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9:30 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:
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's New Social Search Is A Big Chess Move Against Facebook
Thanks:atul
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
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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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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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 and Maximum PC
Google Public Policy Blog:
Finding common ground on an open Internet
Discussion: CNET News and Tech Daily Dose
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 …
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 …
Robert MacMillan / MediaFile:
MySpace: A place for musicians... and their friends  —  It appears to be Music Wednesday on the Internet.  On the same day that reports began circulating that Google and Facebook will launch a host of new music features, News Corp's MySpace is turning up the volume on its own music offering.
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:   MySpace abandons race with Facebook
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
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.
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 and TUAW
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 …
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
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 …
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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Saijel Kishan / Bloomberg:
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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.
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Equinix Buys Switch & Data for $689 Million
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Web 2.0 Summit: A Conversation With Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg
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Ancestry.com expects to raise $100 million in IPO
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Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
Comcast to debut cable shows online by year's end
Andrew Liszewski / OhGizmo!:
ReelDirector App Adds Surprisingly Capable Video Editing To The iPhone 3GS
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
RIM is working on a WebKit browser for BlackBerry, and they need help
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