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6:40 PM ET, March 23, 2010

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Paul Miller / Engadget:
HTC EVO 4G is Sprint's Android-powered knight in superphone armor, we go hands-on  —  We've been rumoring a WiMAX “HTC Supersonic” for a while now, and Sprint just dropped the hard news: the phone will be dubbed the HTC EVO 4G, will be released this Summer and it's easily the best specced phone we've ever witnessed.
New York Times:
China Counters Google Move by Restricting Hong Kong Site  —  BEIJING — As Google began redirecting tens of millions of Chinese users on Tuesday to its uncensored Web site in Hong Kong, the company's remaining mainland operations came under pressure from its Chinese partners and from the government itself.
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James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
An Interview with David Drummond of Google
Discussion: Washington Post and Guardian
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google's China availability page not yet reflecting blocks on Hong Kong site
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
Jobs on a roll, drops three more emails; expect universal iPhone mailbox  —  Okay, who hasn't gotten an email from Steve Jobs this week?  Yesterday we reported on an email Steve sent to a user regarding Google's Picasa.  Also, a MacRumors reader emailed Jobs yesterday about his concern …
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Opera Press Room:
Opera Mini submitted to Apple's App Store  —  Opera Mini for iPhone was officially submitted to the Apple iPhone App store today.  A select few first saw it at Mobile World Congress 2010 in February.  Now, the “fast like a rocket” browser is taking its first big step towards giving users a new way to browse on the iPhone.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Opera Mini Browser, Coming To An iPhone Near You
Sprint:
Sprint 4G Expansion Plans to Stretch Coast-to-Coast from Los Angeles to Miami  —  Sprint extends its lead in making 4G technology a reality for millions of customers by announcing more planned coverage across the country  —  On a path to equip an expected 120 million Americans by end …
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Clearwire: We'll cover 120 million people by the end of 2010 …
Joseph Palenchar / TWICE:
Clearwire, Sprint Detail 4G Mobile WiMAX Plans
Discussion: Light Reading
Stuart Parmenter / blog.pavlov.net:
Stopping Development for Windows Mobile  —  We have been building a version of Firefox for Windows Mobile for quite a while, with the expectation that Microsoft would be doubling down in the mobile market and hoping that they would put out a great new mobile operating system.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Microsoft: Want to Learn About Our Secret Tablet?  Read Engadget.  —  Want to get the latest news on “Courier,” Microsoft's rumored-but-not-confirmed answer to Apple's iPad?  Microsoft doesn't want to talk about it.  But Redmond does have a suggestion for you: Read the gadget blogs.
Discussion: Engadget and Electronista
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Foursquare goes to the ‘Jersey Shore’  —  DJ Pauly D, MTV superstar and new Foursquare power user.  —  We already knew that in the heated battle among location-based social-networking start-ups, Foursquare already had Ashton Kutcher on its team.  Turns out it also has “Jersey Shore” star …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Dell Insprion Mini 10 with T-Mobile webConnect launches tomorrow, $199.99 on contract  —  T-Mobile's selected CTIA 2010 this week as the venue to launch its customized version of Dell's Mini 10 netbook that's been infused with — you guessed it — T-Mobile-compatible 3G service.
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Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile to Have Crazy Fast HSPA+ In Over 100 Metro Areas This Year
Discussion: TmoNews and PC World
Vladislav Savov / Engadget:
Nintendo 3DS to come with ‘3D control stick,’ vibration, and Sharp's parallax barrier 3D LCD?  —  You had the hard news for breakfast, so how's about some less official, but still pretty robust, fodder for brunch?  Asahi in Japan offers the first word on how the 3DS achieves its 3D-ness …
Abdur / Twitter Blog:
State of Twitter Spam  —  If you look “spam” up in the dictionary, you'll find two definitions.  There's the “canned meat” and then there's the “unwanted email.”  At Twitter, we see spamming as a variety of different behaviors that range from insidious to annoying.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple positioned to introduce connected HDTV within 2-4 years  —  Apple is expected to join the lucrative home entertainment market, estimated to be worth $31.8 billion in the U.S. alone, in the next two to four years by offering a $2,000 Internet- and content-connected HDTV.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Amazon: You Need To Change Your Idiotic Customer Reviews Policy Right Now  —  It's hard to feel sorry for a wildly successful author, but in the case of Michael Lewis I'll make an exception.  Just this once.  —  Lewis' latest book - The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine …
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:concarjess3
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Skype on Verizon: Coming This Thursday  —  Last month, Verizon and Verizon Wireless announced that they were working together to bring a mobile version of Skype to users of BlackBerry and Android handsets on the Verizon network.  Today at the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yet Another Yahoo Director To Leave  —  Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) CEO Carol Bartz now has a third board seat she can fill.  John Chapple, the president of PE firm Hawkeye Investments (and the former CEO of Nextel) won't stand for re-election in order “to devote more time to his other business interests.”
