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11:10 AM ET, March 30, 2010

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Wall Street Journal:
Two New IPhones Coming; One May Be Aimed at Verizon  —  Apple Inc. is developing a new iPhone to debut this summer and also appears to be working on a model for U.S. mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless, say people briefed on the matter.  —  While Apple has unveiled a new iPhone every June …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WSJ's Lame Entry in the iPhone Rumors Game  —  The Wall Street Journal: … Keep in mind there's a big difference between “is” and “appears to be”.  And they have no actual details of the next-generation iPhone.  Nothing.  Not the A4-family CPU system-on-a-chip.
Darren Murph / Engadget:
WSJ: Apple ‘developing new iPhone,’ plus another for Verizon (update: iPhone HD?)  —  You heard right, folks — according to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently “developing a new iPhone to debut this summer,” and as if that weren't enough, it's also “working on another model for US mobile phone operator Verizon Wireless.”
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Rumored iPhone 4 Specs: 960x640 Display, Front Facing Camera, Multitasking  —  Daring Fireball builds on the WSJ iPhone 4 rumors earlier today by dumping what they know: An almost iPad-level 940 x 640 resolution display, an iPad-esque A4 CPU and a front facing camera.  AND, multitasking in iPhone OS 4.
Discussion: IntoMobile
Brad Stone / Bits:
Godfather of iPod Severs Final Ties With Apple  —  An era is formally ending at Apple.  Tony Fadell, one of the creators of the iPod and iPhone, is breaking off his nine-year affiliation with Steve Jobs & Co.  —  Mr. Fadell's exit from Apple, which he planned to announce online Monday night, has been gradual.
Marc Benioff / TechCrunch:
Hello, iPad.  Hello, Cloud 2.  —  The first piece of software I ever wrote was on the TRS-80 Model 1.  It was called “How To Juggle”, and it had 4K of memory.  It was my version of “Hello World”, what every programmer first writes on a new piece of hardware.
Discussion: Daring Fireball and deal architect
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
The Wisdom of Woz  —  Why Apple's cofounder wants two iPads.
Discussion: I4U News, Gizmodo, Ubergizmo and CNET News
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
What's Next for SlingPlayer Mobile? (iPad!)  —  I recently checked in with my former Sling peeps, regarding mobile clients.  Specifically, codecs and resolution.  As we know, a Slingbox Android client is on tap this summer.  And I wondered if they're sticking with WMV video streaming or moving to H.264 for this platform.
Arn / MacRumors:
Future Apple's iPad OS Upgrade Pricing Policies Revealed as Apple Seeds GM iPad SDK, Firmware and Licensing Agreement  —  Apple has begun seeding the Golden Master version of the iPhone OS 3.2 SDK to developers.  This represents the shipping version of the software that developers must use to develop iPad applications.
Christina Warren / Mashable!:
The iTunes App Store Comes to Facebook  —  Interacting with the iTunes App Store just got easier, thanks to the new App Store Facebook page.  —  Developed and powered by Vitrue, the new page puts the App Store inside Facebook — making it easy to search for apps, share them with friends …
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
The State of the Internet Operating System  —  I've been talking for years about “the internet operating system”, but I realized I've never written an extended post to define what I think it is, where it is going, and the choices we face.  This is that missing post.
Discussion: Boing Boing, Thanks:atul
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: Android Froyo to take a serious shot at stemming platform fragmentation  —  We had a couple people at CTIA last week — people whose words carry weight — tell us off the record that the next major version of Android would take big strides toward stopping the ugly trend toward severe fragmentation …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Dell Aero hands-on and UI walkthrough (video)  —  We took a look at the Dell Aero during last week's CTIA bonanza, but AT&T and Dell weren't exactly forthcoming with letting us take the UI for a spin.  Luckily, we're pretty resourceful folks, so we've wrangled some face …
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
Chinese censors disable Google searches  —  Chinese censors have disabled all Google searches on the mainland, blocking the US company's Hong Kong servers from delivering results.  —  In almost every major Chinese city, users reported that trying to access Google searches returned an error page.
Markus Goebel / TechCrunch Europe:
Europe's biggest publisher embraces the WePad  —  [Germany] Billed as an iPad competitor, the WePad is not vaporware, but is in fact, The Chosen One.  At least, that's the view of some, who are hailing the WePad as the saviour of the German print publishing industry.
