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3:40 PM ET, March 12, 2011

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Fred Oliveira / Helloform:
Dear Twitter,  —  I never wrote any Twitter clients, but I've been around since the very beginning.  So yesterday when I read the news about your new developer roadmap - which boils down to “no new clients, thanks” - I was confused.  I was confused because I remember the early days …
Discussion: GigaOM, @roosto, kellabyte and Regular Geek
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Jolie O'Dell / Mashable!:
Twitter to Devs: Don't Make Twitter Clients... Or Else  —  Pure play Twitter clients — apps like Echofon, Twidroyd and UberTwitter — got a sharp slap on the wrist today from Twitter platform chief Ryan Sarver.  —  In an API announcement post, Sarver finally made clear what third-party developers …
Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
Twitter is Finally Doing the Right Thing
Discussion: Taptivate and TechnoBuffalo, Thanks:jesse
Dave Kellogg / Kellblog:
An Amazing Story about Twitter and the Japan Earthquake  —  [Revised: rewrote introductory aside for brevity]  —  Every once in a while, I have an “aha” moment where I'm blown away by an unsuspected use or combination of technologies.  —  Prior to yesterday, the last such moment …
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Arik Hesseldahl / NewEnterprise:
Despite the Quake, Japan's Internet Connections Are Going Strong  —  While the damage and casualties in Japan are still being assessed one bit of good news concerning the events in that country is that one key piece of infrastructure has managed to stay up and running despite the massive earthquake and tsunami waves: The Internet.
iFixit:
iPad 2 Wi-Fi Teardown  —  We got our hands on Apple's newest tablet, the iPad 2 on March 11, 2011.  Follow us on Twitter to get all the latest updates.  Finally!!!  The iPad has come back to iFixit!  And this time, it has a 2 in front of its name, hence the iPad 2!
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Kleiner Perkins Already Selling Its Twitter Stock  —  Kleiner Perkins is already selling some of the stock it bought in Twitter just last December, Henry Blodget reports.  —  We heard from a source that Kleiner has already unloaded some of its stock on private markets, quickly making a profit as Twitter's valuation has skyrocketed.
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Henry Blodget / SAI:
NO CONFLICT, NO INTEREST: John Doerr, Twitter, And The Rise Of Secondary Private Markets
Discussion: Softpedia News
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple facing iPad 2 shortages, poor retail launch planning  —  Apple has been hyping up today's iPad 2 launch since its announcement last week with its numerous newsletters, video guided tours, etc.  Now it's launch day and it could be fairly said that Apple disappointed a few.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Are You Ready for the New Peer-to-Peer Economy?  —  Unless you really don't give two hoots about the world of technology, it's highly unlikely you would have missed the big brouhaha between San Francisco-based startup Square and VeriFone, a payment processing services provider.
Ted Samson / InfoWorld:
Apple vs. Microsoft: A tale of two mobile updates  —  You can learn a lot about the positives and negatives of Apple and Microsoft by the way they update their mobile platforms  —  It's remarkable how much you can learn about a company from something as seemingly simple as a point update to its mobile platform.
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Introducing Stellar  —  For the past several months, I've been working on a new web app/site called Stellar.  Stellar helps you discover and keep track of your favorite things online.  If you like playing around on Twitter or Flickr, you'll probably enjoy Stellar.
Michael Joggins / AndroidSPIN:
Exclusive: Pics of Verizon HTC Incredible 2  —  Well look what we managed to get our hands on today...pictures of the HTC Incredible 2.  It is quite the device I must say.  Rocking Android 2.3 with Sense, this is one smoking hot phone.  Although we haven't gotten the chance to play …
Rick Ramsey / OTN Garage:
Sun.com Will Disappear After June 1  —  The www.sun.com site will be decommissioned on June 1 of this year.  —  Most of the content that was on BigAdmin, OpenSolaris.com, and some sections of SDN has already been migrated to the System Admin and Developer Community of the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Bing sees backlash for Japan quake Twitter donation campaign  —  Here's a great example of how a seemingly noble social media donation campaign can go awry: Microsoft tweeted two hours ago on the Bing search engine's Twitter account that it would donate up to $100,000 to help victims of Japan's earthquake …
Discussion: @bing, @michaelianblack, @peterbyrnes and Gawker, Thanks:devindra
 
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New York Times:
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Tweeters: I want a witness tag
Bloomberg:
Bloomberg Game Changers: Twitter
Discussion: Soshable, Epicenter and GigaOM
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Flickr Confirms Taking Down Egyptian Blogger's Photos, Cites Community Guidelines Violation
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
LimeWire wins limit on damages to record labels
Discussion: Techdirt
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Big Money For Google Execs In 2011
Discussion: paidContent
Arn / MacRumors:
iPhone 5 Design Images with Larger Edge-to-Edge Screen?