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4:10 PM ET, September 22, 2009

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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support  —  Earlier this year, we launched Google Sync which allows you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices.  Today, we're adding Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Finally Enables Push Gmail for iPhone and Windows Mobile  —  Google just announced that its users can now get their Gmail messages pushed directly to their iPhones and Windows Mobile phones.  Push Gmail is now a feature of Google Sync.  Google started to support the iPhone, iPod touch …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Has A Solution For Internet Explorer: Turn It Into Chrome  —  People hate IE6; they've made that abundantly clear on the web.  Unfortunately, plenty of people are still stuck using it for reasons such as their work not letting them upgrade.  So Google is doing something about it.
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Chrome Injects Itself Into Internet Explorer With Chrome Frame  —  Google just announced the launch of Chrome Frame, a new open-source project that will allow Chrome's rendering engine to run within Microsoft's Internet Explorer 6,7, and 8.  This plugin, which is available now …
Ian Fette / Chromium Blog:
Introducing Google Chrome Frame  —  Today, we're releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer.  —  We're building Google Chrome Frame to help web developers deliver faster, richer applications like Google Wave.
Elisa Steele / Yodel Anecdotal:
Under new management...yours  —  Next week, we will launch what will be Yahoo!'s single-largest global integrated marketing campaign ever.  I gave a sneak preview today as part of Yahoo!'s presence at Advertising Week in New York City.  (Think advertising meets Fashion Week.)
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Goes Live With New Search Format  —  Yahoo has now gone live with its new search format.  There's nothing radical or “game changing.”  However, there are some nice upgrades and improvements.  Most prominently, it features a new left column that allows users to filter results …
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: More Weird Typography, Just For Y!ou
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Yahoo's Bartz: Microsoft Deal Was “Very Clever”
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Store Discord May Result in Employee Walk-Out  —  Apple's retail stores carry the company's brand and culture around the world, but really, each location has its own personality based largely on the management staff.  Now, staffers at the Alderwood Mall (Wash.) retail store say their complaints about …
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Microsoft poaching Apple store managers and sales staff  —  Microsoft is beginning to look to Apple for more than just inspiration for its retail stores, the company is now also starting to hire away its retail employees.  —  People that have spoken to The Loop on condition of anonymity confirm …
Computerworld:
Microsoft's Apple Store employee theft shocker!
Discussion: Techgeist and The Mac Observer
Paul Ohm / Freedom to Tinker:
Netflix's Impending (But Still Avoidable) Multi-Million Dollar Privacy Blunder  —  In my last post, I had promised to say more about my article on the limits of anonymization and the power of reidentification.  Although I haven't said anything for a few weeks, others have …
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Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Oracle CEO sees long slog for U.S. economy  —  Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't expect the U.S. economy to significantly improve until halfway through the next decade - a gloomy scenario he dubbed an L-shaped recovery.  —  “The American consumer is so deeply in debt …
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Paul Krill / Computerworld:
Ellison: We won't spin off MySQL
Discussion: InfoWorld
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
Microsoft acquires the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)  —  Today, I'm very excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a company that specializes in bringing the power of parallel computing to the desktop …
Business Wire:
The Nielsen Company and Facebook Form Strategic Alliance  —  Industry Leaders to Use Nielsen Products to Help Marketers Better Measure Online Advertising Impact and Realize Greater ROI  —  NEW YORK & PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Nielsen Company and Facebook today announced a multi-year …
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Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Sandberg: Facebook can build your business, and now we can prove it
Discussion: Gawker and Fast Company
Arn / AppShopper.com:
Friday's Avalanche of Apps  —  At the end of last week we saw a massive number of App approvals on the iTunes App Store.  This resulted in a over 1300 apps (of which over 300 were games) appearing in one day alone.  We had heard Apple had had quite a back log of approvals, so hopefully, they have cleared the queue for now.
