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9:40 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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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
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
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
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.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Number Crunchers: Who Lost In Google's “Farmer” Algorithm Change?
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 …
Discussion: BlackBerry Cool and p2pnet
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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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
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: MSDN Blogs and WPCentral.com
The Huffington Post:
‘The Chronicles Of Rick Roll’: Trailer Features Antoine Dodson, ‘Double Rainbow’ Guy & More (VIDEO)  —  The people the Internet made famous are about to get even more exposure, thanks to what looks to be a legit production of a meme-filled movie featuring Antoine Dodson and more …
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
The Socialized and Appified Oscars  —  It's not just that movie about social networking that will be featured at this weekend's Oscars.  There are also social media and mobile app tie-ins up the wazoo.  Here's a sampling of what's up for the big night:  —  Fans can tweet and Facebook post …
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 …
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Verizon still mum on iPhone sales
Discussion: TUAW and MobileBurn.com
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Feature: Anonymous vs. HBGary: the aftermath
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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Discussion: RyanSpoon.com, Thanks:sidharthdassani