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3:35 AM ET, October 16, 2009

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Google Investor Relations:
GOOGLE ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2009 RESULTS  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.  —  “Google had a strong quarter—we saw 7% year-over-year revenue growth despite the tough economic conditions,” said Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Schmidt: “Android Adoption Is About To Explode”  —  During Google's third quarter earnings conference call today, one message came out loud and clear: Google's mobile strategy is starting to pay off.  “Android adoption is about to explode,” declared CEO Eric Schmidt, explaining that all the …
Discussion: AndroidGuys and The Open Road, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Expands Lists Beta Testing.  A Great New Feature.  —  Twitter has rolled out its new Lists feature to a larger portion of its user base right now.  The feature allows you to group users you follow together and then lets you share those for others to also follow.  —  Setting up a list is simple.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
When In Doubt Throw A Party, And Turn PR Up To 11  —  Something is up at MySpace.  Everything was quiet for a long while as they went through executive turnover and mass layoffs.  But suddenly they are back seeking the limelight.  —  CEO Owen Van Natta is making his first public interview next week at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Discussion: Digits
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Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
MySpace Tries to Recover Its Cool
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Can Apple Spoil Microsoft's Day?  —  The impending launch of Windows 7 is being seen by Jobs & Co. as an opportunity to lure PC users away  —  The entire personal computer industry is gearing up for Microsoft's (MSFT) Oct. 22 release of Windows 7, by most accounts the best version of its operating system in years.
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Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple plans Mac marketing blitz around Windows 7 launch
Brad Stone / Bits:
Amazon.com Introduces Same-Day Delivery  —  On Thursday morning, Amazon.com took another step in its effort to bring instant gratification to its customers, introducing a new “Local Express Delivery Option.”  If an eligible item is ordered between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (depending on the city) Amazon will have it delivered on the same day.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Opens Up ‘In App Purchasing’ for Free iPhone Applications  —  Apple has just sent out an e-mail to registered iPhone developers informing them that In App Purchasing, previously restricted to paid applications, is now also permitted in free applications.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Acquires Kevin Rose Side Project WeFollow  —  Digg founder Kevin Rose launched a side project called WeFollow, a Twitter directory, earlier this year.  Twitter users can go to the site and add themselves under a specific category.  Without much in the way of marketing …
Discussion: Mashable! and Domain Name News
Reuters:
Google to launch online electronic book store  —  Google plans to launch an online store to deliver electronic books to any device with a Web browser, threatening to upset a burgeoning market for dedicated e-readers dominated by Amazon's Kindle.  —  The Web search giant said on Thursday …
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Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Ousted Twitter Co-Founder's Twitter Derivative Has a Hometown  —  It's easy to get the idea Jack Dorsey is acting out a revenge fantasy.  Fired one year ago as CEO of his brainchild Twitter, Dorsey now says he's planning a startup with “similar ideas” — right in Twitter's back yard.
Discussion: NBC Bay Area
Wall Street Journal:
Wal-Mart Strafes Amazon in Book War  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. launched a brash price war against Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday, saying it would sell 10 hotly anticipated new books for just $10 apiece through its online site, Walmart.com.  —  That was just the beginning.
Rebecca Buckman / Forbes:
Poking Fun At VCs  —  As a joke, a start-up touted a $100 billion valuation.  Sadly, at least one VC bought it.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Chicago tech entrepreneur Jason Fried, who runs a hot Web-software and development firm called 37signals, last month slipped a funny, fake press release onto his company's blog.
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
News Corp Lawyer: Aggregators Steal From Us!  News Corp: Hey Check Out Our Aggregator!  —  We've already covered how Rupert Murdoch has flip flopped his position on free online news, but his recent foray into blaming search engines and aggregators is really reaching the height of hypocrisy.