the nytpicker:
“I Am Not A Reporter!”  NYT's David Pogue Declares, Responding Angrily To Recent Criticism.  “Since When Have I Ever Billed Myself As A Journalist?”  —  Clearly stung by recent attacks over conflicts of interest, the NYT's technology columnist David Pogue used a podcast interview Sunday …
Discussion: Gawker
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Lightroom pulls further ahead of Aperture  —  The past couple of years at this time (see entries for 2007, 2008), independent research company InfoTrends has surveyed professional photographers* about their choices of raw image-processing tools.  It's interesting to check …
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
AT&T takes the phone out of iPhone  —  Three weeks ago, I got a call on a friend's iPhone while in the middle of a desert; cell phone coverage had come to Burning Man.  By contrast, several calls I made last night to my parents from my San Francisco apartment were dropped and a subsequent connection became garbled.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Gear Diary
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
WhoDoYouKnowAt: Because LinkedIn is Too Open  —  According to Lee Blaylock, founder and CEO of new business networking site WhoDoYouKnowAt, many business executives are reluctant to share their contact information publicly.  For this reason, a number of professionals are hesitant …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
HP unveils Skyroom video collaboration tool  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Looking to take advantage of tightened corporate travel budgets, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday showed the latest tech to come out of its labs, called Skyroom.  —  Unveiled together with Intel at the start of the Intel Developer Forum here …
Discussion: Mashable!
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Linus Torvalds: ‘Linux is bloated’  —  Linus Torvalds, founder of the Linux kernel, made a startling comment at LinuxCon in Portland, Ore., on Monday: “Linux is bloated.”  While the open-source community has long pointed the finger at Microsoft's Windows as bloated, it appears that with success …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Gelato brings real-time search to online dating  —  Online dating, meet the social network, meet real-time search.  —  That's essentially the elevator pitch of Gelato, an early-stage start-up that's presenting at the DemoFall 09 conference in San Diego this week.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Bank Sends Sensitive E-mail to Wrong Gmail Address, Sues Google  —  A Wyoming bank sent an e-mail containing sensitive customer data to the wrong Gmail account, and now wants Google to reveal the identity of the account holder who received the data.  —  According to a court document in the case …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
VentureBeat Buys TradeVibes To Launch Startup Database  —  Venture capital industry news site VentureBeat has purchased TradeVibes, a wiki info site on startups, which it is relaunching as its own startup directory site.  The new site—VentureBeat Profiles—features capsule profiles on startups.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Intel announces Moblin 2.1 for phones  —  Intel just announced a new version of Moblin designed for phones, running on an Atom-based phone.  The interface has been redesigned for handheld usage, and there's a lot of widget-based social networking integration, as well as a panels-based navigation system …
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Apple makes lame attempt at placating App Store developers  —  Apple has made a new resource available to iPhone application developers called the App Store Resource Center intended to assist devs in steps such as app submission and managing applications once they are in the store.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com and AppScout
Maarten / Layar:
Layar Reality Browser adds 3D to its Platform  —  Layar adds new dimensions to its platform; first demo in Amsterdam.  —  AMSTERDAM, September 22nd 2009 - Today Layar announced the addition of 3D capabilities to its augmented reality browser platform.  With 3D, developers can tag real-life objects …
internetnews.com:
Domain Registrations Slow to Top 184 Million  —  VeriSign report shows single-digit growth in total number of domain names amid global recession.  —  The total number of Internet domain names continues increasing, but there are signs that growth could be slowing.
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
LiveJournal Users Can Now Make Money With Google AdSense, If They Pay Up First
Discussion: Mashable!
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Fuze Meeting Lets Users Push Meetings to Facebook, Twitter
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, CNET News and VentureBeat
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ad.ly Brings Sponsored Tweets From Celebrities
Discussion: Techgeist
Jessica Shambora / CNN:
eBay exec departs seeking CEO job
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NYT Explores New Twitter Search Products
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Google Losing in China as New Users Go to Baidu
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