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11:00 AM ET, April 3, 2011

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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 …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Time bombs  —  Fred Wilson today updated and reiterated his suggestion to develop on Android first: … I don't think so.  The Verizon iPhone has only been out for two months, and it has shown steady daily sales, comparable to the GSM model in the U.S., but without a massive bump up front.
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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.
comScore, Inc.:
comScore Reports February 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Ballmer HAD To Make Windows The Center Of Microsoft's Tablet Strategy — Even If It Kills Them  —  Microsoft's tablet strategy — wait for the next version of Windows — will probably end up costing the company its long-held Windows monopoly, at least among consumers.
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Fortune:
Microsoft's office: Why insiders think top management has lost its way  —  Steve Ballmer's slavish devotion to Windows and Office has made them cash cows, but some say revenues have come at the expense of innovation.  —  By Gary Rivlin, contributor  —  The traffic jams begin at 5pm on the dot at Microsoft's Redmond campus.
Riva Richmond / New York Times:
The RSA Hack: How They Did It  —  The hack last month at RSA Security has been shrouded in mystery.  —  How did a hacker manage to infiltrate one of the world's top computer-security companies?  And could the data that was stolen be used to impair its SecurID products …
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.
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.
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Lee Mathews / Download Squad:
Windows 8 welcome screen revealed, looks very Metro
Cade Metz / The Register:
Mozilla puts squeeze on slow Firefox add-ons  —  Firebug tops slow startup list  —  Mozilla is cracking down on Firefox add-ons that put an undue drag on the performance of the open source browser.  —  With a blog post on Friday, Mozilla said that within the next two weeks …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Jobs Looms Large as Stringer Talks Tech  —  It was Sir Howard Stringer and Walt Mossberg on stage with the shadow of Steve Jobs towering behind them, in a wide-ranging conversation between the Sony chief and the Wall Street Journal tech columnist at Carnegie Hall on Friday.
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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 …
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.
 
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