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Andy Chu / Search Blog:
Bing for Mobile comes to your Verizon Android  —  Today we are happy to announce the first official Bing for Mobile Android App available to Verizon customers.  You can now download the free Bing App from your Verizon Wireless Android phones' Marketplace.  —  The app homepage features …
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David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Verizon-only Bing app shows proprietary side of Android  —  iPhone is closed.  Android is open.  —  That's the conventional wisdom about the dueling mobile operating systems.  Apple's iPhone operating system runs only on Apple's iPhone (plus the iPad and iPod), and every app must be approved …
Thanks:rawmeet
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Bing debuts its Android app, as Microsoft moves onto Google turf
Discussion: Bits
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
iTunes song samples may double in length  —  Apple's iTunes, the largest music retailer, will boost the amount of time users are allowed to sample a song, sources told CNET on Monday.  —  On Wednesday, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes the stage at the company's annual September media event …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:   Apple survey hints at iTunes streaming video service coming soon?
New York Times:
Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located  —  Internet companies have appropriated the real estate business's mantra — it's all about location, location, location.  —  But while a home on the beach will always be an easy sell, it may be more difficult to persuade people to start using location-based Web services.
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Sara Jerome / The Hill:   People born after 1981 have lower privacy standards, Loopt CEO says
Eliot Van Buskirk / Wired News:
Google and Arcade Fire Team for HTML5 ‘Experience’  —  We don't know exactly what to call the online collaboration between Arcade Fire and Google that launched Monday morning, but it sure is neat.  —  This “Chrome Experience,” as Google calls it, unfolds in multiple browser windows to the tune …
Chris Morrison / Inside Social Games:
Google Buys Mobile Social Game Developer SocialDeck  —  In its latest social acquisition, Google has bought mobile game developer SocialDeck, according to a letter posted by the company.  SocialDeck is located in Waterloo, Ontario, close to a regional Google office.
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Hotmail now supports push email, calendar, and contacts with Exchange ActiveSync  —  Hotmail is making it easier for you to stay up-to-date and be productive on your phone.  Starting today, you can get your email, calendar, and contacts pushed automatically to your phone using Exchange ActiveSync (EAS).
John Boitnott / VentureBeat:
Digg freezes manual story submissions as user anger mounts  —  Popular social news aggregator Digg prevented individual users and publishers alike from manually submitting new content Monday morning.  —  The site's block on manual submissions has since been lifted, but Digg users I've spoken …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Is A Hot Mess Right Now  —  I think I liked Google Voice better back when it was hard to get an invitation.  Back then it worked most of the time, and the infrequent outages were tolerable given how useful the service is overall.  But over the last week the service has become spotty at best, and unusable at times.
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook “Like Farms” Are Spamming Up Your News Feed  —  One of the bigger announcements to come out of Facebook's controversial keynote at its developer conference last spring was the introduction of “Like buttons” that can be placed anywhere on the web, allowing people to register their approval …
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bingocardcreator.com:   Facebook “Like” Buttons Sign You Up For Messages
Carolyn Penner / Twitter Blog:
Twitter Applications and OAuth  —  If you are like most Twitter users, you have used use a third-party Twitter application to read or send Tweets.  As of August 31, Twitter applications will all use OAuth, an authentication method that lets you use apps without them storing your password.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Microsoft: Android Hidden Costs Are Expensive  —  According to Business Insider, Microsoft says that Android has hidden costs for cellphone manufacturers much higher than their own $15-per-unit Windows Phone 7 license.  They have some very good points, but others are not so good.  These are their arguments:
Jim / craigslist blog:
For Amber Lyon, CNN  —  I see you've now gotten around to requesting an interview with me or a company spokesperson, 90 days after you ambushed our namesake and founder, Craig Newmark, following his May 20th talk on veteran's affairs and other issues unrelated to craigslist, at a conference in Washington.
