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4:20 PM ET, September 10, 2009

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Motorola Media Center:
T-Mobile USA Unveils the Motorola CLIQ With MOTOBLUR  —  First Android™-Powered Device from Motorola Puts Social Networking Center Stage  —  T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the upcoming availability of the Motorola CLIQ™ with MOTOBLUR™, the first Android-powered device from Motorola …
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David Recordon / Facebook Developers:
Tornado: Facebook's Real-Time Web Framework for Python  —  Real-time updates have become an important aspect of the social Web that make it easier to share with friends.  In March, we introduced a real-time News Feed to make the stream as relevant and engaging as possible for users.
Discussion: ITworld.com, All Facebook and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:turoczy
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Bret Taylor / Bret Taylor's blog:
The technology behind Tornado, FriendFeed's web server  —  Today, we are open sourcing the non-blocking web server and the tools that power FriendFeed under the name Tornado Web Server.  We are really excited to open source this project as a part of Facebook's open source initiative …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
iPod touch with camera remains in Apple's pipeline  —  A rare misstep on Apple's part saw the world's tech darling surprise in an unusual way Wednesday, leaving onlookers scratching their heads at changes — or lack thereof — to certain members of the iPod family.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Despite lack of surprises, Apple announcements seen as positive
Discussion: Brainstorm Tech
David Pogue / Bits:
Steve Jobs on Amazon and Ice Cream
Tom Occhino / Facebook Blog:
Tag Friends in Your Status and Posts  —  One of the most popular features on Facebook is tagging, which gives you the ability to identify and reference people in photos, videos and notes.  Today, we are adding a new way to tag people and other things you're connected to on Facebook …
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   Facebook Turns To Twitter For Inspiration Again, Brings @ Tagging To Status Updates
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Launches Internet Stat Center  —  Without any fanfare, Google has launched a new resource called “Google Internet Stats” which brings together industry facts and insights from across five different industries.  Using a number of third party vendors as sources, the stats tool parses through online data …
Verizon:
Verizon Wireless Introduces The HTC Touch Pro2  —  For customer inquiries, please call 800-922-0204 or go to  —  BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and BELLEVUE, Wash. — Verizon Wireless and HTC Corporation introduce the HTC Touch Pro2™, a global-capable smartphone designed for the busiest professionals and world travelers.
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Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
Now S-U-P-E-R-sized!  —  Search, that is.  For us, search has always been our focus.  And, starting today, you'll notice on our homepage and on our search results pages, our search box is growing in size.  Although this is a very simple idea and an even simpler change, we're excited about it …
Randall Bennett / TechVi:
Sprint to launch unlimited cell-to-cell calling, regardless of network  —  UPDATE: It's official.  —  An anonymous tipster tells TechVi Sprint will be launching a calling plan which will allow customers to call any other cell phone from any other carrier for free.
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines:
Sprint unveils unlimited mobile calling, data, text, MMS for $70
Discussion: PreCentral.net and IntoMobile
Frank Watson / Search Engine Watch:
Did Bartz Cash Out Of Yahoo?  Not Really  —  There has been much made of Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz's sale of company stock over the past 9 months, but if you look at it pragmatically she has only sold a very small portion of her Yahoo stock.  —  When she took on the job she was granted 5 million shares, according to Web Guild.
Discussion: Computerworld
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Yahoo's Bartz On Alibaba Stake: ‘Very Good Investment For The Future’
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Matt Asay / CNET News:
Oracle overtures to Sun customers mum on MySQL  —  Oracle has much to say to Sun Microsystems customers in a front-page advertisement it placed in Thursday's European edition of The Wall Street Journal.  —  The advertisement commits to greater investments in Sun hardware and Solaris software …
Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
The future of Windows phones and Windows Mobile  —  Today at TechEd Australia I took the opportunity to chat with Loke Uei Tan - program manager on the Windows Mobile team - to talk about the future of Windows phones and the Windows Mobile OS.  —  As a Windows Mobile user who's doubted …
CodePlex Foundation:
Enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities  —  The CodePlex Foundation, a non-profit foundation formed with the mission of enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities, launched today, September 10, 2009.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:   Microsoft founds, funds a new open-source foundation
Sean Michaels / Guardian:
Courtney Love to sue over Kurt Cobain Guitar Hero appearance  —  The widow of the late Nirvana frontman has described his depiction in the video game as a ‘travesty’  —  Courtney Love plans to take legal action over the representation of her late husband in Guitar Hero 5.
Cliff Edwards / Business Week:
AMD Presses Consumers to Rethink the Chip  —  Tired of losing speed comparisons with Intel processors, Advanced Micro Devices will stress how its chips can satisfy specific computer needs  —  Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) wants to change the way you think about its chips.
BBC:
Unhappy with your broadband speed?  Try Winston the pigeon  —  Broadband promised to unite the world with super-fast data delivery - but in South Africa it seems the web is still no faster than a humble pigeon.  —  A Durban IT company pitted an 11-month-old bird armed with a 4GB memory stick …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Zynga Accuses Playdom of Stealing Trade Secrets; Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order  —  There's no love lost between competing social gaming platforms Zynga and Playdom.  Earlier this year Zynga sued Playdom over what they called misleading ads.  That litigation appears to remain outstanding …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Somebody Has To Say It: It's Time For iTunes Lite  —  Facebook integration.  Tweeting my music interests.  AppleTV.  Full-screen album extras.  App management.  An entire online store.  Smart playlists.  CD burning.  Ringtone creation.  Tips the scales at 88MB.
Discussion: broadstuff, AppScout and Mashable!
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
After Lengthy Delays, Ning Launches Ning Apps Platform To The Public  —  Ning, the social network platform that lets users build their own social networks, has launched its application platform Ning Apps to the public.  The platform allows Network Creators to customize the features …
Discussion: VentureBeat, ReadWriteWeb and Mashable!
Amy Schatz / Digits:
Copyright Office No Fan of Google Books Settlement  —  Marybeth Peters, head of the U.S. copyright office, said a proposed settlement between publishers and Google over its books service was very concerning and that her office didn't support it. … The settlement “inappropriately creates something similar …
Owen Thomas / NBC Bay Area:
Time Inc.: Time for a New E-Reader  —  Magazine giant considering own gadget, e-reader startup  —  “And with your subscription to Sports Illustrated, you'll get ...” a gadget with which to read the magazine?  —  An internal document from Time Inc. obtained by NBC Bay Area shows the magazine giant …
Thanks:owenthomas
 
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Nike plans iPod nano-compatible heart rate monitor
Discussion: MacRumors and Gadget Lab
Tom Krazit / Webware.com:
Google shows off videos in text ads
Discussion: WatchingTV Online, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Google plans new mirror for cheaper solar power
Discussion: Bits, Bloomberg and Gawker
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Yahoo Ex-President Returns to Harvard
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and hbs.edu, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Listening to Radio on the Web? That's So Last Year
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Western Digital introduces smarter, more intuitive backup drives
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Analyst: Slowing iPod Sales Should Worry Record Labels
Discussion: Fast Company and Guardian
Brian / YouTube Blog:
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Jeff / The NewsCloud Blog:
How We Caught Missing Wired Magazine Writer Evan Ratliff
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Steve Jobs is going after the game market
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