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9:30 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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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Uh Oh.  Not Another “Don't Be Evil” Company  —  Long ago Google unofficially abandoned the Don't Be Evil mantra and replaced it with, no kidding, an “evil scale.”  Sometimes you have to chose between the lesser of two weevils, as Patrick O'Brian would say.  And frankly, just staying this side of decent is enough for most companies.
Thanks:yuriyp
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).
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Twitter CEO Says “No” to Acquisition in Next Two Years
Discussion: VentureBeat, Epicenter and Bits
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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.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Netflix prototyped for Windows Phone 7 Series
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Like iPhone, Windows Phone 7 Won't Fully Multitask
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 Series dev partners and details …
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 licence deadline
Discussion: ITworld.com and PC World
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google sees mobile ad rates passing PC rates
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 Electronista
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.
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 …
 
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Sprint Rolls Out Virtual Kiosk That Lets Customers Test Drive Phones Before They Buy
Kevin Cho / Bloomberg:
Hynix's Creditors Sell a 6.7% Stake in the Chipmaker for $814 Million
Jennifer Johnson / HotHardware News:
Universal 3DTV Glasses Coming This Summer From Xpand
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Digital Activism in China: A Discussion Between Ai Weiwei …
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
New Phones Still Sold With Old Versions of Android
Discussion: The Toybox
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Apple's HTC patent lawsuit is a bluff
Discussion: InformationWeek and TechCrunch
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
The Reality of A YouTube Front Page Feature
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Cheapest iPad Outselling Most Expensive Version More Than Two To One
Discussion: Appletell
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
‘Enriched’ e-books: Will they fly?
Discussion: TeleRead and Seattle Times
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Justin.TV Turns To Law Professor Eric Goldman As It Battles Live Video Piracy
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
File-Sharing and Link Sites Declared Legal in Spain
Discussion: The Next Web and Erictric
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
PayPal to Introduce Cheaper Way to Process Small Transactions
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Hitwise says Facebook Most Popular U.S. Site
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Top Ad Money-Maker Bradford Leaving for New Job at Demand Media
Discussion: ClickZ, paidContent, Silicon Alley Insider and Gawker, Thanks:atul