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5:25 AM ET, March 11, 2010

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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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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Reader Play: Google Reader's New Fast Flip Style Interface  —  Google just launched a new Google Labs product for Google Reader: Google Reader Play.  Reader Play is a new, highly visual way to browse your Google Reader subscriptions that is somewhat reminiscent of Google's Fast Flip.
Discussion: Google Labs and PalmAddicts
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Sony Motion Controller is Called PlayStation Move, Launches Fall 2010  —  Sony's finally put a name to their motion controller, and it's called PlayStation Move.  Live Updating  —  Sony will have multiple packages.  A standalone Move controller, or a package with PlayStation Eye + Move + a game, or an entire console solution.
comScore:
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
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 …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Motorola partners with Microsoft, will use Bing search and maps on Chinese Android phones  —  Uh, whoa.  When we heard Google's threatened pullout of China had prompted Motorola to seek out an alternative search provider for its China-bound handsets, we can't say we were expecting a partnership with Microsoft to result.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is The Biggest Loser In Search (AOL, GOOG)
John Cook / TechFlash:
RealNetworks' Rob Glaser on why Apple's model must be stopped  —  RealNetworks Chairman Rob Glaser has battled Apple over the years.  And that antagonistic relationship was on display — albeit subtly — this morning as Glaser encouraged the mobile industry to work together in a more collaborative and open manner.
Discussion: mocoNews and GigaOM
Bloomberg:
FTC Said to Ask Google Rivals for Statement on AdMob, May Signal Challenge  —  U.S. regulators are seeking sworn declarations from Google Inc. competitors and advertisers as part of their probe of the Internet company's bid to buy AdMob Inc., indicating the government may challenge the deal …
Ed Hunsinger / Laughing Squid:
Chatroulette Map: Not So Anonymous Anymore  —  Whenever people mention the random webcam site, Chatroulette, it inevitably leads to talk of how there are certain less-than-desirable webcam chat partners on the service.  Some would wager that the guise of anonymity on Chatroulette helps these users feel a bit safer when baring it all.
Discussion: VentureBeat
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 …
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Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
As Twitter improves website, app makers push tweets in other directions  —  Twitter engineer Alex Payne upset a flock of third-party developers recently when he boasted about new features the company plans to roll out to its website.  “If you had some of the nifty site features …
Discussion: PC World, mocoNews and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Big Media or Big SEO Spammers?  —  Faced with declining revenues and increasingly dismal prospects, some mainstream media outlets are adopting questionable tactics, specifically dead-end web pages stuffed with outbound links and pay-per-click ads.  A liberally funded LA startup is only too quick to help them.
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
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.
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.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Opera Mini 5 Beta Now Available For Android  —  Sure, Opera Mini may (or may not) already be the most popular mobile browser in the world — but why stop there?  Following up on the Android release of Opera Mobile 4 just over a year ago, Opera has just launched Opera Mini 5 for Android into public beta.
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 …
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Credits Now the First Payment Option in FarmVille, Facebook's Biggest App  —  The number of big social applications that use Facebook's virtual currency, Credits, continues to rise.  The latest is Zynga's smash hit farming game, FarmVille, the largest application on Facebook with nearly 84 million users a month.
Discussion: Mashable! and RyanSpoon.com
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter turns on maps feature for its website, but not for search  —  Twitter now lets people see maps of where geotagged tweets were sent from on its website.  (They briefly showed this feature yesterday.  It's now turned on permanently.)  —  The story began last year …
Discussion: The Next Web and ResourceShelf
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Verizon promises first 4G handset for next summer, foretells end of unlimited data plans  —  Alright, you ultrafast mobile broadband zealots, whip out your calendars and draw a big red tick around the middle of 2011.  Verizon's CTO Anthony Melone has identified next summer as the carrier's release window …
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
Kindle for Android Finally Coming Soon?  —  We already know that Dell's Mini 5 handheld runs the Google Android operating system.  We've seen the custom interface and lovely 800 x 480 resolution of the 5″ display.  And based on FCC testing, it's a safe bet that the device will support …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Intel's Core i7-980X Extreme Edition ‘Gulftown’ review roundup  —  Six cores.  Twelve threads.  A new flagship processor in Intel's stable.  Here at GDC in San Francisco, the world's most widely recognized chip maker is dishing out its latest desktop CPU, and to say it's a niche device would be greatly understating things.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Redbeacon Fine Tunes Service, Goes Social, Continues To Be Awesome  —  2009 TechCrunch50 winner Redbeacon, a service that pairs consumers with service providers, is releasing a number of new features today, launching a distribution relationship and sharing key data from their beta trial.
John Cook / TechFlash:
Mexico's Carlos Slim knocks Bill Gates off his top billionaire perch  —  Bill Gates is no longer the world's richest man.  The Microsoft co-founder was knocked out of the top slot in Forbes annual ranking of the top billionaires.  —  So who is the richest?
 
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Rafat Ali / paidContent:
The Day Abu Dhabi Became an Unlikely Crossroad For Search Wars
Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
All mapped out: Virtually every road in the UK will now appear …
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Irex's E-Reader Poses No Threat to the Kindle
BBC:
Internet up for Nobel Peace Prize
Discussion: Mashable! and Tech Eye
Dan Moren / Macworld:
iTunes LPs not popular, but why?
Discussion: TiPb, CrunchGear and TUAW
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google, Facebook Sued Over Mobile Sign-up Patent
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Facebook Search Queries Jump 10% in February
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Brenna Ehrlich / Mashable!:
YouTube Darlings OK Go Say Bye-Bye to EMI
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Six BitTorrent Admins Arrested, Interpol Chase Two More
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Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Potential console killer OnLive to go live June 17