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10:00 AM ET, September 15, 2009

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Krishna Bharat / The Official Google Blog:
Read news fast with Google Fast Flip  —  One problem with reading news online today is that browsing can be really slow.  A media-rich page loads dozens of files and can take as much as 10 seconds to load over broadband, which can be frustrating.  What we need instead is a way to flip through articles …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
New Google Service Allows Readers to Flip Through the News  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as its friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to view newspaper and magazine articles.
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Fake Eric Schmidt: Google Fast Flip has saved newspapers.  Happy now, bitches?  —  Below is an email that we received this morning from Fake Eric Schmidt about Google Fast Flip, the search company's new news service.  The email was headlined MESSAGE FOR THE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY.
Discussion: InfoWorld, T3.com News and Webware.com
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google sharing revenue with publishers for first time
Discussion: SiliconValley.com and Mediaite
Steve Kanefsky / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Fast Flip for Android and iPhone
Discussion: Phone Scoop
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Zune HD to get Twitter, Facebook as Microsoft abandons ‘squirting’  —  One of Microsoft's big bets when it decided to challenge Apple's iPod in 2006 was a feature known as Zune-to-Zune wireless sharing — or “squirting,” as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer dubbed it.
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft launches Zune, clarifies what's up apps, raps iPod  —  Microsoft's third and perhaps best Zune effort goes on sale today, taking on the new generation of camera and app-equipped Apple iPods with a relatively pure music and video player.  —  This time the emphasis isn't on the Zune's funky design or wireless sharing feature.
Microsoft:
New Zune Moves to Cloud  —  Zune HD goes on sale starting today, and with it comes Zune 4.0, which uses cloud computing to let customers seamlessly move back and forth from watching video and listening to music on their Zune HD, their PC or their TV.  —  Zune HD starts rolling off the shelves today …
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Zune HD gaming and app downloads confirmed: Twitter, Facebook, and 3D games on the way (updated)  —  The promotional video and leaked shots already made it clear but now it's official: the Zune HD will be a gaming and application platform.  In addition to a few casual games …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Taiwan Economic News: 9.6-inch, PA Semi Apple Tablet due in February, cost $800-$1000  —  We went a few weeks without a tablet rumor - which was scary - but the Taiwan Economic News chimes in today with a bunch of parts information on Apple's forthcoming Tablet.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Fresh Apple tablet rumors: February launch.  $800-$1,000.  AT&T, not Verizon
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HP ENVY 13 and 15 bring luxury to the everyman, look like MacBooks  —  There's no getting around it, so we'll just say right at the outset: HP's new ENVY 13 and 15 laptops might've been built on the “Voodoo ENVY legacy,” but they sure look a lot like Apple's unibody MacBook Pros.
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Bing / Search Blog:
Visual Search - Why type when you can see it?  —  How many times have you seen a movie trailer and forgotten the name of it the next day?  You go online to search for it but you can't seem to find the movie with “what's-his-name” in it anywhere but you can picture the actor in your head.
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Microsoft launches Bing ‘Visual Search’
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Times Web Ads Show Security Breach  —  OVER the weekend, some visitors to the Web site of The New York Times received a nasty surprise.  An unknown person or group sneaked a rogue advertisement onto the site's pages.  —  The malicious ad took over the browsers of many people visiting the site …
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
New York Times Reforms Online Ad Sales After Malware Scam
Discussion: Spyware Sucks and TechSpot
SANS:
The Top Cyber Security Risks  —  Two risks dwarf all others, but organizations fail to mitigate them … Executive Summary  —  Priority One: Client-side software that remains unpatched.  —  Waves of targeted email attacks, often called spear phishing, are exploiting client-side vulnerabilities …
Discussion: eWeek and ITworld.com
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Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat:
Massive Study of Net Vulnerabilities: They're Not Where You Think They Are
Discussion: Bits and InformationWeek
