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12:05 PM ET, October 22, 2009


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Trevin Chow:
The New Microsoft Store launches with Windows 7  —  You've read the amazing reviews and now the day is finally here.  Without a doubt, one of the biggest launches of the year is Windows 7!  —  It's available for immediate purchase where you can choose to either have it shipped to you or to download it direct from Microsoft.
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft releases Windows 7  —  It's midnight (Eastern time) on Thursday, October 22, 2009, which can only mean one thing: Windows 7 is now officially released.  —  Largely seen as a polishing of Microsoft's dud Windows Vista - and a much-awaited polishing - the new operating system …
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Microsoft starts selling PCs online  —  NEW YORK—In a surprise move, Microsoft has started selling computers and third-party software via its online store.  —  It's part of a broader push to try to give Windows the kind of lift that Apple has gotten from its network of retail stores.
Discussion: I4U News and TechCrunch
Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Live-Blogging the Windows 7 Launch  —  Microsoft hopes that its first operating system in three years, Windows 7, makes a big splash, starting with its official launch Thursday.  —  The software company is counting on Windows 7 to help it stave off competition from Apple …
Nokia sues Apple in Delaware District Court for infringement of Nokia GSM, UMTS and WLAN patents  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia announced that it has today filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple's iPhone infringes Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement  —  Nokia is suing Apple over the iPhone, claiming patent infringement for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.  —  Nokia licenses these technologies to other companies but says Apple has not paid for the right to use them ever.
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Ballmer Talks Natal, Says Blu-ray Add-On for Xbox Coming  —  In the first segment of our exclusive Steve Ballmer interview series, the Microsoft CEO and I talk about Natal, the blurring of console generations, and the surprising assertion that “you'll be able to get” Blu-ray add-on drives for Xbox 360.
Facebook public updates go live on Bing ‘within two months’  —  Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, has confirmed its search deal with Microsoft's Bing is expected to launch within two months and that Facebook isn't making any money from the arrangement.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
More Twitter Love From Microsoft As It Sets Up @MicrosoftHelps
Discussion: Erictric, Channel 10 and Geekword
Bing / Search Blog:
Bing is Bringing Twitter Search to You
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 …
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's new 27 inch iMac designed to also work as a display  —  Apple has designed its new 27" iMac model to serve as an external display for DisplayPort devices such as recent MacBook and MacBook Pros.  —  The new model is the first all-in-one system from Apple that doubles as an external display.
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 …
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Mac OS X 10.6.2 set to ship as latest dev beta seems bug-free  —  Apple developers are currently testing the latest pre-release beta, Mac OS X 10.6.2, and the good news is the software appears relatively bug-free, suggesting it may ship imminently.  —  There's two big reasons Mac users …
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 …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Toshiba Dynario fuel-cell: the battery revolution begins October 29th  —  We can hardly believe it but the day has finally arrived: Toshiba just launched the first Dynario fuel-cell for portable consumer electronics.  That's right, the long promised and highly anticipated direct methanol fuel-cell …
Discussion: Toshiba
Steve / The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs:
Dvorak joins the Win7 basher brigade  —  Man, you know things are bad when even this f**khead turns on you.  Dvorak says Win7 is just a “Vista martini.”  But you'll never guess what's really got him soiling his Depends.  —  It's that the Borg flacks don't call and fawn all over him anymore.
Discussion: PC Magazine
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T cuts churn rate; Activates 3.2 million iPhones; Touts network upgrades  —  AT&T's bet on the iPhone continues to work well.  The company reported a better-than-expected third quarter, delivered post paid churn of 1.17 percent (a low for AT&T), activated 3.2 million iPhones and boosted data revenue by 33.6 percent.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch: Launches Integration With Salesforce  —, the online file storage and sharing service, has just launched integration with  Starting today businesses will be able to add a app to their Salesforce accounts, allowing them to quickly access their documents …
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Engineers create fingernail-size chip that holds 1TB of data  —  The process also shows promise for boosting vehicles' fuel economy  —  Computerworld - Engineers have created a new fingernail-size chip that can hold 1 trillion bytes (a terabyte) of data — 50 times the capacity of today's best silicon-based chip technologies.
Discussion: jkOnTheRun, NC State and Softpedia News
Michelle Chen / Google Mobile Blog:
Layers come to Google Maps for BlackBerry  —  We're excited to announce that version 3.2 of Google Maps for mobile is now available for BlackBerry.  This release contains many of the same features we recently launched on Windows Mobile and S60, including Layers.
Michael Wyszomierski / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
One million YouTube views!  —  Earlier this year, we launched our very own Webmaster Central channel on YouTube.  Just today, we saw our total video views exceed one million!  On the road to this milestone, we uploaded 154 videos, for a total of nearly 11 hours of webmaster-focused media.
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook shows off new homepage for touchscreen phones  —  Facebook is testing a new mobile homepage designed for touchscreen phones.  You can try it here at  After launching apps for both the iPhone and Google's Android platform, Facebook still has to work …
Discussion: and Geekword
Keiko Morris / Newsday: moves to subscriber model  —  Beginning Wednesday, most of  —  content will only be available to subscribers of Optimum Online, Newsday, or those willing to pay for it.  —  Those who are not customers of Optimum Online or the newspaper - both owned …
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.
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:   MySpace abandons race with Facebook
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
AP Convinces Newspaper That Watermark Will Stop Mythical Evil Copiers  —  Someone anonymous sent in an explanation by the Town News for its decision to use the Associated Press' hNews “watermarking” system which is the AP's silly and meaningless attempt to stop copying of AP content.
Discussion: . and TechnoLlama
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Organic Motion Gets $7.4M to Go Virtual
Discussion: VentureBeat
Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
CA Launches Internet Security Suite Plus 2010
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
DailyMotion raises €17 million, with French government help
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Study: More companies have cloud computing on their radar
Tom Hogarty / Lightroom Journal:
Lightroom 3 beta now available
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's new iMacs viewed as boon for sagging desktop sales
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Vevo negotiating with EMI and Warner Music
Discussion: Mashable! and Softpedia News
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Even Star Investors Can't Save DotBlu From The DeadPool
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
eBay: Confusion Reigns On Q4 Outlook
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Skype Hits 521 Million Users And $185 Million In Quarterly Revenue
Discussion: MarketWatch
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
New BFFs Verizon, Google agree on net neutrality, except for wireless

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