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7:40 PM ET, October 24, 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: VentureBeat
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.
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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.
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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
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
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.
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 …
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
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
BBC:
EU adopts tough file-share stance  —  The European Parliament has given the green light for member states to cut persistent file-sharers off from the net.  —  It has dropped an amendment to its Telcoms Package which would have made it hard for countries to cut off pirates without court authority.
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and Techdirt
AdAge:
Volkswagen to Rely Solely on IPhone App for GTI Launch  —  Automaker Says Move is Cost-Efficient Way to Reach Target Demo  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Volkswagen of America is launching the newest-generation GTI exclusively on an iPhone app, a cost-efficient approach the automaker said is a first for the industry.
 
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