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11:55 AM ET, July 9, 2009

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Ian Fette / Google Chrome Blog:
Google Chrome OS - FAQ  —  We've been getting a number of questions in reference to our ‘Introducing the Google Chrome OS’ blog post, and so here are a number of your most frequently asked Qs - along with our As.  We'll be sure to add more to this list as popular questions come in.
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Chromeosleak / chromeosleak.wordpress.com:
THE FIRST PICS OF THE CHROME OS BETA FOR DEVS!!!  —  Hi there.  I work for a company (Sorry to be secretive, but what I am about to post could get me in big trouble) that supplies parts for Acer laptops.  Today, a Google Rep visited the Acer team to install and quickly show off some of the features of the Google OS in development.
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Putting together the pieces of Microsoft's “big announcement” next Monday  —  It might have been the day the Chrome OS is finally announced, but according to Robert Scoble, this was actually a timely stunt by Google in an attempt to steal some of the spotlight before what he claims to be a …
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Let's all take a deep breath and get some perspective  —  So everyone is worked up about this new browser operating system from Google.  Drudge apparently has gone off his meds again and calls it a “death blow” to the Borg.  No spinning red light, but still, pretty over the top.
Grant Gross / PC World:
Google's OS Security Claims Called ‘idiotic’  —  Google, while announcing its new Chrome operating system late Tuesday, said users would no longer have to worry about viruses, malware and security updates, but security experts disagreed on whether Google can deliver on those promises.
Discussion: LinuxWorld.com, ReadWriteWeb and eWeek
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
ARM chip camp sees Google Chrome as opportunity
Discussion: The Register and Softpedia News
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Google names Chrome OS compatriots, Dell noticeably absent
Discussion: Gizmodo
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Google's OS: Will PC Makers Bite?
Discussion: CNET News and Macworld
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Best Buy and TiVo Are Forming an Alliance  —  SAN FRANCISCO — TiVo, the Silicon Valley company that popularized the digital video recorder, and Best Buy, the national electronics chain, are forging a broad partnership.  —  On Thursday, the companies plan to announce that Best Buy …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Bing Now Bigger Than Digg, Twitter and CNN  —  With the headlines that Microsoft's new search engine Bing has been grabbing, it's easy to forget that it only went live about a month ago.  Since its launch at the beginning of June, it has given Google pause and even had its own web infomercial.
Staska / Unwired View:
Next in your iPhone OS: live object identification, face recognition, text filtering, smarter messaging, voice alteration  —  Apple guys do keep themselves busy thinking up new ways how to improve their iPhone OS software.  And Apple's patent applications give us a glimpse of how they may go about it.
Discussion: MacRumors and Boy Genius Report
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gets In Your Face About Upgrading to Firefox 3.5  —  Woah, this is weird.  Twitter has apparently starting promoting Firefox 3.5, which was released last week, to some of its users.  Judging by Twitter Search, the banner began popping up around eight hours ago …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Long Live 3.5mm: HTC Makes The Switch  —  Dongles.  In-line adapters.  Proprietary headset ports.  If it's an audio port on a mobile handset and it's not 3.5mm, it's junk.  As we declared back in May, we're done with all of it.  Now HTC, sire of the T-Mobile G1, myTouch …
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Sun Valley: Diller and Malone Pessimistic on Twitter  —  Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley, Idaho, media fest got off to a gloomy start Wednesday, with downbeat panel discussions on the economy (getting worse) and the digital future (looking murky).  —  Bloomberg News
Bloomberg:
Amazon.com $9.99 Kindle Books Have Publishers Nervous About Price Squeeze  —  Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, which accelerated the adoption of electronic books, may shrink publishers' profit margins if the online retailer gets tougher about prices it pays for digital titles.
Discussion: Contentinople and TeleRead
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Windows 7 Family Pack, Anytime Upgrade prices leak  —  History has a way of repeating itself.  Back in August 2006, Amazon Canada inadvertently published the price list for Windows Vista before it had been officially announced.  In a distribution channel the size of Microsoft's, leaks are bound to happen.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple filings detail ID app, other potential iPhone enhancements  —  A half dozen new patent filings published this week from Apple detail various advancements that could find their way into future iPhones, such as a new “ID App” for identifying objects in a user's surroundings …
Discussion: FierceMobileContent and TG Daily
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Lazy Hacker and Little Worm Set Off Cyberwar Frenzy  —  Talk of cyberwar is in the air after more than two dozen high-level websites in the United States and South Korea were hit by denial-of-service attacks this week.  But cooler heads are pointing to a pilfered five-year-old worm as the source …
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google's Marissa Mayer on the importance of real-time search  —  Google's Marissa Mayer believes real-time searching could change the way we navigate the internet  —  Don't let Marissa Mayer worry you, but she would like your camera, phone and surroundings to tell Google a bit …
Discussion: GigaOM and The Equity Kicker
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Releases New “Fan Box” Widget to Turn Website Visitors into Facebook Fans  —  In a move to increase the power of Facebook Pages, Facebook has just released a new widget that allows brands and businesses to share status updates from their Facebook Page - and get new Facebook fans - on any website.
Discussion: Webbyist
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Netflix Streaming Coming To Sony TVs, Not Yet The PS3  —  Another new movie-streaming partnership for Netflix: Sony (SNE) will offer Netflix (NFLX) streaming on Internet-capable Bravia hi-def TVs, and older TVs compatible with its $200 “Internet video link” module.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Web-based Productivity Suite Zoho Now Integrated With Microsoft Access  —  Zoho Suite, a web-based software suite comprised of document, project and invoicing management tools, has rolled out another plug-in that allows integration with a Microsoft product.  A few weeks ago Zoho launched …
Glenn Fleishman / Macworld:
iPhone 3GS limited to 384 Kbps upstream  —  When the iPhone 3GS arrived last month, I explained the ins and outs of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the rubric that covers AT&T's two highest-speed cellular data standards: HSDPA for downstream and HSUPA for upstream.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and LOOPRumors
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Murdoch papers paid £1m to gag phone-hacking victims  —  • News of the World bugging led to £700,000 payout to PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor  —  • Sun editor Rebekah Wade and Conservative communications chief Andy Coulson - both ex-NoW editors - involved
 
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