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AppleInsider:
Apple plans Mighty Mouse makeover  —  Twenty five years after introducing the world to mouse-based computing, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is now hoping to deliver significant advances to the input device by applying the company's extensive research and development in multitouch technologies, AppleInsider has learned.
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
New Apple Bluetooth keyboard and mouse arrive at the FCC  —  Well, well, what's this?  A new Apple Bluetooth keyboard and mouse have arrived at the FCC, and they've got new model numbers of A1314 and A1296 — the current wireless keyboard is A1255 and the Mighty Mouse is A1197.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Publishers Like Time Inc.'s “Hulu for Magazines” Pitch.  What Will Apple and Amazon Say?  —  Earlier this year, Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore tasked her lieutenant, John Squires, with figuring out how to put the digital “genie back in the bottle.”  Here's part of his answer: A Hulu for magazines.
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Removes Pirate Bay Frontpage From Search Results  —  Removing search results is nothing new for Google.  The company has been cleaning up its search results for years, following up on complaints from the Chinese government, and of course copyright holders.
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google: Pirate Bay booted off search by mistake  —  Update 2:08 p.m. PT: To include The Pirate Bay's reaction in Swedish newspaper.  —  Google on Friday said an error caused the search engine to remove The Pirate Bay from its search pages.  —  “Google received a (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) …
Elizabeth Linder / Facebook Blog:
Latin Becomes a Living Language on Facebook  —  Most of the time when we stumble upon a Latin phrase, it's etched in stone: carved in the hallways of universities, chiseled on facades of government buildings or carefully imprinted in cathedral foyers and churchyards.  The language seems almost immovable.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone Market Share Could More Than Double When Apple Drops AT&T Exclusivity  —  Apple is stifling the iPhone's share of the mobile market by selling it through so few carriers.  And when it eventually starts selling the iPhone at more carriers per country, its market share could more than double …
Alfred Hermida / Reportr.net:
Twitter CEO sees journalists as curators of tweets  —  Evan Williams, founder and CEO of Twitter, kicked off the Online News Association conference in San Francisco.  —  The format was a fireside chat, except before an audience of hundreds of journalists, academics and developers.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
@ONA09: Twitter's Ev Williams: ‘We Try To Be Respectful Of Developers’  —  Twitter cofounder Ev Williams knows what the consequences can be when a bigger company adds your features to its own product.  That happened to Odeo, his last company, as he told attendees at ONA this morning …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg: The evolution of a remarkable CEO  —  About six months ago, critics pummeled Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  —  He'd made questionable management decisions, or so it appeared from the outside.  He'd fumbled the site's redesign and botched the company's terms …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
New Cloudera Desktop GUI Simplifies Hadoop for Users  —  Cloudera, which touts itself as the commercial Hadoop company, has announced the release of Cloudera Desktop, a graphical user interface (GUI) for Hadoop applications.  —  NEW YORK — Cloudera, which touts itself as the commercial Hadoop company …
Times of London:
Ask the Boss: Eric Schmidt, chairman and chief executive of Google  —  Q: Will Google ever grow to rival Microsoft in the operating systems market?  —  Ameer Ali, London  —  Ali,  —  Well, we haven't even built Chrome OS yet - so let's wait and see!  The reason Chrome is so important …
Discussion: Business Week, Thanks:mikeharvey
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Sir Martin Sorrell: Rupert Murdoch's pay wall plan is right  —  Sir Martin Sorrell, the WPP chief executive, has strongly backed Rupert Murdoch's decision to move premium newspaper content behind paywalls and has warned the media industry to expect mass consolidation in order to survive.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Easy Does It: Google Friend Connect One-Ups Facebook Connect's Install Wizard  —  The battle over your online identity rages on.  Google Friend Connect, the search giant's platform that lets you accept Google and OpenID accounts on your site, has just made implementing the service about as easy as it could be.
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Confirmed: Facebook Testing New Advertising APIs with a Few Agencies, to Expand More Broadly Soon  —  Earlier this year, we speculated on when Facebook would launch APIs for Facebook Ads to allow performance marketers to automate ad management.  Well, it appears it's happening now: recently …
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / Hardware 2.0:
Vista/IE market share slide, Win 7/Firefox/Chrome surge  —  According to data supplied by web metrics firm Net Applications, both Vista and Internet Explorer lost market share during September, while Windows 7, Firefox and Chrome all saw a surge in market share.
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Crowdsourcing coming to iPhone apps, big time  —  If you've ever been driving down the highway and looked at the Google Maps application on an iPhone to see what traffic is like ahead, you may have wondered where the data behind the green, yellow, and red lines indicating real-time vehicle flow come from.
Discussion: Channel 10
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Informed P2P User Act to clamp down on filesharing software  —  Concerned that too many peer-to-peer software users don't know what they're installing and what they're sharing, the House Energy and Commerce Committee yesterday passed the “Informed P2P User Act” and sent it to the full House.
Discussion: BetaNews and Between the Lines
Computerworld:
Sony prototype sends electricity through the air  —  Despite the numerous technologies that exist for sending data through the air there's one cable that most gadgets can't do without at some time.  The power cable remains a necessary but sometimes unsightly part of many modern electronic appliances …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NPR Launching New Online Local Pilot With $3 Million From CPB, Knight  —  When Vivian Schiller took the job as CEO of NPR, she told paidContent she thought NPR was uniquely positioned in hyperlocal: “Big news organizations spend hours wondering how do I create the hyperlocal presence, you don't have the infrastructure.
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Babelgum's Multimillion-Dollar Original Content Push  —  Babelgum, the shape-shifting video startup that has yet to find its true calling, has been making a new bet as of late: original content.  Backed by Italian telecom entrepreneur Silvio Scaglia, the company started focusing on U.S. content with a browser-based relaunch in April.
Natali DelConte / CNET News:
Twitter experimenting with a lab of its own  —  LONDON—Could Twitter Labs prevent drunken tweets like Google Labs hinders drunken e-mails?  Here's hoping.  —  Britt Selvitelle, Twitter's user experience and front end engineering lead, said here Friday that the company will soon launch Twitter Labs.
Discussion: Mashable! and Twitterrati, Thanks:atul
Ed White / Associated Press:
Deal struck between Apple and Eminem's music publisher  —  DETROIT — A lawsuit between Eminem's music publisher and Apple has been settled after five days of trial in federal court in Detroit.  —  The dispute centered on who had the right to authorize downloads of the hip-hop star's music on Apple's iTunes service.
Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
If HP merges PCs and printing, executive power will shift  —  HP Executive Vice President Vyomesh Joshi isn't as close to Hurd as colleagues Livermore and Bradley are.  Photo: HP.  —  If HP CEO Mark Hurd does merge the PC and printing businesses, what will that mean for printing chief Vyomesh Joshi?
Bill Ray / The Register:
O2 could impose out-of-contract iPhone lock-in  —  Whose handset is it, anyway?  —  iPhone users might, or might not, be able to unlock when their contract expires, as O2 still hasn't decided if deserters should be able to take their toys with them.  —  Apple fans who rushed to O2's contracts …
Discussion: T3.com News
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Chased From Sweden, Pirate Bay Sails To Ukraine  —  At the end of August, Stockholm's district court ordered Black Internet, the bandwidth supplier to The Pirate Bay, to disconnect the site from the Internet, pending the outcome of a civil action taken by several Hollywood entertainment companies.
Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Battery Ventures Gears Up To Raise Fund IX  —  Battery Ventures is planning to target $750 million for its ninth fund, with a first close expected to occur in Q1 2010.  No placement memoranda yet, just initial correspondence with prospective investors.  —  This is the same amount …
 
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