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9:50 AM ET, November 22, 2009


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Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog: traffic down?  Seesmic Web is +30%/month  —  There are many reports that the traffic from would be going down.  We see the opposite on the app side, at least for Seesmic.  Seesmic Web is growing very strong as you can see the number of Tweets posted growing.
Discussion: Android Central and AndroidGuys, Thanks:seesmic
Data on Twitter Decline Stacks Up
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Friend's Tweet Could Be an Ad  —  Tuesday was another typical day for John Chow, blogger and Internet entrepreneur in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Mr. Chow treated his 50,000 Twitter followers to a photograph of his lunch (barbecued chicken and French fries), discussed the weather …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's iPhone App Is Broken.  Who Will Fix It?  —  10 days ago, Facebook developer Joe Hewitt rocked the iPhone development world when he announced that he would stop making iPhone apps because he was fed up with the way Apple is running the App Store.  This is significant since Hewitt …
Discussion: App Advice
Will Park / IntoMobile:
Motorola Droid just $119 from Dell  —  We love seeing hot new smartphones getting their price tags slashed mere weeks after its initial launch.  The latest price reduction on the Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Droid comes from, making it possible to put a Droid in your pocket for just $119 …
Russell Beattie:
Android is splintering, just not how you think it is...  Not to be too condescending, but I think it's amusing to watch the old-school techies in the past couple years finally get around to paying attention to the mobile market that I've had been ranting about exclusively for the better part of the past decade.
Discussion: ongoing
Apple to release iPod Touch with camera this Spring?  —  We have heard from an inside source who claims the camera version of the iPod Touch 3G will be released this Spring.  The source confirms to us that the iPod Touch 3G with camera had actually been planned for release this past September, but had problems passing quality control.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
What wowed the crowd at Web 2.0 Expo  —  The man behind #swineflu and #HowBlackAreYou was the hit at this year's NYC webfest  —  Baratunde Thurston.  Image: O'Reilly Media  —  This has nothing in particular to do with Apple (AAPL), but it's very 2.0.  —  We spent much of last week …
Discussion: Twist Image
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
At a Software Powerhouse, the Good Life Is Under Siege  —  The pool at SAS.  Often rated among the best places to work, SAS is facing new business threats.  More Photos >  —  CARY, N.C.  —  A TOUR of its carefully tended, 300-acre corporate campus here leaves little doubt why surveys …
Matt / WordPress Publisher Blog:
WordPress and Windows Azure  —  This week I had a unique opportunity to appear at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles, to demo four open source technologies — WordPress, Apache, MySQL, PHP — running on Microsoft's new EC2 competitor called Azure.
Discussion: The Blog Herald and
Mrinal Desai / TechCrunch:
Screening The News  —  Editor's note: Today, being a news junkie requires not just the ability to keep up with hundreds of breaking stories a day, but the ability to redistribute those stories to your followers and news sites.  To get some insight into the modern news junkie …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Brin: Google's OSes likely to converge  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Google's dual-pronged operating-system strategy will likely produce a single OS down the road, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin.  —  Many Google observers were puzzled when the company announced plans for Chrome OS in July …
Laura Northrup / Consumerist:
Smoking Near Apple Computers Creates Biohazard, Voids Warranty  —  Unless you've just arrived in 2009 on a time machine, you know that smoking isn't good for you.  Did you know, that smoking isn't good for your computer, either?  It's true, at least according to Apple.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
VideoLobby Wants To Help You Create Your Own Custom-Branded Live Webcasts
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Firefox: Heat and the CPU usage problem
Discussion: Liliputing
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Naspers Could Be The Next Owner Of ICQ (And Why That Would Make Sense)
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Exclusive: Zynga Says Offers Were Just 10% Of Revenues
Microsoft roadmap puts Windows 8 in 2012
Discussion: Gizmodo, Maximum PC and CNET News
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Google To Shut Down GrandCentral Website
Discussion: CNET News and Mashable!
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