Discussion: MediaPost and Newsweek Blogs, Thanks:atul
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo To Drop Paid Inclusion Program  —  Yahoo has announced that their paid inclusion program will cease at the end of this year.  Partners were informed yesterday (such as here and here), and a Yahoo representative confirmed the move on a panel discussion moderated by Search Engine Land editor …
Computerworld:
Husband, wife team arrested for allegedly stealing $23M from Cisco  —  Federal authorities arrested a husband and wife team for allegedly stealing $23 million from Cisco in a scheme that had the network giant shipping replacement parts to fake businesses in eight states.
Discussion: Network World
Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Google Docs previews  —  Being an avid Google Docs user, I receive a ton of emails with links to documents that my co-workers and friends share with me.  From technical design documents at work to my roommate's expenses spreadsheet, my inbox is full of document links that I need to view as I reply to my mail.
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Rumors swirl over Apple's iMac Blu-ray, quad-core plans  —  The latest rumors surrounding Apple's plans for its upcoming iMac makeover hint that Blu-ray could remain a “bag of hurt” for a bit longer, while the company taps Intel for its latest mobile chips to help fill the void.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Judge: ringtones aren't performances, so no royalties  —  Songwriters and publishers won't be able to collect royalties each time a cellphone plays an annoying musical ringtone in public, thanks to a federal judge's ruling that ringtones aren't public performances.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
False Alarm: New iPhone 3GS Not Jailbreak-Proof  —  Apple has reportedly begun shipping iPhone 3GS units with a new bootrom, which might help combat hacks enabling installation of unauthorized software.  However, iPhone hackers say Apple's new firmware only causes a temporary inconvenience …
Discussion: IntoMobile, MobileCrunch, Gizmodo and MacNN
Fred / A VC:
The ‘We Need To Own’ Baloney  —  Over the past few months, I've heard countless VCs utter the words ‘we need to own’ followed by some number.  Often it is 20pcnt, but it is frequently 30pcnt.  I heard someone tell me about a VC yesterday who said they needed to own 44pcnt.
Daniel Lyons / Newsweek:
The Hype Is Right  —  Apple's tablet will reinvent computing. … From the magazine issue dated Oct 26, 2009  —  Apple is supposedly working on a tablet computer, and though it doesn't even exist yet, it has already enjoyed more reviews than most products that actually do.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAB Calls For Reversal Of ‘Unfair and Unconstitutional’ FTC Blogger Regs  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to withdraw its recently revised guidelines governing dealings between bloggers and marketers.  The ad trade group says the rules …
Jboriss / Boriss' Blog:
Microsoft Proposes a Browser Ballot for European Windows Users, it is Not Awesome  —  (Note: This is my personal opinion and sure as hell doesn't reflect Mozilla's official position or any formal statement from Mozilla)  —  Background on the European Commission/Internet Explorer case
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Churchill Club: A Conversation With Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg  —  I'm here at the Palo Alto Research Center, where the Churchill Club is hosting an interview with Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer.  Altimeter Group Founder Charlene Li is moderating the discussion.
Discussion: The Social
 
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Joe Schneider / Bloomberg:
Bankrupt Nortel Wins Court Approval for Auction of Unit; Ciena Leads Bids
Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Twitter goes mobile in Japan
Sydney Morning Herald:
CSIRO earns $200m Wi-Fi windfall
Discussion: APCmag.com and Gizmodo Australia
Philip Michaels / Macworld:
ZenNews adds some weight to RSS news feeds
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Why Kai-Fu Lee Turned Down Steve Jobs (And Is Still Cool with That)
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
EXCLUSIVE: Foursquare Launches in 15 New Cities
Discussion: The Next Web and TechCrunch
Omar El Akkad / Globe and Mail:
Entrepreneurs wring cash from Twitter
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Computerworld:
I don't want to sell Twitter, says Biz Stone
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and I4U News
Claudine Beaumont / Telegraph:
Google's vision for future of search
David Talbot / Technology Review:
China Cracks Down on Tor Anonymity Network
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