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4:45 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.
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 …
Discussion: MobileCrunch, TiPb and Softpedia News, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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 …
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 …
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Testing Using 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 “the company was not trying …
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:   Facebook Isn't For Real Life Friends Anymore, Says Foursquare's Dennis Crowley
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.
Discussion: louisgray.com, Thanks:keithdsouza
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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.
Aaron / YouTube Biz Blog:
YouTube calling: Now serving ads on the YouTube mobile site  —  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.  The YouTube mobile site is more popular than ever …
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
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 …
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says  —  Barracuda Networks finds most Twitter users not committed, but numbers are improving  —  Computerworld - A study released today supports the oft stated notion that most of Twitter's 75 million registered users are less than committed to the microblogging site.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's Wallflowers Get a Little Less Timid. …
Discussion: Andy Beal's Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:atul
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
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.
 
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Mia / YouTube Blog:
New YouTube App for Windows Mobile and Nokia S60 phones
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
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The Facebook Imperative Cannot Be Stopped
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The Disconnect Between Subscriber Growth & Revenues in Broadband and Mobile
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MediaGuardian / paidContent:
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Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb:
Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Drudge Report accused of serving malware, again
Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Tablet maker threatens, then robs Apple
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Why do we ignore ‘real-time’ results from Google search?
Del Harvey / Twitter Blog:
Trust And Safety  —  As Director of Twitter's Trust and Safety team …