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12:40 AM ET, October 25, 2009


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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Startup School: Ev Williams And Biz Stone Admit Even Twitter Thought Twitter Was Stupid At First  —  Ev Williams and Biz Stone have just taken the stage at Startup School, where they'll be taking many questions form the audience.  You can submit questions by tweeting a question like this " …
Discussion: Changing Way and VentureBeat
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg on how to build hacker culture inside a company  —  (I'm live-blogging from Startup School, a daylong program from startup incubator YCombinator held at Berkeley today.  Mark Zuckerberg is on-stage for a question-and-answer session.  You can watch it here live or update as we go.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Sequoia Capital: The economy's not so grim after all  —  (I'm live-blogging from Startup School, a daylong program from startup incubator YCombinator held at Berkeley today.  You can watch it here live or update as we go....)  —  Greg McAdoo, a partner at Sequoia Capital …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Brainstorm Tech, Thanks:atul
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
How High Will Real-Time Search Fly?  —  WHEN a US Airways plane landed in the Hudson River in January, the first picture appeared on Twitter.  In June, Twitter users were mourning Michael Jackson before major news outlets reported his death.  And, this month, as much of the nation was riveted …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine  —  A couple days ago at the Web 2.0 Summit, AOL CEO Tim Armstrong caused a little bit of a stir when he hinted that AOL is working on a “secret” technology project.  When pressed for details on what exactly it is, he was vague.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Capital Invests In Bump Technologies, The iPhone-Tapping Data Swap App  —  Bump Technologies, the startup behind the very popular iPhone application Bump, has closed a funding round led by Sequoia Capital.  We had heard whispers of the news weeks ago, but the company declined to comment on it.
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Security Essentials ongoing beta begins  —  The Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) Ongoing Beta Program has started letting testers in and is already handing out build 1.0.1676.0.  MSE is so far available in 39 markets.  —  As expected, Microsoft has started sending out e-mails …
Discussion: Geekword and All about Microsoft
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Achtung!  Criminal Investigation Against YouTube Underway in Germany  —  A criminal investigation has been launched against senior executives of YouTube and parent company Google in Hamburg, Germany, over allegations of copyright infringement, according to media reports from that country.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Finally Removing Deleted Tweets From Search Results  —  While most users may have not realized it, Twitter has had a rather annoying problem for some time now: If you deleted a tweet, it would still reside in Twitter Search's index.  This meant that if you said something you didn't mean to …
Discussion: Erictric, Thanks:atul
Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:
Tweets from the jury box: jurors using Twitter jeopardize trials  —  In one case, a juror divulged a verdict on Twitter before it was announced.  Now, some judges are trying to manage how members of the jury use Twitter.  —  ATLANTA -  —  During the trial of an Arkansas lumber supplier In February …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
PayPal's Fate Now Rests With Developers  —  PayPal opening up its payment processing API to developers, hoping to unleash new apps that use its electronic payment service, sounds somewhat anti-climactic.  After all, most of the other brand-name web companies that emerged in the late 90s …
Discussion: Brad Gosse
Tom Harvey / Salt Lake Tribune:
Trustee says SCO Group should pursue IBM, Novell lawsuits  —  Linux » Decision means high-profile copyright cases likely to continue.  —  The SCO Group intends to aggressively pursue lawsuits against IBM and Novell, the trustee now running the company told a bankruptcy judge on Friday.
Discussion: Computerworld
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Tim Greene / Computerworld:
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Herd Mentality  —  Conformity is a powerful instinct.
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