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12:45 AM ET, March 29, 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.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
New screenshots of iPad apps start to make this thing seem less like a giant iPhone
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)
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
Michael Calore / Webmonkey:
Making Contact With Mr. Gmail  —  Google's Todd Jackson carries the weight of the web on his shoulders.  As the product manager for Gmail, it's his responsibility to make sure your inbox experience is fast, secure and always available.  Jackson is also the product manager for Buzz …
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: I4U News and 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
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
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
New York Times:
Google in Hong Kong Makes Little Dent in China  —  HONG KONG — Chinese searches for politically delicate terms peaked the day Google stopped filtering its search results, but the government pressed on with a campaign to remove online praise of the company.  —  Searches for “Tiananmen,” …
Thanks:atul
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
 
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Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Jury deliberating UNIX ownership in ongoing SCO trial
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
 Earlier Items: 
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Denies Revenue Sharing for Android Mobile Apps
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
Thanks:scobleizer