Yochai Benkler / New York Times:
Ending the Internet's Trench Warfare — IMAGINE that for $33 a month you could buy Internet service twice as fast as what you get from Verizon or Comcast, bundled with digital high-definition television, unlimited long distance and international calling to 70 countries and wireless Internet connectivity …
Discussion: Washington Post, A VC, TechSpot and rc3.org
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Another SJobs@apple.com email, this time dissing Google's Picassa — A UK reader writes in to say that Steve Jobs has replied to his email regarding Picasa Albums on the iPad. — Instead of just telling him that Apple (obviously) wouldn't support Google's Picassa library format …
Discussion: App Advice, TiPb, Edible Apple and Silicon Alley Insider
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Steve Jobs: No Picasa Support For The iPad, Get iPhoto Instead
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: Sent from Steve Jobs' iPhone: No Google Picasa Support for iPad
Eric Slivka / MacRumors Page 2:
Apple Offering Discounted iPad 10-Packs to Educational Institutions — Apple has begun promoting 10-pack iPad bundles for educational institutions, offering minor discounts while also reducing packaging by eliminating separate retail boxing for the devices.
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech, The Readers Eye, SlipperyBrick.com, iPad News Hub, App Advice, Distorted-Loop.com, Gizmodo, TUAW and MacNN
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech: iPad week 1: 190,000 pre-orders
Conner Flynn / SlipperyBrick.com: Apple offering discounted iPad 10-packs to educational institutions
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice: Apple Now Selling iPad 10-Packs To Educational Institutions
Michael Grothaus / TUAW: Educational institutions: Get your discounted iPad 10-pack
Soren Johnson / DESIGNER NOTES:
“Fear and Loathing in Farmville” — GDC 2010 is now in the books, and it will be a hard one to forget because the whole conference seemed to be obsessed with one thing, which I summed up in this tweet. Or, as Sirlin puts it here: “Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.”
Discussion: Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Rethinking Sex Offender Laws for Youths Showing Off Online — In Iowa, Jorge Canal is on the sex offenders registry because, at age 18, he was convicted of distributing obscene materials to a minor after he sent a picture of his penis by cellphone to a 14-year-old female friend who had requested it.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
Conor Friedersdorf / The Daily Beast: Have Sex Offender Laws Gone Too Far?
Thomas Erdbrink / Washington Post:
Iranian developers defy huge odds to create acclaimed computer game — It might not seem that remarkable for a ragtag group of friends to come up with a computer game in a dusty back office. — But the Iranian engineering students, programmers and fantasy animators who created “Garshasp …
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Taking the Windows Phone 7 Series emulator for a test drive (video) — If you've been following the news about Microsoft's reinvention of its mobile presence, Windows Phone 7 Series, chances are you heard about how the company's developer-friendly emulator was... modified slightly by Dan Ardelean …
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo: Take a Peek Inside the Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator
Ken Wills / Reuters:
China state media accuses Google of political agenda — (Reuters) - China's state media on Sunday accused Google Inc of pushing a political agenda by “groundlessly accusing the Chinese government” of supporting hacker attacks and by trying to export its own culture, values and ideas.
Discussion: DailyFinance and Life On the Wicked Stage
Warner Crocker / Life On the Wicked Stage: Sunday Morning Reading
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Who will buy Palm? — If you're in a hurry: no one. — If you have more time, here is the sad story: in one day, this past Friday March 19th, Palm shares collapsed, -29% in one Nasdaq session, closing at $4. The obvious question is why? But a second query immediately comes up: why $4, why not zero?
Chris Meadows / TeleRead: Palm's future looks bleak
David Coursey / PC World: Palm CEO: We Could Have Been Bigger Than Droid
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Palm: this is your survival guide
Mathew / mathewingram.com/work:
Anonymous Comments: Are They Good or Evil? — Updated: I enjoy a good debate about media-related topics pretty much any time, even when I'm supposed to be on vacation with the family in Florida. Today, in between playing shuffleboard and bocce and taking the kids to the swimming pool …
Discussion: Pursuing the Complete …, TechCrunch, Random Mumblings, yelvington.com and John Bracken
Steve Buttry / Pursuing the Complete Community …: Anonymity or identity: Which is the best way to handle comments?
Jack D. Lail / Random Mumblings: A Saturday conversation on comments
Consumers boost CE spending, despite drop in income, says iSuppli — Despite an unprecedented decline in global per capita income in 2009, global revenues for hot electronic products increased for the year, reflecting a fundamental shift in how consumers are prioritizing their spending, according to iSuppli.
Zee / The Next Web:
Happy Birthday Twitter. This little bird is all grown up... Many people, usually those who aren't using Twitter yet, are under the impression the service has only just launched. In many respects it has, but at four years old it's fair to say it has officially flown the start-up nest.
Discussion: Mashable!, CloudAve, Laughing Squid and ResourceShelf
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!: Happy Birthday Twitter!
David Terrar / CloudAve: Twitter is 4 today — A few months back on the 19th …
Scott Beale / Laughing Squid: Twitter Celebrates 4th Birthday