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12:40 AM ET, March 12, 2010

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AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support  —  Apple this summer will go a long way towards silencing critics and catering to one of the most prevalent demands of its iPhone user base, when it introduces a multitasking solution through the handset's 4. software update …
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Believable Rumor: iPhone 4.0 Software Includes Multitasking
Michael Rose / TUAW:
How soon is now?  Pre-order timing for iPad confirmed, 5:30 am PT  —  We've had more than a few inbound requests today, via email and Twitter, asking a slightly obsessive but completely understandable question: When can I pre-order my freakin' iPad?  —  True to form, the simple answer of …
Chris Nguyen / Google Mobile Blog:
In stock nearby?  Look for the blue dots.  —  Vic Gundotra, VP of Engineering, demonstrated last December a preview version of Product Search for mobile with local inventory, which lets you see right in your search results whether items are in stock at nearby stores.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   Milo's Response To Google's Blue Dot Specials: A Picture
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Cuts Milo At The Knees With Its Blue Dot Specials
Discussion: Gizmodo
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
JooJoo hits the FCC, reveals NVIDIA Ion, 3G card  —  Well well.  We'd always suspected that the JooJoo tablet was hiding something extra to run HD video and Flash, and it's just hit the FCC with full documentation and a teardown confirming that there's an NVIDIA Ion GPU paired with an Atom N270 packed inside.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
JooJoo revamps interface ahead of launch, adds local video playback …
Lauren Weinstein / Lauren Weinstein's Blog:
Why I'm Skeptical of the FCC's Call for User Broadband Testing  —  Greetings.  The FCC has issued a call for Internet users to test their broadband connections and report the results back to the FCC for analysis.  —  After inspecting the associated site and testing tools …
Discussion: Epicenter
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Reinhardt Krause / IBD Click:
FCC Makes It Easy To Test Broadband Connections
Discussion: BoomTown and Computerworld
Appslice:
Apple's eBooks will be much more organized than Apps  —  TrakPal V2 iSatFinder Coordinates CycleTracks iNomad Found in Haiti Locate Me!  GPS Meeting Point  —  When Apple's eBook Store opens next month iPad owners will have a lot of categories to browse.
Discussion: FierceMobileContent
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Matt Asay / CNET News:
Why Google Android is winning  —  The global smartphone market is still RIM's to lose, with Apple in the pole position to profit from its mistakes.  But new ComScore data on the U.S. smartphone market suggest that both should be worried by what they see in their rear-view mirrors:
Discussion: Network World and Open Source
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
HTC Incredible out in the wild once more, Verizon color scheme alive and well  —  Android Forums is alight today with fresh HTC Incredible chatter — a phone every Android fan on Verizon is desperately waiting for — and we've managed to glean a few more pictures and possible specs out of the mess.
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Verizon Wireless' tech chief says unlimited Internet access ‘has to change,’ echoing AT&T [Corrected]  —  The two largest U.S. wireless carriers agree that the days of unlimited Internet cellphone access are numbered.  —  A week after AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson said the telecom industry …
Discussion: SlashGear and DSLreports
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Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Mag:
The Mobile Broadband Speed Tax: Got $23 for a Hulu Episode?
Discussion: Engadget and MobileBurn.com, Thanks:mspoonauer
Paul Hochman / nook and BN eReader Blog:
eBooks: B&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon  —  We've been getting lots of questions from customers, so we wanted to confirm that we will soon be adding a new B&N eReader for iPad - continuing to fulfill our promise of providing consumers any book, any time, any where.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Finally, a Major New Reason to Use Blogger: Easy Custom Templates  —  At this point, blogging has been around so long that there's nothing extraordinary about almost anyone-from an eleven-year-old to a grandma-having his or her own blog.  One basic thing about blogging, however …
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Pete Hopkins / Blogger in Draft:
The Blogger Template Designer
Discussion: BloggingPro, louisgray.com and 901am
Biz / Twitter Blog:
What's Happening—and Where?  —  Every day, millions of tweets are created.  These little bursts of information are about anything and everything—they make Twitter a hub for discovering what's happening right now, anywhere in the world.  A recent burst of interest in location sharing applications …
Discussion: Associated Press and VentureBeat
BBC:
Pink Floyd win EMI court ruling  —  Pink Floyd tracks may be removed from digital music services like iTunes after a High Court ruling went against record label EMI.  —  The band's latest record deal, signed before services like iTunes appeared, said their songs must not be sold individually without their permission.
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Airline Twitter promotion attracts huge crowds  —  JetBlue employee Morgan Johnston took this photo of the people who showed up in the Financial District when the airline launched an ambitious campaign to give away free tickets by telling Twitter users where to show up.
Discussion: B6 Blog » JetBlue
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Reuters to Journalists: Don't Break News on Twitter  —  Last night, Reuters released their social media policy, which includes instructing journalists to avoid exposing bias online and tells them specifically not to “scoop the wire” by breaking stories on Twitter.
foursquare:
Happy birthday, foursquare.  —  It was exactly a year ago when Naveen and I flipped the switch on foursquare.  It was the day before we headed down to SXSW - back when we were still feeling 50/50 on whether people would think the “let's turn real life into a game!” idea was really interesting or whether they'd laugh us out of Austin.
Discussion: AppScout, PSFK and PE Hub Blog, Thanks:jsmakr
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Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Foursquare Turns 1 With Half a Million Users
Discussion: Geek News Central
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Starbucks Fans Can Become ‘Baristas’ on Foursquare  —  Beginning Thursday, latte addicts who visit Starbucks outlets can get more than just a caffeine fix.  They will also be rewarded on Foursquare with a barista badge.  —  Location-based mobile services like Foursquare are at the cutting edge …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AOL Launches Lifestream As New Standalone Product.  This Is What Google Buzz Should Have Been  —  Aol launched Lifestream, a social aggregator and publisher, as part of their AIM platform at TechCrunch50 Last Fall.  Since then it has gained nearly 2 million users, say Aol.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and IntoMobile, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Business Week:
Revenge of the Cable Guys  —  If you think online TV will be free forever, think again.  The cable companies have a plan to keep control—and stick you with the bill  —  Matt Mahurin  —  Once upon a time, not so long ago, a bunch of small companies in Silicon Valley thought the future of television was theirs.
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles and Webomatica
Lucie Morillon / Reporters Without Borders:
Web 2.0 versus Control 2.0  —  The fight for free access to information is being played out to an ever greater extent on the Internet.  The emerging general trend is that a growing number of countries are attemptimg to tighten their control of the Net, but at the same time …
Phil Nickinson / Android Central:
Inventor of the cell phone gave up his iPhone for a Motorola Droid [update]  —  As if Android needed yet another endorsement, it turns out that Martin Cooper — the inventor of the cellular telephone who pretty much is responsible for all of us being here at this fine Web site today …
Gagan Biyani / MobileCrunch:
App Store who?  Android Market what?  Qualcomm's BREW Platform has Transacted over $3 Billion in App Sales  —  It's been around for 9 years, is on over 1,200 handset models, used by over 65 OEM's, available in 25 countries, and has over 250M potential users.  Yet you may never have heard of it.
Discussion: AppleInsider and Macsimum News
 
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Katie Hoffmann / Bloomberg:
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
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