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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 …
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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.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft IE9 developer preview with HTML5 support ready for download  —  On March 16, Microsoft is making a first developer preview of Internet Explorer (IE) 9 available for download from www.IETestDrive.com.  —  The IE 9 Platform Preview doesn't include the IE 9 user interface; instead …
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Internet Explorer 9: A Fresh Start, With HTML5  —  Ninth time's the charm, sometimes!  At least that's Microsoft's hope with IE9, which they've just announced at Mix, brings new HTML5 support (including HTML5 video!), hardware-accelerated graphics for text and images, and a totally new JavaScript engine.
Discussion: eWeek and Download Squad, Thanks:jwherrman
Scott Moritz / TheStreet.com:
Apple iPad Sales Estimates are Wrong  —  NEW YORK, (TheStreet) — Pre-orders of the Apple (AAPL) iPad started Friday and so too did the guessing game around how many of new tablet devices were being sold.  —  One of the most closely watched Apple iPad sales bloggers Deagol's AAPL Model estimated …
Discussion: Screenwerk and I4U News
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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.
Electronista:
iPad keyboard dock, power adapter pushed to May
Discussion: Ars Technica, Macworld and TUAW
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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Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:   Google Partners in China Issue Plea to Web Giant
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google misses China ‘content provider’ licence deadline
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.
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.
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 …
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
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
UPDATED: Twitter's @anywhere: Not a Bang But a Whimper  —  Updated: Twitter founder Evan Williams was widely expected to announce an advertising platform at the SXSW conference, but while he announced something with dozens of major media partners, it wasn't an ad platform — it was something called @anywhere.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Uh Oh. Not Another “Don't Be Evil” Company
Thanks:yuriyp
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 …
Doug Hanchard / ZDNet Government:
FCC releases ‘Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan’  —  The report is finally complete.  Months of meetings, public input and feedback from websites like reboot.gov, broadband.gov and others, the FCC has released the report being submitted to Congress; Connecting America: The National Broadband Plan.
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: Softpedia News and Tech Eye
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ZumoDrive Brings Cloud Storage And Syncing Application To Android And Palm Devices  —  File syncing and storage startup Zumodrive is expanding its mobile offerings today with free applications for Android and Palm phones.  While there are a plethora of syncing and storage services available to users …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Getting Worried That It Won't Get All 2,000 SXSW Pieces On Time (AOL)  —  AOL is panicking that it won't get all 2,000 of its SXSW pieces on time.  —  Ryan Tate of Gawker landed a memo sent to all the freelancers that are interviewing musicians at SXSW.
Discussion: Gawker
Rachel King / The Toybox:
Kingston rolls out HyperX memory kit; hails it as 'world's fastest memory'  —  Kingston Technology has unveiled the HyperX dual-channel DDR3 memory kit, which they are dubbing as the “fastest Intel-certified memory in the world.”  —  Clocked in at a speed of 2.4GHz, this RAM kit is certainly no joke.
Discussion: kingston.com, TechSpot and Maximum PC
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
NorthScale's Memcached Data Management Technology Attracts Zynga And Others  —  Under the radar startup NorthScale is publicly launching today with a new data management technology to help web-based companies, particularly startups that deal with large amounts of transactional data.
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
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: GMSV, IntoMobile, Erictric, The Register and Geeky-Gadgets, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Fake Steve Jobs, Larry Charles Working On EPIX Silicon Valley Comedy Series  —  Dan Lyons, the Newsweek writer, book author and creator of the Fake Steve Jobs persona, is currently writing a pilot script for a comedy series on Silicon Valley for entertainment channel and movie streaming network EPIX.
 
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
JooJoo's Refunds Smell Awfully Fishy
Richard Lardner / Associated Press:
Break the law and your new ‘friend’ may be the FBI
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Serkan Toto / TechCrunch:
Questetra Helps Managing Business Processes Via The Web, Supports Google Apps
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
First Data and Tyfone announce partnership for NFC payments by microSD card
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Apple's HTC patent lawsuit is a bluff
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