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3:05 PM ET, March 27, 2010

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Joe Mandese / MediaPost:
Apple Poised To Unveil ‘iAd,’ New Mobile Ad Platform Is Jobs' ‘Next Big Thing’  —  Even as the buzz builds toward the April 3rd ship date of the iPad, Apple is preparing to announce its “next big thing” — a new personalized, mobile advertising system that could well be called the “iAd” — Online Media Daily has learned.
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
So Awkard: Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt's Body Language Analyzed  —  I suspected Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt might have looked a little tense during their meeting today, and body linguistics expert, Janine Driver, who used to be an officer for the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, agrees.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Jobs And Schmidt: We've Seen This Movie Before, I'm Just Not Sure Which One It Is  —  Earlier today, two men were spotted having coffee in Palo Alto, CA.  Except these weren't just any two men.  They were the CEOs of perhaps the two most important and powerful companies in Silicon Valley right now …
Discussion: Digital Daily and Search Engine Land, Thanks:purusho
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 …
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
iThink Apple Still Has Plans For Those “iSlate” And “Magic Slate” Trademarks  —  Go to Apple.com.  See that search box, top right?  Type “iThing” or “iStuff” and you'll find that there are no shortcuts to product or related pages - evidently because there are no Apple products called iThing or iStuff to find on the website.
Ben Sheffner / Copyrights & Campaigns:
Google may subpoena CNET reporter in copyright case leak probe; hearing reveals massive hunt for source of Schmidt depo  —  An attorney for Google and YouTube indicated today that the Web giants may call a prominent tech reporter to the witness stand in an effort to reveal who leaked …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Caroline McCarthy / The Social:
LA newsman accused of Google leak
Scott Rosenberg / Scott Rosenberg's Wordyard:
For the media biz, iPad 2010 = CDROM 1994  —  I'm having flashbacks these days, and they're not from drugs, they're from the rising chorus of media-industry froth about how Apple's forthcoming iPad is going to save the business of selling content.  —  Let me be clear: I love what I've seen …
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Think Really Different  —  The iPad will change the way you use computers, read books, and watch TV—as long as you're willing to do it the Steve Jobs way.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TiPb
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Newsweek hates, then loves, the iPad  —  The author of Newsweek's glowing iPad cover story sang a different tune at the unveiling  —  “Some say the iPad heralds a new era of computing, and I'm inclined to believe them,” writes Dan Lyons in the lead story of Newsweek's April 5 cover story.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook May Share User Data With External Sites Automatically  —  Imagine visiting a website and finding that it already knows who you are, where you live, how old you are and who your Facebook friends are, without your ever having given it permission to access that information.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Will Facebook be the One Ring for Location?
Discussion: PC World and Neowin.net
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
WA seeks new tax revenue from software, but not from Microsoft  —  Washington state legislators, searching for ways to resolve a $2.8 billion budget shortfall, aren't making many friends in the software industry these days.  Except, perhaps, for one.  —  A proposed sales tax on “custom software” …
Fred / A VC:
Does Rest Of World Matter More Than The US?  —  I spent some time on Comscore this morning looking at US vs Rest Of World traffic for some of the largest web properties.  Here are the stats for Feb 2010:  —  Google: 890mm worldwide visitors, 745mm non US - 84% non US
 
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Kunur Patel / AdAge:
MTV Developing ‘Co-Viewing’ Apps for the iPad
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia gets back in the game with long-awaited Fermi graphics chip
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patentauthority.com:
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