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5:20 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
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.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Plan To Automatically Share Your Data With Sites You Never Signed Up For  —  In anticipation of a slew of new features that will be launching at f8, today Facebook announced that it was once again making changes to its privacy policy (you can see our post outlining these changes here).
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:   Facebook Confirms & Reconsiders Forthcoming Location Feature
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
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt Spotted Together Again: Photos  —  Jobs and Schmidt, whose companies have just ended their love affair, were spotted minutes ago talking business at Calafia in the Town and Country shopping center in Palo Alto.  Our tipster saw em and snapped these shots …
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 …
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
iPad App Store Reveals Launch Apps, Top Seller Lists, App Details  —  Apple has begun putting together the iPad-specific App Store in anticipation of the upcoming iPad launch. iPad-only Apps have begun to be approved and organized.  MacRumors has managed to access the iPad's best seller lists …
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.
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.
patentauthority.com:
Apple Buys iPad Trademark from Fujitsu  —  Apple now owns the iPad trademark.  The trademark (Serial No. 76497338) was filed by Fujitsu in March of 2003 for their iPad wireless handheld computing device used by retailers.  Records at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office show that the trademark was assigned to Apple on March 17.
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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: MobileContentToday
Mark Ruddock / What's New in Viigo:
Breaking News: Viigo Joins RIM  —  Viigo is excited to announce that our company is now part of Research In Motion (RIM).  —  Our team has joined RIM's global organization and will continue to bring our expertise in BlackBerry® application development and real-time content delivery to the BlackBerry platform.
Discussion: BerryScoop, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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.
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” …
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.
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 …
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Music Sharing Service Song.ly On The Block, Could Be Yours For $50,000  —  Song.ly, a neat little Web service that lets you share and discover music links on Twitter, is up for sale on Flippa.  —  You can ‘Buy It Now’ for $50,000, but the auction will run for another 12 days at a minimum bid of $15,000.
Symantec:
Targeted Attack uses FIFA World Cup 2010 as a hook  —  Posted on behalf of Greg Leah, Dan Bleaken, Seth Hardy, Jo Hurcombe & Tony Millington  —  Symantec Hosted Services analysts spotted a blocked targeted attack yesterday that uses the FIFA World Cup 2010 to encourage the recipient to open a malicious PDF attachment.
Discussion: Zero Day and The Register
 
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Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Network World:
Google, Microsoft, Netflix in talks to create shared list of IPv6 users
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Project Playlist talks with AOL about investing
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Rapidshare Aims To Convert Pirates Into Customers
Discussion: NewTeeVee and The Next Web
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
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Verizon winds down expensive FiOS expansion
 Earlier Items: 
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Miro updates Internet TV app to version 3, launches Video Converter
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Congress On China: Google Gets A Big Wet Kiss.  Microsoft Is “Enabling Tyranny”
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Confirmed: Intellectual Ventures Owns Smartphone Motion-Control Patent
Discussion: The Register and CNET News
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
What Microsoft learned from Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates
Discussion: CrunchGear, MediaMemo and Technologizer
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch and Gizmodo, Thanks:atul