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9:50 PM ET, March 28, 2010

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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Browsing the iPad App Store: A Video  —  We've seen so many screenshots of the iPad App Store , but what about some video footage?  We've just been sent a short video that shows the actual store being used, with all the applications we've seen so far: the Yahoo Entertainment app, Twitterrific …
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Boy Genius Report:
Apple iPad application walkthrough  —  One of our trusty sources just shot us over a plethora of Apple iPad application screenshots.  Everything from the iPad version of Twitterrific, to Flight Control, to Flick Fishing, to Reuters Pro — we've got it in here.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Newsome.Org
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Self-published e-books to make it to Apple's iPad for almost no cost  —  Big publishers are flocking to the iPad, readying to publish electronic versions of their bestselling books on Apple's much-anticipated tablet device due to launch April 3.  But smaller publishing houses are making the move …
Discussion: TeleRead
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New screenshots of iPad apps start to make this thing seem less like a giant iPhone  —  We already knew that the iPad would be getting a few pieces of software that haven't shown up on its tinier, phone counterpart — but now that a few screenshots of forthcoming apps for the device have reared their head …
Discussion: MacStories and PadGadget
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Reputation Is Dead: It's Time To Overlook Our Indiscretions  —  Trying to control, or even manage, your online reputation is becoming increasingly difficult.  And much like the fight by big labels against the illegal sharing of music, it will soon become pointless to even try.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Microsoft Ignored the Long Tail in Search, Bing Boss Says  —  Microsoft lags so far behind Google in the search engine market because it didn't acknowledge the long tail, said Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of the Online Audience Group for Microsoft Bing, at Search Engine Strategies NYC March 25.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing, Revisited: Still Toast (But Slightly Less Burnt) (MSFT)  —  We spent some time this morning with the man with the hardest job in the world, Yusuf Mehdi of Microsoft.  Why does Yusuf have the hardest job in the world?  Because he's responsible for building Microsoft's Bing into a real business.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Reeder 2.0: Finally, An Awesome iPhone Feed Reader Arrives  —  One of about a half dozen tabs that I always have open in my web browser on my desktop or laptop is Google Reader.  Even though other sources such as Twitter and Facebook are now better at uncovering news more quickly …
Discussion: MacStories
Taimur Asad / Redmond Pie:
Windows Phone 7 Series on HTC HD2 is Coming Soon For Real!  —  Wow! this is big!  We all knew this was going to happen at some point, but not as soon as this.  Apparently, some Russian folks have managed to port a “real” working ROM of Windows Phone 7 on the most popular Windows Mobile device - the HTC HD2.
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Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
HTC CEO Peter Chou: We'll have a Windows Phone 7 Series device …
Discussion: Phones Review
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Case Studies in Freemium: Pandora, Dropbox, Evernote, Automattic and MailChimp  —  Don't spend money on marketing, do offer flexibility and data exporting to eliminate buyers' regret, make sure to capitalize on and value goodwill, and only charge for things that are hard to do.
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
PE Firm Plans Open LTE Network to Challenge AT&T and Verizon  —  A New York private equity firm plans to build a multibillion-dollar 4G wireless network that will cover most of the country by 2015.  The ambitious plan by Harbinger Capital Partners relies on deploying a Long Term Evolution network …
Discussion: SkyTerra and TMF Associates MSS blog, Thanks:mathewi
Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Apps Still A Tiny Business — Only $50 Million A Year — But Microsoft Should Be In Major Panic Mode (MSFT, GOOG)  —  Thus far, Microsoft (MSFT) is doing a good job of holding off Google Apps (GOOG).  —  The demand for Office 2010 appears to be strong, and most companies that spoke …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
 
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Up Is Down: FT Free On iPad, Guardian Monthly Mobile Charge?
Discussion: Financial Times
Dennis Carter / eCampus News:
Journalism students turn to Wikipedia to publish stories
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Denies Revenue Sharing for Android Mobile Apps
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Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
When It Comes to Apps, Feature Phones Are the New Black
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Google's Chrome Leaves Another Hackathon Unscathed
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Top 5 Worst Google Fiber Pitches
Ted Dziuba:
I Can't Wait for NoSQL to Die
 

 
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Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
Newsmax joins the New York Post's editorial board and other right-leaning outlets criticizing a pair of Florida bills making it easier to sue for defamation

Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg:
Filing: a US court gives Audacy, the second-largest radio broadcaster in the US, approval to exit bankruptcy, slashing ~$1.7B of its debt in a restructuring

Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Sources: Amazon plans to shut its FAST service Freevee in the coming weeks, as part of a broader effort to focus its ad and product efforts on Prime Video

 
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