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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
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
Discussion: comScore, Inc. and The Next Web
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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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
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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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.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
The Day Abu Dhabi Became an Unlikely Crossroad For Search Wars  —  At the powerhouse Abu Dhabi Media Summit here at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, two of the biggest third-party search deals are being negotiated behind the scenes, we have learned.  It just so happens that all the players involved …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
Discussion: PR Newswire and Electronista
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 …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Facebook Search Queries Jump 10% in February  —  Facebook redesigned its site at the beginning of February, moving its search box from the right side to the top middle of its home page, and it seems to have paid off, with the company's U.S. search queries growing 10 percent in February, according to new data released today by comScore.
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.
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: mocoNews, Macworld and TiPb, Thanks:atul
Sean Poulter / Daily Mail:
All mapped out: Virtually every road in the UK will now appear on Google's Street View  —  Google is extending its Street View service to peer at 95 per cent of homes in the UK, despite criticism that it amounts to an invasion of privacy.  —  From today, 360-degree pictures will be available …
Discussion: Download Squad and The Map Room
Dan Moren / Macworld:
iTunes LPs not popular, but why?  —  Having already revolutionized the music industry, it seems strange that Apple would want to summon up a reminder of a bygone era.  Still, that didn't stop the company from unveiling the iTunes LP format last fall.  It combined the digital music …
Discussion: TiPb
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Irex's E-Reader Poses No Threat to the Kindle  —  The tech industry and media are focused on Apple's (AAPL) forthcoming iPad tablet computer, a multifunction device that includes an e-book reader.  Meanwhile, with much less fanfare, other companies are pressing ahead with conventional …
 
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Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
M-Via lets you transfer money overseas from any phone — at a low cost
BBC:
Internet up for Nobel Peace Prize
Discussion: Mashable!
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Google, Facebook Sued Over Mobile Sign-up Patent
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
FCC commissioner blasts ISPs for raising broadband prices
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Six BitTorrent Admins Arrested, Interpol Chase Two More
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Microsoft Outlook 2010:
Get the Outlook Social Connector for MySpace Today!
Discussion: CNET News
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is The Biggest Loser In Search (AOL, GOOG)
 Earlier Items: 
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Only 21% of Twitter members are active, report says
Discussion: MediaMemo
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPad SDK 3.2 beta 4 removes Video Call/Chat references
Discussion: Edible Apple
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Potential console killer OnLive to go live June 17
Suzy Jagger / Times of London:
Microsoft launches free rival to BBC iPlayer - the MSN Video Player
Shannon Guymon / The Official Google Blog:
Biking directions added to Google Maps
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
ARM sees over 50 new iPad-like devices out this year