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6:40 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 …
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.
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.
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Marco.org:
In-App Purchase now available for free apps
Discussion: MobileCrunch
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 …
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld:
No, that's not the Google Chrome OS  —  I know lots of people who really want to see Google's Linux-based Chrome operating system.  I should.  I'm one of them.  But, alas, that story going around that there's been a leak of Chrome isn't true.  —  The tales goes that this guy …
Stuart Dredge / Music Ally:
Comes With Music: 107k users worldwide  —  Music Ally has been passed details of the global uptake of Nokia's Comes With Music service, which suggest it is struggling to make headway.  As of July, Nokia had just over 107,000 active users of CWM in nine markets around the world.
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.
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.
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.
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
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, Thanks:atul
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.
Ryan Tate / Valleywag - Gawker:
Unwiring Wired  —  For a digital bible, Wired has been turning surprisingly analog over the past year.  The latest regressions: The publication just fired two top editors from Wired.com and may soon lose the founders of Reddit.com.  —  Wired.com managing editor Marty Cortinas …
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.
BBC:
ISP in file-sharing wi-fi hack  —  TalkTalk security expert Matt Roxburgh demonstrates the problem to Rory Cellan-Jones  —  UK ISP TalkTalk has staged a wireless stunt, aimed at illustrating why it thinks Lord Mandelson's plans to disconnect filesharers is “naive”.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com and Boing Boing
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Bloggers howl after conference snoops on ‘secure’ network  —  Network insecurity 101  —  Organizers of last week's SecTor security conference collected names, passwords, and all other traffic passing over two Wi-Fi networks provided to attendees, including one that was encrypted, the event's director has confirmed.
Discussion: Andrew Hay
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 …
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.
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
The Hollywood Reporter:
HEY, SHOWBIZ FOLKS: CHECK YOUR CONTRACT BEFORE YOUR NEXT TWEET  —  Hollywood is coming down with the Twitter jitters.  —  There's a growing number of studio deals with new language aimed specifically at curbing usage of social-media outlets by actors, execs and other creatives.
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Martyn Williams / Computerworld:
Twitter goes mobile in Japan  —  IDG News Service - It's the kind of thing that in many countries might pass largely unnoticed but the launch on Thursday in Japan by Twitter of a mobile Web site could end up being of vital importance to its success here.  —  More than two thirds …
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 …
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.
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
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
 
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Peter Burrows / Business Week:
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Reuters:
Google to launch online electronic book store
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