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10:20 PM ET, September 30, 2009

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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 …
Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple Tablet Aiming To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines  —  Steve Jobs said people don't read any more.  But Apple is talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a “new device.”  And they're not just going for e-books and mags.  They're aiming to redefine print.
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 …
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 …
Alex Himel / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Connect, Easy as 1, 2, 3  —  Earlier today, we announced Translations for Facebook Connect, which simplifies and streamlines the process of translating a website into to any of the more than 65 different languages Facebook currently supports.  As we continue to provide ways …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook eases Connect sign-up to expand reach across the web
Discussion: PC World and All Facebook
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?
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Google Wave First Look  —  If you're not one of the 100,000 lucky users who gets an invitation to Google Wave today, don't fret.  You can check out Google Wave right here.  —  But first, ground rules.  Click on all images in this post to see them full size.  Uppercase “Wave” refers to the entire Google Wave product.
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Genius Bar: iPhones' 30% Call Drop Is “Normal” in New York  —  How utterly s**tty is the iPhone on AT&T in the New York area?  The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls.  And that's considered acceptable by Apple.  —  Giz reader Manoj took his iPhone to the Genius Bar …
Mark Relph / The Windows Blog:
The Windows 7 Logo Program  —  First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Mark Relph and I am a Senior Director with the Windows Product Strategy Group and I lead a group known as the Windows Ecosystem Team.  My team and I focus on a few specific areas - compatibility of applications & hardware …
Business Wire:
AT&T Acquires Plusmo to Further Mobile Applications Strategy  —  DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - News) today announced the acquisition of privately-held Plusmo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform mobile application solutions, bringing to AT&T an open standards technology …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia shows off next-generation graphics chip — it's a little late  —  Nvidia announced today that it has created a next-generation graphics chip, code-named Fermi, that is crucial to the future of the company and its crusade to spread graphics computing beyond graphics.
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Tweetie pricing fuss highlights App Store flaw  —  You need no better sign that Twitter and the iPhone have gone mainstream than the absolute furor that's erupted over Tweetie 2 for iPhone.  A fuss over upgrade pricing ?  Have we now so exhausted our concerns over swine flu and the health-care debate …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Report: Comcast Buying NBC for $35 Billion.  Comcast: “Inaccurate”  —  Here's the big media deal everyone has been waiting for.  Or at least, here's the report: Sharon Waxman of TheWrap reports that cable giant Comcast (CMCSA) is buying all of NBC Universal from GE (GE) for $35 billion.
ICANN:
The Affirmation of Commitments - What it Means  —  The Affirmation of Commitments completes a transition that started 11 years ago ...  When ICANN was created in 1998, with the assistance of the United States Government, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) process was started with the objective …
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BBC:
Google bosses on trial in Italy  —  The trial of four Google employees has begun in Milan with an engineer from the search giant giving evidence.  —  The employees are accused of breaking Italian law in allowing a video of a teenager with Down's Syndrome to be posted online.
Discussion: Pulse2 and p2pnet
Electronista:
iPhone, Android, Pre trump others in satisfaction  —  Modern touchscreen phones like the iPhone, Android devices and the Palm Pre are proving to be much more enjoyable to use than conventional smartphones — at times in spite of their networks, according to a CFI study.
Forbes:
Broadcom's Nicholas After The Fall  —  Forbes Magazine dated October 19, 2009  —  Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicholas faces up to 360 years in jail on charges of backdating options and distributing illegal drugs. … Henry T. Nicholas III says he didn't do it.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft opens Chicago and Dublin datacenters; preps for more hosted offerings  —  Just a week after celebrating the opening its “chiller-free” Dublin datacenter, Microsoft is turning on its $500 million, 700,000-square-foot Chicago one.  —  Phase one of the Chicago datacenter opened on September 30.
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Recognize That Cute Picture Online?  —  Affiliate advertisers could be abusing the photos you post.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Internet advertisement platforms are brimming with photos of sunny smiles and exposed body parts.  Many of these ads are published by outsiders, called …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
No, Apple's iPhone Is Not 40% Of The Smartphone Market  —  Another month, another report that Apple's iPhone market share is vastly larger than it really is.  —  As with last time, this new report is based on the same source of highly slanted statistics, mobile ad network AdMob.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
City of Portland, Oregon Officially Backs Open, Structured Data  —  The City Council of Portland, Oregon unanimously approved a resolution today that directs the city government to open data to outside developers and encourages adoption of open source solutions in technology procurement.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Silicon Florist, Thanks:turoczy
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner's $4.2 Billion AOL Fire Sale  —  When AOL CEO Tim Armstrong isn't busy hiring former Google executives, he's preparing for his company's spinoff from the Time Warner (TWX) mother ship, which is is supposed to happen by the end of the year.  So when it does, how much will the Internet company be worth?
Mac Slocum / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Shhh!  About one third of Knight News Challenge proposals are secret  —  You've still got two weeks to come up with the brilliant idea that'll save journalism — or, to be more realistic, an idea that'll earn some Knight Foundation cash and let you try something new and innovative.
Discussion: Romenesko
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Yahoo updates Zimbra's application platform  —  Yahoo has updated the application platform of its Zimbra messaging and collaboration suite, making it possible for developers to create more sophisticated gadgets that can be integrated with the product more deeply.
Discussion: eWeek
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
Virgin Mobile, MetroPCS in legal battle over phone flashing  —  A federal judge threw out Virgin Mobile USA's claim that MetroPCS was meddling with its contracts by using its MetroFlash service.  However, the judge did not dismiss some trademark infringement claims that Virgin Mobile brought against MetroPCS.
Elizabeth Woyke / Forbes:
Best Buy Partners With Google On Mobile  —  Retailer's mobile division is creating its own mobile apps and launching a new Web site to sell phones.  —  Best Buy is giving consumers more reasons to purchase cellphones at its stores instead of at mobile operator shops.
Discussion: Android and Me
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Blackwave Raises $7M for Video Storage and Delivery  —  Blackwave has raised $7 million in Series C funding from return backers Globespan Capital Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners and Sigma Partners, the Acton, Mass.-based company announced today, after being outed yesterday for an SEC filing that disclosed part of the round.
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud
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