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5:20 PM ET, October 21, 2009

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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.
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 …
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:
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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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Google to blend search, music in One Box  —  Google will soon launch a music initiative, which the company at this point is calling a One Box for music, to offer song previews, artist bios, graphics, and video.  —  The search engine, however, will not be selling downloads or offering subscriptions.
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 …
Andrew Thomas / TG Daily:
Amazon: Windows 7 is ‘the biggest pre-order product of all time’  —  Windows 7 has beaten boy wizard Harry Potter to become the biggest pre-order product of all time in the UK, says Amazon.  —  The UK arm of the retail behemoth adds that the new operating system sold more copies …
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David Pogue / New York Times:
Windows 7 Keeps the Good and Tries to Fix Flaws  —  Windows 7 comes out Thursday.  And if the programmers at Microsoft have any strength left at all, they are high-fiving.  —  Their three-year Windows Vista nightmare is over.  That operating system's wretched reputation may have been overblown …
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.
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:
My chat with Google's Vint Cerf
Discussion: Digits
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 …
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
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
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 …
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.
David Coursey / PC World:
B&N's Nook Is A Kindle Killer: 5 Reasons Why  —  Barnes & Noble's new Nook e-reader is the e-reader that competitors must now beat.  So long Kindle 2, it was nice knowing you, but a better reader has come along.  And just in time for the holidays, too.  —  If Amazon doesn't have a new model …
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: PC World and Softpedia News
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Tracked.com Launches Massive Structured Database Of People And Companies  —  It isn't often that a startup can raise nearly $12 million dollars and work in stealth for a year and a half without anyone noticing.  But that's exactly what Tracked has done - and today they're launching …
Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
EBay Third-Quarter Profit Falls as Growth Plan Squeezes Margins  —  Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) — EBay Inc., the most visited U.S. e-commerce site, reported a 29 percent drop in profit after acquiring Bill Me Later and shifting into faster-growing but less-lucrative businesses.
Simon Sage / IntoMobile:
BlackBerry Bold 9700 (Onyx) Now Official  —  RIM's new flagship device, the BlackBerry (NSDQ: RIMM) (NSDQ: RIMM) Bold 9700, has been officially announced.  If you've been following the latest leaked videos and pictures, you'd already know a fair bit about this device (including that it's coming to AT&T …
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Comcast to debut cable shows online by year's end  —  PHILADELPHIA -  —  You'll be able to watch popular cable television series such as HBO's “Entourage” and AMC's “Mad Men” on your computer by the end of the year without paying extra — as long as you're a Comcast Corp. subscriber watching at home.
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
RIM is working on a WebKit browser for BlackBerry, and they need help  —  RIM is good at plenty of stuff: As any sore-thumbed business-type could tell you, they've got the whole email thing down.  They can pump out software updates for a bunch of handsets at an outright impressive pace.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Yahoo! To Come Full Circle With News Link Curation Site  —  Yahoo! started out as a hand-curated directory of links and will now recognize the value of manual curation again in a new project to be run by respected online journalist Andrew Golis.  That according to Golis himself …
Discussion: Andrew Golis and Silicon Alley Insider, Thanks:mgcreed
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.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
In Original Content Push, Yahoo Partners With GroupM To Get Big Advertisers  —  Look for more sponsored content to come to Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO).  The company is partnering with WPP's GroupM Entertainment to “help marketers creatively incorporate their brands into original online programming” across Yahoo properties.
Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
ReelDirector App Adds Surprisingly Capable Video Editing To The iPhone 3GS  —  Being able to trim clips was a nice addition to the iPhone 3GS' video recording capabilities, but sometimes you just want to do a bit more before sending your videos off to YouTube for the world to judge them.
Dave Kellogg / Mark Logic CEO Blog:
Gartner Sued Over Magic Quadrant for Alleged Damages of $132M plus Punitives of $1.3B  —  I found this story today, entitled Gartner's Magic Quadrant Goes to Court, about ZL Technologies who, citing damages of $132M, has decided to sue Gartner over its Magic Quadrants.  From ZL's web page on the suit:
 
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Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
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Brett Pulley / Bloomberg:
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AT&T Sues Samsung, Display Panel Manufacturers Over Alleged Price Fixing
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The Wall Street Journal — now for ‘professionals’
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Google Envisions 10 Million Servers
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Time Warner cable modem/router major security hole
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Discussion: Gearlog and Engadget Mobile
Chuong Nguyen / pocketnow.com:
Windows Mobile 7 Exclusive Screenshots and Analysis!
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