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2:45 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 …
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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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 …
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 …
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
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  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google has not changed its decision to stop censoring its Chinese search site even if it means leaving that market, a senior executive told a U.S. Congressional panel on Wednesday.
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Testing Federating Foursquare And Gowalla Check-Ins For Its Location Launch  —  Yesterday brought news that Facebook is planning to launch its location offering at its f8 conference in the end of April.  In first reporting the news, the New York Times noted that …
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:   Facebook Isn't For Real Life Friends Anymore, Says Foursquare's Dennis Crowley
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Technologizer and Gizmodo, Thanks:toddbishop
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.
Royal Pingdom:
Innovation by acquisition  —  What do Flash, Android, Hotmail, Google Analytics and Powerpoint all have in common?  Can you guess?  —  The answer is: None of them were created by the companies who now own them.  They were acquisitions.  —  These products have continued to develop at their new homes …
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 …
Discussion: TechCrunch
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.
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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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.
Discussion: gizchina.com, I4U News and CrunchGear
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.
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.
Discussion: Electronista
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: The Next Web, Tech Eye and Pocket-lint
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.
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Riva Richmond / Wall Street Journal:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
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Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:
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