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1:40 PM ET, February 26, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iPhone 5 part surfaces, shows larger display and thinner bezel?  —  A purported image of an iPhone 5 part has appeared on a Chinese reseller of Apple parts' website.  Specifically, this part may be the digitizer panel for the fifth generation iPhone's touch screen.
The Weblog of Jamie Murai:
You Win, RIM!  (An Open Letter To RIM's Developer Relations)  —  You win.  I concede defeat.  I no longer want to attempt developing an app for the Playbook.  Are you happy now?  Surely you must be.  Considering how terribly designed the entire process is, from the registration right through …
Discussion: Slashdot and Electronista, Thanks:lockergnome
Om Malik / GigaOM:
My Web Without Facebook Connect  —  I have had better days.  I woke up to the sound of a hailstorm beating my bedroom window to pulp.  I saw weather gods in passive aggressive mood and pelt San Francisco with sleet right at the time I go for my early morning walk.
Discussion: RyanSpoon.com, Thanks:sidharthdassani
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple may surprise with near immediate availability of iPad 2 next week  —  While media reports have shed considerable doubt on Apple's capacity to facilitate a full-scale launch of its second-generation iPad in the short term, AppleInsider has reason to believe that customers could be holding …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Apple shares Mac OS X Lion with security experts  —  Apple not only released a preview of its next operating system, Mac OS X Lion, to developers today, the company is also giving it to security experts for review.  —  “I wanted to let you know that I've requested that you be invited …
Bryce Roberts / BRYCE DOT VC:
Why I Deleted My AngelList Account  —  Yesterday I deleted my AngelList account.  Doing so generated a lot of questions on Twitter, in email and from the press so I want to explain myself.  —  Its a decision I've been wrestling with for the last few months as I've found the service increasingly not matching my investment philosophy.
Discussion: @scobleizer, @msuster and @shervin
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The new Silicon Valley hype machine: AngelList
Discussion: VentureBeat
Sam Sheffer / Engadget:
HTC Droid Incredible 2 shows up in Verizon's system  —  Well, look what we've got here!  Seeing that HTC just introduced the Incredible S — a world phone only available in the UK — it was only a matter of time before the phone hit the stateside.  A trusted tipster just hit us with screen shots …
Hannah Miet / New York Times:
Serendipity Is No Algorithm on College Dating Site  —  JEAN MEYER, a business student at Columbia University and a founder of Datemyschool.com, an online matchmaking service, believes modern ambition is the death of love.  —  Standing at the bottom of the steps to Low Library at Columbia recently …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Bloomberg Launching Daily Live Tech TV Show Called Bloomberg West On Monday  —  Bloomberg is launching a new daily hourly television show called Bloomberg West next week, we hear.  It's on the air daily at 3 pm Pacific and then again at 8 pm.  The show will focus on technology …
Thanks:beet_tv
Cade Metz / The Register:
Mozilla unfurls twelfth and last Firefox 4 beta  —  The lords are a-leaping  —  Mozilla has released the twelfth and final Firefox 4 beta.  —  “We are in the final stages of the Firefox 4 Beta cycle,” reads a blog post from the open source outfit.  “The team has fixed more than 7,000 bugs since the first beta release.”
Dan Frommer / Tools:
The Truth About The iPad, Day 300: I Barely Use It Anymore  —  The main thing you need to know about my iPad right now is that I'm not sure where it is.  —  It's definitely at home, because I've stopped bringing it to work most days.  I think it's next to the bed, because that's where I've …
Pete Warden / ReadWriteWeb:
Crawl Bank Accounts with the Ghost of Wesabe  —  The personal finance startup Wesabe may be dead, but its code lives on.  Former team member Brian Donovan recently open sourced the framework used to connect with bank websites and download statements in a machine-readable form.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Verizon Says Short iPhone Lines Due to Strong Online Sales, Staggered Rollout  —  The Wall Street Journal reports on an interview with Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead, who claims that short lines for the public launch of the Verizon iPhone were the result of an intentional effort to push sales …
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Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Testing Google's New Algorithm: It Really Is Better  —  When we heard that Google had unleashed a new algorithm in the United States to battle content farms, we were cautiously optimistic.  Content farms, which bet they can make more more money on any advertisements than they spend producing …
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Seth Godin / Seth's Blog:
30%, the long tail and a future of serialized content
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
E-mail innovator pitches self-deleting e-mails
Discussion: Ubergizmo and ReadWriteWeb
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Groupon Files SEC Form For Another $16.2 Million
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
Watch Out iPad, Honeycomb Has 16 Tablet Apps!
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
Dear Google, I Have More Than 10,000 Contacts
Discussion: Geek.com and @akovacs
 Earlier Items: 
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
T-Mobile USA losing customers, says turnaround will take time
Chris Preimesberger / eWeek:
How Apple Dodged a Sun Buyout: Former CEOs McNealy, Zander Tell All
Discussion: MacNN, Pulse2, Digits, ITworld.com and Slashdot
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Verizon to launch Windows Phone 7 device in late March
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's Ad Team Runs Into the Learning Curve, and Promoted Tweets Take a Step Back