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5:50 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 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
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Techie Buzz
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
The New York Times is hiring 12 techies and a social media whiz  —  While pundits climb over each other to predict the death of The New York Times Company, the NYT is looking to hire at least a dozen full-time software engineers and Web designers, plus one social media marketing manager.
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!
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.
Will M / All Facebook:
Facebook Ads: “Keywords” Will Change to “Likes and Interests” This Week  —  Facebook is making a small but profound change to Facebook Ads: “Keywords” will now be known as “Likes and Interests.”  The change will be visible in the Facebook Ads interface starting the week of March 8th.
 
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Logan Westbrook / The Escapist:
Ubisoft DRM Authentication Servers Go Down
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
Berners-Lee to Share Reins at World Wide Web Consortium with …
Discussion: CNET News, PC World and Boston Globe
BBC:
Mobile phones learn to lip read
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Four in five believe Web access a fundamental right
Discussion: BBC, Pocket-lint, GigaOM, Fudzilla and Mashable!
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
NSFW: Hey, America! …
Discussion: TechnoLlama, broadstuff and Telegraph
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What Would You Do For $5?  —  Fiverr is a marketplace for gigs that are priced at $5.
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Rapportive Replaces Gmail Ads with Contact Info, Is Very Cool
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Thomas Buckley / Bloomberg:
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