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3:41 AM ET, February 28, 2011

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
How Chris Sacca And J.P. Morgan Acquired 10% Of Twitter Via Huge Secret Secondary Fund  —  Lots and lots of buzz today in all the major newspapers about how J.P. Morgan is trying to buy 10% or so of Twitter for $450 million.  —  As far as I can tell, all of the stories are wrong.
Discussion: SAI, Pulse2, @semilshah and @stevecheney
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David Gelles / Financial Times:
JPMorgan fund eyes 10% stake in Twitter
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, CNET News and DealBook, Thanks:dgelles
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
10.7 Lion allows multi-user remote computing  —  iMac screen sharing with MacBook Air on a different account  —  Yesterday we told you that the popular Back to my Mac feature might go free with 10.7 Lion and we also told you the service received a few tweaks in Lion.
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Arn / MacRumors:
Mac OS X Lion's Safari is Snappier and More Stable Thanks to WebKit2
Discussion: TiPb and Apple Gazette
AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Missing Front Row, Rosetta and Java runtime
AppleInsider:   Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New window controls & gestures
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Lion's ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs
Discussion: Examiner and MacStories
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Podcast Publisher lets you run your own shows, debuts in 10.7 Lion
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacNN and 9 to 5 Mac
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
What ‘The Social Network’ Won (Three Awards, But Not Best Picture) #Oscars  —  Despite losing Best Picture to The King's Speech, Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher's epic Facebook creation myth The Social Network did pick up three Oscars tonight, more than any film about nerds has ever garnered, unless you count A Beautiful Mind.
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:   How ‘The Social Network’ Saved Mark Zuckerberg
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
All of Facebook's Like Buttons on Third-Party Sites Now Publish a Full News Feed Story  —  When users click the Like or Recommend button on a third-party website or within a Facebook app, it now publishes a full news feed story instead of just a one-line Recent Activity story.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, CNET News and Pulse2
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple testing Android-like gesture-based lock screen for iOS  —  Apple has been working on a new gesture-based lock screen for iOS devices that works similarly to Android's “dots” lock screen feature.  The user sets up a pattern and needs to input that same pattern in, instead of a password or a four number code.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
How Kinect and its offspring are shaping the future of Microsoft  —  Gee-whiz conceptual demos of “natural user interfaces” are a longstanding tradition at Microsoft, but the early success of the Kinect motion controller for Xbox 360 has given these projects new energy, demonstrating their potential to impact the company and the world.
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Edward James Bass / The Next Web:   Kinect's Exciting Future as a Musical Instrument
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Microsoft Research teases Windows Phones controlling Surfaces and crazy desktop UIs
Zach Epstein / BGR:
BlackBerry PlayBook will support Android apps, RIM rep proclaims [video]  —  BGR exclusively reported in January that Research in Motion was hard at work trying to add support for Android applications to the BlackBerry PlayBook and its QNX-based OS.  The move would be a huge one …
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Did Google Pre-Emptively Block a 4G iPhone on Verizon?  —  In 2008, after much protest, Verizon accepted openness conditions attached to valuable spectrum being auctioned off by the FCC, and spent $4.7 billion to buy nationwide capacity that would ensure it could build a robust 4G network for the next generation of mobile devices.
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Pro Sports vs. the Web Pirates  —  Leagues from the NFL and NBA to Ultimate Fighting are finding it nearly impossible to block pirate video sites from streaming live events  —  It's Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, and 11,000 screaming fans are watching …
Discussion: The Business Insider
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google acknowledges Gmail issues as users complain of missing emails  —  Google has acknowledged a problem with its popular Gmail email service after users reported missing emails, labels and contacts over the past few hours.  —  The Huffington Post reports that some users had been using …
Lore Croghan / NY Daily News:
Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo and more to beef up protection from hackers  —  OMG - it's 2 e-z 4 computer hackers to steal your personal info at coffeehouses and bookstores, Sen. Chuck Schumer warned Sunday.  —  He called on the top brass at popular websites like Facebook …
Discussion: @recompiler, @al3x, Reuters and PC World
Michael Rose / TUAW:
Ive due $30m stock windfall, may seek relocation back to UK  —  Other than Steve Jobs's brain, the mind most clearly at work in Apple's history of compelling and human-centric products belongs to Jonathan ‘Jony’ Ive, 44.  After joining Apple in 1992, he rose to become the company's senior vice president …
Dave / Master of 500 Hats:
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 ;)
 
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Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
How Social Media Is Pushing the Limits of Legal Ethics
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AT&T Taps Placecast For Location-Based Shopping Alerts
Discussion: Engadget and Media Decoder
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
How Hackers Could Exploit Federal Government Shutdown
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