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7:25 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
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 …
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Tyler Tschida / App Advice:
iPad App Store Unveiled, Our Exclusive Walkthrough
Discussion: App Annie, Thanks:xonder
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 …
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
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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: CircleID
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Carolyn Duffy Marsan / Computerworld:   Yahoo proposes ‘really ugly hack’ to DNS
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.
Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Pricing Shoots Up  —  It seems like our revelations surrounding eBook pricing on the iPad didn't go unnoticed.  —  For unknown reasons, following our announcement, almost all eBooks from the New York Time's BestSeller list on Apple iBookstore have been give a major price increase.
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 …
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.
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Mobile Multitasking is Mostly a Myth  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.  In these articles …
Discussion: BetaNews
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.
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
LA newsman accused of Google leak  —  NEW YORK—Bob Tur, the Los Angeles broadcast journalist whose company sued YouTube in 2006 over a copyright complaint, has been accused by Google-employed lawyers of leaking confidential court documents related to the depositions of YouTube and Google executives …
Discussion: Relevant Results
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.
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
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 …
Jordan Robertson / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: ‘Smart’ meters have security holes  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Computer-security researchers say new “smart” meters that are designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently also have flaws that could let hackers tamper with the power grid in previously impossible ways.
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat and internetnews.com
 
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Discussion: The Register and CNET News
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