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11:10 AM ET, September 29, 2009

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Brad Stone / Bits:
Apple Rehires a Developer of Its Newton Tablet  —  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ eschipul/ |  Michael Tchao  —  If you were gearing up to launch a tablet computer — and these days, who isn't? — who would you hire to market it?  One obvious candidate would be Michael Tchao …
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
Dell Latitude Z Hands On: Kills Cords Completely With Wireless Charging  —  Someone at Dell must have tripped over some wires and after cleaning up the bloody gash came up with the $2,000 anti-cord Latitude Z: It has wireless charging and wirelessly connects to displays too.
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Eric Lai / Computerworld:
New Dell Latitude Z laptop charges wirelessly
Discussion: Gadgetell and Computerworld
PR Newswire:
AT&T and Garmin Announce a New Mobile Navigation Era With nuvifone, the Navigation Phone  —  The Garmin nuvifone(TM) G60 Coming Soon to AT&T Customers  —  AT&T* and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN - News) today announced the Garmin nuvifone G60 …
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60 finally ready for AT&T: $300 on October 4?  —  Let's just be brutally honest here: Garmin-Asus' nuvifone G60 is basically the Duke Nukem of phones.  We've been following it since before Garmin and ASUS formed their joint venture, since before we we had an inkling …
Vodafone:
Vodafone to Sell iPhone in UK and Ireland  —  Vodafone and Apple today confirmed that they have reached agreement to bring iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS to the UK and Ireland in early 2010.  —  Beginning today, Vodafone UK and Vodafone Ireland customers can register their interest in iPhone 3G …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Take That, Twitter: Google Hot Trends Integrated Into Google Search  —  Twitter and real time search continues to attract buzz, and Google's reacting by positioning its “Hot Trends” information in a place where more people will see it, within Google's regular search results.
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Ten New Details on the Apple Tablet  —  Want to know some more about Apple's upcoming tablet device?  You're in luck.  We've received the scoop from our reliable source—who correctly called the iPod nano 5G, iPhone 3GS and Chinese iPhone 3G months ago.  — Apple has created …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Newegg reveals Windows 7 OEM prices  —  Online retail store Newegg has posted Windows 7's OEM prices, and as always they're much cheaper than the retail versions.  —  Newegg.com today unveiled prices for OEM editions of Windows 7, and as always, they're significantly lower than the full retail versions …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft confirms free security software ships Tuesday  —  Slates 4.7MB Security Essentials for download in the morning, Pacific time  —  Computerworld - Microsoft today confirmed that it will launch its free security software suite, which has been in development for almost a year, Tuesday morning.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Google, bank resolve issue over misfired e-mail  —  A bank that accidentally sent sensitive customer information to a Gmail address and persuaded a judge to order Google to deactivate the account has resolved the issue with Google and the companies have filed a motion to dismiss the case.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Chrome And Safari Are Rounding Errors  —  This is the third installment of our exclusive interview last week with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.  In the first article we showed an overview and video footage of the main subject areas we covered: Big Opportunities …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Palm Pre's New Strategy: Forget iTunes, Hello Wireless Amazon Downloads  —  When the Palm Pre debuted, one of its most useful features was its ability to sync with Apple's iTunes software.  Unfortunately, how it went about doing this was a little bit underhanded: it pretended to be an iPhone.
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM:
AppBank Wants to Help You Cash In on Facebook Apps  —  AppBank, a Seattle-based startup, today is launching a free application in beta that lets people without coding skills build their own Facebook apps, such as a quiz or game, in four steps — and earn a cut of the revenue from ads placed within them.
The H Open Source:
Open Android Alliance formed  —  Only days after Google took action against CyanogenMod for offering customised Android firmware, a group of Android developers have formed the Open Android Alliance
jwz:
My ongoing Kafka-esque nightmare of dealing with Palm and their App Catalog submission process.  —  A few days after the Palm Pre was released, I wrote a couple of programs for it: a restaurant Tip Calculator, and a port of Dali Clock.  These were, as far as I'm aware, the 2nd …
Discussion: Hardware 2.0, Gizmodo and The iPhone Blog, Thanks:atul
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
CNN Launching Pay iPhone App; Live Streaming For $2 Plus Ads  —  While Dow Jones follows through with plans to convert some of its iPhone and BlackBerry free app users to paid subscribers, CNN is jumping right into the premium market—although in a small way.
Joe Sharkey / New York Times:
Foreign Airlines Ahead of U.S. on Cellphone Use  —  Cellphone use on airplanes, it would seem, is on extended hold in the United States.  —  The national union representing flight attendants wants Congress to ban in-flight phone calls, and survey after survey of airline passengers shows strong opposition …
Discussion: Technologizer
Josh Carr / TUAW:
Still doubt Apple's desire for portable gaming clout?  Here's proof...  This afternoon, we received a tip from one of our readers about an awesome ad on the IGN.com website.  We chased the bait and decided to check it out.  We're really glad we did.  What we found was the ad above.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and CrunchGear
comScore, Inc.:
Google Sites Surpasses 10 Billion Video Views in August  —  Average Video Viewer Watched Nearly 10 Hours of Online Video During the Month  —  comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released August 2009 data from the comScore Video Metrix service …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
How Twitter Got A $1 Billion Valuation  —  The Deal Journal's Michael Corkery asked Jeff Horing, co-founder of Insight Venture Partners, how his firm decided to value Twitter at $1 billion in its most recent round.  —  Because Jeff couldn't say “Are you kidding me?
Discussion: Deal Journal and PE Hub Blog
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Pressure on Microsoft, as Windows attack now public  —  IDG News Service - Hackers have publicly released new attack code that exploits a critical bug in the Windows operating system, putting pressure on Microsoft to fix the flaw before it leads to a worm outbreak.
Discussion: Zero Day and Security Watch
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Tries to Pull the Storybook Ritual Onto the Web  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company hopes an ambitious new digital service it plans to unveil on Tuesday will transform how children read its storybooks.  —  In what it bills as an industry-defining moment …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Court Dismisses WPP's $13 Million Lawsuit Against Spot Runner  —  WPP Group's lawsuit against web-based TV creative ad agency Spot Runner for securities fraud and breach of contract has been dismissed, sources close to the legal dispute tell paidContent.  WPP, which helped lead a $40 million funding …
The Official Google Blog:
Back to school with Google Docs  —  As interns on the Google Docs team this past summer, we were excited to be able to work on making Google Docs that much more useful for students like us.  We've now added a bunch of back to school features which should help our fellow students make the transition …
Jason Chen / Gizmodo:
Ping is Like a Free SMS Client For iPhone and iPod Touch Users  —  This Ping app by the guy who made PushGmail is a mix between text messaging and instant messaging.  What you need to know is that it's free and it's fast.  —  Ping is designed to look like the SMS app, and behaves much the same way.
Discussion: Gear Live and The Next Web, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Matt Rosoff / Technology News:
Five Zune HD features Apple should steal  —  The more time I spend with my Zune HD, the more I like it.  Sound quality aside—and I know opinions differ dramatically here, but I'm stuck with my ears and my preferences—there are a bunch of features that make Apple's products seem like they've fallen behind the curve.
 
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