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1:15 PM ET, September 29, 2009

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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 …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Apple Rehires a Developer of Its Newton Tablet  —  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, one of the original developers of Apple's groundbreaking but failed Newton personal digital assistant.
The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
The Courier Files: How Microsoft Thinks We'll Use Their Secret Tablet  —  Microsoft's Courier booklet was surprising, mostly because it was so far outside of what everybody now expects from a tablet.  This internal video shows how Microsoft thinks we'll use Courier.
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Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Courier tablet: A Franklin Covey planner on steroids?  —  Since the first video and photo leaks went public last week of Microsoft's alleged second-generation Tablet PC, tipsters have been working overtime.  —  Since Microsoft isn't commenting at all on Courier (the official statement is …
Lars Rasmussen / The Official Google Blog:
Surf's up Wednesday: Google Wave update  —  Starting Wednesday, September 30 we'll be sending out more than 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave to:  — Developers who have been active in the developer preview we started back in June  — The first users who signed up and offered to give feedback on wave.google.com
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google Wave ready for wider testing  —  Google Wave is ready for its next step: a more thorough test of its scalability and stability as more than 100,000 new users crowd onto the service.  —  As promised, Google plans to open Google Wave beyond an extremely limited preview on Wednesday …
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.
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 …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple warns of near-term iMac, Mac mini constraints [u]  —  Apple this week began informing its direct sales channels that several of its desktop-based Mac offerings have entered a period of constraint, further hinting that Mac hardware updates are on the horizon.  [Updated with additional info on Mac mini.]
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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: MarketingVOX and Technologizer
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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Mint Widget And Other YAP Apps Make It To Yahoo's Home Page  —  With the new Yahoo homepage that was previewed last July and is now rolling out more broadly as part of Yahoo's new “It's Y!ou” branding exercise, the main Yahoo homepage is taking on more of the personalization features on MyYahoo.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple's FileMaker intros Bento 3  —  Apple subsidiary, FileMaker, this afternoon introduced the latest iteration of its personal databasing application, Bento, raising the software up to version 3.  —  Bento 3 offers new ways to view, use and share photos, contacts, calendars, files and more …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Wize Redesigns Product Review Search Engine  —  Product reviews, both from users and experts, are an integral part of the shopping process.  Generally, I scour the web for both negative and positive reviews, across multiple sites before purchasing ant type of gadget.
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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
Michael Corkery / Deal Journal:
Meet Twitter's Newest Investor: Insight Venture Partners  —  The Internet is aflutter about Twitter's latest round of fund-raising that just netted the microblogging site $100 million.  The deal values Twitter, which generates almost no revenue, at $1 billion, sparking a debate about whether …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
mSpot Launches Web-Based Mobile Movie Streaming Service  —  Mobile entertainment startup mSpot is launching its Mobile Movies site, which will let users stream full-length movies on their mobile phones.  Movies will be available on 30 different smart phones, including the iPhone, Android …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Warner Music Comes Back to YouTube  —  Music Licensing: It's complicated.  Let's face it.  But today all of that is beside the point: we are happy to announce that Warner Music Group (WMG)'s artists are returning home to YouTube.  Under this new, multi-year global agreement …
 
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