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10:20 AM ET, October 9, 2009

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Sergey Brin / New York Times:
A Library to Last Forever  —  “THE fundamental reasons why the electric car has not attained the popularity it deserves are (1) The failure of the manufacturers to properly educate the general public regarding the wonderful utility of the electric; (2) The failure of [power companies] …
Richard Koman / ZDNet Government:
Exclusive!  Yahoo provided Iran with names of 200,000 users  —  This post is going to make some major allegations.  I realize this is not completely buttoned down, but I believe there is sufficient veracity in what I have right now to publish.  I am expecting to be able to provide further proof as the story unfolds.
Miguel Helft / Bits:
YouTube: We're Bigger Than You Thought  —  Pretty much everyone knows that YouTube is the king of online video.  Indeed, comScore recently said that in August, YouTube surpassed 10 billion views in a single month in the United States for the first time.  That made YouTube nearly 20 times …
Discussion: MarketingVOX and AppScout
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Mia / 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) …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Barnes & Noble's eReader Will Run Android  —  It's not certain, but I'll be damned if it isn't the best idea I've heard in a while: Barnes & Noble's rapidly-approaching eReader will be an Android piece, according to our source.  And it should be, according to me.
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Microsoft Office 2010 Engineering:
New Ways to Try and Buy Microsoft Office 2010  —  We're thrilled about the growing number of people who are using Microsoft Office every day to get things done at work, at home, at school and on the go.  For instance:  — 500 million people worldwide use Microsoft Office
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Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
The “WiFi At Conferences” Problem  —  Why does WiFi work so poorly at tech conferences?  —  Marcus GriepI assume that WiFi wasn't really designed to handle a big ballroom with 2000 people, all trying to connect with their laptops and cell phones at the same time.  Sometimes I feel like I'm lucky if it works in my apartment.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft plans monster Patch Tuesday next week  —  Unlucky 13 sets record as biggest-ever patch day, includes first-ever for Windows 7 RTM  —  Computerworld - Microsoft today said it will deliver its largest-ever number of security updates on Tuesday to fix flaws in every version of Windows …
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Alex Dobuzinskis / Fan Fare:
Miley Cyrus quits Twitter  —  On television, Disney star Miley Cyrus can flip between her normal self and her Hannah Montana alter ego, just by putting on a blond wig.  —  On the Internet, the 16 year-old Cyrus also can switch off unwanted public attention, just by deleting her Twitter page …
Dan Nystedt / Computerworld:
Wikileaks plans to make the Web a leakier place  —  IDG News Service - Wikileaks.org, the online clearinghouse for leaked documents, is working on a plan to make the Web leakier by enabling newspapers, human rights organizations, criminal investigators and others to embed an …
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
A Central Place for All Your Google Files  —  Google Sites added some new features: integration with Picasa Web Albums, feeds, custom templates.  —  The “insert” dialog from Google Sites is Google's first attempt to aggregate the user generated data from the most important Google services …
Discussion: Docs Blog and Regular Geek
Alex Williams / ReadWriteWeb:
Ray Ozzie's New Social Lab: What It Means For Enterprise 2.0  —  Now that Ray Ozzie has stepped into the ring with the news that Microsoft is launching a full on social lab, it's clear that the Enterprise 2.0 movement is moving into a new phase.  —  Now comes the question of what effect Microsoft …
Discussion: PC World
Harro Ten Wolde / Reuters:
PCs are best for e-reading, Microsoft's Ballmer says  —  ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - Microsoft has no plans to develop a digital book reader to compete with the fast-growing popularity of Amazon's Kindle or a device that rival Apple is reportedly developing.
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.
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
WebGL slips into Chrome, too, for 3D Web  —  When it comes to built-in support for hardware-accelerated 3D graphics, WebGL is being built into Firefox and the browser project behind Safari, and now Chrome is following suit.  —  “Preliminary WebGL support is now being compiled into Chrome …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
StumbleUpon Recasts Itself As A Social Search Engine “Between Google And Twitter.”  —  Ever since StumbleUpon spun itself off from eBay last April, it's been reinventing itself at a rapid pace.  In June, it launched Su.pr, its own URL shortening service, but that was just an interesting new product.
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Comcast Set To Launch ‘HomePoint’ - Integrated VoIP, router and handset  —  Insiders at Comcast inform Broadband Reports that the cable giant is gearing up to launch a new VoIP phone handset system dubbed Homepoint.  While the website for the service is already available …
Nokia:
Nokia announces official Qt port to Maemo 5  —  Developers will be able to target the Nokia N900 and upcoming Maemo and Symbian devices.  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced the creation of the official Qt port to Maemo 5 and published an initial Technology Preview release.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hearst Launches Web Aggregation Site, Too: “Let Me Know”  —  Hearst is launching a new aggregation site today, LMK.com (Let Me Know), which aims to be a comprehensive source of information for a number of topics.  —  The first focus is college football.  Next up is reality television, then dozens more.
Discussion: paidContent and TechCrunch
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Another Day, Another Lawsuit Against Facebook (Well, Two)  —  It's an inevitable fact of business life: if you get big, you get sued.  —  Facebook is getting hit by that simple truth yet again: Phoenix Media/Communications, publisher of the Boston Phoenix newspaper among other publications …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Mass High Tech
Biz / Twitter Blog:
Coming Soon: Twitter in More Languages  —  Twitter is currently available only in English and Japanese.  With some help, we will soon be rolling out support for French, Italian, German, and Spanish.  These languages are commonly referred to using the acronym FIGS and are often the starting point …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Verizon-iPhone deal less likely after Google move, IDC says  —  Google and Verizon plan to bring more Android smartphones to market  —  Computerworld - SAN DIEGO — This week's announcement by Verizon Wireless and Google that they plan to bring more Android smartphones to market means Verizon …
Discussion: Macworld, jkOnTheRun, Gearlog and PR News
Rocco Parascandola / NY Daily News:
NYPD tracking cell phone owners, but foes aren't sure practice is legal  —  The NYPD is amassing a database of cell phone users, instructing cops to log serial numbers from suspects' phones in hopes of connecting them to past or future crimes.  —  In the era of disposable, anonymous cell phones …
Discussion: Gizmodo, Phone Arena and Pulse2
 
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Timothy Prickett Morgan / The Register:
IBM throws DB2 Power cluster at Ellison's Exadata
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Hulu Labs Cooks Up Linux Support For Hulu Desktop, New Publisher Tools
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Gady Epstein / Forbes:
China's Web 2.0 Nightmare
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Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Touchscreen PCs Prompt Interface Innovations
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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Comcast Employs New Botnet Alert System …
Discussion: CNET News and blogs.chron.com
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
Facebook's mounting customer service crisis
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Brad Stone / Bits:
Craigslist Expands Legal Battle Against Spammers
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
The Fight For Skype
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.1.2 [Updated]
 

 
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