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3:50 PM ET, March 26, 2010

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James Kelly / The Official Google Blog:
Next steps for our experimental fiber network  —  Since we announced our plans to build experimental, ultra high-speed broadband networks, the response from communities and individuals has been tremendous and creative.  With just a few hours left before our submission deadline …
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
190,000 People Have Asked Google To Build Its Fiber Network In Their Neighborhoods  —  Google (GOOG) has been bombarded with requests from cities, towns, and individuals who want to host the ultra-high speed fiber optic broadband service announced by the search giant last month.
New York Post:
Radioshack search  —  RadioShack is looking to shack up with a deep-pocketed investor.  —  The Texas-based electronics chain is exploring strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company that could fetch more than $3 billion, sources told The Post.
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Radio Shack set to become nation's second-largest iPhone retailer
Discussion: MacRumors
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook Poaches Yet Another Major Googler-This Time, Ad Exec David Fischer [UPDATED]  —  David Fischer-who was VP of Global Online Sales & Operations for Google and more recently, was heading up its local efforts-is taking a job at Facebook as VP of Advertising and Global Operations, according to sources.
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Spotify Music Site Sees U.S. Start in Third Quarter; Plans BlackBerry App  —  Spotify, a virtual digital jukebox and Europe's largest legal online music site, aims to start U.S. operations in the third quarter.  —  The Stockholm-based company, which has 7 million users in Europe …
Will Richmond / VideoNuze.com:
Here's How Google TV Will Work - And What It Might Mean  —  Last week, the NY Times shared some details of “Google TV,” the new set-top box Google is developing in partnership with Intel and Sony.  The article provided a good outline, and now, based on additional information I've gathered …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Best Buy Preps for April 3rd iPad Launch  —  Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has reportedly begun preparations for the launch of Apple's Wi-Fi iPad models on April 3rd, providing its retail store employees with details of events leading up to the launch.
Royal Pingdom:
jQuery's triumphant march to success  —  Five years ago, no one had heard about jQuery.  It was just an idea in the back of Javascript guru John Resig's head.  Today, jQuery is by far the most popular Javascript library in the world and is used by over 28% of all websites on the internet.
Major Nelson / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
USB Memory Support for the Xbox 360 coming April 6th  —  On April 6th, we will be releasing a system update over Xbox LIVE for your Xbox 360 that will allow USB flash drives to be used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more.  I've been testing this feature out for a few weeks, and I have to say it's really great.
Susie Pan / DigiTimes:
Apple reportedly shifts orders for iPad touch panels from TPK to Wintek  —  Taiwan-based TPK Touch Solutions has seen Apple shift orders for iPad-use projected capacitive touch panels to fellow maker Wintek because of TPK's delayed shipments, according to industry sources in Taiwan.
Michael Richter / Facebook Blog:
Another Step in Open Site Governance  —  Nearly a year ago, we committed to an open and transparent system of governance for Facebook.  Specifically, we now post all proposed changes to our governing documents before they go into effect and solicit feedback on these proposals from the people who use Facebook.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Some iPhone Video Apps Won't Be Approved Unless They Can Adapt To AT&T's Lousy Network  —  Video streaming apps on the iPhone in the U.S. have always had to contend with the limitations of AT&T's data network.  For a long time, video streaming apps were not allowed in the App Store.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Roger Entner / Nielsen Wire:
Smartphones to Overtake Feature Phones in U.S. by 2011  —  Roger Entner, Senior Vice President, Research and Insights, Telecom Practice  —  The iPhone, Blackberry, Droid and smartphones in general dominate the buzz in the mobile market, but only 21% of American wireless subscribers are using …
Discussion: GigaOM and Hillicon Valley
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Apple job posting hints at LTE for a future iPhone?  —  What could possibly come after the iPhone 3GS?  The iPhone 3GSS, of course!  Joking aside, turns out Apple's already dropped the 4G bomb on one of its job postings in May 2009 while seeking for a “Cellular Technology Software Manager” …
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Is Your Mobile Phone Giving up Your Phone Number?  —  When mobile users surf the Web they also may be inadvertently disclosing their phone numbers, a security researcher said Thursday.  —  The problem lies in the way that some networks are reformatting Web data on what are known as proxy servers …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Check.in Is A Potentially Brilliant Remedy For Check-In Fatigue  —  Last week, I wrote about check-in fatigue.  While there is a lot of excitement right now surrounding location-based apps, and particularly the ones where you “check-in” places, trying to use all of them can be exhausting, as I found out at SXSW.
