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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
LinkedIn's Answer to Facebook's Open Graph  —  Professional social network LinkedIn has opened up access to a new developer platform today that should bring LinkedIn content, buttons, Twitter-esque “profile summaries” and more to websites throughout the Web.  —  The platform, though, isn't just for developers.
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Adam Nash / The LinkedIn Blog:
The New LinkedIn Platform: Help Build the Professional Web  —  Today, we are very happy to announce that we are opening up full access to LinkedIn's new platform for building the professional web.  —  In October, LinkedIn announced early access to a new Javascript platform to help make integrating LinkedIn faster and more powerful.
Discussion: The Next Web and Mashable!
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash  —  DISH Network this morning announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, which went belly up in September 2010.
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Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Motorola Xoom A Flop, Just 100,000 Sold So Far  —  Google's first real answer to the iPad is not exactly blowing the doors off.  —  According to an estimate from Deutsche Bank, Motorola has only sold 100,000 Xooms thus far.  Deutsche Bank got its estimate after looking at the Android developer website …
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Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Motorola Mobility: Xoom, Atrix Both Duds, Pacific Crest Says  —  Xoom: No boom, just gloom.  —  Motorola Mobility (MMI) isn't seeing much love for its current cornerstone smart phone and tablet products, Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette asserts in a research note this morning.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Suppliers delivered 2.4M-2.6M iPad 2 units to Apple in March - report  —  Perhaps offering an indication of how many iPad 2 units were sold at launch, a new report claims Apple received between 2.4 million and 2.6 million of the hot-selling device from suppliers in the month of March.
Discussion: BGR
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DigiTimes:
Cover lens supply key for Apple to reach 2Q11 iPad 2 shipment goal, say sources  —  A sufficient supply of cover lenses for touch panel modules will be the key for Apple and other vendors to reach their shipment goals for tablet PCs in second-quarter 2011, according to sources at upstream touch panel suppliers.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
A keyboard-less webOS phone - the Stingray?  [Exclusive]  —  The enterprising tipster who sent us the image of a Verizon Pre 3 has one more device to show you: the above device that by all appearances is a webOS device without a keyboard.  Our best guess is that it has a screen resolution of 480x800.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google boots Grooveshark from Android Market  —  WASHINGTON—Google yesterday removed Grooveshark's music app from the Android Market, a move that comes after some of the top music labels have accused the service of violating copyright law, sources said.  —  “We remove apps from Android Market …
Wall Street Journal:
Lions Gate Finalizing Netflix Deal to Stream All Seasons of “Mad Men”  —  Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which produces the hit television series “Mad Men,” has finalized a deal with Netflix Inc. to stream all seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed show about a 1960s advertising agency, according to people close to the situation.
Jon Brodkin / Network World:
Bashing Microsoft ‘like kicking a puppy,’ says Linux Foundation chief  —  Linux has already defeated Microsoft, Linux Foundation chief says  —  Two decades after Linus Torvalds developed his famous operating system kernel, the battle between Linux and Microsoft is over and Linux has won …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
YouTube's New Search Options Format  —  YouTube has a new interface for related searches and advanced search options.  Now you can select multiple filters from a category and combine related searches.  For example, you can find long-form HD videos that are available in the WebM format.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Mashable!
Tim Schiesser / Tech From 10:
The Android Test Market...?  —  So on our Galaxy S Vibrant today we went to do a routine update of apps from the Android Market, only to discover that, for a completely unknown and frankly bizarre reason, our Android Market is now suddenly the test version we assume is loaded on Android developer's devices.
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Google's new cloud-based Android Music app leaks out
Discussion: SAI, Pulse2 and FierceMobileContent
Fred A. Bernstein / New York Times:
A Corporate Campus Made to Mirror Facebook  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook, which started out in a dormitory at Harvard, transferred to a rented house in Silicon Valley and now occupies a cluster of office buildings in Palo Alto, Calif., is about to make its biggest move yet …
Discussion: SAI and Betabeat
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Mono for Android Ships, Now .NET Developers Can Build Android Apps  —  Novell has announced the general availability of Mono for Android today, the solution that lets developers use Windows technologies like C# and .NET to build Android applications.  We previously reported on Mono …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft creates new consumer channels group to be headed by Chris Capossela  —  A week after Microsoft Senior Vice President of Central Marketing Mich Matthews announced plans to leave, Microsoft announced her replacement will be former Office marketing chief Chris Capossela.