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Preps iPads For Gadget Reviewers (AAPL)  —  Apple's trusted cadre of gadget reviewers will get their review units soon: We've heard from an industry source that Apple is either shipping iPads to reviewers this Thursday, or has already shipped them to be received this Thursday.
Discussion: TiPb
Steven Levy / Wired:
How the Tablet Will Change the World  —  Everyone who jammed into the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on January 27, 2010, knew what they were there for: Apple CEO Steve Jobs' introduction of a thin, always-on tablet device that would let people browse the Web, read books, send email, watch movies, and play games.
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Exclusive: How Google's Eric Schmidt Lost His Mistress, His Partner and Steve Jobs  —  Eric Schmidt hates camping.  Which is why, when Steve Jobs broke up with him, Google's CEO was at a payphone on a lonesome desert road, 45 minutes from Burning Man, with only his mistress Kate Bohner near his side.
Discussion: TUAW
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Malware delivered by Yahoo, Fox, Google ads  —  These charts show incidences of malware distributed by a number of ad delivery platforms over a six-day period last month that were detected by Avast.  Yahoo and Fox have the highest counts.  —  Malware that exploits holes in popular applications …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
OpenDNS Now Serves 1% Of The Internet (That's A Big Number)  —  When you think of one percent of something, it's usually not a very big number.  But in some cases it is.  Like when you're talking about all of the users of the Internet in the world.  —  Today, OpenDNS is announcing …
Discussion: DSLreports and Erictric
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
At AOL, the Google culture clash is going to be a big hurdle  —  Coming to an established brand with new ideas is one thing.  But convincing existing employees to change old habits is an entirely different issue.  And that's increasingly a problem at AOL, where Tim Armstrong came from Google 11 months ago.
Staska / Unwired View:
Live pics of Nokia N8-00 12 megapixel Symbian^3 Nseries flagship leak  —  I told you things are about to get much more interesting for Nokia and Samsung.  —  And, less then a day later they already starting to.  —  Yesterday some info about the upcoming Nokia E7-00 Symbian^3 based ESeries device leaked.
Tony Romm / Hillicon Valley:
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft fire back at Australian Web censorship plan  —  Another Web censorship battle is brewing abroad, though in a somewhat unexpected place: Australia.  —  Both Google and Yahoo this week are railing on what they describe as the Australian government's plan to deploy …
Matt Bowman / VentureBeat:
Y Combinator presents 26 new startups  —  Startup incubator Y Combinator is hosting its semi-annual Demo Day today.  Twice a year, the Mountain View, Calif.-based incubator parades its latest batch of companies onstage to present before potential investors.  —  This afternoon, 26 companies will pitch their business plans.
Thanks:keithlinks
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
Google Voice Updates With Near-Instant SMS Notification on Android  —  Android: Google Voice users get free SMS, and dictated voicemails, but they haven't always been a selling point because they could arrive up to 15 minutes late.  The latest Google Voice for Android update delivers SMS and voicemail notifications within seconds.
Discussion: Google Voice Blog
 
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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft data centers go beyond the container
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Adobe earnings: Business strong, product cycles boost outlook
Discussion: Beet.TV and Business Wire
David Gilson / last100:
Ubuntu One Music Store goes into public beta, Canonical calls for more testers
Tricia Duryee / paidContent:
RealNetworks Offers New Way To Mass Produce Mobile Video Apps
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Bookmarks Lists
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
New Digg Buttons Keep Traffic With Publishers
Discussion: Digg Blog and 901am
 Earlier Items: 
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Palm moving to Android to stay alive? Not according to Palm
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Offerpal Media Acquires Tapjoy, Gains Beachhead For Mobile App Monetization
Michael / Mobile Marketing Watch:
Google Says Local Intent is Behind One-Third of Mobile Searches
Discussion: GigaOM and broadstuff