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10:15 AM ET, September 11, 2009

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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Lite Goes Live to Capitalize on International Growth — and Simplicity  —  Facebook has just launched a new version of the site, called Lite, to give users a simplified, faster-loading experience than the traditional www.facebook.com.  It's intended to help new users …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Kickin' It Old School: Facebook Lite Launches In The U.S. And India  —  Well here it is.  Just as we first discovered a few weeks ago, Facebook Lite has just been released for U.S. users to test out.  Simply put, the site is SO much cleaner than Facebook regular, and much, much nicer to look at.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Rule No. 1: Hide the iPhone from Ballmer at the Microsoft meeting  —  By all accounts, Microsoft's private company meeting at Seattle's Safeco Field today was a hit — with a preview of a “Bing 2.0” overhaul, executives demonstrating Project Natal, the unveiling of the first Windows 7 television commercial …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:   CE-Oh no he didn't! …
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Twitter's New Terms of Service  —  At the start, critics often said, “Twitter is fun, but it's not useful.”  At one point @ev responded dryly with, “Neither is ice cream.”  Things have come a long way in a short time.  We recognized potential early but users and platform developers would demonstrate how much more Twitter could be.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:   Twitter Gives Spam Apps a Thumbs Down, Ads a “Maybe”
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yeah Ok, So Facebook Punk'd Us  —  So we've had our fun with Facebook over the years (Why We're Suing Facebook For $25 Million In Statutory Damages, Republican PR Director Calls Facebook's Randi Zuckerberg “totally full of sh*t”, Randi Threatens a Bar Bouncer).
Gregg Keizer / InfoWorld:
Apple fixes Flash snafu in Snow Leopard and 33 bugs in Leopard  —  Mac users get their third and fourth security updates this week, and Safari may be next, says researcher  —  Less than two weeks after Apple launched Snow Leopard, the company today issued the new operating system's first security update.
Discussion: eWeek, Softpedia News, Zero Day and TUAW
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Apple:
About the Mac OS X v10.6.1 Update  —  Mac OS X v10.6.1 Update  —  This update is recommended for Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard users and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.  —  For detailed information about the security content …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Did Steve Jobs lie to the NY Times?  —  Jobs.  Photo: Apple Inc.  —  When David Pogue, the New York Times' chief technology columnist, sat down with Steve Jobs after his “It's only rock and roll” keynote Wednesday, Pogue's first question was the one, as he put it, the “blogosphere's been buzzing about” …
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
It's official: no plans to sell Zune HD outside the US  —  Microsoft has confirmed that it currently has no plans to bring the Zune HD outside of the US.  —  Recent whispers across the blogosphere that Microsoft currently has no plans to launch the Zune HD in France prompted us to prod Redmond impatiently for more information.
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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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Motorola CLIQ listed for free on contract at T-Mobile, $400 straight-up
Gordon Brown / Number10.gov.uk:
Treatment of Alan Turing was “appalling” - PM  —  The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the “appalling” way he was treated for being gay.  —  Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes …
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 …
Aron Trimble / TUAW:
iPhone OS 3.1 now enforces Exchange encryption policy, may block pre-3GS iPhones  —  The Apple Support forums are a'buzz with reports of several users upgrading to iPhone OS 3.1 and discovering a new “feature” which was not available previously.  As mentioned in our comments, after upgrading to 3.1 …
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Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
The Real Problem With The Google Book Settlement Isn't The Settlement, But Copyright Law Itself  —  In Congressional hearings on Thursday about the Google book settlement, most of the news reports focused on two particular things: (1) the fact that Marybeth Peters, head of the US Copyright Office …
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Chris Lefkow / Agence France Presse:
US Copyright Office concerned by Google book settlement
Brad Feld / Feld Thoughts:
The Founders Visa Movement  —  In April, Paul Graham wrote an inspired post titled The Founder Visa.  In it he proposed the idea of creating a US Visa for founders of startup companies - 10,000 / year for founders of companies that are started in the US.  There was some chatter around this at the time …
Business Week:
Oracle Has Customers Over a Barrel  —  As CEO Ellison tries to extend the company's reach into hardware, more corporate clients fret about its high prices and tough tactics  —  Over the past four years, Oracle (ORCL) Chief Executive Lawrence J. Ellison has been on an acquisition binge …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Third-party Google Voice client hits the webOS App Catalog  —  It looks like it isn't just bluster from Palm when it comes to thinking differently about its app approval policy.  Besides taking a pretty healthy stance on applications that deviate from its current standards …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Bing 2.0: Coming this fall (maybe even next week)  —  If the Tweets coming out of Microsoft's annual company meeting are on point, the 2.0 release of Microsoft's Bing search engine is coming this fall, and possibly as soon as next week.  —  Today, September 10 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Job Boards Are So Over.  TalentSeekr Targets And Recruits Through Ads Instead.  —  Even though unemployment is at the highest levels in a decade, companies are still finding it difficult to find the best qualified candidates to fill the positions that are available.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bartz: You Better Believe I Would Have Taken Microsoft's $33  —  If Carol Bartz were Yahoo's CEO when Microsoft was offering $33-$34 per share for the company last year, would she have taken the deal that Jerry Yang shot down?  —  “Well, sure.  You think I'm stupid?
Will Smith / Maxium PC:
Six Monitors, One Video Card.  Hands-On with AMD's Eyefinity  —  Today's graphics cards can barely handle one 30-inch monitor in gaming.  Pushing around 2560x1600 pixels is a challenge for current-generation GPUs.  While it's true that each new generation of graphics cards can push performance …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Run a Free BitTorrent Tracker on Google  —  In their defense, operators of BitTorrent sites often argue that they do nothing more than Google does.  They offer a search platform for people to find content on the web, specifically torrent files.  To a certain extent they are right …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Last.fm To Take Over CBS HD Broadcast Stations In Four Markets  —  While most radio stations are looking for ways to expand their online presence, CBS Interactive Music Group is doing the opposite with social music site Last.fm. by giving the brand an all new station to be broadcast on the company's HD multicast stations.
Discussion: Music Ally
 
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
SimulScribe Signs Exclusive $17 Million Partnership Agreement With Ditech Networks
Discussion: Thomas Howe
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
New AT&T venture looks like Hulu 2
Discussion: Techgeist, TechSpot and TVover.net, Thanks:michaelklurfeld
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Spotify Might Look Different When It Arrives Stateside
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Console video game sales fall for sixth straight month
Directions on Microsoft:
5 Reasons Why Microsoft Licensing Is Hard (and Likely to Remain that Way)
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog and eWeek
Bloomberg:
Microsoft-Yahoo Web Search Deal Faces In-Depth Justice Department Review
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Lets You Filter Friends By City
Discussion: All Facebook
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Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb:
IBM's New Image Recognition-Based Search
Discussion: InfoWorld and eWeek
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South Carolina's Joe Wilson Faces The Wrath Of The Web
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