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10:10 PM ET, October 6, 2009

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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone VoIP Apps To Run On AT&T's 3G Network  —  AT&T is changing its mind and now says iPhone VoIP apps will be able to run on its 3G wireless network.  —  Previously, Internet phone apps like Skype and the new Vonage app were forced to operate on wi-fi hotspots, which limits their utility.
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Josh Silverman / Skype Blogs:
Good move, AT&T  —  Since launching our iPhone application six months ago, people have downloaded and installed Skype on 10% of all iPhone and iPod touch devices sold - making it clear that people are extremely interested in taking Skype conversations with them on the go.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
AT&T Greenlights VoIP For the iPhone.  Too Bad Google Voice Isn't VoIP.  —  Yesterday, we saw a Vonage app hit the App Store, which seemed to go against Apple and AT&T's previous stance that VoIP apps that work over the 3G (and 2G) network would not be allowed in the App Store.
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Google and Verizon Say Two Android Phones, With Google Voice, To Come This Year  —  Google and Verizon Wireless said that the first results of their just-announced Android partnership will debut in a few weeks and that the carrier's cellphones will allow Google Voice, unlike the iPhone.
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Verizon:
Groundbreaking Agreement Between Verizon Wireless And Google …
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Don't Celebrate The Verizon Android Announcement Just Yet …
Discussion: Computerworld and DailyFinance
Jonathan Fildes / BBC:
Google targeted in e-mail scam  —  Google has confirmed to BBC News that it's e-mail system - Gmail - has been targeted as part of an “industry-wide phishing scheme”.  —  The search giant said that it had taken immediate action to safeguard the affected accounts.
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Dancho Danchev / Zero Day:
Weak passwords dominate statistics for Hotmail's phishing scheme leak
Simon Fletcher / The Next Web:
Confirmed: Facebook design refreshment in the works [Screenshots] (updated)  —  Update from Facebook at the foot of this post  —  We have been tipped off that there may be an “improved” version of the Facebook news feed in the works.  The new feed is not very different from the current one available …
Discussion: Inside Facebook, VentureBeat and Mashable!, Thanks:mgcreed
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Schmidt: We paid $1 billion premium for YouTube  —  Since 2006, many observers have scratched their head over what prompted Google to pay $1.65 billion for the video site YouTube.  We're now a little closer to the answer.  —  The blockbuster acquisition for the 18-month-old start-up played …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
HTC HD2 Windows Phone gets official: Hands-on Video  —  After weeks of rumor, HTC have confirmed the existence of their latest flagship Windows Phone, the HTC HD2 (aka the HTC Leo).  As expected, the HD2 runs Windows Mobile 6.5 on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with a 4.3-inch WVGA …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Windows Mobile 6.5 Review: There's No Excuse For This  —  I really didn't want to beat up on WinMo here, because at this point it just feels tired.  But man, come on Microsoft, you're giving me no choice.  Windows Mobile 6.5 isn't just a letdown—it barely seems done.
Boy Genius Report:
HTC Hero hitting Verizon in November?  —  We just got a tip that the phone pictured in Eric Schmidt's hands is actually Verizon's version of the HTC Hero and it will be called the HTC Hero (not confirmed).  As you can see, there's a couple hardware modifications and one big one is that the buttons below …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Did Viacom find smoking gun in YouTube case?  —  Lawyers working on a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by Viacom against Google's YouTube may have uncovered evidence that employees of the video site were among those who uploaded unauthorized content to YouTube.
Jeremiah Marquez / Associated Press:
AP might charge some customers to get news earlier  —  HONG KONG — The Associated Press is considering whether to sell news stories to some online customers exclusively for a certain period, perhaps half an hour, the head of the news organization said Tuesday.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, paidContent and Mashable!
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Android to grab No. 2 spot by 2012, says Gartner  —  Exclusive: Global forecast puts Android ahead of iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile  —  Computerworld - While the Google-backed Android mobile operating system currently runs on less than 2% of all smartphones, Gartner Inc. predicts …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Palm's Full Monty  —  Easily the quote of the night at Palm's Developer gathering in San Francisco came from Katie Mitic, Palm's senior vice president of product marketing.  “We want to leave it all out there.  You know, ‘The Full Monty’,” she emphatically said when noting that Palm's goal was to be more open.
