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11:10 AM ET, March 16, 2010

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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Nexus One Is A Flop: 74 Days In, Just 135,000 Sold  —  This just in from mobile analytics company Flurry: Nexus One sales are still flopping.  After 74 days on the market, Flurry estimates that Google has sold 135,000 Nexus Ones.  —  In its first 74 days on the market, the Droid sold 1.05 million units.
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Peter Farago / blog.flurry.com:
Day 74 Sales: Apple iPhone vs. Google Nexus One vs. Motorola Droid  —  Through applications using Flurry for analytics reporting, Flurry can detect and count unique devices in the market such as Google Nexus One and Motorola Droids.  Because applications embedded with Flurry have been downloaded …
Biz / Twitter Blog:
@anywhere  —  When we designed Twitter, we took a different approach—we didn't require a relationship model like that of a social network.  Keeping things open meant you could browse our site to read tweets from friends, celebrities, companies, media outlets, fictional characters, and more.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter's @anywhere: Not a Bang But a Whimper  —  Twitter founder Evan Williams was widely expected to announce an advertising platform at this year's SXSW conference, but while he announced something with dozens of major media partners, it wasn't an ad platform — it was something called @anywhere.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Uh Oh. Not Another “Don't Be Evil” Company
Thanks:yuriyp
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Confirmed: HTC HD2 will not be upgraded to Windows Phone 7 series  —  Bad news, HTC HD2 owners: Microsoft has finally come right out and confirmed our suspicions that the mighty HTC HD2 won't be upgraded to Windows Phone 7 Series.  Joe Belfiore just told us that the HD2 is …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Confirmed: Marketplace will be the only way to get apps on Windows Phone 7 Series
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Like iPhone, Windows Phone 7 Won't Fully Multitask
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Netflix prototyped for Windows Phone 7 Series
Reuters:
China warns Google to obey rules even if it pulls out  —  (Reuters) - Google should obey Chinese government rules even if it decides to retreat from the country over hacking and censorship complaints, a Chinese government spokesman said on Tuesday.  —  Investors have sold off Google Inc shares …
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google misses China ‘content provider’ licence deadline
Discussion: ITworld.com and PC World
David Flynn / APC:
EXCLUSIVE: Samsung to release ‘slate’ PC  —  Samsung is working on a slate-based device with desktop docking, which it says will have enough processing muscle to become the “primary device” for many people.  —  A senior Samsung executive has confirmed that the company will release a ‘slate’ PC in the second half of this year.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Facebook Kicks Off Implementation Of QR Codes  —  I can't see this on my own Facebook profile yet, but we've gotten a number of tips in our inbox in the past 10 minutes so it's safe to assume it's not a hoax or anything: Facebook appears to have started enabling users to generate custom two-dimensional QR codes.
Discussion: Download Squad and Erictric
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
Emory University Saves Rushdie's Digital Data  —  Among the archival material from Salman Rushdie currently on display at Emory University in Atlanta are inked book covers, handwritten journals and four Apple computers (one ruined by a spilled Coke).  The 18 gigabytes of data they contain seemed …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Delays hit iPad accessories, more shortages to come?  —  Over the past few days, Apple has altered some of the shipping times on their branded iPad accessories.  First we noticed the iPad case making a slight shift from April 3rd to Mid-April.  Today we notice Apple has delayed the iPad Keyboard Dock.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
PayPal Launches Revamped iPhone App, Teams With Bump For Phone-Tapping Money Transfers  —  PayPal has just launched an upgraded iPhone application that adds new features and includes a facelift that's meant to help instill a greater sense of security.  And it also brings with it big news …
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
60% of virtual servers less secure than physical machines, Gartner says  —  As virtualization adoption grows, so do security risks  —  Sixty percent of virtual servers are less secure than the physical servers they replace, the analyst firm Gartner said in new research Monday.
Discussion: Download Squad and FierceCIO News
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Opera Mini 5, Opera Mobile 10 graduate to stable  —  Well, that was fast.  Just last week we speculated that Opera Software would release the final versions of their latest beta Web browsers in time for the CTIA cell phone conference in late March.  Instead, Opera released them a week earlier than we predicted.
Robin Wauters / CrunchGear:
Alex eReader now on sale in the U.S. for $399 a pop, starts shipping mid-April  —  Spring Design this morning announced that its dual screen Alex eReader will be available online today (the rumors were true!) for $399.  Customers can thus start pre-ordering the Android-based multimedia e-reader …
NexusOne News:
Google runs into a problem with Nexus One trademark application  —  Google filed an application for the Nexus One trademark back on 10th December 2009 for use in connection with mobile phones.  It would appear however that whoever handled the filing didn't spend a lot of time on the initial …
Discussion: The Register and Geeky-Gadgets, Thanks:atul
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
40% of Blackberry users willing to trade in for an iPhone  —  BlackBerry users may be ready to move on to other smartphone platforms, suggesting that RIM isn't keeping up with consumer demand in its efforts to combat growing encroachment from the likes of iPhone and Android.
BBC:
Lords pass internet piracy bill  —  Legislation to tackle internet piracy, including bans for illegal file-sharers, has been passed by the Lords.  —  The Digital Economy Bill is now expected to be rushed through the Commons before the general election.  —  Peers had earlier rejected a bid …
Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Questetra Helps Managing Business Processes Via The Web, Supports Google Apps  —  Which employee does what, when, how and with which tools?  That's a critical question for many companies, which usually rely on business process management (BPM) solutions to visualize, streamline, and implement predefined workflows.
Discussion: Enterprise Irregulars
InfoWorld:
Did Uncle Sam try to kill Wikileaks?  —  A leaked document reveals a strategy by the U.S. Army to hack the whistle-blowing Web site and take it down.  Read on for the chilling details  —  I just received an email from Wikileaks editor Julian Assange that's pretty wild.
Discussion: Tech Eye
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Will Intel's latest Xeon lineup be an ‘economic no brainer’?  —  Intel launched its latest server chips designed for next generation data centers Tuesday and is pitching a five month return on investment for customers using single core servers—a third of the customer base—and a 15 month payback for more modern machines.
 
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TubeMogul Expands Into Ad Sales
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
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Justin.TV Turns To Law Professor Eric Goldman As It Battles Live Video Piracy