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5:55 AM 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:
Find my Mac coming in 10.7 Lion?  —  Did you think Apple was done announcing the new features coming in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion?  Did you think Apple was done bringing features from iOS to the Mac?  Well, they're not, and here's a big one that might be coming this Summer with Lion: Find my Mac.
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 …
Discussion: MacStories and AllNewsMac
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion  —  Apple has been really thinking about their content creation strategy in Mac OS X and has lead the industry with applications like Garageband and iMovie.  With 10.7 Lion Apple has moved to some new consumer content creation and that is podcasts.
Discussion: MacNN and AppleInsider
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X Lion: New window controls & gestures  —  Apple is finally letting go of old windowing conventions that date back to the original Macintosh, allowing users in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to fluidly interact with windows any way they like.  —  Back in 1984, Apple had to bundle new Macs with instructions on how to use a mouse.
Discussion: MacRumors
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Number Crunchers: Who Lost In Google's “Farmer” Algorithm Change?  —  On Thursday, Google announced a major change to its search algorithm, designed to weed out shallow and low-quality content from its top search results.  Content farms were seen by many as the target.  Were they hit?  Who was hit?
The Technium:
Free Kindle This November  —  In October 2009 John Walkenbach noticed that the price of the Kindle was falling at a consistent rate, lowering almost on a schedule.  By June 2010, the rate was so unwavering that he could easily forecast the date at which the Kindle would be free: November 2011.
Mark Suster / TechCrunch:
What's The Real Deal With AngelList?  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post by @msuster (Mark Suster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners.  His second company was sold this company to Salesforce.com, where he served as VP of Product Management.  Read more about Suster at Bothsidesofthetable.
Discussion: @davepell, @peterchane, Quora and Scobleizer, Thanks:msuster
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Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Moonlighting Within Microsoft, in Pursuit of New Apps  —  IF you have a smartphone, you probably have apps on it to check the news, play games, help with shopping or further a hobby like travel or bird-watching.  But chances are that you don't yet have Bubblegum — a new app that lets …
Discussion: WPCentral.com
ABCNEWS:
Libya's ‘Love Revolution’: Muslim Dating Site Seeds Protest  —  Coded Love Letters Help Opposition Members Organize Protest  —  When Omar Shibliy Mahmoudi exchanged sweet nothings on the Muslim dating site Mawada, it wasn't for love but for liberty.  —  To avoid detection by Libyan secret police …
Discussion: Sify.com and Internet Evolution
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Verizon still mum on iPhone sales  —  “Usually, if they sell a lot of something, you want to tell everybody.”  —  Verizon iPhone launch day.  Photo: Chris B.  —  That's what Steve Jobs had to say in 2009 about sales figures for the Kindle — which, it bears repeating, Amazon (AMZN) has still never revealed.
Discussion: MobileBurn.com and Neowin.net
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Anonymous vs. HBGary: the aftermath  —  The RSA security conference took place February 14-18 in San Francisco, and malware response company HBGary planned on a big announcement.  The firm was about to unveil a new appliance called “Razor,” a specialized computer plugged …
 
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