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4:30 AM ET, April 3, 2011

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comScore, Inc.:
comScore Reports February 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share  —  Android Platform Now Accounts for 1 in 3 Smartphone Users  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends …
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Fred / A VC:
Android (continued)  —  Roughly six months ago, I put up a blog post suggesting Android was going to be the dominant mobile phone operating system and that developers interested in the largest user bases ought to start developing for it in preference to iOS.
Discussion: Howard Lindzon
Henry Blodget / SAI:
Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM — iPhone Dead In Water  —  Google's Android OS has gained an astonishing 7 points of market share in the US smartphone market in the past three months, Comscore says.  —  RIM's market share over the same period collapsed, dropping almost 5 points.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:   Time bombs  —  Fred Wilson today updated and reiterated …
Electronista:
comScore: Android now 33% of US smartphones, iPhone still up
Discussion: BGR and @eric_andersen
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple releases iPad 2 ad: “we believe”  —  Apple has just released a TV advertisement for the new iPad 2.  The new advertisement is certainly dramatic and pushes Apple's concept of the iPad truly being a personal device.
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Massive Breach at Epsilon Compromises Customer Lists of Major Brands  —  Major Breach at World's Largest Permission Based Email Marketing Services Company Affects Wide Range of Major Brands - List Continues to Grow  —  Due to the growing list of brands disclosing that they have been compromised …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Gmail Motion April Fools' gag inevitably turned into reality using Kinect (video)  —  It had to happen.  When Google showed off a new and revolutionary Gmail Motion control scheme yesterday, it failed to fool most people, but it didn't fail to catch the attention of some motion control geeks with Kinect cameras on hand.
Andrew Lyle / Neowin.net:
Microsoft testing ribbon UI in Windows 8  —  In the mist of the latest Windows 8 welcome screen and Microsoft starting to take action on websites that leak Windows 8 screenshots and features, a new set of screenshots have been revealed by Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott.
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Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro
Electronista:
Sony chief Stringer slips plans for 8MP iPhone 5 camera  —  Sony chief Sir Howard Stringer may have unintentionally given away plans for an eight-megapixel camera in the iPhone 5.  During an interview with the WSJ's Walt Mossberg, he claimed that the company's camera sensor plant in Sendai …
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Jobs Looms Large as Stringer Talks Tech
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Next iPod nano to add camera, retain current form factor?  —  The fifth-generation iPod nano packed video recording, a widescreen display, and video playback.  Apple decided to drop these key features in favor of a smaller-form factor, a Multi-Touch display, an iOS-like user interface …
Zach Patberg / NorthJersey.com:
Teacher suspended over alleged Facebook comment  —  PATERSON - A first-grade teacher was suspended Thursday following alleged comments on her Facebook page in which she said she felt like a “warden” overseeing “future criminals,” according to a district official.  —  School No. 21 in Paterson
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Conduit Acquires Web Application Platform Wibiya For $45 Million: Sources  —  Exclusive - No, Conduit was not acquired for a billion dollars or more by Google or Microsoft ... yet (although one executive suggested to me in a phone call this week that the company should, in fact …
Discussion: Haaretz and NetworkEffect
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Instagram Founders: Instagram Is A “New Entertainment Platform” (TCTV)  —  Somewhere between yesterday afternoon and last night, Instagram hit 3 million users after only six months of existence.  To put that into perspective, that's like 1% of the population of the US using a service that currently only fully exists on a iPhone.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The funding and failures of Color, Silicon Valley's $41 million startup (wrapup of the week of hype and hate)  —  As you know I didn't like Color's launch a week ago.  I thought the app just wasn't very good.  Turns out I wasn't the only one.  It still has a two-star review on iTunes.
Discussion: SiliconValley.com and @bill_gross
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