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5:15 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.
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David Gelles / Financial Times:
JPMorgan fund eyes 10% stake in Twitter
Discussion: 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: Apple Gazette, TiPb and Softpedia News
AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: Missing Front Row, Rosetta and Java runtime
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Lion's ‘Signature Capture’ in Preview photographs your written signature to put in PDFs
Discussion: Examiner and MacStories
AppleInsider:   Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New window controls & gestures
AppleInsider:
Inside Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: New Migration Assistant helps Windows PC switchers
Discussion: TechCrunch, 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
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
Discussion: IntoMobile and Slashdot
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.
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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
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 …
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
How Social Media Is Pushing the Limits of Legal Ethics  —  That some people simply cannot keep their social media usage to an acceptable level is no secret.  Only unlike a student spending the entirety of Biology 101 updating her Facebook page or an NBA player tweeting from the locker room …
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 …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple targets SMBs with JointVenture  —  Apple laid the first stages of JointVenture out to Apple Retail staff today and as West Coast employees exit the meetings we are getting our first information on the new small business program.  JointVenture will be launched on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
Discussion: AppleInsider and The Next Web
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
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HTC Trophy spotted in the wild, sporting Verizon logo  —  If you had any remaining doubts whether the HTC Trophy would be playing for Team Red, you can leave them at the door — a tipster just sent us a high-res version of the above image, and says it's running the latest version of Windows Phone 7, complete with copy/paste support.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
AT&T Taps Placecast For Location-Based Shopping Alerts
Discussion: Engadget and Media Decoder
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