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Ashlee Vance / Bits:
Servers With Cellphone Chips?  Yep, Here They Come  —  If a server runs on a smartphone chip is it still a server?  —  The era of such a deeply philosophical data center question is upon us.  A pair of stealthy start-ups have placed smartphone chips at the center of their plans to create a new breed of low-power servers.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Razorfish Employees Take Compensation Hit in Publicis Deal  —  Starting to Learn About Life at a Holding Company, Not a Startup  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Staffers at Razorfish are realizing that leaving Microsoft for Publicis Groupe is going to hit them in the wallet.
Yahoo! Search Marketing Blog:
The Next Wave of Search  —  Yahoo! Search Advertising Enhancements That Deliver  —  With all of the events that Yahoo! has gone through in the last several months, one of the questions I get is: “Does Yahoo! still care about search?”  The answer is: Absolutely.
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits:
SecondMarket Buys InsideVenture  —  SecondMarket, which provides an online marketplace for trading private-company shares, said it has made an all-stock purchase of InsideVenture, a firm that helps match institutional investors with privately held companies.
Robert Half Technology:
A Majority of Companies Prohibit Social Networking on the Job, CIO Survey Reveals  —   MENLO PARK, CA — Workers who want to share the latest news with Facebook friends and Twitter followers will need to wait until after hours or risk violating company policy, a new survey suggests.
Discussion: CNET News, eWeek, Mashable! and AppScout
Tom Sly / The Official Google Blog:
Google PowerMeter's first device partner  —  Today, we're very excited to announce we have secured our first official device partner.  (That means having a smart meter installed by your utility is no longer a prerequisite for using Google PowerMeter!)  For the last several months …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Fast Company, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google: A Web Browser Is Not A Computer, Not A Search Engine, And Not A Ham Sandwich  —  Google has spent a significant amount of time over the past couple of years building a very impressive web browser, Chrome.  By most accounts, it's the fastest around, and isn't system resource heavy, and those who use it seem to love it.
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
New BlackBerry Messenger to Launch October 7th?!!  —  Dang.  Apparently I'll have to eat my own words on this one.  So for the longest time both me and most members of the BlackBerry community have referred to the “new BlackBerry messenger” as BBM 5.0.  Then, after hearing …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft considering making Zune services available to Apple users  —  For all you who still believe Microsoft is still consumed with the impossible task of beating the iPod with the Zune, here's more proof that Zune's future is all about software and services and not hardware.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
Zeus Trojan Infiltrates Bank Security Firm  —  On Sept. 1, security industry start-up Silver Tail Systems held an in-depth online seminar for its bank and e-commerce clients that examined the stealth and sophistication of Zeus, a data-stealing Trojan horse program that organized thieves …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Meebo's Reach Spikes To Over 90 Million Users With Community IM Growth  —  Ever since Meebo launched its Community IM feature — which lets any site integrate a chat feature that's similar to Facebook Chat — the service has seen strong growth.  But the bump the site has seen …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Western Digital launches external drives with cool display indicators  —  Western Digital is announcing three new families of external hard drives today, all of them with indicators that tell you how much free storage you have.  —  WD, the biggest player in external hard disk drives …
Rich Thomaselli / AdAge:
Pharma Drops Search Advertising After FDA Warning  —  Sponsored Links Fall 84% Following Dressing Down for Violating Marketing Guidelines  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Pharmaceutical companies, fearful of running afoul of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's marketing guidelines …
Scott M. Fulton, III / BetaNews:
Yahoo, Apple, Adobe, others named in Eolas patent lawsuit blitz  —  It's the same technology that was at the heart of a news-making patent suit against Microsoft: the patent held by Eolas Technologies that defines how a Web browser plug-in can activate functionality.
James Niccolai / PC World:
Adobe Developed IPhone Tool Without Apple's Help  —  Adobe Systems said it developed its tools that allow Flash developers to create native iPhone applications without help from Apple, but it hopes the iPhone maker will be glad of its efforts.  —  Adobe announced on Monday that the next version …
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Sebastian Rupley / GigaOM:
Windows 7 to Usher in Profitless Prosperity
Discussion: Techgeist, Thanks:enauzer
Josephine Moulds / Telegraph:
Microsoft never recovered from Vista blow says Steve Ballmer
Discussion: Hardware 2.0
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google Decides to Find Its Creative Side
Thanks:atul
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
iPhone Erotica: Looks like Apple's okay with it, as long as it's tiny.
K. T. Bradford / LAPTOP Mag:
HP Mini 311 First Test Results: Is Ion Worth It?
Discussion: GigaOM, Liliputing and jkOnTheRun