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10:55 AM ET, October 7, 2009

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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Kindle 2 goes to $259, International GSM version coming October 19  —  This just in: the Kindle 2 is falling from $299 to $259 and they will be selling an international version with built-in AT&T SIM card for $279 on October 19.  Quoth the suits: … The new international model will be available for sale in 100 countries.
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Amazon.com:
Amazon Kindle Now for Sale to Customers in More Than 100 Countries  —  Over 200,000 English-language books now available to readers around the globe  —  Kindle is Amazon's most wished for, most gifted, and #1 bestselling product, but prior to today it has been available only to U.S. customers.
Amazon Kindle, Kindle 2 And Kindle DX Blog:
International release of Kindle 2!
Discussion: Computerworld
DigiTimes:
Foxconn said to be tapped to make Apple tablet PC, shipments expected to begin in 1Q10  —  Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will be the manufacturing partner for an upcoming tablet PC device from Apple, according to market sources.  The device is expected to hit the market …
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.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
iPhone VoIP Apps To Run On AT&T's 3G Network
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 …
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission market tests Microsoft's proposal to ensure consumer choice of web browsers; welcomes further improvements in field of interoperability  —  The European Commission will on 9 October 2009 formally invite comments from consumers, software companies, computer manufacturers …
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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 …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
doubleTwist Unveils An Alternative To The iTunes Music Store, Powered By Amazon MP3  —  Last week doubleTwist, the media management software company with DVD Jon as its CTO, released a remake of Apple's classic 1984 commercial featuring none other than Steve Jobs as a malevolent dictator.
Bing / Search Blog:
Use Your Voice to Text, Call and Search with Bing  —  Today Sprint Wireless announced their new Samsung Intrepid phone with a new voice user interface from Tellme.  This new interface will allow you to search the Web with Bing by speaking your search query, compose a text message or even dial …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
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Microsoft Bing Joins Google in Voice Search
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
In E-Books, It's an Army vs. Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Whenever it can, Google likes to have programmers solve its problems.  But now it faces a dispute that even its ranks of lawyers and lobbyists are finding hard to smooth over.  —  A broad array of authors, academics …
Ben Metcalfe Blog:
My GMail password scares me with its power!  —  Google's GMail blog has some “handy” advice on how pick a good password to project your email account.  —  Don't use dictionary words, use mixed case, your eldest kid's name is a bad choice, etc etc.  Yeah that's great.
Discussion: Gmail Blog and Mashable!
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Cloudboard  —  Google tests a service called Cloudboard, an online clipboard that should make it easy to copy data between Gmail, Google Docs and other Google services.  The service is not publicly available yet, but there are many references to it.  —  An internal feedback form …
Discussion: The Next Web and The Register
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
CIA endorses cloud computing, but only internally  —  While it can improve security, the agency won't be outsourcing data to Google or Amazon  —  Computerworld - WASHINGTON — One of the U.S. government's strongest advocates of cloud computing is also one of its most secretive operations: the Central Intelligence Agency.
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Pentagon: Our cloud is better than Google's
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and The Register
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
Compuware Buys Gomez For $295 Million In Cash  —  Compuware is acquiring Web app experience management solution provider Gomez for $295 million in cash.  The deal is expected to close in November of 2009, following government approvals and the satisfaction of other customary conditions.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
HitWise Says Microsoft Bing Fell 5% to Google's Gain  —  Microsoft Bing's U.S. search fell from 9.49 percent of U.S. search share in August to 8.99 percent in September, according to figures from HitWise.  Google recorded 71 percent of U.S. searches, up nearly 1 percent from 70.2 percent in August.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Man banished from PayPal for showing how to hack PayPal  —  Some hacking tools more equal than others  —  PayPal suspended the account of a white-hat hacker on Tuesday, a day after someone used his research into website authentication to publish a counterfeit certificate for the online payment processor.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
Exclusive: Dell's Android phone is coming to the U.S.  —  Remember the Dell Mini 3i, Dell's China-only Android phone?  Well it's not China-only anymore.  —  Rumor has it that Dell will bring the Mini 3i to the U.S. in the next few months to compete with other Android phones coming down the pike from HTC, Samsung, and Motorola.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
HTML5 assault on Adobe Flash heats up with ClickToFlash  —  As Adobe works to port its full Flash Player to mobile platforms and highlights its upcoming support in CS5 for building iPhone apps using Flash tools, an open source group is leading a drive to kill Flash on the desktop using a WebKit plugin named ClickToFlash.
Discussion: Computerworld
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Don't Celebrate The Verizon Android Announcement Just Yet - You Might Want To Wait For The Other Android Shoe To Drop  —  While they normally fight over wireless competition, net neutrality and white spaces, Google and Verizon got along well enough today to announce a collaboration …
Michael Ho / Techdirt:
Could Doonesbury Learn Anything From XKCD?  —  Via Poynter Online, there's a recent interview with Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau where he talks about his post-newspaper media plans and what he sees as his future options while newspapers face significant declines in their circulation numbers.
 
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