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6:30 PM ET, March 10, 2010

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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 …
Official Google Reader Blog:
And now for something completely different  —  Since I've been working on Google Reader, I've told a lot of my friends about how great it is.  And while some of them try Reader and find it really useful, many of them aren't interested in taking the time to get Reader set up.
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Lifehacker:   Google Reader Play: Fullscreen Playback of Popular/Recommended Reader Items
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Reports January 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share  —  Use of Social Media via Mobile Sees Considerable Gains in Past Three Months  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Gains, Apple Stays Steady, And Palm Loses In Smartphone Share
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 …
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac:
New Gestures coming to an iPhone/iPad near you: triple tap and long press  —  On the surface, the latest iPhone 3.2 Beta 4 SDK didn't have much new information.  Diving a little deeper however, we find some very exciting news.  —  In the gestures folder, you'll see two new types of commands …
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 …
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon.com's 1-Click patent confirmed following re-exam  —  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is confirming Amazon.com's controversial 1-Click patent following a re-examination that lasted more than four years.  —  Amazon's 1-Click has come under a lot of fire over the years from critics …
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.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple iPhone targeted in patent lawsuit over sync, Bluetooth  —  Apple — along with AT&T, Research in Motion and a number of other mobile companies — is the defendant in a new patent suit that covers a broad range of smartphone related technologies, including e-mail syncing and Bluetooth connectivity.
Jerry Dicolo / Wall Street Journal:
Google CEO Sees Conclusion to China Talks Soon  —  Google Inc.'s chief executive said Wednesday he expects the company will soon reach a conclusion to negotiations with the Chinese government regarding the fate of its China business.  —  “We are in active negotiations with the Chinese government …
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Reuters:   Google stands behind plan to stop China censorship
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.
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Get Satisfaction Turns To Facebook To Socialize Customer Support  —  Two years ago customer support startup Get Satisfaction turned its ear to Twitter to help its clients monitor Twitter for mentions of brands.  Get Satisfaction makes a network of customer support forums where customers …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Potential console killer OnLive to go live June 17  —  OnLive, a service aiming to knock off the traditional video game console model by delivering streaming games at high frame rates regardless of the power of a user's computer, will launch June 17 with partners like EA, Ubisoft, and 2K Games.
Marc Benioff / TechCrunch:
The Facebook Imperative Cannot Be Stopped  —  Editor's note: This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com.  In it, he responds to critics of his last guest post arguing that enterprise software should be more like Facebook.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Gino Mattiuzzo / The Official Google Blog:
A digital renaissance: partnering with the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage  —  The Renaissance, Europe's period of cultural, political and scientific rebirth, began in Florence around 600 years ago.  At Google we're interested in a (small “r") renaissance of a different kind — a digital one.
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Mercedes Bunz / Guardian:
Google partners with Italy for groundbreaking book scanning deal
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Microsoft Outlook 2010:
Get the Outlook Social Connector for MySpace Today!  —  The Outlook team is excited to announce the availability of MySpace for Outlook, bringing another valued partner into the Outlook Social Connector and providing you with more ways to connect and stay up-to-date with friends and colleagues.
Discussion: CNET News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Six BitTorrent Admins Arrested, Interpol Chase Two More  —  Although it wasn't yet evident, December 2009 appeared to mark the beginning of an effort to shut down the Greek file-sharing scene.  The Society for the Protection of Audiovisual Works (EPOE) conducted an investigation and moved …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
CA Acquires Cloud Monitoring Company Nimsoft For $350 Million  —  IT software giant CA has acquired cloud monitoring startup Nimsoft for $350 million according to a release issued today.  Nimsoft offers performance monitoring software to businesses.  —  CA is making a big move towards the cloud.
Jim Dalrymple / CNET News:
Apple tops Consumer Reports' tech support survey  —  Consumer Reports on Wednesday published results of its latest survey on the best and worst companies for computer tech support.  —  In January, the survey asked 7,000 subscribers who owned a laptop or desktop computer to rate …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad SDK 3.2 beta 4 removes Video Call/Chat references  —  The most recent iPhone SDK removes those VideoChat files we found in the previous version of the SDK.  The big question: Did Apple remove them for the big camera surprise or did they remove them because there ain't gonna be a surprise?
Discussion: Edible Apple and MacRumors
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome
Bloomberg:
FTC Said to Ask Google Rivals for Statement on AdMob, May Signal Challenge
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC commissioner blasts ISPs for raising broadband prices
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is The Biggest Loser In Search (AOL, GOOG)
Discussion: Datamation and VentureBeat
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says
Discussion: MediaMemo
Mia / YouTube Blog:
New YouTube App for Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones
Discussion: All About Symbian and WMExperts
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Sony Brings More Newspaper and Magazine Content to its E-Readers
Discussion: Sony, Beet.TV and Silicon Alley Insider
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Radian6 Launches Powerful Social Media Engagement and Monitoring …
Discussion: Radian6
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Drudge Report accused of serving malware, again
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Tablet maker threatens, then robs Apple
Discussion: gizchina.com and I4U News
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Why do we ignore ‘real-time’ results from Google search?