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1:30 PM ET, September 13, 2009

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Boy Genius Report:
Yep, Motorola CLIQ definitely launching in October to T-Mobile  —  Thanks to one of our top ninjas, we've been able to score this shot of an internal T-Mobile PowerPoint clearly showing the Motorola CLIQ release date listed as October which further supports our previous story about a mid-October launch.
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Hard To Believe But Motorola Is Now A Software Company  —  Motorola's biggest success to date was when it released the thinnest and sexiest device the world had seen.  Since then, the handset-maker has struggled to produce anything like it.  —  Yesterday, everyone was prepared …
Thanks:atul
Saul Hansell / Bits:
How the Cliq May Make Handset Makers Uncomfortable
Discussion: PC World, Thanks:atul
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft: Windows 7 upgrade can take nearly a day  —  While developing Windows 7, Microsoft ran many different performance tests to make sure the operating system was an improvement over its predecessors.  One of the tests focused on upgrade performance: Microsoft wanted to make sure …
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Hands-On: iPod Nano vs. Flip SD  —  We were intrigued and excited about the addition of a video camera to the iPod nano this week.  Apple threw the gauntlet down against the Flip in the battle to get stupidly simple video cameras into the hands of consumers.  But how do the two compare when used literally side-by-side?
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Review: Apple's fifth-generation iPod nano (2009)  —  The glossy-finished new fifth-gen iPod nano builds upon last year's tall and slim form factor by adding video recording, FM radio with iPod tagging and Live Pause, VoiceOver navigation, a built-in Nike+ step counter, and a slightly larger and improved 2.2" …
Discussion: PC World and Macworld
Chris / cdixon.org:
Google and newspapers: the false choice of opting out  —  First let me say I love Google.  I think Google created one of the greatest inventions of the past century and continues to give back much more value to the world than they “capture” in revenue.  —  Secondly, I think Google itself …
Discussion: Techgeist, Thanks:atul
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Linux webserver botnet pushes malware  —  Attack of the open source zombies  —  A security researcher has discovered a cluster of infected Linux servers that have been corralled into a special ops botnet of sorts and used to distribute malware to unwitting people browsing the web.
Kelly Hodgkins / Boy Genius Report:
Nokia Erdos spotted in promo video  —  Nokia can produce a luxury phone like none other and its latest rumored endeavor, the Erdos, is no exception.  Featuring a slick polished aluminum casing, matching mirrored 2.4-inch QVGA OLED display and a keyboard that rises when the slider is drawn …
Discussion: I4U News and Phone Arena
Jay Robinson:
Some Notes On iTunes LP  —  It's clear that I'm pretty excited about iTunes LP.  The “deluxe album” format from the iTunes Store is an attempt to revitalize music sales by providing an immersive digital experience complete with detailed art reminiscent of when people used to buy records.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
What's Yahoo's “Plan B” For Search?  —  The Microsoft-Yahoo search deal isn't a forgone conclusion.  In fact, news out yesterday suggests the companies may face serious regulatory hurdles.  Potentially, it won't be allowed.  That leaves me wondering.  What's Yahoo's Plan B?
Discussion: Beyond Search and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:atul
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Forrester Plan For ‘Saving’ The Music Industry: Annoying Windowed Releases?  —  Last year, we wrote about a claim from Mark Mulligan, a VP and director of research at Forrester (the big analyst firm), who argued that music can't be free — even as a bunch of musicians were proving him wrong.
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Report: Amazon halts work on Oregon data center complex  —  Amazon.com appeared to be making a big addition to its internet infrastructure last fall, when The Oregonian reported that a huge data center linked to the ecommerce giant was under construction in eastern Oregon near the Columbia River.
Discussion: InformationWeek
 
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