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11:50 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
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.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Unleashing American Broadband  —  Google and Verizon support a policy of minimal government involvement.  —  Innovation in technology and business is one of America's major comparative advantages in the global information economy.  That's why the Federal Communication Commission's recently …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley and Post Tech, Thanks:crizzodesigns
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Google, Verizon tell FCC to ease off on broadband regulation
Discussion: DailyFinance
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 toward zero.
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 …
Erez Zukerman / Download Squad:
Sony BMG takes Beyonce's official YouTube channel down for “copyright infringement”  —  In an act of corporate insanity that reminds me of military behavior as described in Catch 22, Sony BMG removed the videos from Beyonce's official YouTube channel for “copyright infringement.”
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 …
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.
Discussion: Mashable! and Fast Company
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 …
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
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, eBay Inc. and 901am
Chad Whitney / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn for BlackBerry: Anytime, Anywhere  —  I'm Chad Whitney, the Product Manager responsible for mobile products at LinkedIn.  This is my first blog post for LinkedIn, so why not kick things off with a bang?  I'm excited to announce the full release of LinkedIn for BlackBerry v1.0.
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 and I4U News
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
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.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Vodpod Rolls Out Group Video Pages  —  Online video collection service Vodpod has rolled out a new feature that allows its users to build communities around groups of videos.  With the launch of its Vodpod Groups service, the startup hopes to create destination pages on the site where users …
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Damaster / LiveSide.net:
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
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Michael Geist Blog:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Quip app security hole shares private photos
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter And The Nine-Month Bounce
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
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Discussion: Liliputing
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Fake Steve Jobs Blog Likely To Shut Down
Discussion: Tech Eye and Gizmodo