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12:05 PM ET, December 6, 2009

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Jenna Wortham / New York Times:
Apple's Game Changer, Downloading Now  —  IAN LYNCH SMITH, a shaggy-haired ball of energy in his late 30s, beams as he ticks off some of the games that Freeverse, his little Brooklyn software company, has landed on the iPhone App Store's coveted (and ever-changing) list of best-selling downloads …
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Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple Takes out 3,000 word ad on the front page of the Sunday NY Times Biz section  —  Two things we love: The New York Times and Apple.  However, today's gushing front page Business Section App Store article reads more like a PR piece than actual information.  Let's keep it real here.
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
What's On Phil Schiller's iPhone?  —  Growing up, I begged my parents for a Swiss Army knife.  I envisioned myself heroically whipping it out to cut away tangled shoelaces and whittle hunks of wood into neat little figures.  They refused — what if I poked the dog's eye out, or worse, my own?
Discussion: CNN and AppsFire.com ★ …
Aaron / The EtherPad Blog:
EtherPad is Back Online Until Open Sourced  —  Many of you were not super thrilled with the transition plan we announced in our last blog post, which I guess is really quite flattering.  We have worked with Google and the Google Wave team to make the following changes to the plan, which I think you will appreciate:
Patrick Lightbody / The BrowserMob Blog:
Google Public DNS vs OpenDNS vs Your ISP's DNS - measuring performance  —  Like many in the industry, we were surprised and intrigued by the announcement yesterday that Google would be entering the DNS business.  The basic logic was clear: Google has a vested interest in the internet being fast …
Discussion: Under The Stairs and eWeek
Jenny Davey / Times of London:
Amazon in secret plan to open high street shops  —  AMAZON, the world's biggest online retailer and scourge of bookshops everywhere, is planning a surprise invasion of the British high street.  —  Property landlords said that the American company, which has a market value of $59.1 billion …
Discussion: TechFlash and GottaBeMobile.com
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Europeans shy away from Google Android phones  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Operators pushed market share of cellphones running Google's software a little higher in September quarter in Western Europe, but consumers showed little interest toward them, research firm IDC said on Saturday.
Discussion: CrunchGear
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
How Hollywood plans to keep prices up as movies go online  —  The movie business is often said to follow the lead of the music industry.  Watch what happens to music on the Internet, wait a few years, and expect that the same things will happen to Hollywood blockbusters.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Mininova Traffic Plummets After Going ‘Legal’  —  After nearly five years of loyal service, Mininova deleted over a million torrent files when it partly shut down its website a week ago.  What remains are a few thousand torrents that were uploaded though its content distribution platform, which only lists uploads by approved users.
Discussion: Download Squad and Erictric
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Officially Launching Chrome Extensions Next Week  —  A couple weeks ago, Google unveiled its Chrome Extensions site after clues began popping up that a full-on push for extension support in their browser was imminent.  Unfortunately, that site was only meant for extension developers …
Discussion: Erictric and Search Engine Journal, Thanks:atul
Matt Rosoff / CNET News:
MediaNet could power the online music revolution  —  I had a fascinating conversation with MediaNet CEO Alan McGlade on Friday morning.  Unless you're deeply involved in online music, you probably don't know MediaNet, but it's the back end powering a lot of music services you might have used …
ABC News:
MIT wins social networking balloon contest  —  A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won a $44,000 prize by finding the locations of 10 red balloons across the United States.  —  The competition was launched by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency …
Discussion: Digits
 
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
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David Sasaki / MediaShift Idea Lab:
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