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7:50 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 …
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Says It Again: We Did Not Reject Google Voice iPhone App  —  Apple (AAPL) disputes Google's (GOOG) claim that Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone app.  —  An Apple rep writes:  —  “We do not agree with all of the statements made by Google in their FCC letter.
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 …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:   Google vs. Apple: Who's telling the truth?
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Lawsuit Brings Clarity To Skype's IP Problem (Prognosis: Screwed)
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Skype-Joost Licensing Drama Déjà Vu for Friis & Zennström
Discussion: P2P Blog, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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:
U.S. Backs Google on ‘Net Neutrality’  —  FCC Proposal on Internet Traffic Is Seen as Boon for Consumers, Blow to Phone Firms  —  The U.S. government plans to propose broad new rules Monday that would force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, seeking to give consumers greater freedom …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider: Founder Happy To Sell To Intuit, VC Conspiracy Wrong  —  Why did 28-year-old founder Aaron Patzer sell his company to Intuit for $170 million after two years in business?  Why didn't he wait until the company's valuation was much bigger?  —  Because he got to sell his company …
Discussion: Dealscape
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.
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.
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:   EXCLUSIVE: Google Revenue Projections For New Ad Exchange Leak
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Closing In On Launch, Twitter Tweaks Its Retweet API And Shares A Picture  —  In the Twitter API Announcement Google Group today, developer Marcel Molina posted a couple interesting updates about the upcoming Retweet API.  —  First, the launch of the new API is “close at hand.”
Discussion: CNET News, Mashable! and The Next Web
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 …
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.
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.
Zacks Equity Research:
AT&T's Femtocell Coming Soon  —  AT&T (NYSE: T - News), the second largest U.S. wireless carrier by subscriber base, is set to unveil nation's first 3G femtocell product.  The device (called “3G Microcell) is expected to reach select U.S. markets including Atlanta, San Antonio, Seattle and North Carolina in the next week.
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.
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.
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 …
Mike Bracco / The Next Web:
Google ready to unleash spiders and expose your Google Docs  —  Google just announced in an email to Google App admins that starting “in a few weeks” Google Docs published and shared to users outside of one's domain and linked to from a public website will be crawled, indexed and appear in Google search results.
Discussion: WebWorkerDaily and PC World
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 …
Discussion: Gawker
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Technologizer
Alex Salkever / DailyFinance:
Will Facebook kill Google?  —  Will social networking giant Facebook kill search giant Google by sucking up advertising dollars?  In the short term, the answer is clearly no. Longer term, that answer is very unclear.  I chatted with nearly two dozen people who are buying ads on Facebook.
Facebook: Twitter is “in the rear-view mirror”  —  Twitter may still be the media darling of the day, getting all kinds of attention amid its huge user growth earlier this year.  But Facebook, once considered Twitter's most fierce competitor because it also wants to let users post bite-sized updates online …
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles
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David Meyer / CNET News:
Europe sets rules on aid for broadband rollouts
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Mint's iPhone App: Now With Budgets, Push Notifications …
Discussion: CNET News
Nidhi Shah / Web Security Blog:
PBS Website Compromised, Used to Serve Exploits
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
YouTube, Warner Music feud nearing an end
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple, other retailers target of patent infringement suit
Discussion: Electronista
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Milo Yiannopoulos / TechCrunch Europe:
Daniel Ek: Spotify will kill file-sharing, be a European home-run
Discussion: Music Ally and, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Pirate Bay Buyer Faces Bankruptcy
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Apps Trump Tunes at Apple
Discussion: iLounge
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
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Discussion: Engadget and I4U News
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
I have 3,571 tweets that show that Twitter isn't for lunch anymore
Discussion: Extraface, Techgeist, VentureBeat and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:atul
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