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5:05 PM ET, September 18, 2009


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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Our complete letter to the FCC regarding Google Voice for iPhone  —  Back in July, the FCC sent letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google asking about the rejection of the Google Voice for iPhone app.  —  When we submitted our letter on August 21, we asked the FCC to redact certain portions …
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google to Apple: You Lie  —  Well this is uncomfortable... Asked by the FCC in August if it had rejected Google's Voice app from its iTunes App Store, Apple (AAPL) claimed it had not and that the app was still under review.  “Contrary to published reports, Apple has not rejected the Google Voice application …
Discussion: CNET News and The iPhone Blog, Thanks:taylorbuley
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:   Google Claims That Apple Did Reject Google Voice iPhone Application
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.
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.
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.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Founder Happy To Sell To Intuit, VC Conspiracy Wrong
Discussion: Anil Dash
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 …
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
For students, Windows 7 will equal Snow Leopard's price  —  For a limited time, students will be able to purchase Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 operating system for $30, roughly the same price as Apple's competing Mac OS X Snow Leopard.  —  Microsoft this week launched …
Rob Griffiths / Macworld:
Six Snow Leopard tips
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Snow Leopard's Grand Central, Open CL boost app by 50%
Discussion: Macworld and
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.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Joost Sues Volpi for Taking Tech to Make a Web Version of Skype
Discussion: PR Newswire and GigaOM
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC to Propose ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules  —  The head of the Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules to prevent Internet providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic, a move that could set off a battle with phone and cable companies that don't want the government telling them how to run their networks.
Leo / blog:
HTC Leo - review, photos, screenshots  — 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.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
E-Commerce Coming to Palm App Catalog Sept. 24  —  The “mid-autumn launch” of Palm's App Catalog e-commerce beta program now has a firm “Go Live” date: Sept. 24.  —  According to a new company timeline (see image below; click to enlarge), webOS developers who've had their applications accepted …
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.
Dieter Bohn /
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 from now on.  Say goodbye to Palm-branded Windows Mobile Devices: … Does this mean the end of the Treo line?
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 …
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.
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 …
Dan Rayburn / The Business Of Online Video:
Hulu Already Working On The Technical Requirements For Subscription Service  —  On Tuesday, News Corps. chairman Rupert Murdoch and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker, speaking at a Goldman Sachs conference, indicated that one day, Hulu may indeed have a subscription based service.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo Is Set to Unveil Big Marketing Push  —  Yahoo is expected to unveil a major new marketing campaign on Tuesday during an advertising conference in New York, according to people briefed on its plans.  —  The campaign, which is aimed at bolstering Yahoo's image with consumers and advertisers …
Discussion: DailyFinance
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
TechCrunch50 conference founders reunite for 2010, blame it all on the puppets  —  The popular TechCrunch50 conference has gone from off to back on again for next year.  —  On Tuesday night, high-rolling Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis told several attendees, plus a reporter on Twitter …
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Milo Yiannopoulos / TechCrunch Europe:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Buyer Faces Bankruptcy
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apps Trump Tunes at Apple
Discussion: iLounge
Jodi Xu / Deal Journal:
Valuing Web Media: For the Rest of Us, It's Like Fantasy Football
Discussion: India
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Voodoo PC Brand Is Basically Dead
Discussion: Rahul Sood's Weblog and Engadget
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 Earlier Items: 
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I have 3,571 tweets that show that Twitter isn't for lunch anymore
Discussion: Extraface, Techgeist and VentureBeat, Thanks:atul
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
At Amazon, Designs of Its Own
Mark Savage / BBC:
Bon Jovi supports Cobain protest
Saul Hansell / Bits:
Verizon Boss Hangs Up on Landline Phone Business