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2:20 PM ET, March 25, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Magazines Use the iPad as Their New Barker  —  Advertisers Gather Around as Publishers Tout Tablet Device's Bells and Whistles  —  A laundry list of open questions about Apple's iPad isn't keeping magazine publishers and advertisers from lining up for the launch of the tablet computer next week.
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
WSJ on iPad for $17.99 a month, magazines to be at or near newsstand prices?  —  The Wall Street Journal is running a piece that focuses on ad sales for the iPad.  Pretty boring stuff except for a few nuggets related to the actual content we crave.  Rupert Murdoch already confirmed …
Discussion: I4U News, Mark Evans Tech and AppScout
Shira Ovide / Digits:
Time's Managing Editor: iPad Content Awaits ‘Its Orson Welles’  —  “I was very keen on being present at the creation.”  —  That's Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine, excitedly talking about the iPad version he expects to roll out at or shortly after the hotly anticipated launch of the tablet computer on April 3.
Bing / Search Blog:
New Stuff Coming From Bing This Spring  —  Today at SES New York we shared with attendees our plans to begin testing some new Bing features as we start to move into the next wave of innovation which will be rolling out later this spring and summer.  —  Our focus remains consistent …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Microsoft's Bing Makes More UI Changes-And Checks In With Foursquare  —  Today, Microsoft's search engine-that-could, Bing, will begin rolling out another significant upgrade to the user interface seen by consumers.  —  The software giant also announced on its Bing blog and at an industry conference …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft Bing Director: Search Not a Zero Sum Game vs. Google
Discussion: GMSV, TechCrunch and Microsoft Watch
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
iPhone, Safari, IE 8, Firefox hacked in CanSecWest contest  —  Updated 5:17 p.m. PDT with successful Firefox hack.  —  VANCOUVER, B.C.—Researchers on Wednesday demonstrated that they could hack a non-jailbroken iPhone, Safari running on Snow Leopard and Internet Explorer 8 and Firefox …
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Ryan Naraine / ZDNet:
Pwn2Own 2010: iPhone hacked, SMS database hijacked
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Hacker busts IE8 on Windows 7 in 2 minutes
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:   The Bounty For An Apple Bug: $115,000
Darren Murph / Engadget:
JooJoo tablet now shipping, should greet US consumers on March 29th  —  We noticed a minor textual change on the JooJoo order page just a few days back, and apparently it was no mistake — Fusion Garage has announced today that its long-awaited tablet PC has started to ship from the factory.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Smartphone traffic is up 193% in a year  —  Led by iPhone and the Androids.  Traffic from the iPod touch is growing even faster.  —  Click to enlarge.  Source: AdMob  —  Smartphone traffic is up.  Feature phone share is down.  And traffic from mobile Internet devices (like the iPod touch) …
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Harsh / AdMob Metrics:
February 2010 Mobile Metrics Report  —  In this month's report, we separate the traffic in our network into three categories - smartphones, feature phones and mobile Internet devices - to examine the relative growth rates of each over the past year.  —  Some of the highlights from the report include:
Arn / MacRumors:
CBS.com Prepping HTML5 Video Playback for iPad  —  With the imminent arrival of the Apple iPad, it seems at least one major television network is updating their website to provide video playback support for new tablet device — without Flash.  CBS.com's website began displaying a couple of strange …
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
HTC CEO: Nexus One Is A Success  —  Despite customer service problems and sluggish sales, Peter Chou says his company's Android phone has done well.  —  LAS VEGAS — The launch of Google's Nexus One smart phone appears to have been a mess of customer service mishaps, delayed international launches …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
BMO ups its iPad sales estimate 30%  —  Analyst sees Apple taking 35% to 40% of the tablet and e-reader market in 2010  —  In a note to clients issued Thursday, BMO Capital's Keith Bachman offers several reasons for raising his price target on Apple (AAPL) to $265 a share from $250 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ads Will Now Follow You Across The Web  —  Advertisers are beginning to realize that ads on the Web have their own lifecycle.  People who eventually click on an ad don't always click on it the first time they see it.  Just like on TV or in print, they need to be bombarded by the same message before they take an action.