Discussion: Gearlog
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
MapQuest Brings Free Voice Navigation to the iPhone  —  It's quite inevitable, really: after Google announced free turn-by-turn GPS navigation for Android devices — followed by Nokia's decision to offer the same on its smartphones — the price of full-featured GPS navigation apps on other platforms is hurtling towards zero.
Discussion: MapQuest Blog and Internet2Go
Damaster / LiveSide.net:
Windows Live Hotmail Wave 4 to get Office Web Apps integration  —  Last time we told you that the final version of Office Web Apps will be released along with Windows Live Wave 4, we always knew that the two will be integrated tightly.  Indeed, not only Office Web Apps is integrated right …
Discussion: The Windows Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Mobile Advertising Network Greystripe Brings Its iFlash Ads To The iPad  —  Although the iPad apparently lacks Flash, that doesn't mean that rich media won't be able to function on the device.  Yesterday, we heard that Brightcove will stream video in an HTML5 video player as opposed to a Flash unit.
Melanie D.G. Kaplan / Between the Lines:
TiVo Premiere hits shelves, making couch potatodom even more appealing  —  The TiVo Premier and TiVo Premiere XL boxes hit the shelves at Best Buy yesterday.  To mark the launch, I talked to TiVo, Inc. Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy Naveen Chopra …
Joab Jackson / InfoWorld:
Red Hat moves into desktop virtualization  —  Beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization includes virtual desktop support  —  Open source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV), to include support …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Webs taps Facebook Connect for log-ins, sharing  —  A small change to site builder Webs could have a big impact on Facebook's news feed.  At least that's what the company is hoping.  —  Webs (formerly FreeWebs) on Tuesday is rolling out a new way for users to add Facebook Connect log-ins and content sharing to their sites.
Discussion: VatorNews
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
EBay Introduces a New Classifieds Site and More Mobile Apps  —  On Tuesday, eBay plans to unveil a new classifieds site, called eBayClassifieds, to replace its old site, Kijiji, in the United States.  It will also introduce two new mobile apps, one for listing and selling items for sale and another for posting or searching classifieds.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter And The Nine-Month Bounce  —  I've long suspected that the basic usage pattern for Twitter is that people try it, don't get it or become discouraged because they don't know anyone else on it, but it grows on them eventually until they start using it every day.
Discussion: Sysomos
Boy Genius Report:
Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac gets undressed  —  We've just scored some of the first shots of Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and while they are said to be very early, you can clearly see the progress that has been made in the transition to native Cocoa applications.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yellow Pages Group Buys Canpages For $225M, Contributes U.S. Ops To ZipLocal  —  Yellow Media, owner of Yellow Pages Group, is acquiring Canadian Phone Directories Holdings (aka Canpages), a national local search and directories publisher.  —  The seller is a consortium of investors led …
Discussion: paidContent and Market Wire
Christopher Heine / ClickZ:
Facebook Killing ‘Become A Fan,’ Embracing ‘Like’  —  Facebook is scaling back on the word “Fan” and ramping up usage of “Like” on brand pages.  According to a confidential e-mail sent to ad agencies today, the social media site will change the “Become A Fan” button to read “Like” within the next few weeks.
Elizabeth Armstrong Moore / Crave:
‘Shop to Lose’—grocery shopping for dummies  —  Search tech innovator Evincii, which unleashed its pharmacist-in-your-pocket app on the sick and groggy masses in late 2009, is now announcing its latest brainchild, the Shop to Lose app for those who need a little help in the grocery shopping department.
 
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Michael Geist Blog:
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 Earlier Items: 
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
One less news app: Did BBC's iPad support threaten the EU's ‘Digital Agenda?’
Discussion: BBC and The Register
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Android Devices Crave Google's Attention
Discussion: Liliputing
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Google, Microsoft to team up on privacy push launching tomorrow
Discussion: CNET News and Search Engine Land
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fake Steve Jobs Blog Likely To Shut Down
Discussion: Tech Eye and Gizmodo
Grant Gross / PC World:
Lawmakers Ask for FTC Investigation of Google Buzz