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12:20 PM 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.
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 …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:   Google's Latest Move Tackles Unruly Display Advertising Market
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.
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Memo to Start-ups: You're Supposed to Be Changing the World, Remember?
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.
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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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Snow Leopard's Grand Central, Open CL boost app by 50%
Discussion: Engadget and Edible Apple
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.
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
AT&T to launch the Tilt 2 on October 6th; coincidence?  —  Oh no, we're not done just yet ladies and gents.  We already know October 6th is going to be a glorious day and now it looks like AT&T subscribers will be able to join in on the fun.  Have you been feeling left out …
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?
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Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
Palm Abandons Windows Mobile
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Palm Reports Q1 FY 2010 Results
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.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Whoops!  Students “Going Google” Get to Read Each Other's Emails  —  A recent bug in Google Apps allowed students at several colleges to read each other's email messages and some were even able to see another student's entire inbox.  The issue occurred at a small handful of colleges …
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.
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Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:   Dell Latitude Z For Rich Execs Could Be First Laptop With Wireless Charging
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.
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.
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
Mashing-Up Google and Bing  —  In the great debate over whether Google or Bing produces better search results, a new site called Bingle lets Web users have it both ways. … Entering a query on Bingle generates side-by-side search results on both Bing and Google.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and CloudAve
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: Extraface and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
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.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Plot Thickens: Skype Founders And Joost Sue Former Chairman And CEO Mike Volpi  —  The Skype-eBay plot thickens.  Joost and Joltid, both companies owned by Skype's founders, have filed a lawsuit against former Joost chairman and CEO, Mike Volpi.  The suit also names Index Ventures, the VC firm where Volpi is a partner.
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
PC demand takes off ahead of Windows 7  —  IDG News Service - People are snapping up new desktop and laptop PCs long before the launch of Windows 7, a sign of strong demand in the market, analysts say.  —  Demand for PCs improved in July and August, which is “something special …
Mark Sullivan / PC World:
Sprint President Takes a Shot (Or Two) at AT&T 3G  —  4G World Conference, Chicago - A Sprint exec speaking here today used AT&T as the poster child for 3G wireless networks that can't keep up with the increasing data demands of smartphone users.  —  Sprint's president of corporate initiatives and CDMA …
Discussion: AppleInsider and FierceWireless
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.”
 
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Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Voodoo PC Brand Is Basically Dead
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The Pirate Bay plugs defense fund for former ISP
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Sam Dean / OStatic blogs:
First Netbook Running Moblin Version 2 is Set to Arrive
Discussion: Liliputing and ZDNet
Android Developers Blog:
Introducing Quick Search Box for Android
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
At Amazon, Designs of Its Own
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Back to school with RIAA-funded copyright curriculum
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Interview: Facebook's Wable: What The Company Has In Store For Search
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook lets users decide who has the Golan Heights
Discussion: Al Bawaba, Switched and J. Weekly
Kate Holton / Reuters:
Google CEO questions Murdoch's online pay plan
Brian Prince / eWeek:
Bahama Botnet Discovered as Source of Click Fraud Surge
 

 
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