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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Sex, conference calls, and outdated FCC rules  —  Last month AT&T complained to the FCC about our policy of restricting outbound Google Voice calls to phone numbers in a small number of “rural” areas, just as other Internet applications do.  —  The reason we restrict calls to certain local phone carriers' numbers is simple.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
AT&T Complaint Prompts FCC Letter To Google Inquiring About Google Voice  —  Two weeks ago AT&T wrote a letter to the FCC about Google Voice, complaining that the service was preventing users from calling certain numbers, which is against FCC policy (AT&T has previously attempted to do the same thing but was prevented from doing so).
Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
AP, News Corp bosses tell search engines to pay up  —  BEIJING — The leaders of two of the world's major news organizations said Friday that it is time for search engines and others who use news content for free to pay up.  —  The comments from Tom Curley of The Associated Press …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
You Can Ignore The AP's Bluster. It Is Just A Negotiating Bluff.
Discussion: 901am
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
News' Forbidden City
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
Chad Hurley / YouTube Blog:
Y,000,000,000uTube  —  Three years ago today, Steve and I stood out in front of our offices and jokingly crowned ourselves the burger kings of media.  We'd just made headlines by joining with Google in our shared goal of organizing the world's information (in our case, video) …
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Adobe brings Photoshop.com to the iPhone  —  Adobe Systems on Friday introduced a new Photoshop app for iPhone users that lets them edit photos from both their phone and their online library on Photoshop.com.  —  The app is free of charge and offers tools such as cropping, image rotation …
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Aaron Ricadela / Business Week:   Adobe's Uphill Climb Off the Desktop
Christopher Null:
Netflix boss says DVD has two years left  —  Buzz up!  —  The days of building your precious DVD collection may be coming to an end sooner than you think.  If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' comments are any guide, the DVD era may be set to come to a rather abrupt halt.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Retraction: Yahoo and Iran  —  Overnight one of our bloggers, Richard Koman, reported that Yahoo handed over user names to the Iranian government.  We're retracting the blog post.  Here's what went wrong.  —  First, the post was based on a single source who had a clear agenda.
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
Unboxing the Windows 7 Launch Party kit  —  My Windows 7 Launch Party kit is finally here!  As you may recall, I was selected to host one of these Windows 7 Launch Parties.  I'm so lucky.  —  Oh, man, look at all this stuff.  Streamers, balloons, party bags, playing cards, a puzzle, and a poster!!!
Discussion: PC Pro, The Microsoft Blog and digg.com
Eric Miller / Tennessean.com:
Facebook ‘poke’ leads to woman's arrest  —  A Hendersonville woman was arrested for virtually “poking” someone on the social networking site Facebook.  —  Shannon D. Jackson, 36, was arrested Friday, Sept. 25 for allegedly violating an order of protection.
Discussion: Switched and The Huffington Post
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee: The Semantic Web Has Arrived and the Obama Administration is “Onboard”  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has been on a quest for several years for the adoption of something he has coined the semantic Web — a data-rich, interconnected Web.
Discussion: Reuters
The Official Google Blog:
New in Google Squared: quality improvements, sorting and exporting  —  Today we're launching a number of improvements to the amount and quality of information you can find with Google Squared, as well as new tools to sort and export the data.  —  As we explained when we first launched Squared …
Bits:
Barnes & Noble E-Reader Could Come Oct. 20 With Lending Options  —  While Barnes & Noble has made its e-book store available on a range of devices, including the iPhone, BlackBerry and coming e-readers from Plastic Logic and Irex, it has always left open the possibility that it would develop …
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Gates Foundation mulls nationwide fiber-optic wiring  —  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has estimated it would cost $5 billion to $10 billion to wire the nation's “anchor institutions” with fiber-optic cable.  —  The Seattle-based charity filed an analysis to the Federal Communications Commission …
Discussion: Ars Technica
Andrew Lim / Recombu:
App Friday: iPhone app store is a squatter's delight  —  You would normally find a story about one of our favourite apps on App Friday but today we uncovered something rather disturbing.  At 8am this morning we received an email from Atomic Antelope, a UK-based iPhone app company …
Discussion: Edible Apple, MacRumors and digg.com
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Yahoo pays its ‘technical debt’ with IT overhaul  —  Yahoo had a lot of “technical debt”—systems that most companies would call legacy infrastructure—and has it just about paid off.  —  Sam Pullara, chief technologist at Yahoo, walked developers through its infrastructure changes over the last three years.
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
Amazon admits: international Kindle users will pay more  —  • International buyers to be charged 40% more per book  —  • Admission contrasts with company's earlier comments  —  Amazon has admitted that international users of its Kindle book reader will be paying significantly …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Snow Leopard bug threatens user data, reports claim  —  Warning, warning: The latest Snow Leopard bug seems to threaten all your data, and it seems back-up has become essential, while Apple explores if the bug is just an isolated outbreak or a more serious matter.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Hitwise: Facebook September US Visits Up 194 Percent Year Over Year  —  Facebook has continued its US surge, according to Hitwise, having grown its market share from 55.2% of all social networks in August to 58.6% last month.  That's a a 194 percent increase over September, 2008, when it had 19.9% of the market.
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Twitter suspends security researcher's account as a threat  —  Twitter erroneously suspended, and subsequently restored, a prominent researcher's account two months after he tweeted a security warning intended to inform his audience about an imminent threat.
foursquare:
Announcing the foursquare angel roster...  A little less than a month ago when we announced that we raised some seed financing from USV and OATV, we alluded to some of the angel investors we also brought onboard.  We wanted to take a minute and give a shout-out to our angels and all the support they've given us so far.
Thanks:atul
Dan Jones / Unstrung:
Verizon to Have 3 Android Devices by Early 2010  —  SAN DIEGO — CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment — Verizon Wireless is set to have two big-name Android handsets out by the end of the year, but it's the mobile operator's third device using the Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) operating system that's set …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Motorola Drops LiMo for Android  —  As we wait for Motorola's Android phone, the Cliq/Dext, the company is once again confirming its commitment to the Android platform.  Motorola had already stated that it was dropping Windows Mobile to focus on Android, and it's doing the same with LiMo.
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
Report details AT&T wait to break even on iPhones  —  With its large subsidies to Apple, AT&T doesn't break even on iPhone accounts with high data-usage until the 17th month of a 24-month contract, according to a new report from Yankee Group.  —  The report, titled “The Golden Subsidy Egg's Goose is Cooked …
Discussion: GigaOM, MacNN and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:onlygizmos
 
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Spotify ‘could be dead within a year’
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Patent suit targets Apple over iTunes' ‘information distribution’
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