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Voice chat coming to Facebook  —  The new Vivox voice chat system for Facebook will allow any user to start a conversation with anyone on their friends list.  The service will also be available to third-party developers who want to integrate voice into their applications.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Techgeist
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Lenovo introduces multitouch ThinkPad X200 Tablet and T400s laptop  —  Lenovo's getting a little jump on the wave of Windows 7 machines due to hit next month with a multitouch update to the X200 convertible and a new multitouch version of the T400s.  The new X200 Tablet is pretty much what you'd expect …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Gets Its WiMAX; Clearwire Launches Silicon Valley Network  —  What's the point of being an investor in WiMAX operators if you can't get them to build a network in your backyard?  Clearwire says that it has completed its “innovation” network in Silicon Valley that covers more than 20 square miles …
Discussion: eWeek and DSLreports
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Second time a charm?  Seagate launches new version of its entertainment player  —  After an unsuccessful attempt last spring, Seagate is launching a new and improved version of its backup device that lets you play your computer's videos and pictures on a living room TV.
Discussion: Gizmodo and Electronista
WMPoweruser.com:
First real pictures of HTC Leo - All rumours confirmed  —  PDA.Pl has been lucky enough to have the very first real pictures of HTC Leo (Via PDAClub.pl forums), and the device is a stonker!  Present is the massive screen, the gigahertz processor, the amazing thinness, the dual flash and even the words at the back.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
WITTC50?:  The TechCrunch 50 Day Two Drinking Game  —  So that was day one of Techcrunch 50.  The best tech conference in the universe, that pays my wages.  —  And what did I learn today?  Today I learned that the Rocky soundtrack makes any technical hitch a million times more dramatic.
Discussion: broadstuff
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iPhone predicted to drive Apple stock to $235  —  A new report predicts Apple stock will break past the $200 milestone, riding high on the successful and profitable iPhone, even as the company's other businesses are predicted to lose value.  —  In a note to investors, Charlie Wolf of Needham & Co …
Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
Galleries: Unleash your inner curator  —  There's a long list of features that we've wanted to develop for our members.  Giving our members a way to celebrate the creativity of their fellow members has always been high on that list.  Today, we're thrilled to launch our newest feature: galleries.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook fights Virginia's demand for user data, photos  —  The state of Virginia has backed away from its attempts to force Facebook to divulge the complete contents of a user's account to settle a dispute over workers' compensation, narrowly avoiding what promised to be a high-profile privacy battle in federal court.
Will Head / The Register:
Freecom MediaPlayer II 500GB … Review Despite its name, the Freecom MediaPlayer II is more than just media streamer - it's a Nas box too.  So, not only can you use it to play video files in your lounge, but it's easy to get content on to it as well.  Just hook it up to your network, and drag and drop what you want to watch.
Discussion: Engadget
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
U.S. Bank picks IBM's Lotus platform over Microsoft's SharePoint  —  Bank rolling out Lotus Quickr, Connections  —  Computerworld - Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank has chosen to standardize on IBM Corp.'s Lotus collaboration software, IBM said Tuesday, displacing Microsoft Corp.'s rival SharePoint-based platform.
 
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Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Company hosting Joe Wilson fundraising site recovers from DDoS attack
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Gist opens up, adds noise and friends filters
Discussion: The Seattle Times, GigaOM and Xconomy
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
HP MediaSmart home servers get cozier with Macs
Discussion: Crave
Reuters:
Chinese schools quietly discard controversial Web filter
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
TC50: Mota Motors Takes The Pain Out Of The Used Car Marketplace
Discussion: VentureBeat and Webware.com
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TC50: FluidHTML Wants To Rewrite The Web With Flash-like HTML
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TC50: Clicker Wants To Be TV Guide For The Web
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft to businesses: Enough with the Windows XP already
Discussion: Engadget and eWeek Security Watch
Tameka Kee / mocoNews:
Nokia's NAVTEQ Acquires Location-Based Mobile Ad Firm Acuity Mobile
Discussion: PR Newswire and VentureBeat
 

 
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