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5:40 PM ET, March 31, 2010

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AppleInsider:
Apple's iPhone 4.0 to support multitasking via Expose-like interface  —  The upcoming 4. reference release of Apple's iPhone OS will deliver new support for running multiple concurrent third party apps, and allow users to switch between them using a windows management mechanism similar …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins' Doubles Down The iFund To $200 Million For the iPad  —  Today at the Rosewood Sandhill Hotel in Menlo Park, CA, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers hosted an event surrounding a “mobile content revolution.”  The famous venture capital firm was tight-lipped about what this event …
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr: iPad ‘will rule the world’  —  Most of the focus at venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' iFund event today was on Apple's upcoming iPad, with five startups (Gogii, Ngmoco, Pinger, Shazam, and Booyah) confirming on-stage that they're developing iPad applications.
Alan Poizner / USA Today:   It's an app world, and it could swallow all computing
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
YouTube To Roll Out New Design For All Video Pages Today  —  YouTube's video page overhaul, which the company itself says is one of the biggest redesigns in its history, is about to get noticed by a lot more people today.  —  A YouTube partner just forwarded us an e-mail he received from the Google company …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
YouTube's New Streamlined ‘Watch’ Page Boosts Engagement By 7%
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Black Web 2.0
John Pozadzides / Lifehacker:
How I'd Hack Your Weak Passwords  —  Internet standards expert, CEO of web company iFusion Labs, and blogger John Pozadzides knows a thing or two about password security—and he knows exactly how he'd hack the weak passwords you use all over the internet.  —  Note: This isn't intended …
Discussion: Kotaku, Thanks:chrismessina
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
doubleTwist Gives Android Market The Slick, iTunes-Like Interface It Deserves (With One Catch)  —  Android Market is finally getting a robust desktop presence.  But we don't have to Google to thank for it — it's coming from doubleTwist, the syncing software that allows you to sync your media …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Publisher Network To Be Axed, Customers Referred To Chitika Instead  —  We just received an anonymous tip from someone who claims to have received an email from Yahoo which says that the company's Google AdSense counterpart, Publisher Network, will be shut down by the company in the next 30 days.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
64GB Zune HD launching April 12th for $350, current models reduced $20  —  Let's just be nice and feign surprise, okay?  Good.  With that out of the way, Microsoft has announced a 64GB version of Zune HD, due out April 12th via the Zune online store (and later via other retailers) …
Chris Pendleton / Bing Maps Blog:
New Bing Maps Application: foursquare Everywhere  —  Last week at the SES conference Yusuf Mehdi announced our partnership with foursquare and demonstrated a preview of the application that I've had the personal privilege of managing - woohoo!  After much anticipation, I'm proud to present to you …
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Bing Maps Helps You Scope Out The Town With Oodle Rentals And Foursquare Integration
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Asus: iPad Rivals On The Way  —  Netbook maker will roll out several tablet PCs in the coming months.  —  With just a few days remaining before Apple's first tablet computer hits stores, iPad hype is at a fever pitch.  But on a recent visit to the U.S. Jonney Shih, chairman of Apple competitor Asus, was his usual tranquil self.
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Why the Web is fastest in South Korea  —  (CNN) — People in the United States basically invented the Internet.  So U.S. connections must be the fastest and cheapest in the world, right?  —  Not so much.  —  Broadband Internet speeds in the United States are only about one-fourth as fast …
Thanks:atul
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
No cloud music for iPad's launch  —  For anyone hoping that a cloud-based music service will launch with the iPad this Saturday, disappointment is lurking.  —  Music industry sources told CNET this week Apple has informed label managers that a streaming music service is unlikely to be ready before the third quarter.
Royal Pingdom:
The most popular social sharing options on the top blogs  —  Most blogs encourage sharing of their content on services like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Reddit, and so on, usually via prominent buttons in connection with each post.  —  It's a win-win situation for the bloggers and their readers.
Discussion: Mashable! and The Next Web, Thanks:atul
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Developer enthusiasm for iPad slackens as Android surges  —  Android's the platform to watch, says survey  —  Computerworld - Developer enthusiasm for Apple's iPad has cooled somewhat because the tablet lacks multitasking and a camera, a company that makes cross-platform development tools said today.
Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
Greenpeace Links Apple iPad to Global Warming  —  A Greenpeace report questions the degree to which the Apple iPad and mobile devices that similarly rely on cloud computing are contributing to global warming.  It also calls on IT leaders such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft to take the lead in pursuing critical climate-change goals.
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun:
First MeeGo Builds Available for Netbooks, Handhelds  —  With so much focus on a new mobile computing device due out this weekend, you'd think everyone else in this space is standing around, right?  Not so, says Nokia.  The first MeeGo code drop just landed and I'm downloading it now for my netbook.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Twitter: How Our New ‘Top Tweets’ Works  —  As Twitter continues to roll out its new home page, more users — new and old — are being exposed to the new “Top Tweets” feature.  As we said yesterday, Top Tweets shows a collection of recent messages that scroll every couple seconds.
Discussion: The Next Web and VentureBeat, Thanks:mattmcgee
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Panasonic Rejects Idea of Using Google's Android on TVs Because of Expense  —  Panasonic Corp., the fourth-largest television maker, decided against using Google Inc.'s Android operating system to handle Internet features in its TVs because the approach would be too costly, a Panasonic executive said.
Discussion: Fast Company and NewTeeVee
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla's First State of the Internet Report: Firefox's Worldwide Market Share Near 30%  —  Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser, just published its first quarterly State of the Internet report.  With over 350 million users worldwide, Mozilla collects a lot …
Discussion: Blog of Metrics and GigaOM
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are location geeks at Where 2.0 off the path to real money?  —  Walking around the hallways at the Where 2.0 Conference today I met tons of developers doing some very interesting things with location, but they seem to be stuck in a mode where they think where you are right now is all that matters.
Discussion: GigaOM and O'Reilly Radar, Thanks:scobleizer
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Isohunt Ordered to Remove Infringing Content  —  A U.S. judge is ordering Isohunt, one of the world's leading BitTorrent search engines, to remove all infringing content.  Isohunt's operator said Tuesday that the decision would likely shutter the site, which has 30 million unique monthly visitors.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo:
Apple Refunds All iPad Rush Shipping Charges  —  It looks like Apple has decided to refund all rush shipping charges for iPad pre-orders after complaints that people were paying for nothing bubbled up.  It makes sense, since all orders, rushed or not, are due to arrive on Saturday.
Discussion: Technology Questions
Steve Lohr / Bits:
I.B.M's Bid to Woo Software Startups  —  I.B.M. wants to enlist fledgling software companies in its Smarter Planet strategy, which seeks to apply cutting-edge technology to big challenges like improving the efficiency of energy use, water management, transportation and health care.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
PrimeSense confirms its motion sensors used in Microsoft's Project Natal  —  PrimeSense has confirmed that its 3D sensing and recognition technology will be used in Microsoft's Project Natal, one of the biggest changes coming for video games during the holiday season of 2010.
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Facebook Revealed Private Email Addresses Last Night  —  A brief rift in the Facebook privacy shield has been healed, but not before dozens of people documented it.  For about 30 minutes late Tuesday, private email addresses were revealed—and then, just as suddenly, they were hidden again.
Juan Carlos Perez / InfoWorld:
Google upgrades email management hosted service  —  The new version allows administrators to send copies of a message to two different email hosts and and simplifies the spam and virus protection  —  Google is adding two features to its Google Message Security, a hosted service for monitoring …
Discussion: eWeek
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Google Chrome doesn't respect your privacy  —  Microsoft is going on the offensive against Google, accusing the search giant of creating a browser that does not respect user privacy.  The company posted a video, embedded below, on TechNet Edge with the following description …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Will Bing Sneak Onto the iPad?  —  Sure, Apple and Google have gone from pals to frenemies to outright rivals.  But would Steve Jobs and company really dump the search giant in favor of Microsoft's Bing?  —  Speculation about a potential Google/Bing swap on Apple's platforms has swirled for months …
Discussion: mocoNews and I4U News
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
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Fred Wilson's 10 Golden Principles of Successful Web Apps
Bloomberg:
China Spat Is Least of Google's 2010 Woes as Microsoft-Like Slowdown Looms
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