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4:10 PM ET, February 28, 2011

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors Page 2:
New ‘iPad 2’ Image Almost Certainly Fake  —  Earlier today, BGR posted an image it had received from a source claiming that it was a rear view of the second-generation iPad.  The image has of course received a fair bit of traction on Apple-focused sites this morning, but it is almost certainly fake.
Discussion: Yahoo! News, MobileWhack and SAI
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Is this Apple's next iPad?  —  We have been sent an image that looks very convincing.  A tipster has shot us over what could be — and appears to be — an image of the back of Apple's next generation iPad.  The rear-facing camera, redesigned speaker, and flat back with tapered edges are all visible.
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Apple Plots Move To Expand iPhone's Market Share  —  Apple (AAPL) continues to plot new moves in its campaign to conquer the world.  —  In a research note this morning, Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi reports on a meeting he had last week with Apple COO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and VP of Internet Services Eddy Cue.
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple COO Hints At Cheaper iPhone, Saying, We Don't Want To Be For “Just The Rich”  —  Apple COO Tim Cook strongly suggested we will see a cheaper iPhone in the near future in an interview with Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi.  —  Cook says Apple is doing “clever things” to attack the prepaid market …
Peter / The Mac Security Blog:
Black Hole RAT is Really No Big Deal  —  iThreats published information about a new remote administration tool recently, and other sites are presenting this as a serious new threat to the Mac.  Actually, this is hardly a threat at all.  This tool, BlackHole, is something that needs to be installed on a Mac …
Discussion: I4U News and SC Magazine US
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Naked Security / Sophos:
Mac OS X backdoor Trojan, now in beta?
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.
Lauren Dugan / mediabistro.com:
Texas Governor Rick Perry Blocks Media from his Twitter Account, Twitter Reacts  —  In a move that runs counter to the open nature of Twitter, Texas Governor Rick Perry has blocked several members of the Texas media from accessing his Twitter account.  —  Twitter has been a difficult beast for many politicians to tackle.
Discussion: @dannysullivan
Oliver Chiang / SelectStart:
Facebook Investor Peter Thiel: Palantir Is The Next Facebook Or Google  —  Who isn't looking for the next big tech company?  —  For a FORBES magazine story I recently wrote on cyber-security software-maker Palantir Technologies, I spoke with billionaire Facebook investor Peter Thiel …
Discussion: SAI, Zootool and TechEye
Leon Erlanger / InfoWorld:
Motorola's big plans to fix Android's security woes  —  Execs confirm plans to develop APIs for the missing capabilities, letting Android devices match the security level of BlackBerrys and iPhones  —  It's official: Motorola Mobility execs have confirmed to InfoWorld that the smartphone maker …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook plans to resume address, phone sharing  —  Despite congressional criticism, Facebook is planning to resume the aborted rollout of a feature that allowed the optional sharing of addresses and mobile phone numbers.  —  Facebook said in a letter (PDF) released today …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
European customs ordered to seize PlayStation shipments in legal dispute  —  Confiscations ordered after Asian electronics giant LG wins preliminary injunction against Sony in acrimonious patent battle  —  European customs officers have been ordered to seize shipments of Playstation 3s …
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.
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.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Official DirecTV App for iPad now available, brings touch controls to your satellite box  —  Apparently that “coming soon” teaser page meant only a few days, as the aptly named DirecTV App for iPad popped up on the iTunes store this morning.  The features were pretty well detailed on the website preview …
Andrew Kovacs / @akovacs:
Discussion: Fortune
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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Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
And the Winner of the Academy Award Goes to... Real-Time Social Streams?
Discussion: New York Times, MediaMemo and @chloes
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft's Windows Intune cloud-management service to go on sale March 23  —  Microsoft plans to make its Windows Intune cloud-management service available for trial or purchase on March 23 in 35 countries, company officials disclosed on February 28.  —  Windows Intune (codenamed “Florida” …
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Yahoo Blocked Delicious Founder Joshua Schachter From Investing In Twitter  —  Delicious founder Joshua Schachter was offered the opportunity to invest in Twitter's first round and Yahoo, where he was working at the time, blocked him.  Of course now Twitter is trading at $4.5 billion and will probably be a $10 billion company one day.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
SocialEyes Taps Facebook Social Graph For Video Chatting  —  SocialEyes, a new start-up co-founded by RealNetworks chairman Rob Glaser, is launching today at DEMO with the promise of making video chat truly social by leveraging Facebook Connect.  The San Francisco company is building …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Hearst's Manilla Aims to Handle Household Bills  —  There are many to manage your finances online, but many of them handle only the paying of run-of-the-mill bills.  A site starting in beta-test mode on Monday, called Manilla, is aiming for something broader.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
AdvanceTC's 4.8-inch tabletphone runs Windows 7 on a 1.6GHz Atom CPU  —  It may not sound like the most practical combination, but we've got to hand it to AdvanceTC — it's shoehorned telephony into a Windows 7 tablet, fulfilling our dark desire for a spiritual successor to the xpPhone.
BBC:
London Stock Exchange site shows malicious adverts  —  The infection kicked off warnings from a fake security program  —  Booby-trapped adverts that hit visitors with fake security software have been discovered on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) website.  —  Analysis of the LSE site suggests …
Dan Frommer / SAI:
Amazon Gets Another Kindle Distributor: AT&T Will Sell In Its 2,000+ Stores  —  Amazon smartly continues to sell its Kindle e-reader at more places than just its Amazon.com web store.  The company's latest Kindle distributor is AT&T, the wireless carrier that powers the Kindle's 3G connection in the U.S.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
ICANN: No government veto over controversial top-level domains  —  Less than two weeks away from ICANN's conference in San Francisco, representatives from the organization's Government Advisory Committee have rejected a US Department of Commerce proposal that would give GAC members veto power over new domain endings.
Discussion: CNET News
Scott Moritz / TheStreet:
Verizon iPhone Clears 1 Million-Sold Mark  —  NEW YORK, (TheStreet) — Verizon's(VZ) Apple(AAPL) iPhone sales, while deceptively slow, still managed to fly past the 1 million-sold milepost.  —  Dan Mead, Verizon Wireless chief, told media outlets this weekend that 60% of the company's iPhone sales were preorders.
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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