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10:40 PM ET, October 2, 2009

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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.
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) …
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Now Showing Ads On iPhone Map  —  We got a tip from Anthony Avolio yesterday, who pointed out that Google was showing ads on Maps on the iPhone.  Until then I hadn't noticed it.  This is another way in which Google seems to be aligning the mobile experience with that on the PC.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google urges Web adoption of vector graphics  —  Some seeds for overhauling Web browser graphics were planted more than a decade ago, and Google believes now is the time for them to bear fruit.  —  The company is hosting the SVG Open 2009 conference that begins Friday to dig …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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.
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’
John Poirier / Reuters:
Schmidt: Google-Apple board member should stay put  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Eric Schmidt said former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson should stay on the boards of both Google and Apple Inc, despite regulatory scrutiny.  —  Schmidt said on Friday that Google …
Patrick Smith / paidContent:
London Evening Standard: Bold Re-Birth Or A Free Folly?  —  Rupert Murdoch wants to charge you for content, the Financial Times wants you to be a subscriber, and even the pro-free Guardian.co.uk is planning to charge for a forthcoming iPhone app.  But despite all that, the London Evening Standard …
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Sir Martin Sorrell: Rupert Murdoch's pay wall plan is right
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Kills Xoopit For Gmail  —  Yahoo is killing support for a popular Gmail plug-in from Xoopit, a startup it acquired in July.  An email was sent out today to Xoopit users on Gmail tited, “Xoopit for Gmail is closing.  Here's the info you'll need.”  It details different ways users …
Discussion: CNET News
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Craigslist wins preliminary ruling in eBay lawsuit  —  DOVER, Del. — Craigslist, the online classified ads company, has won the first salvo in a legal battle with Internet auctioneer eBay Inc.  —  A Delaware judge on Friday granted summary judgment to Craigslist on claims alleging …
Discussion: paidContent and Dow Jones Newswires, Thanks:atul
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 …
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!, TG Daily, Maximum PC and Twitterrati, Thanks:atul
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM:
Kai-Fu Lee Talks Up His Post-Google Plans  —  Kai-Fu Lee, who resigned as head of Google's operations in China last month, is looking to tap into burgeoning areas of the Chinese Internet market with his new Beijing-based incubator and investment fund, Innovation Works.
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.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Palm Pixi to launch on October 20th?  Not so fast.  —  Okay, so we've been hearing whispers all morning that Palm and Sprint are gearing up to launch the Pixi on October 20th, and while we hate to be the bearer of bad news, we've been in contact with sources who would definitely …
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?
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
PSP Go review: Sony is charging you much more for much less  —  The new, UMD-less PSP Go is an absolute dream for Sony.  Since it lacks a way to play games purchased at retail, Sony gets to set the prices for every piece of content bought on the system.  Who cares if the store down the street has a game for $10 cheaper?
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 …
Matthew Rivera / Digits:
Could Swine Flu Take the Internet Down?  —  If the H1N1 swine-flu pandemic arrives this fall, one thing that may break under the strain is the Internet.  Emergency planners say that school-age children and telecommuting adults could be accessing the network simultaneously, potentially overloading the public Internet's capacity.
Discussion: The Awl
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.
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
 
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