Discussion: Mashable!
Mary Lou Jepsen / What's Happening at Pixel Qi:
DIY Pixel Qi Kits  —  Just a quick note to say the DIY kits from our distributor will be available towards the end of Q2.  We will be announcing with them prior to distrbution.  Thanks for your patience.  —  One of the reasons I'm personally committed to doing this goes …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
NewEgg sells 300 counterfeit Core i7-920 CPUs, KIRFers pump their fists  —  Oops.  Over the weekend, it seems as if 300 or so unlucky individuals were shipped a counterfeit processor from the normally reliable warehouses at NewEgg, and Hard|  OCP has the images (and video) to prove it.
Discussion: HotHardware.com News and Tech Eye
Logan Westbrook / The Escapist:
Ubisoft DRM Authentication Servers Go Down  —  Ubisoft's new DRM scheme is already causing problems, as the servers required to authenticate games went down today.  —  When Ubisoft announced its new DRM system, that required PC gamers to be connected to the Ubisoft servers at all times while playing …
 
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Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Berners-Lee to Share Reins at World Wide Web Consortium with …
Discussion: PC World and Boston Globe
Will M / All Facebook:
Facebook Ads: “Keywords” Will Change to “Likes and Interests” This Week
BBC:
Mobile phones learn to lip read
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Four in five believe Web access a fundamental right
Discussion: BBC, GigaOM and Mashable!
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Hey, America! …
Discussion: TechnoLlama, broadstuff and Telegraph
 Earlier Items: 
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
What Would You Do For $5?  —  Fiverr is a marketplace for gigs that are priced at $5.
Discussion: Switched, Thanks:debbiedoes
Adam Pash / Lifehacker:
Rapportive Replaces Gmail Ads with Contact Info, Is Very Cool
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Typical Windows user patches every 5 days
Discussion: The Register
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2 and G10 Micro Four Thirds Cameras …
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