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8:50 AM ET, October 12, 2009

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Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Twitter: Nope, We're Not Doing Video Tweets  —  We commented a few hours ago on a claim in the Telegraph newspaper that Twitter is considering the addition of video to the service, and expressed skepticism about the report.  That skepticism seems well-founded, as Twitter co-founder Biz Stone replied …
Joe Fay / The Register:
‘Amateur’ IBM brings down Air New Zealand  —  Mainframe power failure strands thousands  —  The boss of Air New Zealand has launched an astonishing attack on IBM after a catastrophic system crash crippled the airline and left passengers stranded.  —  The massive IBM letdown …
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
Ellison rips IBM, shows off Sun-Oracle benchmarks, offers $10M prize  —  On Sunday night Larry Ellison took the stage at his annual event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, and came out swinging like a samurai warrior with a newly-sharpened sword.  His main target: IBM.
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — It is a rare criticism of elite American university students that they do not think big enough.  But that is exactly the complaint from some of the largest technology companies and the federal government.
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and open, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Why Email No Longer Rules...  And what that means for the way we communicate  —  Services like Twitter, Facebook and Google Wave create a constant stream of interaction among users—for better or worse.  —  Email has had a good run as king of communications.  But its reign is over.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Ed Sperling / Forbes:
What IBM Knows About CIOs  —  The results of Big Blue's survey of more than 2,500 CIOs worldwide.  —  What does IBM know that the rest of the market doesn't?  Apparently, a lot.  Big Blue just compiled the results of a survey of 2,598 CIOs around the globe.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Microsoft wants multicore boost from Windows 7  —  It's a question we all face: with chips getting more processing cores instead of more gigahertz, is your next computer going to actually run your software faster?  —  Microsoft is one of the companies that feels the pressure to most acutely …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Spotify competitor Deezer raises €6.5 million Series B round  —  [France] - Music search and discovery engine Deezer has raised €6.5 million in a second round of financing, bringing the total amount invested in the French upstart to approx. €12.2 million.
Amanda Andrews / Telegraph:
Sky Songs service ‘will rival iTunes’  —  BSKYB will next week launch its digital music service, Sky Songs, in a move designed to challenge the domination of iTunes and Spotify in the music downloads business.  —  After lengthy delays, the satellite broadcaster has signed deals with music suppliers EMI …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do  —  During my time at TechCrunch I've seen thousands of startups and written about hundreds of them.  I sure as hell don't know all the secrets to building a successful company, but there are a few things I've seen …
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Lufthansa About to Unveil New In-Flight Internet Plan  —  Lufthansa is finally nearly ready to announce a deal long in the making: I've been hearing private noises and reading articles citing insider sources for a couple of years that Lufthansa would return to offering in-flight Internet service following …
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
In defense of fanboys  —  I'm on the take.  Microsoft pays my salary.  I'm an Apple elitist.  If you listen to the “fanboys,” as tech product boosters are often called, you'll find that I've been accused, as have most tech writers, of all these things.  Often in the same day.
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Jen Gordon / Smashing Magazine:
iPhone App Design Trends
John Cook / Gawker:
The Federal Trade Commission's Coming War on Bloggers
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Facebook ensnared in two social networking patent disputes
Sharon Gaudin / Epicenter:
Study: 54 Percent of Companies Ban Facebook, Twitter at Work
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Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
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Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
WITN?:  Yahoo didn't sentence 200,000 Iranians to death …
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Weston Kosova / Newsweek Blogs:
Rupert Murdoch Says Google Is Stealing His Content.  So Why Doesn't He Stop Them?
Kate Galbraith / New York Times:
Seeking Energy Savings at the Heart of the Internet
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Chink In Android's Armor
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