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March 5, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: SuperTweets, Microsoft’s folding tablet, the expansion of mobile

It’s a SuperTweet, SuperTweet…: new API will allow third-party apps to beef up tweets with contextual data http://bit.ly/bUVfkm »

Microsoft’s (rumored) tablet: just over 1 lb., and around 5″x7″x1″ when closed (it folds). Also comes with…a stylus. http://bit.ly/aO4DqS »

What will be the fate of books in a post-print age? http://bit.ly/97dtH7 (via @niemanstory) »

Using eye-tracking metrics, a survey concludes that the majority of users are “indifferent” to real-time search results http://bit.ly/cWLmJa »

Location-as-platform, cont’d: Google Chrome now supports geotargeting http://bit.ly/9bp8pz »

 
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