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11:15 AM ET, October 1, 2009

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Seth Weintraub / Computerworld:
Apple purchased Placebase in July to replace Google Maps?  —  On July 7th, Fred Lalonde, the founder of openplaces.org announced in a tweet that Apple had bought the company that produced the Maps API that his company used in their software.  —  Pushpin is the name of the software API …
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
How Google Wave could transform journalism  —  Google Wave lets users collaborate live on documents.  —  The tech world is awash with excitement for today's scheduled release of 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave.  —  Seems like everyone is buzzing about how the collaborative Web tool …
Discussion: Google Blogoscoped, Mashable!, Digits and eWeek, Thanks:atul
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Cisco Buys Norwegian Firm for $3 Billion  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Cisco Systems continued to show just how serious it is about video conferencing, announcing late Wednesday night the $3 billion acquisition of Tandberg, a Norwegian video communications company.  —  Cisco has sold expensive …
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Cisco Makes Recommended Offer to Acquire TANDBERG  —  Acquisition of TANDBERG to Expand Cisco's Collaboration Offering and Enable Customers to Transform How They Do Business Globally  —  SAN JOSE, Calif., NEW YORK, and, OSLO, Norway, October 1, 2009 - Cisco® (NASDAQ: CSCO) …
Joshua Siegel / Google Mobile Blog:
Introducing the new Local Search for Mobile  —  The mobile search team is always looking for new ways to make searching the world around you as easy and useful as searching the web.  Today we're introducing a redesigned local search experience on your phone that integrates with Google Maps …
Twitter Blog:
Soon to Launch: Lists  —  My name is Nick Kallen (@nk) and I'm the project lead on Lists, a new feature we're testing with a small subset of users.  The idea is to allow people to curate lists of Twitter accounts.  For example, you could create a list of the funniest Twitter accounts of all time …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
BumpTop Goes Multi-Touch.  Um, Awesome.  —  What if the desktop on your computer was just like your actual desktop?  That's the core idea behind BumpTop, a really nice looking graphical overlay for Windows-based operating systems.  But as cool as BumpTop looked, you still had to use your mouse and keyboard to manipulate it.
Johanna Wright / The Official Google Blog:
Surfacing forum posts in search results  —  Today, we introduced a new search feature that makes it easier for you to find forum posts or discussions related to what you're searching for.  This new addition to Google search results applies to sites that tend to have a large number of posts on a specific topic.
Toshi Tajima / Google Mobile Blog:
Your mobile and desktop search history now in sync  —  Sometimes I do a search on my desktop computer, only to find that I need to repeat the same search again later on my mobile phone.  Today in the US we're launching Personalized Suggest for Android, iPhone and Palm WebOS …
Matt Peckham / Computerworld:
PSP Go Arrives, Sony Launches 100 Games  —  Sony's disc-free $250 PSP Go games handheld rolls out to retail today, and as expected, the company's nearly doubled the amount of PlayStation Store games content.  Sony's digital shelves now include Polyphony Digital's fresh PSP-exclusive Gran Turismo racer …
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TmoNews:
Dunkin' Isn't the Only One Delivering Donuts Tonight  —  You've seen the Android 1.6 aka Donut preview vids, drooling as you watch them.  And now its time to fill that G1 or MyTouch 3G up with Donut!  According to our source, T-Mobile has plans to start rolling out stage 1 of their delicious-baked-goods plan.
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Translate your website with Google: Expand your audience globally  —  How long would it take to translate all the world's web content into 50 languages?  Even if all of the translators in the world worked around the clock, with the current growth rate of content being created online …
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Express Scripts: 700,000 notified after extortion  —  IDG News Service - Nearly a year after being hacked by computer extortionists, pharmacy benefits management company Express Scripts now says hundreds of thousands of members may have had their information breached because of the incident.
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Facebook Users Download 1 Million Mobile Apps A Week—With The Help Of GetJar  —  GetJar, an independent mobile app store, is rolling out a new service today that is getting high-profile attention from brands like Facebook and Photobucket because it drives users to download their mobile applications to the phone.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, GigaOM and VentureBeat
