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3:40 PM ET, February 27, 2011

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Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple adds SSD TRIM support to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion beta  —  Apple has added limited TRIM support to the latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which should enhance the long term performance of Solid State Drives.  —  While Apple has already started incorporating SSDs into its Macs …
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Lion's ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs  —  This new feature in Mac OS X 10.7, discovered by reader Mime454, really wows us.  It's called ‘Signature Capture’ and it allows you to write your signature with a black pen on a piece of paper …
Discussion: Examiner and MacStories
AppleInsider:
Mac OS X Lion drops Front Row, Java runtime, Rosetta  —  The latest developer release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion excludes support for Rosetta (used to run PowerPC code on Intel Macs), Front Row, and Oracle's Java runtime, although Apple includes a mechanism to automatically download an updated Java runtime for Lion.
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple has added a new option in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to simplify the process of switching from a Windows PC to a Mac via network import of old files.  —  Apple has historically helped Mac users to upgrade to a new machine via FireWire Target Disk Mode, which converts their old Mac into a hard drive …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X Lion: New window controls & gestures
Discussion: MacRumors
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion
Discussion: MacNN, AppleInsider and 9 to 5 Mac
Vadim Lavrusik / Mashable!:
Facebook Like Button Takes Over Share Button Functionality  —  Say goodbye to the Share button because the Like button is taking over.  —  After months of updates to its Like button, Facebook has released an update that fundamentally changes the button's functionality to that of a Share button.
Discussion: Tony Adam, Soshable and The Next Web
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
Brief Thoughts on Angel List, “Social Proof”, “Spray & Pray”, & The Network Effects of Large Scale Investing  —  (ok folks, i've gotta take the kids to basketball practice in a few hours, so will try to power through this — that means limited crazy fonts, profanity, wild pix... sorry little monsters, next time ;)
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
Where to Watch the Oscars Online and on iOS Devices  —  Oscar night!  A night of glamour, great moments in film and gripes that your favorite films were overlooked.  Also, it's just another occasion to observe how technology has changed the awards show experience.
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Tyler / BlackBerry Developer's Blog:
Thanks for the Open Letter to RIM Developer Relations  —  Hi everyone: I'm Tyler Lessard from RIM.  I head up our BlackBerry Developer Relations and Developer Programs team.  I wanted to take a moment to provide some updates on our PlayBook developer tools, app submission process …
Eva Galperin / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Over 40,000 Does Dismissed In Copyright Troll Cases  —  These have been some eventful weeks in the world of copyright trolling.  Thousands of unnamed “John Does” in P2P file sharing lawsuits filed in California, Washington DC, Texas, and West Virginia have been severed, effectively dismissing over 40,000 defendants.
Discussion: XBIZ Newswire, Techdirt and AVN
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Research teases Windows Phones controlling Surfaces and crazy desktop UIs  —  Hey, look, at this point, we just want ourselves some good, old-fashioned copy and paste — but we'll give Microsoft some credit for looking a year (or two, or ten) beyond that watermark at what could be coming …
Edward James Bass / The Next Web:
Kinect's Exciting Future as a Musical Instrument  —  Shortly after its release in November last year Kinect, Microsoft's motion sensor controller for the Xbox 360, was hacked and automatically opened up to a whole range of interesting functions beyond its intended purpose.
Randfish / SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog:
I Disagree with Fred; Marketing is for Companies that Have Great Products  —  One of the people I admire and respect most in the technology, startup world is Union Square Ventures' Fred Wilson.  A little more than a year ago, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Fred in his New York offices …
Aaron Wall / SEO Book.com:
Google Kills eHow Competitors, eHow Rankings Up  —  Economics Drive Literally Everything Media is all about profit margins. eHow was originally founded in 1998 & had $36 million in venture capital behind it.  But the original cost structure was flawed due to high content costs.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Number Crunchers: Who Lost In Google's “Farmer” Algorithm Change?
Discussion: Fortune and Quora, Thanks:keithdsouza
 
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
NeuAer lets you tag the radio signature of your ex
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Verizon still mum on iPhone sales
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