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Newswatch: Ozzie is walking HTML 5 and pitching to Twitter Reader -TechCrunchIT

Monday 8am Silicon Valley news report:

Ozzie at the Bat -TechCrunchIT


Ozzie knows this is the line in the sand Google is trying to draw with Wave, Chrome, and Android: that open standards will force Microsoft to comply with standards-based technologies that will reduce IE’s control of the browser landscape. Yet throughout his Valley sojourn, Ozzie reflected a confidence


Intel Exec Points Up Quirks In the Mobile Market -WSJ


Rather than always relying on a wireless router or access point as a shortstop for making Wi-Fi connections, Intel is backing software to make it easier for laptops to communicate directly with Wi-Fi-equipped cameras, electronic picture frames, printers–and even a robot that appeared on stage with Eden.


Hacking Traction: The Dark Side of Marketing Optimization -GigaOM


Multivariate testing and other optimization schemes can be a great way to make a good product even better, and they are underutilized by many companies. But too many startups have begun misusing such traction techniques as a strategy rather than as a tactic, inadvertently destroying the feedback needed to build a great product.


Search (and Destroy) Engines -h+


It has been suggested that this recent rise in online vigilantism was unique to China, partially because so many involved are educated but underemployed. For thousands of years, China was the source of social innovations, and with the world's biggest crowds and a new focus on crowdsourcing "justice"; China may again have generated a civilization-wide advance in governance.


Microsoft exec sees lower margins from "cloud" -Reuters

In theory at least, customers save money on hardware and maintenance while suppliers get a new source of fees by storing data and providing services online.


Quantifying the Mobile Apps Revolution -NYTimes


The results from the study, called “Apps Get Real,” show the different ways in which these programs are changing the way people use their phones, spend their time and organize their lives.


Jobs may spark move in Apple shares on Monday -Reuters


Global Equities Research senior analyst Trip Chowdhry said Apple's stock will likely remain high if Jobs appears, but could sell off as much as 10 percent if he doesn't, a scenario he finds more likely.


Japan explores using cell phones to stop pandemics -AP


Until now, technologies like GPS have mainly been used to help people figure out where they are and what is nearby. As networked devices like the iPhone become more popular, new applications let people track their children or friends, and could give companies and governments access to their location.


NYPD looking at futuristic weapons technology -AP


One idea involves the use of radio frequency tags that would allow officers to pinpoint where other cops are in the city, Browne said. Another involves tags that would work gun-to-gun and use an infrared sensor: When a weapon is pulled from an officer's holster it would trigger a signal that would be sent to the gun of a nearby officer. The signal may be seen or heard.


I, for One, Welcome Our New Android Overlords -Slate


While Microsoft is setting up barriers for netbook makers, Android is inviting them with open arms. Google offers the OS to anyone at a price even lower than what Microsoft charges for XP: It's free.


Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest -NYTimes


Not all fallow blogs die from lack of reader interest. Some bloggers find themselves too busy — what with, say, homework and swim practice, or perhaps even housework and parenting. Others graduate to more immediate formats, like Twitter and Facebook. And a few — gasp — actually decide to reclaim some smidgen of personal privacy.


Twitter Study Overload: Stop the Madness -SFGate


Harvard Business research data has proven -- without even the faintest glimmer of a doubt, in case you were crushing the guts out of your keyboard in anticipation -- that Twitter is a broadcast medium and not a conversation.


OK to sue VeriSign, appeals court rules -SFGate


The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reinstated a suit accusing VeriSign Inc. of colluding with the government-backed nonprofit that oversees domain names to fix prices and lock out competition.


Get the Tech Scuttlebutt! (It Might Even Be True.) -NYTimes


The truth-be-damned approach recalls an earlier era of newspapering that was memorialized in the movie classic “Citizen Kane.” The main character, modeled on the newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, is told that a writer sent to Cuba to report a war can find no war. “You provide the prose poems. I’ll provide the war,” Kane replies.