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1:05 PM ET, July 13, 2009

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Complete Guide To Microsoft's Office 2010  —  The web has been abuzz the past few weeks with chatter about Microsoft's announcement today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans about the new version of Microsoft Office 2010.  There's even a mini-movie about its debut.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Office 2010 Web Apps to be Free; Testing Starts Today  —  After Microsoft's initial announcement, the forthcoming Google-docs-like Office web apps—"Office Web"—kinda fell off the radar.  Today, we get confirmation that the online suite will be free, and that Office 2010 will start semi-private testing today.
Discussion: Ars Technica and I4U News
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft's new Office 2010 brings Office back from the dead (tons of videos)  —  When I left Microsoft about four years ago, I remember Steve Gillmor telling everyone that Office was dead.  —  I sort of went along with that, after all I was leaving Microsoft partially because I thought …
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Here comes Office 2010 — still waiting on that web version ...
Discussion: Computerworld
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Monday's Office 2010 preview leaks to BitTorrent
Discussion: Engadget, DailyTech, GMSV, Neowin.net and TechVi
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Re-Rumor: Apple Tablet Coming in October, Priced at $800  —  The China Times is now reporting that the endlessly-rumored Apple tablet isn't just coming someday—a fair bet—it's coming soon.  It'll land in October, to be exact, when we should expect to pay around $800 for it.
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Touchscreen Netbook to Launch in October at $800?
Discussion: TUAW, The Toybox and The Tech Report
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Collapse in illegal sharing of music  —  • Teenagers switching to streaming sites - survey  —  • Spotify and YouTube lead the way as habits change  —  They are the record companies' bogeyman: the 15-year-old in their bedroom ripping off a star's latest album and sharing …
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Six in 10 companies plan to skip Windows 7: survey  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six in 10 companies in a survey plan to skip the purchase of Microsoft Corp's Windows 7 computer operating system, many of them to pinch pennies and others over concern about compatibility with their existing applications.
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
LG's next-gen Chocolate BL40 teased on video, looks good enough to eat  —  We can't verify the authenticity of the video, but it seems a little far-fetched to believe that even LG diehards out there would've been able to toil away making a very legit-looking promo piece for the company's recently-teased …
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why Googlers should read Anil Dash's post  —  Anil Dash wrote a great piece about Google recently, and I think all Googlers should read it.  Anil makes several good points, including this one: … This absolutely rings true in my opinion.  One of Google's core values is “Don't be evil.”
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Techgeist and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Robert X. Cringely / New York Times:
Chrome vs. Bing vs. You and Me  —  THE battle between Microsoft and Google entered a new phase last week with the announcement of Google's Chrome Operating System — a direct attack on Microsoft Windows.  —  This isn't the first salvo in a war that has already seen Google lob its Chrome Web browser …
Simon Thiel / Bloomberg:
Morgan Stanley Intern Says Teens Don't Twitter, Prefer Movies and Concerts  —  Teenagers spend money on game consoles, cinemas and music concerts while ignoring newspapers, a Morgan Stanley report said, citing Matthew Robson.  Robson should know: He is a 15-year-old intern at the securities firm.
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Brad Stone / New York Times:
Facebook Employees and Investors Can Finally Unload Stock  —  Facebook investors are finally getting a chance to sell some of their stock  —  Digital Sky Technologies, the Russian investment firm that in May invested $200 million in Facebook, has begun a tender offer to purchase up to $100 million …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Rhee So-eui / Reuters:
LG launches app store, initial focus on Asia  —  LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 handset maker, is launching an online store for mobile phone applications Tuesday with an initial focus on Asia and aspirations for a more global reach by year-end.  —  Phone makers and mobile firms worldwide …
Bloomberg:
McGraw-Hill Said to Hire Evercore Partners to Sell BusinessWeek Magazine  —  McGraw-Hill Cos. hired Evercore Partners Inc., the boutique investment bank founded by Roger Altman, to sell BusinessWeek magazine, a person close to the situation said.  —  The person declined to be identified because the information isn't public.
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple unleashes new Leopard, Snow Leopard betas  —  Apple this weekend followed the release of its latest Snow Leopard beta with new pre-releases of both Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server.  —  Mac OS X 10.5.8 build 9L25  —  Since opening the Mac OS X 10.5.8 beta test …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Study Measures the Chatter of the News Cycle  —  For the most part, the traditional news outlets lead and the blogs follow, typically by 2.5 hours, according to a new computer analysis of news articles and commentary on the Web during the last three months of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Analyst: Forget the Feds, Apple is ‘doing just fine at wrecking the wireless business’  —  The Feds have been examining exclusive wireless carrier deals with handset makers—think AT&T and Apple—but the effort is a bit of a farce.  Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett says it's laughable …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Microsoft is launching a music streaming service this month  —  Microsoft is gearing up to launch a music streaming service similar to Spotify by the end of this month.  —  The service, which Microsoft aims to have ready by the end of July, will offer users the chance to stream music for free and also download to own.
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft Has Turned The Corner  —  I've got to say: in my opinion, Microsoft has turned The Corner.  —  You know The Corner.  —  The one that gets us off of pothole ridden Vista Avenue (one street over from Lincoln in Blue Velvet).  The Corner that requires Microsoft to shed some of the fat …
Coco Masters / Time:
Fujifilm's New Dimension  —  Fuji's prototype digicam uses two lenses for simultaneous  —  More than two decades ago, Fujifilm was one of the first camera manufacturers to see the future of photography was digital.  In 1988, the Japanese imaging giant developed the world's first fully digital still camera …
 
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Tom Pullar-Strecker / Stuff.co.nz:
Round 2 in copyright fight
Discussion: p2pnet and PlagiarismToday
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Squeeze Continues: Venture Fundraising Shrinks 82 Percent in Second Quarter
Discussion: GigaOM, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Discussion: Gawker
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