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6:00 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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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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Just In Time For The Location Wars, Twitter Turns On Geolocation On Its Website  —  When I wrote that location would be this year's Twitter at SXSW, I also meant that Twitter's geolocation would be this year's Twitter at SXSW.  The service has just turned on geolocation on its website today for the first time.
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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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  —  Twitter has just announced that it is launching a new anti-phishing feature that allows Twitter's Trust and Safety team to monitor all links submitted through the service for potentially malicious attacks.
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 …
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 …
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: Beyond Search
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.
Don Reisinger / Crave: The gadget blog:
Analyst: PlayStation 3 to win console war in the end  —  Even though Sony's PlayStation 3 is far behind both the Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360 in console sales, analysts at Strategy Analytics contend that when all is said and done, Sony will sell more consoles than its competitors.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MetaLab Accuses Mozilla Of Plagiarizing Its Design (Updated)  —  Andrew Wilkinson of MetaLab has just written a blog post accusing Mozilla of plagiarizing the design of its FlightDeck editor.  To make matters worse, Wilkinson says that MetaLab actually bid on creating the design for FlightDeck months ago …
Discussion: The Next Web and MetaLab
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
Retweet.com Sells for $250,000  —  Retweet.com, which put itself up for sale last month, has sold for $250,000 in an online auction on Flippa.  The auction saw a fair amount of interest with 45 bids in total, but it appears that the winning party came in with a “buy it now” …
Discussion: The Next Web
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple To Build 5 Million iPads In First Half 2010, Analyst Says  —  Apple (AAPL) is on track to build 5 million iPads in the first half of 2010, according to FBR Capital chip analyst Craig Berger.  —  “We believe various news articles and competitor notes calling for a build delay were just false alarms,” he writes.
Jon Swartz / USA Today:
Once-fading MySpace undergoes youthful reincarnation  —  BEVERLY HILLS — Facebook thumped it, and Twitter threatens it as a source for entertainment news and real-time searches.  —  But MySpace, nestled in the entertainment capital of the world, thinks it can survive — even thrive …
Jie Shao / Google LatLong:
Edit places using Street View images  —  Last week we announced that you can edit details about a business listing directly through the Place Page.  But sometimes you may find a place in Google Maps that isn't quite positioned where it should be.  Let's say you know that your favorite pizzeria …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google's Chief Economist: “Newspapers Have Never Made Much Money From News”  —  Earlier today, Google chief economist Hal Varian gave a presentation to an FTC workshop on the changing economics of the newspaper industry.  We all know that newspaper ad revenues have been falling off a cliff for years.
Telegraph:
Website blocking plans attacked by Google, Facebook and Stephen Fry  —  Forcing British internet providers to block websites carrying pirated music and films will threaten “freedom of speech”, online operators including Google and Facebook have said.  —  Google, Yahoo, Facebook and eBay …
Discussion: Times of London
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Steve Ballmer praises Apple for creation of iPhone App Store  —  Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer recently had positive words about Apple's success with the iPhone and its App Store, adding fuel to rumors of a potential alignment between Apple and Microsoft to bring Bing search to the iPhone.
Discussion: TUAW, Softpedia News, 901am and IntoMobile
Ben Hardwidge / THINQ.co.uk:
AMD - Game devs only use PhysX for the cash  —  Apart from Epic, that is...  Facebook  —  Print Favourite Zoom Out Font Zoom In Font  —  As AMD announced the next step of its Open Physics Initiative today, the company also hit out at Nvidia's PhysX technology, saying that most game developers only use it for the money.
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
FCC Broadband Plan: Long Haul Expected  —  Parts of the National Broadband Plan, due Mar. 16, are already meeting with opposition and are likely to take many years to put in place  —  Paul Karpowicz has nothing against broadband.  But he has no plans to take part in a government effort to bring it to more homes.
Discussion: Electronista
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Phonebooth Launches Free Google Voice Alternative for Startups and Small Businesses  —  Phonebooth.com, a VOIP service for individuals and small businesses, just launched a free version of its service.  Phonebooth, just like Google Voice and Ribbit Mobile, provides its users …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Almost #3 now: Dell's decline is Acer's gain  —  With the economic sinkhole of 2008-09 now a figment of many technology companies' past, most PC manufacturers are back on their regularly scheduled growth curve.  Last month, Dell had indicated to investors that it was returning to that curve as well …
Discussion: DigiTimes and Computerworld
Lindsay Fortado / Bloomberg:
Pink Floyd Suing EMI Label Over Online Royalties  —  Pink Floyd, the band that recorded the best-selling album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon,’ is suing record label EMI Group Ltd. in London over online royalty payments and the sale of single tracks.  —  The band is asking for clarification …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Comscore Study: Social Gamers Want Marketing Offers For Currency  —  A new study by Comscore will be released on Wednesday that may give hope to social gaming startups trying to monetize users.  35% of the survey respondents said that they engage in “marketing actions” to earn virtual currency …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft adds XNA Game Studio 4.0 to its Windows Phone 7 arsenal  —  This week, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Microsoft is slated to begin explaining part of its Windows Phone 7 tooling story — specifically how it plans to get more games developed for its new mobile platform.
 
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On Tap for Facebook: New Technology for Linking to Web Sites
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Web Standards for E-books
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MySpace's Response Time Slowest Among Social Networks
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T-Mobile USA Says They Ditched Yahoo For Google Because Consumers Demanded It
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
White House Can't Stream Biden's Speech; So Uses Justin.tv Instead
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Pulse2
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
Samsung reveals just how expensive 3D in the home is going to be
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Imeem founder raising funds for a new, stealthy startup
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Cisco's New Router Could Let Everyone In China Make A Video Call At Once