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12:50 PM 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 …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Apple kicks off iPad ad blitz at Oscars; Cash cow in the making?
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 and Fast Company
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 …
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.
The Official Google Blog:
Statistics for a changing world: Google Public Data Explorer in Labs  —  Last year, we released a public data search feature that enables people to quickly find useful statistics in search.  More recently, we expanded this service to include information from the World Bank, such as population data for every region in the world.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and VentureBeat
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
An Apple App Star Explains Why He Won't Work With Android  —  Smule's Jeff Smith is one of the app revolution's success stories.  His start-up has generated some of the biggest hits at Apple's iTunes app store, from novelty items like Sonic Lighter to more ambitious stuff like Leaf trombone.
Discussion: Technologizer and www.pocketgamer.biz, Thanks:atul
Tara Sims / Tilera Corporation:
Tilera Closes C-Round Financing With $25 Million  —  Tilera® Corporation, developer of breakthrough high-performance TILE™ family of multicore processors, today announced that is has closed out a $25 million series-C round of investment financing.  The round was oversubscribed …
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Does the Cloud Need a Specialized Chip?
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Forrester Forecast: Online Retail Sales Will Grow To $250 Billion By 2014  —  Online retail sales aren't growing at the torrid pace they once were, but they continue to grow steadily.  Forrester Research put out a new five-year forecast today predicting that e-commerce sales in the U.S …
Discussion: CNET News
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
E-Commerce Growth Slows, But Still Out-Paces Retail
PC World:
Intel Investigating Sale of Fake Core I7 Chip  —  Intel acknowledged Monday that at least one counterfeit version of its Core i7-920 processor made its may into the U.S. market, and said it's trying to determine how many more are out there.  —  On Friday, hardware site HardOCP reported …
Discussion: The Toybox
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
NewEgg sells 300 counterfeit Core i7-920 CPUs, KIRFers pump their fists
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 …
Brian Crecente / Kotaku:
The First Ever Gloriously Big, Gloriously Detailed Shots of an iPad Game  —  There has been much talk about gaming on the iPad, but not a whole lot of delivery.  —  In fact, I can only think of one game that I know of that will be made specifically for the iPad: Trism Spinoff.
Dave Rosenberg / Software, Interrupted:
Has business press lost touch with the tech industry?  —  A new report by ITDatabase that examines tech coverage over the last six months from eight top business news publications raises some questions, in particular: Does the business press factor companies' revenue and profits into their tech editorial agenda?
Discussion: Internet Evolution
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Buzz, Latitude May Be Integrated, Google Says  —  Google will try different points of integration between Google Latitude and the new Google Buzz for mobile application.  Because Google Buzz for mobile formed at the intersection of social and mobile, many industry watchers wondered …
Discussion: Tech Eye, Pocket-lint and Internet2Go
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Why Google keeps your data forever, tracks you with ads  —  Not many companies could get away with defending controversial data retention practices by saying that the data is needed to “learn from good guys, fight off bad guys, [and] invent the future.”  But that's how Google sees itself …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
100Mbps broadband may be closer than you think  —  If you're looking forward to a future of streaming movies, gargantuan Internet file exchanges, and other high-bandwidth activities, cheer up.  —  Broadband service providers in most of the major markets around the country will soon be able …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
At GDC, iPhone game development breaks out  —  This year, for the fist time, the Game Developers Conference, which commences Tuesday in San Francisco, will feature a two-day summit dedicated to iPhone games.  —  If you had any doubts that the iPhone must now be considered one of the world's …
Discussion: VentureBeat and gdconf.com
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.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Appcelerator revs up its Titanium platform for app development  —  More than a year after Appcelerator first released an open source platform for developing desktop and smartphone applications, the Mountain View, Calif. startup is finally unveiling Titanium 1.0, the first version that's ready for general availability.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Blockbuster Won't Survive: CEO Says “Conservative Approach” Required For Digital  —  Eight months ago I wrote a post entitled “Ten Years Later, Blockbuster Still Lacks A Digital Media Strategy” where I outlined some of the ways that Blockbuster has faltered with their strategy for the digital distribution of movies.
Discussion: DSLreports, Thanks:danrayburn
 
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Electronista:
Verizon: 4G gets 12Mbps average, 50Mbps peak in real world
Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Microsoft warns users off 64-bit Office 2010
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TweetPhoto Gets More Social With Facebook, Twitter, And Foursquare …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo's Microsoft search pact: Dissecting the returns
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TC50 Finalist DataXu Scores $11 Million More For Online Ad Bidding Platform
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and paidContent
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Sheriff for Web Ads Gets $10 Million
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and paidContent
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
China: We Are in Talks With Google.  Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google.
Discussion: BetaNews, Digits and Macworld
 Earlier Items: 
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Olive Telecom India announces AAA-powered handset
DigiTimes:
RFID market to reach US$5.35 billion in 2010, says ABI Research
Bloomberg:
IPhone Network Congestion Opens Up $3.6 Billion Slot for Time Warner Cable
Discussion: Gizmodo and IntoMobile
Mark Landler / New York Times:
U.S. Hopes Internet Exports Will Help Open Closed Societies
Discussion: GMSV, Mashable! and Hillicon Valley
Ken Fisher / Ars Technica:
Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
 

 
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Alex Rogers / Financial Times:
Letter: Vivek Ramaswamy calls for BuzzFeed to axe staff, focus on video, and hire new voices, like Tucker Carlson, after raising his stake in BuzzFeed to 8.3%

Pamela McClintock / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comscore: Memorial Day weekend box office grossed an estimated $128.3M, a 29-year low, excluding 2020 and 2021, and down ~37% YoY; Furiosa led with just $32M

Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
How a struggling actor duped friends and investors in a $690M+ Hollywood Ponzi scheme, claiming to buy cheap movie rights and sell them to major streamers

 
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