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3:55 AM ET, September 27, 2009

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Steve Schultze / Freedom to Tinker:
Android Open Source Model Has a Short Circuit  —  Last year, Google entered the mobile phone market with a Linux-based mobile operating system.  The company brought together device manufacturers and carriers in the Open Handset Alliance, explaining that, “Together we have developed Android™ …
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Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
The worst Microsoft ads of all time  —  A cringe-inducing Microsoft advert has been doing the rounds this week - but there are plenty of other skeletons in the company's closet  —  Earlier this week I linked to the horrendous Windows 7 ‘party’ video, which tickled our funny bones for all the wrong reasons.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
You're not on Twitter's suggested user list but you are in good company:  —  OK, so when Twitter came out with its Suggested User List I went through a bunch of emotions.  Hatred.  Jealousy.  Self loathing.  Blaming.  Anger.  Denial.  All that kind of stuff.
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Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre:
Palm Pre for $79.99 at Walmart  —  Just a few days ago, we saw the Palm Pre hit Amazon for $100.  Those willing to go through the rebate process can get the Palm Pre for just $79.99 from Walmart with a 2-year agreement.  The $100 mail-in rebate goes through Let's Talk, who handles wireless sales for Walmart.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple close to unveiling all-new MacBook line  —  An initiative on the part of Apple to retain and redesign its low-cost polycarbonate MacBook line due to ongoing economic uncertainties is now believed to be closer to fruition than once thought, AppleInsider has been told.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
A Brilliant Open Letter Song On Piracy To Lily Allen  —  Say what you like about Lily Allen.  Agree with her.  Disagree with her if you like.  Whatever the position, it's difficult to take it away from her - she has done more in the last week to raise the online debate over illicit file-sharing than any other artist in recent months.
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com, Techgeist and digg.com
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Share the Moment and Spread the Wealth  —  THE blog WebDesignBooth.com is emblematic of Web sites these days in one respect: it seems to desperately want readers to share its insights with their friends.  —  At the top of each article on this online resource for Web developers …
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Post Editor Ends Tweets as New Guidelines Are Issued  —  As tweets on Twitter, they're pretty innocuous.  —  “We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not,” read a recent one.  “But we have to promise not to increase it by $1 for healthcare reform?  Sad.”
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Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google barks back at Microsoft over Chrome Frame security  —  Defends plug-in, says it makes IE more secure, not less  —  Computerworld - Google hit back at Microsoft today, defending the security of its new Chrome Frame plug-in and claiming that the software actually makes Internet Explorer (IE) safer and more secure.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mozilla coders are misguided over App Store criticisms  —  Two prominent web developers involved with Mozilla have taken new positions at Palm, heading up developer relations for is webOS platform.  While both Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith extol the open web as the future of app delivery …
Jennifer Fernicola / Chicago Bar-tender:
Facebook lawsuit: Mom, son say pranksters setup racist, sexual profile  —  A mother and her teenage son are suing four other minors for setting up a fake Facebook profile of the son with racist and sexual statements.  —  According to the complaint, the defendants created an account and profile …
Discussion: Mashable!, NBC Bay Area and digg.com
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Some More Positive Murmurs for Web Ads
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Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
BoinxTV Moves to Apple's Snow Leopard OS
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Earn 43 cents every time you infect a Mac
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Pandora: From Near-Death to Profitability in a Year
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PC World:
Freecom to Sell Early USB 3.0 Portable Drive
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Browser makers complain about Microsoft's ballot-screen fix
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Confirmed: Twitter is Saving All Your Tweets, After All
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Citigroup, Microsoft Said to Take on Intuit, Mint.com
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