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9:25 AM ET, September 18, 2009

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Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
The DoubleClick Ad Exchange: growing the display advertising pie for everyone  —  Hundreds of thousands of advertisers use search advertising — short, highly relevant text ads alongside search results on Google and other search engines — to grow their businesses.
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New York Times:
Google Aims to Wrest Display Ads From Yahoo  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google is pushing for a second act.  —  The company has built its fortune almost entirely on the back of small text ads, which appear alongside its search results and on sites across the Web.
Discussion: MarketingVOX and DailyFinance
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Google Finally Links AdWords To DoubleClick  —  Google is ready to fully leap into the display ad market, arguing it can do for that category what it has done for search.  Ever since its $3.1 billion acquisition of DoubleClick two years ago, Google (NSDQ: GOOG) has promised to make it easy …
Jason F. / Signal vs. Noise:
The next generation bends over  —  Mint's sale to Intuit really pissed me off.  —  Why should I care?  Because I think it's indicative of a VC-induced cancer that's infecting our industry and killing off the next generation.  I don't know the full backstory, but I'd bet this sale was encouraged by a Mint investor.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Memo to Start-ups: You're Supposed to Be Changing the World, Remember?  —  I did interviews with most of the TechCrunch50 experts backstage and there was a common gripe about the companies launching there: Not enough passion, not enough swinging for the fences, not enough trying to change the world.
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon Boss Hangs Up on Landline Phone Business  —  Roll over in your grave, Alexander Graham Bell.  —  That was in effect what Ivan Seidenberg, the chief executive of Verizon Communications — one of the largest descendents of the old Bell System — declared Thursday morning.
Dieter Bohn / PreCentral.net:
Palm Abandons Windows Mobile  —  Jon Rubinstein just made it official during their financial results conference call, folks: Palm is only going to develop webOS devices form now on.  Say goodbye to Palm-branded Windows Mobile Devices: … Does this mean the end of the Treo line?
Rob Griffiths / Macworld:
Six Snow Leopard tips  —  In this week's video, I delve into six Leopard tips that you may (some have been covered here in blog entries) or may not be familiar with.  Why six?  Consider it a tribute to the “.6” in Snow Leopard's version number.  — Format: MPEG-4/H.264
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The NPD Group:
Snow Leopard Leaps Out of the Gate: Sales for Latest Apple OS Far …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Mint Is Yodlee's YouTube  —  A lot of people at Adobe weren't all that happy when YouTube was acquired by Google for $1.65 billion in 2006.  After all, YouTube was just a pretty front end to the core Flash web video technology created by Adobe.  YouTube got rich.  Adobe got peanuts.
Discussion: Socialmedia.biz
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
Facebook Pages in Seesmic Desktop 0.6  —  Facebook Pages  —  We're excited to share with you a new feature that will allow Seesmic Desktop to access and manage your Facebook Pages.  In version 0.6, you now can view and manage any Facebook Page you follow.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I have 3,571 tweets that show that Twitter isn't for lunch anymore  —  In just the last month I've really started using Twitter's favorite feature.  I've used it 3,571 times so far in just the past month.  What is it?  Well, I read thousands of tweets every day and I pick my favorite ones and click “favorite” on them.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Leo / ai.rs blog:
HTC Leo - review, photos, screenshots  —  ai.rs blog exclusive  —  We bring you the exclusive photos, screenshots and video preview of new HTC flagship device Leo.  As you can see, we were right a month ago when we published first accurate renders of Leo.
Edward Marshall / Martinsburg Journal:
Burglar leaves his Facebook page on victim's computer  —  MARTINSBURG - The popular online social networking site Facebook helped lead to an alleged burglar's arrest after he stopped check his account on the victim's computer, but forgot to log out before leaving the home with two diamond rings.
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon to launch HTC Imagio October 6th, Android-powered HTC Predator to follow  —  It looks as though T-Mobile subscribers will have two big reasons reasons to rejoice come November 11th, but they're not the only ones with cause for celebration in the near future.
Palm, Inc.:
