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9:00 PM ET, October 21, 2009

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Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
RT @google: Tweets and updates and search, oh my!  —  At Google, our goal is to create the most comprehensive, relevant and fast search in the world.  In the past few years, an entirely new type of data has emerged — real-time updates like those on Twitter have appeared not only as a way for people …
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Twitter Blog:
@google Nice!  —  Our friends down in Mountain View want to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.  A fast growing amount of information is coursing through Twitter very quickly, and we want there to be many ways to access that information.
Bing / Search Blog:
Bing is Bringing Twitter Search to You  —  One of the most interesting things going on today on the Internet is the notion of the real time web.  The idea of accessing data in real time has been an elusive goal in the world of search.  Web indexes in search engines update at pretty amazing rates …
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Guess Who Else Is Coming to Dinner?  Twitter-Microsoft Bing Deal Confirmed, But So Is Facebook-Bing  —  In a stunning one-two punch, Microsoft will announce separate nonexclusive deals today with both Facebook and Twitter to integrate their real-time feed of status updates into the Bing search service.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Now Live: Bing's Twitter Search Engine  —  Bing new Bing Twitter Search has gone live today, made possible through a new deal cut with Twitter.  Below, a close-up look at features in the new service.  —  The home page of “Bing Twitter” or what will likely get called “Bing Twitter Search” starts with a tag cloud of popular topics:
Will Chen / Facebook Blog:
A New Tune for Facebook Gifts  —  We're continuing to enhance the Facebook Gift Shop so you have more ways to express your appreciation for the people in your life.  A couple months ago, we took a first step by testing new types of gifts created by developers, including e-cards …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Music Service: The Screenshots  —  None of the companies involved will confirm the new Google Music service - we have “no comments” or absolute silence from Google, LaLa, MySpace and iLike.  But the new service is all but confirmed.  And we have the screenshots showing how the service …
Brad Stone / Bits:
Hot on Heels of Google, Facebook to Take First Step Into Music  —  Several reports Wednesday indicate that Google is set to roll-out a music service at an event at the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood next Wednesday.  The service, we've confirmed from three people briefed on the details …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Partner With iLike And LaLa For New Music Service  —  Google will partner with iLike and LaLa for their new music service, we've learned.  And the announcement date is Wednesday, October 28, 2009.  —  Press, including us, received an invitation this morning (see ticket image above) …
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Windows 7 Keeps the Good and Tries to Fix Flaws
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Web 2.0 Summit: Marissa Mayer Shows Off Social Search, Results From Your Social Networks  —  At the Web 2.0 Summit today in San Francisco, Google's Marissa Mayer unexpected came on stage to unveil a new product.  She first announced that Google has also reached a deal with Twitter …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Verizon CEO slams Net neutrality  —  CHICAGO—The day before the FCC is expected to start the ball rolling on new regulations to keep the Internet open, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg painted a doomsday picture of what could happen in the industry if stricter rules are imposed.
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
New BFFs Verizon, Google agree on net neutrality, except for wireless
Discussion: The Hill
Google Public Policy Blog:
Finding common ground on an open Internet
Discussion: CNET News and Tech Daily Dose
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
MySpace abandons race with Facebook  —  The new chief executive of MySpace has told the Financial Times that the company is no longer interested in competing with Facebook, effectively conceding defeat in the race to become the largest online social network.
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
How The iPhone Is Blowing Everyone Else Away (In Charts)  —  Yesterday at the Web 2.0 Summit, Morgan Stanley Internet analyst Mary Meeker did her annual data dump slide presentation, this year focusing on the growth prospects of the mobile Web.  As usual, there were 3 or 4 slides …
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Dell Streak 5-inch 3G Android MID leaks [Update: Video!]  —  After Dell CEO Michael Dell confirmed that the company's Android smartphone would, in fact, make it to the US - albeit with some changes from the original Chinese model - details of a second Android-based device have leaked.
