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2:25 PM ET, November 23, 2009

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Arik Hesseldahl / Business Week:
Apple's Schiller Defends iPhone App Approval Process  —  In his first wide-ranging interview on the matter, the Apple senior vice-president explains his company's App Store vigilance—and why it sometimes loosens up  —  Apple (AAPL) is under fire from some developers for the way it vets applications …
The Official Google Blog:
Displaying the best display ad with Teracent  —  Can you spot the difference between these two sample display ads?  Of course you can.  However, the most important difference is not discernible to the naked eye.  —  The lower ad was customized and chosen from thousands of different creative elements …
Chester Wisniewski / Chester Wisniewski's Blog:
Another iPhone worm - and this time it's malicious  —  I had guessed we would see a dangerous incarnation of worm for the iPhone within a week of the 5 Euro scam that Graham blogged about on November 3rd.  Fortunately my predictions were wrong, and we made it almost 3 weeks before someone succumbed …
Financial Times:
Microsoft and News Corp eye web pact  —  By Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles, Richard Waters in San Francisco and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York  —  Microsoft has had discussions with News Corp over a plan that would involve the media company being paid to “de-index” …
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Announces Black Friday 2009 Sale  —  As expected, Apple has announced that they will be holding a one day shopping event on Friday, November 27th.  In the U.S., the day after Thanksgiving is called “Black Friday”, which is historically one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
Adam Nash / The LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn Platform: Open for Business  —  Over fifty million users entrust their professional identities and relationships with LinkedIn, helping build LinkedIn into the largest global professional network today.  However, professionals around the world use a wide variety of applications …
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Richard Barley / TweetDeck's posterous:
Coming Soon: Bring Your LinkedIn Network to TweetDeck
Discussion: AppScout
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Meet the New AOL Logo: “Aol.”  (Plus the Press Release)  —  The new AOL will differ than the old one in several ways: New boss, smaller headcount, different owners.  —  So, of course, it also gets a new logo.  This one will look awfully familiar, since it is the same trio of well-known letters …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Armstrong On AOL's New Branding And ‘Very, Very, Very Inexpensive’ Campaign  —  The glimpse AOL (NYSE: TWX) offered late Sunday night of its new branding campaign looked more like icons for AIM, not a branding campaign for a company on the verge of reinvention.
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
MSNBC.com Taking Over @BreakingNews Twitter Feed; Signs On As BNO News' First Client  —  Well, it isnât exactly the acquisition I was hoping for, but close, and probably for the better: BNO News, of the popular @BreakingNews Twitter feed and the BNO iPhone app, is launching …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
AdMob Data Reveals Android's Growth, Device Market Share  —  AdMob, a mobile advertising network, which has been releasing mobile metrics for a while now and touting the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch metrics as headlines, is instead focusing on RIM, Symbian, Android and even Windows Mobile devices …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Does AT&T turn into a pumpkin in June?  —  Its Cinderella contract with Apple for the iPhone runs out in seven months, says one analyst  —  Brian Marshall.  Image: Bloomberg  —  Broadpoint AmTech's Brian Marshall, who has replaced Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster as the most bullish …
Wall Street Journal:
Volunteers Log Off As Wikipedia Ages  —  Wikipedia.org is the fifth-most-popular Web site in the world, with roughly 325 million monthly visitors.  But unprecedented numbers of the millions of online volunteers who write, edit and police it are quitting.  —  That could have significant implications …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Web-Based Productivity Suite Zoho Launches Human Resources Application Zoho Recruit  —  Web-based productivity suite Zoho is launching a new product today, Zoho Recruit.  A niche product, Zoho Recruit, is an application designed to help HR Departments and staffing agencies management recruitment.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and pluGGd.in
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Expands Its Reach, but Still Can't Get to the U.S.  —  Another expansion for Spotify, the much-hyped European streaming music service: It's now going to be available on Nokia (NOK) phones and other handsets that run the Symbian platform.  That's good, because the service is supposed to work best as a mobile play.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Here's a First: Man Arrested for Not Using Twitter  —  Terrifying?  Inevitable?  Harbinger?  In any case, it's a first: Police in Long Island, New York, have arrested a man for not using Twitter.  —  Someone named Justin Bieber, who apparently is a teenage singer, was supposed to appear …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Microsoft's Bing Gets ‘Stickier,’ Grabs More Local Dollars  —  But Will It Keep Gains When Its $100 Million Campaign Stops Running?  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Bing has a long way to go to catch Google, but six months after the site's launch, the numbers show it's heading in the right direction.
Discussion: Local Onliner and Search Engine Land, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Eric von Coelln / Inside Social Games:
Beyond Bookmark Me!  Become a Fan of This App!  Is the Latest Way Games Get Facebook Users  —  The push by marketers to be “bookmarked” has been going on since the Favorites tab first showed up in web browsers.  Bookmarks including Photos, FarmVille, Mafia Wars, Word Challenge …
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Will Google Maps Coupons Rise From the Dead with the New Mobile Option?  —  Coupons in Google Maps have long been the forgotten step-child with little promotion on the part of Google and even less visibility in Maps and in the main search results.  The result has been that they have been of little real value to anyone.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Apple Joins AT&T/Verizon Spat With New iPhone Ads  —  Verizon's (VZ) merciless razzing of AT&T (T) has finally elicited a reaction from Apple (AAPL).  Peeved at seeing its marquee product banished to the “Island of Misfit Toys” in one of Big Red's new holiday ads, the company is launching …
Rob Griffiths / Macworld:
Why go Pro when iMac goes faster?  —  Core i5 and i7 iMacs bring Mac Pro speed to mainstream Macs  —  The Mac Pro has always been something of a niche product, appealing mainly to those who need vast amounts of internal storage (thanks to its four drive bays), expansion (three PCI Express slots) or memory (32GB on eight core models).
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Data Robotics introduces 5-bay Drobo S, enterprise-ready DroboElite  —  Data Robotics has been quietly raking in the dough (and trying to match up supply with demand) ever since it launched its 8-bay DroboPro back in April, and now the company is making yet another bold move: doubling its product line.
Electronista:
LG outs first netbook in the US, adds AT&T 3G  —  The LG X120 netbook introduced early this year will soon be available in US, exclusively at RadioShack, the computer maker announced on Monday.  LG's first netbook for the country sports a 10.1-inch LED backlit display with a 1024x576 resolution …
Discussion: eWeek
 
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Dave Altavilla / HotHardware.com News:
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Taptu Brings Real-Time Search to Android
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Experts Say Facebook, Zynga Have Defense To ‘Scam’ Ads Lawsuit
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Chrome OS, babies, and bathwater
Discussion: eWeek
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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
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