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10:15 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Review: Google Apps Marketplace well stocked, highlights ecosystem
Discussion: ZDNet
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  —  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 …
Jie Shao / Google LatLong:
Edit places using Street View images
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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Electronista:
Former Sun CEO claims Jobs threatened lawsuit in 2003
Discussion: blogs.ft.com
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
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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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook Isn't For Real Life Friends Anymore, Says Foursquare's Dennis Crowley  —  Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley isn't afraid of big bad Facebook.  —  At least, that's what he's telling us.  —  Crowley's Foursquare, the still-fledgling service that tells you where your friends are hanging out …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Drudge Report accused of serving malware, again  —  A CNET reader grabbed this screenshot of what looks like a fake antivirus warning that popped up on Drudge Report.  —  For the second time in less than six months, visitors to the Drudge Report say they got malware in addition to the Web site's usual sensational headlines.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Andres Ferrate / ProgrammableWeb:
Google Says Goodbye to API Keys with New Geocoding API  —  Google has released a new geocoding web service that is sure to bring a smile to map mashup developers working with the Google Maps API.  Announced this week on the Google Geo Developers Blog, version 3 of the popular geocoding web service …
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.
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
AOL Chief Armstrong Targets Web Ad Billions With Sales, Content Hirings  —  AOL Inc. said it's “laser focused” on getting a share of an estimated $20 billion gap in online advertising, as marketers race to catch up with consumers on the Internet.  —  “Consumers have shifted faster than ad dollars …
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.
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.
Bloomberg:
Google, Facebook Sued Over Patent for Mobile Social-Networking Software  —  Google Inc., owner of the most-used Internet search engine, and Facebook Inc. were sued by a New York company over an invention related to software that lets people join social networks on their mobile phones.
Discussion: THINQ.co.uk
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 …
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 and Pulse2
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 …
 
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Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Steve Ballmer praises Apple for creation of iPhone App Store