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10:35 AM ET, October 16, 2009

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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 …
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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.
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.
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Guardian:
Twitter adds lists: is it mining users for reputation?  —  A new feature lets Twitter users create groups of those they follow.  Useful to them - but perhaps more useful to the microblogging service?  —  Twitter has added an intriguing new feature, which it calls “lists”: essentially …
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.
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 …
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
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Apple gets best spot in EU browser ‘ballot screen,’ Mozilla says  —  Safari for Windows shouldn't get first place on Microsoft's proposed ballot, Firefox maker argues  —  Computerworld - Mozilla again slammed the browser “ballot screen” proposal that Microsoft's made to European antitrust regulators …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
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Jboriss / Boriss' Blog:
Microsoft Proposes a Browser Ballot for European Windows Users, it is Not Awesome
Discussion: Guardian, Hardware 2.0 and Asa Dotzler
BBC:
ISP in file-sharing wi-fi theft  —  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”.
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.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft giving away another 777 copies of Windows 7  —  Microsoft Netherlands is giving away 777 copies of Windows 7 to people who live in the small town of Zevenhuizen, which literally translates to “Seven Houses.”  They will be getting an English-language copy of Windows 7 Ultimate with a license code valid for one Windows PC.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
YouTube Launches Real-Time Discussion Search and Tracking  —  Real-time information is red hot all around the web but it made a surprise appearance on YouTube tonight in the form of real-time search for comments, of all things.  YouTube comments are notoriously not worth reading, but now you can search their full text...in real time.
Amazon.com:
Amazon Launches Same Day Delivery in Seven Major Cities and Expands Saturday Delivery Options  —  New Expedited Shipping Options Offer Customers Great Convenience in Time for the Holidays  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the launch of “Local Express Delivery,” …
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.
Kelly Reeves / Urlesque:
Balloon Boy - Quickest Meme Ever?  —  The web exploded today with the news of six-year-old Falcon Heene from Fort Collins, Colorado who was flying across the Centennial State while (alledgedly) trapped in a giant, mushroom-shaped helium balloon.  Everyone was chained to online live streaming video to see how the story would unfold.
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.
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 …
Robert Roy Britt / LiveScience:
High-Speed ‘Other’ Internet Goes Global  —  A super high-speed global Internet devoted solely to science and education has just expanded to include half the countries of the world, and yes, you at home can be jealous.  —  The Taj network, funded by the National Science Foundation …
Discussion: nsf.gov
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Use TownMe's data to build your own Foursquare (or other location-based app)  —  TownMe is trying to carve out a place for itself among the Yelps of the world with a smarter approach to how it collects location-based data.  And it's not just keeping that data for itself …
John Fontana / PC World:
Corporate PCs Can Run Windows 7, but Age Could Be Mitigating Factor  —  Nearly 90% of existing desktops and laptops within corporations can support Windows 7, but many of those assets are aging and will provide only limited grease on the skids of a migration to the new Microsoft operating system, according to a survey released Thursday.
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
Gina Keating / Reuters:
Live Nation, Ticketmaster deal sees resistance: report  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. trade regulators could require major concessions in exchange for approving a proposed merger between concert promoter Live Nation Inc and ticketing giant Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc, sources told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
Ryan Tate / 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 …
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.
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
The Official Google Blog:
Google Translator Toolkit and minority languages  —  Today, we've added 285 new languages to Google Translator Toolkit, bringing the total number of languages supported by this product to 345 — and making it possible to translate between 10,664 language pairs.
 
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The Hollywood Reporter:
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Dan Goodin / The Register:
Bloggers howl after conference snoops on ‘secure’ network
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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
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Churchill Club: A Conversation With Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
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Sydney Morning Herald:
CSIRO earns $200m Wi-Fi windfall
Discussion: Neowin.net, APC and Gizmodo Australia
Rebecca Buckman / Forbes:
Poking Fun At VCs
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Clash of the clouds  —  The launch of Windows 7 marks the end …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Judge: ringtones aren't performances, so no royalties
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Ousted Twitter Co-Founder's Twitter Derivative Has a Hometown
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