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9:05 AM ET, March 17, 2010

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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 Series won't have copy and paste  —  Ready for another long, drawn-out copy and paste controversy to overtake your every waking moment for a year or two?  Good: Microsoft just mentioned in a Q&A session here at MIX10 in no uncertain terms that clipboard operations won't be supported …
Agence France Presse:
Mobile ‘apps’ a $17.5 bln market by 2012: study  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A study released on Wednesday indicated that the market for mobile device software programs should rocket to 17.5 billion dollars (US) within three years.  —  Downloads of mobile applications to handsets will leap from slightly …
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Chetan / Always On Real-Time Access:
New Research: Sizing up the Global Mobile Apps Market
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Verizon posts Android 2.1 upgrade details for Droid  —  Chatter over the Milestone's impending Android 2.1 update has reached a rolling boil in recent days, but it's actually the Milestone's American cousin that's getting the official coverage today.  That's right: Verizon's just posted details …
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Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Spotify will launch in US this year, confirms Ek  —  Spotify will definitely launch in the US this year and there will be a free element to the service, Daniel Ek, Spotify's CEO, has said.  —  Speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Ek said that “there could be slight changes” in Spotify's model in the US.
Discussion: Tech Eye
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Canon Global:
Canon to begin acquisition of the “.canon” Top-Level Domain name  —  Canon Inc. announced today that it will begin the acquisition process for the top-level domain name “.canon,” based on the new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) registration system.  —  The non-profit organization ICANN …
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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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Google's Traffic Is Giant, Which Is Why It Should be Your ISP  —  Everybody knows Google is one of the net's big kids, but how big is it exactly?  —  Well, as Arbor Networks measures it, if Google were an ISP it would be the third largest in the world and the fastest growing …
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
New MacBook Pro, Air and Mac Pro pricing potentially leaked by Apple ads  —  Could this be another example of online advertising presaging the onset of a hardware upgrade from Cupertino?  Apple's ads on Australian tech pub PC Authority have been spotted displaying some rather peculiar price tags …
Marcia / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Posts Documents Detailing Law Enforcement Collection of Data From Social Media Sites  —  EFF has posted documents shedding light on how law enforcement agencies use social networking sites to gather information in investigations.  The records, obtained from the Internal Revenue Service …
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Steve Lohr / Bits:
Online Hate Sites Grow With Social Networks
Discussion: TG Daily
Robin Wauters / MobileCrunch:
Google: Android Market now serving 30,000 apps  —  At the most recent Mobile World Congress, Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the company's partners are now selling over 60,000 Android handsets on a daily basis.  With that kind of growth rate, it's no wonder that the size of the Android Market …
Adam Nash / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn for iPhone 3.1: Better, Stronger, Faster. … On December 28, 2009, we decided to ring in the new year a little early with the launch of the new LinkedIn for iPhone v3.0 application.  Since that time, we've seen tremendous excitement and enthusiasm around the new application.
Discussion: Mobile Knots
Google Nexus One:
Nexus One now compatible with the AT&T 3G network and shipping to Canada  —  In early January, we announced the Nexus One, the first device sold through Google's web store.  The Nexus One is unlocked, which means you can use it with a SIM card from most GSM operators worldwide.
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Jury awards VirnetX $106M in Microsoft patent case  —  A Texas jury has sided with VirnetX in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Microsoft, recommending an award of $105.75 million.  —  With its verdict, the jury said Microsoft willfully infringed two VirnetX patents on automatic …
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Waledac botnet ‘decimated’ by MS takedown  —  Up to 90,000 zombies freed  —  Communications within the notorious Waledac botnet have been “effectively decimated,” thanks to a novel takedown approach that combined court actions with a variety of technical measures, a Microsoft program manager said Tuesday.
Mercedes Bunz / Guardian:
How the New York Times and CNN try to keep up with the tech companies  —  The New York Times and CNN have both built strong online presences - through strongly contrasting technology strategies.  Senior players at both companies explain  —  “The New York Times is now as much a technology company …
Yang Li / Google Mobile Blog:
Gesture Search now available for Android 1.6  —  Since we launched Gesture Search on Android Market two weeks ago, I've seen quite a bit of feedback.  For example, some of you have requested Gesture Search for earlier versions of Android, as well as access to it outside the US.
Bloomberg:
Google Partners Deny, Unaware of Involvement in Letter Posted on CCTV Site  —  Two Google Inc. advertising agents said they weren't involved nor aware of their involvement in a letter posted by China's state-run broadcaster that sought compensation plans for a possible Google pullout from China.
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Wayne Kao / Facebook Blog:
Delivering More Search Results as You Type  —  Discovering and making connections to friends, applications and other voices is an important part of your experience on Facebook.  That's why today we are rolling out an improvement to Search to help you quickly find and connect with the people …
Lawrence Coburn / The Next Web:
Foursquare's Dennis Crowley Talks Revenue, API, Brands, and “Beyond the Badge”  —  I just sat in on a fascinating panel here at SXSW in which Dennis Crowley gave us quite a glimpse of how he views his surging company, Foursquare, and where he would like to lead it.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
How Privacy Vanishes Online  —  If a stranger came up to you on the street, would you give him your name, Social Security number and e-mail address?  —  Probably not.  —  Yet people often dole out all kinds of personal information on the Internet that allows such identifying data to be deduced.
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Times Online Blocks Media Monitor Meltwater
Discussion: Guardian and The Next Web
Brian Krebs / Technology Review:
Data Mining for Dodgy Machines
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
New Efforts To Merge Online And Offline Data Revive Old Privacy Issues
Tim Hornyak / Crave: The gadget blog:
MIT building self-assembling computer chips
Discussion: MIT and Bits
John Chambers / Business Week:
Why America Needs a National Broadband Plan
Discussion: A VC and BetaNews
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
Justin.tv's Live Video Broadcasting Architecture
Discussion: TechCrunch
Sharon Gaudin / Computerworld:
Twitter's @anywhere could prove risky for users
 Earlier Items: 
Bradford Cross / TechCrunch:
Big Data Is Less About Size, And More About Freedom
Rik Ferguson / CounterMeasures:
Who's checking your Facebook profile? Scammers.
Discussion: Help Net Security
John Cook / Gawker:
Meet the Generation That Will Save and/or Destroy the New York Times
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Xobni Mobile brings its social email plugin to your BlackBerry
Nielsen Wire:
Facebook, Google and Yahoo! are Top Sites While Watching Big TV Events
Discussion: MediaMemo, Fast Company and MediaPost
Jolie O'Dell:
Why SXSW Sucks  —  “Too many people, not enough tech.”