John Casasanta / tap tap tap:
Camera+ hits 2 million sales / Revealing details about upgrade numbers and in-app purchase sales  —  Fresh off the heals of the Camera+ 2.2 release including our killer feature, Clarity, I'm happy to announce that this weekend we've sold our 2 millionth copy of Camera+.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
One-Third Of Teens Plan To Buy An iPhone Soon  —  Teenagers are fickle, but one thing never seems to change.  —  They love Apple products.  —  More than one-third plan on buying an iPhone in the next six months, and 20% are planning to buy a tablet — which probably means iPad.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Sulzberger: $40 Million Estimate For Paywall Cost Is ‘Vastly Wrong’  —  Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) spent $40 million or more to build the digital paywall that went live late last month.  Not so, insists Arthur Sulzberger …
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Possible in Future iOS 30-Pin Connectors  —  For those of you wondering how Apple is planning on supporting next-generation high-speed data port technology for future (and current) iPads, Pods and Phones, you might have your answer.  Patently Apple has unearthed …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu  —  By the end of this year, an estimated 2 million households in the U.S. will have abandoned TV for the Web, cutting the cord with their cable companies.  This estimate comes from Convergence Consulting Group …
Discussion: Sramana Mitra and Fortune
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Spanning Cloud Apps Raises $2 Million For Cloud Backup Services  —  The Austin-based startup Spanning Cloud Apps, a cloud-based app developer, today announced that it has closed a $2 million series A round, led by the Foundry Group, a VC firm based in Boulder.
Discussion: alarm:clock
Chris Palmer / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Unqualified Names in the SSL Observatory  —  Internet certification authorities (CAs) are charged with the task of vouching for the identities of secure web servers.  When you browse to https://www.wellsfargo.com/, your browser knows it's the real wellsfargo.com because VeriSign, a CA, says it is.
Verne G. Kopytoff / Bits:
Intel Unveils Chips for ‘Mission Critical’ Server Tasks  —  Generating buzz for a new microchip — one that is for servers, no less — is challenging.  But Intel gave it a try with its latest line of microprocessors, the Xeon E7, unveiled on Tuesday, by renting a former bank and briefing reporters in the vault.
Steve Lohr / Bits:
Big Medical Groups Begin Patient Data-Sharing Project  —  The ideal of computerizing patient records is captured in the words behind the government's aspirational acronym, N.H.I.N., for Nationwide Health Information Network.  —  The vision includes not only the efficient collection and use …
Jared Newman / Technologizer:
GameStop Mulls a Tablet, Will Soon Buy Yours  —  When a brick-and-mortar retailer decides to go digital, one possible strategy goes something like this: Buy a smaller digital company or two, and hope to make them big.  —  That's what GameStop did last week when it acquired Stardock's Impulse …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pixable's Smart iPhone App Aggregates Photos From Facebook, Flickr, And Instagram
Discussion: Mashable!
Joe Brockmeier / Network World:
Canonical abandons ShipIt program: free Ubuntu CDs too pricey
Laurie Segall / CNNMoney.com:
Bloomberg opens NYC data to entrepreneurs
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
In-Game Ad Startup Kiip Raises $4 Million From Hummer Winblad, Others
Discussion: Xconomy, Pulse2 and VatorNews
Pamela Parker / Search Engine Land:
Google Shuts Down Position Preference For AdWords Bidding
Discussion: Inside AdWords
Michael Kinsley / The Politico:
How Microsoft learned ABCs of D.C.
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Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Nokia announces Symbian smartphone event for April 12
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
House moves to overturn FCC on Net neutrality
Discussion: Ars Technica and Electronista
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Google Chrome to warn of malicious Windows executables
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Twitter unveils a new homepage, with a focus on interests