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8:50 PM ET, March 25, 2010

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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 …
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.
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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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.
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?
Shira Ovide / Digits:   Time's Managing Editor: iPad Content Awaits ‘Its Orson Welles’
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:
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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) …
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 …
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
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.
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 applictions.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Peek tease “really, truly big stuff” incoming  —  Peek's dedicated email device has a growing band of dedicated followers, who prize its simplicity above “jack of all trades” smartphones, and now the company is planning its next assault.  In a new blog post (where they also admit they're running …
Discussion: CrunchGear
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: The Seattle Times
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 …
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
Aitan Weinberg / Inside AdWords:
Now available: Reach the right audience through remarketing  —  Imagine you're a travel company, and you're trying to excite users during the holiday season about deals to tropical Caribbean destinations.  Users may come to your website, browse the offers and think about booking a trip …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Ads Will Now Follow You Across The Web
Discussion: Erictric
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
The Bounty For An Apple Bug: $115,000  —  It's been a tough month for Apple's security team.  —  First Mac hacker extraordinaire Charlie Miller revealed that he'd found 20 exploitable vulnerabilities in Apple's Preview software, all of which apply to Safari as well.
Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
OmniGraffle To Be Part Of The iPad App Store Grand Opening, But Is $49.99 Too Much To Pay?  —  The Omni Group's Ken Case made it very clear that the company was committed to iPad development with his iPad or Bust! blog post, and today we found out just how serious they are.
Discussion: TUAW
 
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