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1:25 AM ET, March 26, 2010

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Tricia Duryee / paidContent:
Android's Secret Sauce?  Google's Little-Known Advertising Rev-Share Deals With Carriers  —  In just 18 months, the number of Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android phones being shipped has soared to 60,000 a day, and over that period countless new devices have been released by handset makers for sale by carriers worldwide.
Bill / PadGadget:
Apple Leaks Approved iPad Apps  —  PadGadget did some digging in the iTunes database last night and it looks like Apple has already approved and listed several iPad apps in the App Store.  You won't find any of these iPad titles using your standard iTunes browser, you need to use Apple's …
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Features The Gutenberg Project Catalog - 30,000 Free eBooks  —  iBooks' very sweet price points are not the only surprise Apple kept for the iPad launch.  Indeed, while we already knew the iPad can read and import eBooks in the ePub format, it probably won't be as necessary …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Web traffic redirected to China in mystery mix-up  —  Workers at Internet network operation centers around the world are trying to figure out why traffic to sites such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook was redirected to servers in China this week, giving Web surfers around the globe a glimpse …
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
China's Great Firewall spreads overseas
Discussion: Guardian
David Colker / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google adds Twitter feed in China, again defying that country's rules [Updated]
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Four VC Firms Battle For Foursquare, Valuation Goes Stratospheric  —  What do Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Redpoint Ventures have in common?  Besides being tier one venture capitalists, at least one thing: They are all fighting furiously to be the lead investor in Foursquare's next venture round.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Release A “Like” Button For the Whole Darn Internet  —  There will be lots of news leaking about Facebook's product announcements at their upcoming F8 Developer Conference in April.  That's because they're already starting to test out a lot of the new stuff with third party developers …
Discussion: Erictric and Stay N' Alive
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
George Hotz Is Back With Untethered Jailbreak For Every iDevice (iPad Too?)  —  The incredible iPhone genius George Hotz has just announced on his blog that he has managed to develop an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone and iPod touch.  It will allow all of you who couldn't live …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Boy Genius Report and TiPb
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.
Jessie / The Official Netflix Blog:
Netflix via Wii - Coming Soon  —  Jessie Becker here from Marketing and we've got some great news to share.  We are in the final phase of getting ready for the launch of streaming to Wii.  Today, we shipped out instant streaming discs for the Wii to some of our Netflix members.
Washington Post:
China's instructions on reporting on Google  —  Editor's note: Google announced this week that it would move its Chinese search engine to Hong Kong and stop censoring search results to suit China's leaders.  In China, the government has sought to control how Chinese media portray Google's decision.
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
China To Media: Toe the Government Line on Google
Bruce Houghton / hypebot:
Pandora By The Numbers  —  At a recent NYC Pandora listener meetup CEO Tim Westergren offered these Pandora stats:  — It costs Pandora 2¢/hr to stream  — Pandora adds about 85,000 new listeners per day  — Pandora makes up 1 1/4 of all radio
Hubert Nguyen / Ubergizmo:
WePad Details and Plans Revealed  —  We've talked about a few technical details of the WePad before, but now we have all the specifications, along with a table (partially in German) that compares it with the iPad (click on the title to head to the full post).
Discussion: Techie Buzz
Naoko Komura / Wikimedia blog:
Wikimedia gets ready for some big changes  —  In April, the Wikimedia Foundation is rolling out the first of several significant changes to the user experience of Wikipedia as part of our usability and user experience program.  — We are changing our default look to a new theme we call …
Louis Gray:
Twitter Highlighting “Clever Accounts” @cleveraccounts  —  A common aspect of any Web-centric company looking to break out of an early adopter niche to more mainstream acceptance is the highlighting of customers who have been brave enough to take the plunge first.
Discussion: techPresident, Thanks:atul
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter's Secret Business Model Should Get Rid Of Those Twitter Ads You Hate  —  Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on CNBC today talking about Twitter's business model.  —  He remained tight-lipped as usual, but did say Twitter's monetization plan will not just enrich Twitter, but hopefully all the Twitter applications.
Discussion: eWeek, Digits and paidContent
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in  —  I didn't write about the big location war at SXSW (between location-based apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, Brightkite, Whrrl, and others).  Why not?  Because, well, MG Siegler at Techcrunch has been.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Facebook Threatens Greasemonkey Script Writer  —  Another day, another abusive bullying attempt.  This time, it's Facebook, which is apparently trying to bully the maker of a Greasemonkey script that cleans up your Facebook live feed by removing annoying app notices (such as all the crap …
Discussion: All Facebook and Pulse2
Bloomberg:
Dell Says India May Be Poised to Become New Technology Manufacturing Hub  —  Dell Inc. Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said in a conversation with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the south Asian nation is poised to become a technology manufacturing center.
Discussion: Seattle Times
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 …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
James Cameron: Innovation trumps digital piracy  —  (From left to right) CNBC Anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, “Avatar” director James Cameron, U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone discuss technology at the CTIA wireless tradeshow here.  —  LAS VEGAS- Oscar-winning director …
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Eye-Tracking Tablets and the Promise of Text 2.0  —  The best thing about reading a book on a tablet (so far) is how closely it approximates reading a “real” book — which is why the Kindle's screen is matte like paper rather than luminescent like a laptop.  Some (not all) fear for the demise …
Discussion: TechCrunch and CrunchGear
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Gravity Launches Public Beta: Former MySpace Execs' Take on Forums  —  Gravity, a site aimed at fostering online conversations among people with common interests, became available to the public today.  The company, founded by a trio of former MySpace executives and funded by Redpoint Ventures …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Mac Slocum / O'Reilly Radar:
Web-TV convergence is already here, just not the way we expected  —  Remember WebTV?  It was supposed to combine the web and television experiences into a media consumption firehose.  Or something like that.  —  WebTV didn't work out, but that hasn't kept other companies from pursuing similar dreams of web-television utopia.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Amazon's iPad page pops up  —  Looks like Amazon will be carrying the iPad in pretty short order.  It isn't available via Search yet but there is now a placeholder.  —  Interesting details:  — Facebook  — Google  —  Latest Stories on 9 to 5 Mac  — Ad agencies preparing for the iPad's new format
Discussion: MacRumors
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Oracle: Sun integration ‘better than expected;’ Exadata pipeline swells  —  Oracle's fiscal third quarter earnings had a little bit of everything: The Sun Microsystems integration is going well; Exadata is a hit; SAP took its lumps; and the bottom and top lines topped Wall Street expectations.
 
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Rik Myslewski / The Register:
Apple display patent enslaves sun
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Washington Post:
Anti-counterfeiting agreement raises constitutional concerns
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Begins Issuing Preauthorization Credit Holds for iPad Pre-Orders
Discussion: TiPb
Ryan Naraine / Zero Day:
TJX hacker gets 20-year jail sentence
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Go Daddy Says China Refusal Is No PR Stunt
Discussion: Nart Villeneuve and Digits
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Make room, iPad: AT&T to sell Intel-based tablet too
Discussion: Crave, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Mia / YouTube Blog:
New video page adds comments highlight view and ratings improvements
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Peek tease “really, truly big stuff” incoming
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Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Mobile apps a gold rush for providers
Discussion: dailywireless.org
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
The Bounty For An Apple Bug: $115,000
Signal vs. Noise:
Launch: Highrise for iPhone
Discussion: iLounge and Mashable!
Harsh / AdMob Metrics:
February 2010 Mobile Metrics Report