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11:30 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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Web 2.0 Summit: A Conversation With Qi Lu. Bing Wave 2 With Twitter.
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Web 2.0 Summit: V For Van Natta: The Socialization Of Content
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:   MySpace abandons race with Facebook
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: Engadget Mobile
Google Public Policy Blog:
Finding common ground on an open Internet
Discussion: CNET News and Tech Daily Dose
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
Discussion: Brave New World and NBC Bay Area
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google's New Social Search Is A Big Chess Move Against Facebook  —  Web search, real-time search and social search.  That's a pretty compelling combination and it's what both Google and Facebook both put on the table today in a head-to-head competiton.  Google's Marissa Mayer did a short …
Discussion: Search Engine Watch, Thanks:atul
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.)
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Flickr Adds People Tagging.  And It's Better Than Facebook's.  —  My mother always yells at me when she looks at my pictures on Flickr, saying that I don't take enough pictures of people.  The truth is, I do, I just put most of those on Facebook because it's a billion times better for pictures …
Discussion: Download Squad, Flickr Blog and CNET News, Thanks:thinkmantra
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.
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.
 
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Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
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