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11:40 AM ET, March 10, 2010

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Chris Vander Mey / The Official Google Blog:
Open for business: the Google Apps Marketplace  —  Every day, thousands of businesses choose the cloud.  More than 2 million businesses have adopted Google Apps over the last three years, eliminating the hassles associated with purchasing, installing and maintaining hardware and software themselves.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Review: Google Apps Marketplace well stocked, highlights ecosystem  —  Whenever an app marketplace launches—especially one focused on business—the primary issue is selection.  Does the store offer enough apps, reviews, service providers and refinement tools to make a solid business decision?
Discussion: Velocity, Softpedia News and ZDNet
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
ARM sees over 50 new iPad-like devices out this year  —  IDG News Service - The launch of Apple's iPad will pave the way for a slew of rival products this year, an ARM executive said Wednesday, predicting over 50 tablet PC devices will be launched globally.  —  The coming swarm of tablets …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Leaked Dell Streak flyer shows multitude of color options, confirmed specifications  —  There's no denying that the Mini 5 is real, but up until now, we've had to provide all of our own promotional material.  At long last, it seems as if the suits in Round Rock are finally getting around …
Shannon Guymon / The Official Google Blog:
Biking directions added to Google Maps  —  Whenever I meet someone who finds out that I work on the directions team for Google Maps, the first question I'm asked is often “So when's Google Maps going to add biking directions?”  We're big biking fans too, so we've been itching to give you a concrete answer.
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Tom Krazit / Relevant Results:
Google Maps to add bike maps, directions  —  Google Maps is set to provide a new option for getting around town: biking directions.  —  The company plans to unveil what it called “the most requested addition to Google Maps” during the National Bike Summit in Washington …
Tony Bradley / PC World:
HP Slate vs. iPad: Focus on Flash  —  With the iPad presale beginning in just a few days, and the clock ticking down to the much-anticipated Apple tablet finally hitting the streets, HP launched a renewed campaign for its Slate tablet PC debuted at the 2010 CES by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Does HTML5 Really Beat Flash?  The Surprising Results of New Tests  —  With the impending launch of the Apple iPad, the Cupertino-based company's shunning of Adobe Flash technology has been brought to the forefront of technological discussions.  While it was one thing to forgo Flash on a small …
Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:
Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal  —  I feel for Google - Steve Jobs threatened to sue me, too.  —  In 2003, after I unveiled a prototype Linux desktop called Project Looking Glass*, Steve called my office to let me know the graphical effects were “stepping all over Apple's IP.”
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Electronista:
Former Sun CEO claims Jobs threatened lawsuit in 2003
Discussion: blogs.ft.com
Del Harvey / Twitter Blog:
Trust And Safety  —  As Director of Twitter's Trust and Safety team, a big part of my job is focused on the detection and prevention of spam and abuse.  A couple weeks ago, Biz explained how Twitter users were being victimized by phishing scams spread primarily through links in Direct Messages.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Twitter Starts Routing All Links Through New Anti-Phishing Service
Taylor Cascino / The Official Google Blog:
YouTube calling: Now serving ads on the YouTube mobile site  —  (Cross-posted with the YouTube Biz Blog)  —  Mobile phones are rapidly becoming essential tools for surfing the web, connecting with friends, and sharing and watching video online, and we're seeing these effects at YouTube.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Will Allow Users to Share Location  —  Starting next month, the more than 400 million Facebook users could begin seeing a new kind of status update flow through their news feed: the current locations of their friends.  —  Facebook plans to take the wraps off a new location-based feature …
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:   Facebook Isn't For Real Life Friends Anymore, Says Foursquare's Dennis Crowley
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Eternal optimist Verizon calls iPad launch ‘an opportunity’ to sell some data plans  —  That's the “glass is half full” attitude we like, Verizon — always looking for a way to sign a few more of those lucrative data contracts, no matter the circumstances!  Turns out Big Red is tipping off …
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Tablet maker threatens, then robs Apple  —  The non-iPad iPad clone  —  The publicity whores at China's Shenzhen Great Loong Brother tablet-PC maker are at it again.  —  First, they raised a worldwild rumpus by floating the prospect of a lawsuit accusing Apple of stealing the design of their tubby P88 slate for the iPad.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Why do we ignore ‘real-time’ results from Google search?  —  Eye-tracking shows that tweets added into search results don't get much attention.  Too soon to be useful, or never going to be useful?  —  Users ignore “real time” results in searches.  That's the conclusion …
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb:
Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API  —  Google has released a new geocoding web service that is sure to bring a smile to map mashup developers working with the Google Maps API.  Announced this week on the Google Geo Developers Blog, version 3 of the popular geocoding web service …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Drudge Report accused of serving malware, again  —  A CNET reader grabbed this screenshot of what looks like a fake antivirus warning that popped up on Drudge Report.  —  For the second time in less than six months, visitors to the Drudge Report say they got malware in addition to the Web site's usual sensational headlines.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Suzy Jagger / Times of London:
Microsoft launches free rival to BBC iPlayer - the MSN Video Player  —  Microsoft is launching a free online video player - the first serious rival to the BBC's iPlayer  —  The MSN video player, which goes live tomorrow, will feature a thousand hours of television programming that is aimed mainly …
Discussion: Tech Eye and The Next Web
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
February Search Results Are In: Bing Is Up Again, Yahoo Is Down Again (MSFT, YHOO)  —  Another month, another weak search performance from Yahoo.  —  The latest data from comScore on the US search market came out today.  —  It shows Bing had 11.5% of the search market in February, up from 11.3% in January.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's Wallflowers Get a Little Less Timid.  But It's Still a Service for Watchers, Not Talkers.  —  Twitter gets described as a conversation or a cocktail party, but it's really more like a stage play.  A few people do all the talking, and everyone else watches and listens.
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Piracy Rises In France Despite Three Strikes Law  —  September last year saw the passing of France's controversial three-strikes ‘Hadopi’ law which allows the music industry to track down repeated copyright infringers with the ultimate goal of decreasing the country's piracy rate.
Discussion: Music Ally and hypebot
Bloomberg:
Google, Facebook Sued Over Patent for Mobile Social-Networking Software  —  Google Inc., owner of the most-used Internet search engine, and Facebook Inc. were sued by a New York company over an invention related to software that lets people join social networks on their mobile phones.
Discussion: THINQ.co.uk
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Radian6 Launches Powerful Social Media Engagement and Monitoring …
Discussion: Radian6
Gino Mattiuzzo / The Official Google Blog:
A digital renaissance: partnering with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage
MediaGuardian / paidContent:
News Corp's Miller: Paywalls And Free Model Can Co-Exist
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
AOL Chief Armstrong Targets Web Ad Billions With Sales, Content Hirings
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
FCC Broadband Plan: Long Haul Expected
Jie Shao / Google LatLong:
Edit places using Street View images
Discussion: WebProNews
Ben Hardwidge / THINQ.co.uk:
AMD - Game devs only use PhysX for the cash
 Earlier Items: 
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Phonebooth Launches Free Google Voice Alternative for Startups and Small Businesses
Discussion: VentureBeat
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Retweet.com Sells for $250,000  —  Retweet.com, which put itself …
Discussion: The Next Web and Pulse2
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog:
Analyst: PlayStation 3 to win console war in the end
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MetaLab Accuses Mozilla Of Plagiarizing Its Design (Updated)
Joe Clark / A List Apart:
Web Standards for E-books
Discussion: TeleRead
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's Chief Economist: “Newspapers Have Never Made Much Money From News”