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12:50 AM ET, March 6, 2011

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter's “Quickbar Uprising” Is Nothing: Wait Till The Ads Really Show Up  —  Some people hate Twitter's new iPhone app, and Twitter is listening: It's going to change the app slightly.  —  Which won't appease the people who hate Twitter's new iPhone app at all.
Discussion: Mobility Digest
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Frederic Lardinois / NewsGrange:
Twitter Reacts to the #Dickbar Uproar: Not Killing It - Just Making it a Little Bit Less Annoying  —  When Twitter launched the latest version of its iPhone app a few days ago, most users were more than happy to get auto-completion for names and hashtags, among many other improvements.
Thanks:fredericl
Dr. Drang / @drdrang:
Following @gruber's coinage, I propose all future complaints about Twitter 3.3 be tagged #dickbar.
C.K. Sample III / Sample the Web:
Dear Apple: You're not “Post-PC” until you cut the cord  —  On Wednesday, Steve Jobs took the stage and announced what he called “Apple's third post-PC blockbuster”, the iPad 2.  Don't get me wrong: I'm loving everything I've seen about the iPad 2 and I plan on grabbing one next Friday …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
iPad May Be Magical.  Apps Aren't.  Here's Why.  —  It has been nearly a year since I first came in close contact with the original iPad.  It blew my mind, and since then, it has become a daily accompaniment.  I create content on my MacBook Air, but I spend a lot of time consuming content and media on the device.
Discussion: Scobleizer
Chris / cdixon.org:
SEO is no longer a viable marketing strategy for startups  —  Many of the today's most successful informational sites such as Yelp, Wikipedia and TripAdvisor relied heavily on SEO for their initial growth.  Their marketing strategy (whether deliberate or not) was roughly: 1) …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Are we witnessing YouTube's big fumble?  (UPDATE: Not tonight!)  —  UPDATE, my original post is below.  I tuned in for the Charlie Sheen show, but only about 200,000 people were in the channel at peak and the show was very boring and viewers quickly went away.  So, this won't be the “event” that proves this post's thesis right.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The App Wall  —  A couple nights ago, a friend sent me a message.  “So glad we finally have a way to talk without hanging out.”  —  He was, of course, kidding.  He sent me the message through Yobongo, a new location-based realtime chatting app that launched this week.
Discussion: @scobleizer and Scobleizer
Jackie Cohen / All Facebook:
Angry Birds Are Flying To Facebook  —  Angry Birds has enjoyed more than 75 million downloads, so it's about time that the game developer Rovio is expanding the franchise to the Facebook.  —  The official Angry Birds page on Facebook says that the game will come to the social network in a month …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
AT&T to allow grandfathered unlimited iPad data plans on iPad 2, your weekend rave to continue  —  Good news, iPad 3G owners.  If you were lucky enough to snag one of those coveted unlimited data plans with your original AT&T iPad, you won't have to toss it when upgrading next week.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘Tweet Viewer’ Virus Spreads On Twitter  —  There is something amazing about how desperately humans want to see who has viewed their online profiles.  This desire has been taken advantage of (again) by Twitter spammers as tweets like “WOW!  You can see WHO VISITS your TWITTER profile.  That's cool! :)
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft's Nightmare: First They Came For The Tablets, Then The Netbooks....  Taiwanese PC maker ASUS plans to release netbook PCs that run Google's Android and Intel's Meego operating systems, says its CEO.  —  The fact that ASUS is floating the idea again two years after abandoning …
Andrew S. Ross / San Francisco Chronicle:
Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack  —  Is Amazon.com getting nervous?  —  How else to explain its intemperate letter threatening to put more than 10,000 Californians out of work should the state even think about enforcing the collection of unpaid sales taxes on Amazon and other Internet retailers?
 
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David Bandurski / China Media Project:
Opium Wars and the perfidy of Google
Peter Sayer / ITworld.com:
Germany identifies a secure way to deal with spam
Discussion: PC World and Slashdot
Bloomberg:
Facebook Is Said to Resume Talks With Skype on Video-Calling Partnership
Discussion: The Next Web and PC Magazine, Thanks:fdestin
Tim Cohn / Search Marketing Communications:
New Google Search Results For Twitter Accounts
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Soshable
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Even YouTube Can't Silence Radical Cleric
 Earlier Items: 
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's expanding voice control, sync teams hint at iPhone improvements
Discussion: Crave and MacNN
Cade Metz / The Register:
Patent attack on Google open codec faces ‘antitrust probe’
Discussion: Ars Technica and Computerworld
John Markoff / New York Times:
Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software