Discussion: cnewmark
Inc.com:
How Google Cost Me $4 Million  —  Being penalized by Google made Ryan Abood's company stronger.  When Ryan Abood looked at the books for his parents' New Hampshire flower shop, one number popped out.  Without a bit of advertising, sales of gift baskets had grown 400 percent.
Discussion: Gawker
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Considering The PayPal Mafia's place in Silicon Valley history  —  Google's purchase of social media company Slide for a reported $182 million earlier this month marked the latest triumph of a remarkable group of entrepreneurs and investors whose impact on Silicon Valley in the Web 2.0 era is unrivaled:
Thanks:atul
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's CEO explains his multibillion-dollar acquisition spree  —  Intel chief executive Paul Otellini just appeared on the Fox Business TV Network.  In the interview with Fox's Liz Claman, he explained why Intel is buying the wireless business of Infineon for $1.4 billion and McAfee for $7.68 billion …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Samsung: 1 million Galaxy S smartphones in 45 days in the US  —  The Android-based smartphones sold across the aisle from the iPhone 4 on AT&T and on T-Mobile, the nation's smallest major carrier.  —  Samsung's Galaxy S smartphone is a blockbuster globally and recent numbers show it is poised for similar success in the US.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Chatroulette Gets It Up: V.2 Is Now Live  —  The transformation is now complete.  Our favorite random video chat site Chatroulette has gone through a redesign over the past week and is now back up, in what founder Andrei Ternovskiy and those who believe in second chances hope will be a more nudity-free i.e. more monetizable version.
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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Decline and Fall of Chatroulette
Discussion: NewTeeVee and SelectStart
New York Times:
Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites  —  The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought.  But Ms. Matlin wasn't ready to buy and left the site.  —  Then the shoes started to follow her everywhere she went online.
Jim Louderback / AdAge:
There, I Said It: Screw Viral Videos  —  Why the Constant Focus on Viral Success Is No Good for the Industry  —  Online video creators, advertisers and producers have an unhealthy fascination with viral videos, and that obsession is dragging down the entire industry.  Why?
Jennifer Ruffner / MySpace:
MySpace Introduces Sync with Facebook  —  By Jennifer Ruffner, Director of Product, Stream  —  Today, we're introducing Sync with Facebook, which allows MySpace users, musicians, and celebrities around the world to sync their status updates with their Facebook profile or Page …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Since October 7, 2005, I've Read 219,651 Stories Via RSS.  You?  —  Google Reader has been my go-to RSS reader since October 7, 2005.  How do I know?  A new update to the service today tells me that and a few other interesting tidbits about my reading habits.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Hulu: We Know That Hulu Plus Sucks, But It's Not Our Fault  —  We were among many, many folks who were completely underwhelmed by Hulu's subscription plan for Hulu Plus.  It was $10 for... not much.  In fact, new reports are showing that 88% of Hulu Plus content is available via regular Hulu.
 
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Roku Tries A Price Reset With Google TV, Apple Whatever In The Wings
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Agence France Presse:
HP to pay 55 million dollars in kickbacks case
Discussion: Gizmodo, Reuters and DailyFinance
Damian Kulash / Washington Post:
OK Go on net neutrality: A lesson from the music industry
Discussion: hypebot and Engadget
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Microsoft Picks Virginia for Major Data Center
Discussion: TechFlash and Beyond Binary, Thanks:rawmeet
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Wikileaks Servers Move To Underground Nuclear Bunker
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:forbestech
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Introducing Wikileakileaks.org: Your Source for Wikileaks-Related Leaks
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Tim Conneally / BetaNews:
DRM company acquires technology from music search engine killed by copyright suits
Discussion: TechCrunch
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
Is the U.S. tech industry oiling its own guillotine?
Discussion: Wired In Blog| BNET, Thanks:jasonhiner
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Google Invests $86 Million In Low-Income Housing
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Discussion: BlogsDNA, TUAW and 9 to 5 Mac
Ross Dawson / Trends in the Living Networks:
Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point
Discussion: NevilleHobson.com
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple confirms iPhone 4 proximity sensor glitch still not patched
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