Sascha Segan / Gearlog:
New Verizon Droid Dates: October 28, November 9  —  We've got fresh news today on the Verizon/Motorola Droid front.  Verizon Wireless's first (and highly-awaited) Android phone is now tipped to do ... something ... November 9, according to a small postcard I got in the mail from Verizon's PR agency today (shown at left.)
Discussion: jkOnTheRun and Android Phone Fans
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Steve Jobs is $300 million richer  —  His net worth shot up to $5.4 billion Wednesday, only partly thanks to Apple  —  In September, Steve Jobs' $5.1 billion earned him the No. 43 spot on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans.  Since then, Apple's shares have rocketed to new intraday highs.
Discussion: Macsimum News
Peter Burrows / BusinessWeek:
Apple Stock Hits An All-Time High  —  Yes, it's true.  Apple's stock at the moment sits at the rarified price of $205.04—higher than the former best of $202.96 set on Dec. 27, 2007.  Amazing, considering the state of the economy.  But understandable in many ways, given …
Discussion: Daring Fireball
Karl Bode / DSLreports:
Canada Gets New Neutrality Rules - How good they are depends on who you ask...  While the United States FCC prepares to vote to likely approve new network neutrality rules tomorrow, users in Canada saw Canadian regulatory authority the CRTC issue some new network neutrality rules today.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz Cancels Web 2.0 Speech  —  Update: John Battelle just confirmed on stage that Carol would miss her Q&A. She has a “very, very bad case of the flu,” according to Battelle.  —  Earlier: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has canned her interview at the Web 2.0 Summit.
Discussion: Seeking Alpha
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Web Spends 8 Billion Minutes Online Everyday Using Facebook  —  Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Mike Schroepfer, Facebook's VP of Engineering talked a bit about the infrastructure of the company.  —  Basically, Schroepfer's key point is that Facebook is not afraid to be bold …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Smart phones will get smarter, cheaper and consume less battery with newest ARM chip  —  ARM is announcing today its newest microprocessor that will be the brains of smart phones and other gadgets that need fast performance and long battery life.  —  ARM design microprocessors that are licensed …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Mozilla pushes for fast move to Firefox 3.6  —  Mozilla hopes to classify the upcoming Firefox 3.6 as a minor update, a move that may sound inconsequential but that in fact might have significant repercussions with Firefox users and the speed the open-source browser is developed.
Shira Ovide / Digits:
Live-Blogging the ‘Whither Journalism’ Panel With Google, HuffPo, NYT and WSJ  —  It's a face-off between new and traditional media at the Web 2.0 Summit. … Representing new media, in a discussion over the future of journalism, are Federated Media's John Battelle; Marissa Mayer …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Sequoia Accidentally Reveals (Potentially Illegal?)  E-Voting Code  —  For years, the big e-voting firms have refused to share their source code, repeatedly insisting all sorts of awful things would happen if the code was revealed.  Of course, in the few instances where people actually …
Graham Cluley / Graham Cluley's blog:
Kanye West has NOT died in a car crash, but hackers still exploit the rumour  —  Kanye West, known around the world for making a “jackass” of himself (at least according to President Obama) by interrupting an award acceptance speech by Taylor Swift, is the subject of an an internet hoax that is being spread rapidly across the internet.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Mac OS X 10.6.2 to have native support for Apple's Magic Mouse  —  Native support for Apple's new multi-touch Magic Mouse will require the unreleased Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later, the new hardware's user manual states.  —  Apple's new mouse works with both hardware and software to sense finger position …
Discussion: Macworld and Softpedia News
 
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Saijel Kishan / Bloomberg:
Galleon to Liquidate Funds; Said Approached on Assets
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Dart Dismissed  —  US District Court Judge John F. Grady …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Adds People Tagging. And It's Better Than Facebook's.
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:thinkmantra
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Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
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Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
My chat with Google's Vint Cerf
Discussion: CNET News and Digits
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! To Come Full Circle With News Link Curation Site
Discussion: Andrew Golis and Search Engine Watch, Thanks:mgcreed
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