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3:30 PM ET, March 28, 2010

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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.
Discussion: A VC, Thanks:lehooo
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 and Engadget
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple runs out of first week's worth of iPads, now pushed back to April 12th.  In-store pickup option removed.  —  If you haven't already ordered your iPad, you'll now have to wait to April 12th to get your hands on one, according to Apple's Website.  The Wifi models have moved …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Leaked image says iPad lands at Best Buy... on launch day  —  We'd heard buzzing for some time now around the internet that Apple planned to sell its iPad in more than just its own stores, and usually the name Best Buy was mentioned in the same breath... but now we've got some photographic evidence.
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
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: VentureBeat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sharpen The Pitchforks.  It's Almost Time For Facebook's Privacy Wake-Up Call  —  Yesterday, Facebook released a proposed privacy policy that foreshadowed a bold (and creepy) new feature: some third-party partners are going to be allowed to access and use your Facebook data without any prior consent.
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Proposes Broad Updates To Governing Docs — Our Analysis
Discussion: Gadgetell and PC World
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook says new program to automatically share data ‘has nothing to do’ with ads
Discussion: Facebook
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Denies Revenue Sharing For Android Mobile Apps  —  Google denied a report that it is sharing advertising revenues derived from mobile applications on Android smartphones with carrier and handset partners.  The search engine maintains the only revenue sharing it engages in is from paying carriers …
Ted Dziuba:
I Can't Wait for NoSQL to Die  —  They don't teach you this in college, but the fundamental theorem of the software industry is the idea that everything needs to be rewritten all the time.  As a corollary, web startup engineers believe that there is no problem but scalability, and architecture is its solution.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Launch Meebo Bar Clone On Its Quest To Take Over The Web  —  In the last few days, we've uncovered some major new features that Facebook is going to announce at its f8 developer conference, including its plan to offer a Like button for the entire Internet and a creepy auto-Connect feature …
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.
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: TiPb and 9 to 5 Mac
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Newsweek hates, then loves, the iPad
Discussion: EverythingiCafe
Dennis Carter / eCampus News:
Journalism students turn to Wikipedia to publish stories  —  University of Denver professors assign students to contribute to the massive online encyclopedia  —  College students know the online resource of which they dare not speak: Wikipedia, the voluminous internet encyclopedia demonized …
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Study: Video Ads Drive ‘Significant Uplift’  —  At least in the U.K., video and display advertising are effective at driving “significant uplift” in site visitation and advertiser search queries, according to a new study from .Fox Networks and comScore.  —  Commissioned by .Fox …
 
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Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
When It Comes to Apps, Feature Phones Are the New Black
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Google's Chrome Leaves Another Hackathon Unscathed
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Google Watch, SFGate and Redmond Pie, Thanks:purusho