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Verizon debuts the HTC Imagio, their first smartphone with V CAST TV  —  Aaaand the rumor mill nails it again.  Confirming rumors from a few weeks back, Verizon has just announced that their big, beautiful Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, the HTC Imagio, will be launching on the same day as 6.5 itself: October 6th.
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers  —  Hackers last week apparently used stolen account information from a New Jersey company that provides online payroll services to target the firm's customers in a scheme to steal passwords and other information.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Six Apart Opens Up TypePad APIs, Relaunches Pownce As TypePad Motion  —  Blogging software pioneer Six Apart this morning announced that it's debuting TypePad Cloud Platform, a new service that enables developers to use the service's API to build social applications while leaving the storage …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Geolocation API Appears To Be Live.  But Most Of You Are Lost.  —  I noticed something interesting tonight.  In the new build of Tweetie 2 (not out yet), a bunch of little red location markers started appearing next to tweets in my stream.  Knowing that this new version …
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:ritubpant
Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Storm 2 hitting Verizon Wireless around October 25th?  —  One of our ninjas just blessed us with a product inventory shot from Best Buy.  It shows that Best Buy locations will be getting BlackBerry Storm 2 dummy units starting October 25th.  Why is that important?
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
UK lags in broadband quality, study finds  —  Britain lags well behind other countries in the quality of its broadband, according to a wide-ranging survey carried out by Oxford University's Said Business School Tand the University of Oviedo's Department of Applied Economics, and sponsored by the networking company Cisco.
Discussion: BBC and Michael Geist Blog
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Web Survey Finds Speed Is Quickest Overseas
Discussion: BBC
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
HTC's Hero May Be Your Scene  —  Super-smart phones based on Google's Android operating system have been relatively slow to take off since the first one appeared a year ago.  Despite Google's iconic brand, they have yet to develop the strong bond with U.S. consumers achieved by the Research in Motion …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Nielsen Wire:
Women, Teens, and Seniors Help Fuel 34% Mobile Web Spike  —  Web visitors using a mobile device increased 34 percent year-over-year, from 42.5 million mobile Web visitors in July 2008 to 56.9 million in July 2009 according to The Nielsen Company.  Overall, year-over-year growth among the 13-17 …
Discussion: Internet2Go and Digits
Dow Jones Financial Information Services:
Fast Facts  —  + 2 IPOs completed in Q3, raised highest quarterly total since 2007  —  + M&As down 56% year-over-year to $2.25 billion  —  + Buyers getting cheap deals as median M&A price drops 54% to $22 million  —  + Companies take more time, less capital to reach M&A
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechFlash
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
Botnets Tighten Their Grip on the Broadband Infrastructure  —  How much of a drag is spam putting on the global broadband and messaging infrastructure, and where is it coming from?  According to Symantec's newly released 2009 MessageLabs Intelligence Report, spam is a huge burden: In September …
 
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Michael Moran / Tech Central:
Spotify goes mobile for laptop users too
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:
Newsy: The News Is Broken, But We Can Fix It
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Charlie Sorrel / Gadget Lab:
Sony Includes PSP Movies on Blu-ray Disks
Discussion: Maximum PC, CrunchGear and The Register
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
L.A. Times, Post to End Joint News Service
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
A peek inside an iTunes LP file
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 Earlier Items: 
Motoko Rich / ArtsBeat:
The Vook: A Picture Book, but the Pictures Move
Discussion: TG Daily and Beet.TV, Thanks:beet_tv
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Best Buy Partners With Google On Mobile
Eric Engleman / TechFlash:
Amazon settles lawsuit over deleted Kindle copy of ‘1984’
Discussion: Softpedia News, Thanks:toddbishop
 

 
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