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4:20 AM ET, March 16, 2010

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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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Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter CEO Says “No” to Acquisition in Next Two Years  —  A few hours ago, Twitter CEO Evan Williams keynoted SXSW in an on-stage interview with Umair Haque of Havs Media Lab.  During it, Mr. Williams announced the @Anywhere platform and answered Mr. Haque's questions.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches “At Anywhere” platform, integrates tweets, profiles across the web  —  Twitter CEO Ev Williams demonstrated a new platform that will spread the microblogging network's profiles, tweets and possibly advertising across the web.  It's taking the hovercards it launched …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Where Are Twitter's Ads?  You May Have to Wait a Month (Or More).  —  Twitter CEO Evan Williams did not announce the new ad platform the company is working on today.  —  So when will we see it?  Think mid-April.  —  One good bet is at Chirp, the company's developer conference four weeks from now.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Netflix prototyped for Windows Phone 7 Series  —  We just got a quick at Netflix for Windows Phone 7 Series, one of the third-party apps Microsoft's showing off here at MIX10, and it looks... well, very Netflixy — it's red to the bone.  Unlike other mobile Netflix apps …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Confirmed: Marketplace will be the only way to get apps on Windows Phone 7 Series  —  We just got out of a meeting with Microsoft's Todd Biggs, who dropped a little bombshell on us: the only official way to get apps on a Windows Phone 7 Series device will be to download them from the just-detailed Windows Phone Marketplace.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 Series dev partners and details …
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Like iPhone, Windows Phone 7 Won't Fully Multitask
Discussion: IntoMobile and eWeek
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 …
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.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Hacker News Just Banned Google And Every Other Search Engine  —  Talk about making a point, Hacker News (a service of YCombinator) has just blocked every search engine from indexing their website.  Want proof?  Take a look at this:  —  By blocking robots spidering their website, Google …
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 …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hitwise says Facebook Most Popular U.S. Site  —  New data released from analytics service Hitwise today names Facebook the largest website in the U.S. with 7.07% of all U.S. visits.  Google is second at 7.03%.  Yahoo Mail is third with 3.8% and Yahoo is fourth at 3.67% …
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Apple's HTC patent lawsuit is a bluff  —  Now that buzz about Apple's patent lawsuit against HTC has quieted a bit, I'm ready to pipe in with some contrarian analysis.  I agree with other pundits suggesting that the lawsuit is competition by litigation, where Apple hopes to scare off mobile manufacturers from licensing Android.
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Apple hires ‘Senior Prototype Engineer’ for work on wearable computing  —  Richard DeVaul's Linkedin status changed last month from Founder & President at AWare Technologies to Senior Prototype Engineer at Apple computer.  This is a significant hire for Apple and one that shows the company …
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.
Discussion: App Advice and Go Rumors
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
The Reality of A YouTube Front Page Feature  —  UPDATED: So we were on the front page of YouTube on Saturday!  That was pretty fun, though a bit surprising to the ten web series creators we featured, whose inboxes that morning were quickly flooded with subscription notifications and comments.
Jennifer Johnson / HotHardware News:
Universal 3DTV Glasses Coming This Summer From Xpand  —  3D TV may be the wave of the future, but the technology definitely has some hurdles to overcome first.  For one, the cost of the 3D glasses that are typically sold separately from the television add a chunk of change to the overall price of 3D entertainment.
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
New Phones Still Sold With Old Versions of Android  —  Two weeks ago when Buddy Roark bought a brand-new HTC Eris smartphone from Verizon, his first Android device, it was a big step up from his feature phone.  But it wasn't until a few days later that he realized part of his new phone wasn't so new after all.
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.
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 …
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Cheapest iPad Outselling Most Expensive Version More Than Two To One  —  And you thought that Apple shoppers had no budget.  That infamous and adored iPad is on sale, and people are snapping up the cheap ones.  —  Data collected by AAPL Sanity [via] outlines the orders of iPads thus far …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Top Ad Money-Maker Bradford Leaving for New Job at Demand Media  —  According to several sources, Yahoo's SVP of U.S. Revenue and Market Development Joanne Bradford (pictured here) is planning on leaving the Internet giant to take a new position as Chief Revenue Officer of online content upstart Demand Media.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google sees mobile ad rates passing PC rates  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc said that it expects the rates that companies pay for search ads on mobile phones could surpass the rates of its existing PC-based ad business thanks to the growing popularity of powerful smartphones.
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com:
ICQ Is Back And It Uses Facebook and Twitter  —  Do you remember ICQ ("I Seek You")?  It was one of the first desktop download chat applications and was sold to AOL for $400 million in 1998.  Strangely, it fell off the map after the acquisition, but has since resurfaced as a type …
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