Palm Reports Q1 FY 2010 Results  —  Print page E-mail page Download PDF  —  Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) today reported that total revenues in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, ended Aug. 28, 2009, were $68.0 million.  Gross profit was ($2.8) million, and gross margin was (4.1) percent.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Imitation Isn't Always Flattery: Microsoft Previews Google Apps Killer To Beta Testers  —  Imitation isn't always the sincerest form of flattery, and this is certainly the case for Microsoft in the development and launch of its web-based browser versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote.
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Brian Caulfield / Forbes:
Dell's New Laptop  —  Dell thinks recession-weary companies are finally ready to upgrade their technology.  It has a pricey laptop to entice them.  —  In Texas they do everything big, even obsolescence.  Take the abandoned Dell desktop computer factory just a few miles from its Round Rock headquarters.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
At Amazon, Designs of Its Own  —  Amazon.com Inc. is quietly expanding its private-label business in a bid to diversify away from its online bookstore roots and become more like a general retailer.  —  The latest sign: The Seattle-based e-commerce giant — known for high-tech innovations …
Bikash Agarwalla Today / Facebook Blog:
Log In with Your Facebook Username  —  A couple of months ago, we made it easier for people to find and connect with each other by using Facebook usernames.  Beginning today, you also will be able to log in to your Facebook account with your username from any Web browser, mobile phone or Facebook Connect-enabled website.
Kkovash / Blog of Metrics:
Helping People Upgrade Flash  —  As mentioned by Johnathan, with last week's 3.5.3 and 3.0.14 releases, Mozilla started warning users if their version of Flash is out of date.  Coupling the following two facts tells us that such an effort has a chance at making a significant impact with overall internet safety.
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Customers Unhappy With Early Clearwire Launches - Poor customer support, low speeds, and high latency...  We've been watching WiMax backer Intel's marketing department drum up deafening hype about the technology for the better part of a decade, initially calling WiMax “the most important thing since the Internet itself.”
DigiTimes:
Wistron lands 3D notebook orders from HP and Dell, says paper  —  Wistron has landed 3D notebooks orders from Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Dell, and is currently negotiating with Lenovo and Sony, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report.  —  Since Wistron's 3D notebook adopts …
Discussion: SlashGear and Engadget
Mark Savage / BBC:
Bon Jovi supports Cobain protest  —  Rocker Jon Bon Jovi says he understands why Nirvana's former members protested over the use of Kurt Cobain's image in video game Guitar Hero 5.  —  Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl said last week they were “very disappointed” that Cobain's avatar could be used to play songs by other acts in the game.
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
On Demand Books Turns Google's eBook Archive Back Into Paperbacks  —  When you think about Google Books, chances are that you are thinking about eBooks and searching books on your desktop.  Starting today, however, On Demand Books, the makers of the Espresso Book Machine …
Android Developers Blog:
Introducing Quick Search Box for Android  —  One of the new features we're really proud of in the Android 1.6 release is Quick Search Box for Android.  This is our new system-wide search framework, which makes it possible for users to quickly and easily find what they're looking for, both on their devices and on the web.
 
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Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum
Mark Sullivan / PC World:
Sprint President Takes a Shot (Or Two) at AT&T 3G
Digits:
A Case for Valuing Twitter at $2.7 Billion
Discussion: WebProNews and NBC Bay Area, Thanks:jeremyfelt
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Interview: Facebook's Wable: What The Company Has In Store For Search
Thanks:atul
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook lets users decide who has the Golan Heights
Discussion: Al Bawaba and J. Weekly
Kate Harding / Jezebel:
“Mommy Blogger” Heather Armstrong Monetizes The Hate [Crap E-mail From World]
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Google CEO questions Murdoch's online pay plan
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Bahama Botnet Discovered as Source of Click Fraud Surge
Discussion: Click Forensics Blog
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook's Big Advertising Experiment Drives New Revenue
Discussion: @vanelsas, Thanks:atul
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Skype Sniffing Around Web Chat Startups
Discussion: Maximum PC and GMSV
Martin Gordon:
So I Got A Call From An App Store Reviewer
Discussion: The Register, Thanks:pospischil
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
Don't Tweet On Me  —  Twitter shows that stupid stuff sells.
 

 
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