Fred / A VC:
Startups Get Hit By Shrapnel In The Banking Bill  —  There is a big banking reform bill working its way through the Senate right now.  It is sponsored by Chris Dodd, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.  It has a long name I can't remember, so I'll call it the Dodd Banking Bill.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Confirmed: Intellectual Ventures Owns Smartphone Motion-Control Patent  —  Patent #7,679,604, “Method and apparatus for controlling a computer system,” the broad motion-control patent I've been writing about all week, has passed through a number of hands over the years.
Discussion: CNET News
Julian Assange / WikiLeaks:
U.S. must stop spying on WikiLeaks  —  Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations.  In the developing world, these range from the appalling assassination of two related human rights lawyers in Nairobi last March (an armed attack …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Nokia Buys Mobile Web Browser Company Novarra  —  Nokia has acquired Novarra, an Illinois-based company that develops mobile web browser technologies.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  —  The acquisition makes sense, considering that Nokia builds its own browser.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
What Microsoft learned from Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates  —  Having followed Microsoft for a few years now, I like to think that I've figured out some of its mysteries, but there's a big one that I've just never been able to crack: What in the heck was the company trying to accomplish …
Discussion: MediaMemo and Technologizer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Congress On China: Google Gets A Big Wet Kiss.  Microsoft Is “Enabling Tyranny”  —  This is why I have a strong dislike of government and our system of lobbyists.  Many people in the tech community are becoming increasingly skeptical of Google's motives in partially pulling out of the Chinese markets …
Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users  —  Open source ‘whitelist’ would aid transition to next-gen Internet services, proponents say  —  ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Leading Web content providers — including Google, Yahoo, Netflix and Microsoft …
Doug Hanchard / ZDNet Government:
FCC's National Broadband Plan: Net Neutrality, R.I.P.  —  The first three months of 2010 has rolled along very quickly, as the FCC has worked through a plethora of issues.  It rolled out the National Broadband Plan (NBB), applications for new network licenses, review of NBC Universal …
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion  —  NEW YORK - If Verizon Communications Inc. hasn't already started wiring your city or town with its FiOS fiber-optic TV and broadband service, chances are you won't get it.  —  Where it's available, FiOS usually provides the only competition for cable TV apart from satellite service.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Google Nabs Longtime Top Oracle Exec to Run International Sales for Enterprise Unit  —  Amit Singh-a 20-year Oracle exec who has worked in product development, channel management, sales, strategy and acquisitions-has taken a job as VP of International Sales for Google's enterprise business.
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.
 
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Project Playlist talks with AOL about investing
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Rapidshare Aims To Convert Pirates Into Customers
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Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Symantec finds China top source of malware
Discussion: eWeek
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
280,000 pro-China astroturfers are running amok online
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Insights To Take On Google Analytics
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Will The Authors Guild Freak Out About Text To Speech On The iPad?
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Miro updates Internet TV app to version 3, launches Video Converter
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
Ubergizmo:
WePad Details and Plans Revealed
Discussion: PC Magazine, Go Rumors and Techie Buzz
Louis Gray:
Twitter Highlighting “Clever Accounts” @cleveraccounts
Discussion: Clever Twitter Accounts and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
George Hotz Is Back With Untethered Jailbreak For Every iDevice (iPad Too?)