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4:40 AM ET, March 15, 2011

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Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Microsoft Said to Stop Releasing New Zune Models as Demand Ebbs  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will cease introducing new versions of the Zune music and video-player amid tepid demand, helping the company shift its focus to mobile phones, according to a person familiar with the decision.
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Kevin Rose Blogg:
Apple's Role in Japan during the Tohoku Earthquake  —  Wow, this email is from a friend of mine that works for Apple in Japan... makes me happy Apple went the extra mile here, check out his story below:  —  Dear Alex L, David, & Kevin,  —  Hi this is XXXXX in Japan.
Apple Bitch:
Apple Stores To Open Early On Tuesday For iPad Sales (Updated)  —  We've received reports this morning that Apple will be opening Retail Stores one hour early tomorrow for iPad sales.  While no official announcement has been forthcoming from Apple, anecdotal reports from shoppers across …
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple says demand for iPad 2 is ‘amazing’  —  Apple on Monday said demand for the iPad 2 during its first weekend on sale was “amazing.”  —  “Demand for the next generation iPad 2 has been amazing,” Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller, told The Loop.  “We are working hard to get iPad 2 …
Joanna Stern / Engadget:
Internet Explorer 9 launches tonight, we've got your early look (update: it's live)  —  Yes, we know it's PI day, but don't tell the guys and gals at Microsoft — we hear they're celebrating something a little different.  That's right, the long-awaited IE9 browser is finally coming out of its beta …
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Wall Street Journal:   Microsoft Adds Do-Not-Track Tool to Browser
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
#numbers  —  Five years ago this week, a small team of people started working on a prototype of the service that we now know as Twitter.  On March 21, 2006, Jack Dorsey (@jack) sent the first Tweet.  —  Today, on every measure of growth and engagement, Twitter is growing at a record pace.
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Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
Twitter Numbers: Cool, But How Many Users Does It Actually Have?
Discussion: FM Blog and Search Engine Land
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Burning As Yahoo Fiddles: Head Of Service Walks Away  —  When you ask Yahoo who is in charge of Flickr, they always point to one man: Matthew Rothenberg.  Well, technically, there are people at Yahoo above him in charge of the group of products that Flickr is in (Applications Division).
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Matthew Rothenberg / updates @ m.blog:   On Leaving Flickr  —  So uh, yeah... I know these sorts …
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
An Open Letter to Jon Bon Jovi On What's Really “Killing The Music Business”  —  When my wife—a huge and long-time Bon Jovi fan—asked me to spend over $300 for two floor seat tickets to your Valentine's Day show in Toronto, there were two reasons that I said yes.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Relaunches Street View Website  —  Google is revealing more about its sometimes controversial Street View product with an expanded web site that just launched today.  —  The new site continues to show where Street View vehicles are currently active and educates people on how to use Street View's features.
Macworld:
Tablet camera tests: iPad 2 vs. Motorola Xoom vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab  —  Odds are, if you ask anyone waiting in line for an iPad 2, they'll list plenty of reasons why they're lusting after Apple's latest camera-equipped tablet.  —  According to our lab tests, image quality isn't going to be one of them.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Google's 15 Biggest Acquisitions And What Happened To Them  —  Google has a reputation as an innovative company, but in fact it owes a lot of its success to acquisitions.  —  Google basically bought AdSense, the paid search platform that made it a financial powerhouse, from Applied Semantics in 2003.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Leo Apotheker lays out his strategy for first time as HP CEO  —  Leo Apotheker, chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, articulated his company's strategy to make the shift from its dominant position in computing and enterprise hardware to playing a role in the emerging smartphone, tablet and cloud computing markets of today.
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Ina Fried / Mobilized:
The Sidekick is Dead.  Long Live the Sidekick.  T-Mobile Aims to Reinvent the Original Smartphone  —  Just a couple weeks after announcing plans to kill-off the old Danger-based Sidekick service, T-Mobile is ready with some details on its first Android-based model.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google teases slick new Blogger interface, mobile themes and content discovery tool  —  Google's Blogger is one of the grand old daddies of blog platforms and while remaining widely used, there's no doubt that the interface itself is looking a bit tired these days.
Tim Chaten / App Advice:
iPad 2 Beats Out MacBook Pros In iMovie Speed Tests!  —  Now that iMovie has made its way onto our iPads, you may be curious to see just how well it performs.  We were just as curious.  The question we want to answer is this: If I am going to be shooting video on the road, what portable machine do I bring to edit/encode videos?
Discussion: Gizmodo, iClarified and GottaBeMobile
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
How AT&T Totally Flubbed 4G  —  AT&T is lying about 4G.  Shamelessly.  The company's two “4G” phones and its “4G” modem don't deliver 4G even by AT&T's own wishy-washy standards.  Unfortunately, there's no such thing as the 4G police, and AT&T is going to get away with debasing the term …
Anthony Morganti / Gadget Daily News:
Apple Creating a Magazine Publishing Tool for Developers?  —  Since the iPad was announced over a year ago, one of the uses that seemed to be natural for it was that of a Magazine and Newspaper reader.  Real life results, unfortunately have been mixed.  Many magazines such as Wired …
Bloomberg:
Google Is Said to Ready Test of Payment System in New York, San Francisco  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) plans to start testing a mobile-payment service at stores in New York and San Francisco within four months, letting shoppers use their phones to ring up purchases, two people familiar with the project said.
Wall Street Journal:
Rush to Fix Quake-Damaged Undersea Cables  —  BEIJING—Asia's major telecom operators scrambled Monday to eliminate the impact on their operations from damage to several submarine cables following the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  —  Many operators were reporting some disruptions …
Discussion: GigaOM and Data Center Knowledge
Kyle Thibaut / CrunchGear:
Apples To Apples: Apple Inc. Files For Apple Corps' Old Apple Logo Trademark  —  The legal dispute between Apple Corps and Apple Inc. for the rights to the Apple logo are far reaching.  Since the first case back in 1978, Apple Inc. has slowly whittled away at Apple Corp's initial legal …
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Finally, a Startup Visa That Works  —  In my last post about the Startup Visa, I was very critical of the Kerry-Lugar legislation.  That's because it required immigrant entrepreneurs to raise at least $250,000 in financing for their startups, of which $100,000 had to come from American VCs or Super Angels.
Tricia Duryee / eMoney:
Zynga Rolls Out New Virtual Currency in Addition to Facebook Credits  —  Zynga is announcing a new virtual currency today called “zCoins,” which will allow users to earn rewards across 10 of its most popular games on Facebook.  —  The branded-currency announced today comes just a couple …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Charlie Sheen Tweets Generated Over 1M Uniques For Internships.com  —  The dust has finally settled on the Sheen media hurricane from the past couple of weeks and bloggers have pretty much moved on in expectation of the next easy content fustercluck.  Internships.com however …
Discussion: The Blog Herald
 
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Chris Chang / M.I.C. Gadget:
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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Will Congress Push Google To Tweak Its Algorithm To Punish Pirate Sites?
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Firefox Maker: ‘Do Not Track’ Likely to Be Regulated
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
MySpace Streamlines Ad Sales; Unveils Self-Serve Ad Platform
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 Earlier Items: 
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP will install both Windows and WebOS on same desktops in future
Aki Kuusela / The WebM Open Media Project Blog:
Introducing “Anthill,” the First VP8 Hardware Encoder IP Release
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds Mac OS X 10.6.7 Build 10J869 to Developers
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Etsy users irked after buyers, purchases exposed to the world
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Amazon Appstore gets Angry Birds Rio exclusive
Miro / iFixit Blog:
iPad 2′s Smart Cover Teardown