Discussion: Erictric
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David Goldman / CNN Money:
Congress slams China and Microsoft, praises Google  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Two days after Google stopped censoring search results in China, a congressional panel praised the company's actions while excoriating the Beijing government for its record on Internet censorship and human rights.
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Loretta Chao / China Real Time Report:
U.S. Push on Internet Freedom Could Backfire
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google adds Twitter feed in China, again defying that country's rules  —  In a move sure to anger Beijing's censors, Google has introduced a real-time Twitter feed on its search results pages — in effect, lifting a nine-month blackout of the microblogging service in China.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Time Warner Cable Launches Wi-Fi HotSpots  —  Updated: Time Warner Cable this morning confirmed that it's launching Wi-Fi hotspots for customers of its NYC RoadRunner broadband service.  According to the company: … Time Warner Cable, a large cable service provider based in New York City …
Dong Ngo / Crave: The gadget blog:
Toshiba intros highest capacity laptop hard drives  —  The laptop hard drives are about to have a significant increase in capacities without compromising the performance.  —  Toshiba announced Wednesday two new 2.5-inch (laptop) hard drive families that feature the largest amount of storage in their classes.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple inks $240M deal with Samsung for 3M more iPad displays  —  Apple has agreed to pay Samsung nearly a quarter of a billion dollars as part of a new pact that will see the Korean electronics maker become the second major supplier of 9.7-inch display screens for current and future versions of the iPad.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Smartphone Motion Patent's Authors Are Google, Apple Engineers  —  A quick follow-up on that broad motion-control patent I wrote about Thursday.  I haven't been able to turn up any information on Durham Logistics, the limited liability company to which the patent is assigned …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Meet The Genius Behind Apple's Beautiful Retail Stores (AAPL)  —  Peter Bohlin is the genius architect behind Apple's most famous stores around the world.  —  His work includes the cube store on 59th street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as the new all glass store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Kelly Fiveash / The Register:
Complete ACTA text leaked online - at last  —  Floodgates open on secret copyright talks  —  After weeks of extracts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) being published on the interwebs, a French digital rights group has finally leaked a complete copy of the deal online.
Mark Brophy / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Mobile App now available for BlackBerry Storm  —  If you have a BlackBerry Storm or Storm2, and have been wondering when you'd have access to Google Mobile App and features like search by voice, then we hope you'll be happy with today's news.  We're launching a new version of Google Mobile App for BlackBerry Storm and Storm2.
Signal vs. Noise:
Launch: Highrise for iPhone  —  Last year we decided to embark on designing our own iPhone app for Highrise.  We picked Highrise because there were already some good options for Basecamp, and Campfire was well represented by the wonderful Ember.  We thought about Backpack and Highrise and decided to go with Highrise.
Discussion: iLounge, Mashable! and Daring Fireball
 
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Sprint stops ad claim of ‘most dependable 3G network’ after Verizon complains
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zynga Rolls Out Pre-Paid Game Cards At Major Retailers
Discussion: VatorNews and Business Wire
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel creates Linux version of its app store for netbooks
Discussion: The Register
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
U.S. Falls to Fifth on List of Most ‘Networked’ Countries
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Mike Kirkwood / ReadWriteWeb:
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Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
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 Earlier Items: 
Bloomberg:
Dell Denies Discussing China Move With India Minister
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Matt Hamblen / InfoWorld:
Microsoft tries to allay enterprise fears about Windows Phone 7
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
AT&T sees big cash in small gizmos like dog collars
Discussion: DailyTech, Obsessable and Go Rumors
Paul Krill / InfoWorld:
Oracle looks to keep Java interesting and attract young developers
Discussion: The Register
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
4G in America: Lies, Lies, and More Damn Lies
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Fallout From Wired.com's iPhone App Payola Story