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2:40 PM ET, September 6, 2010

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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
What Big Brands Are Spending on Google  —  From BP's Boost in June to AT&T's Massive IPhone Outlay, Internal Doc Reveals What Marketers Drop on Search  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Before BP could stem the oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, it unleashed $100 million in ad spending …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Some See a Ploy as Craigslist Blocks Sex Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Craigslist, by shutting off its “adult services” section and slapping a “censored” label in its place, is engaging in what some analysts describe as a high-stakes stunt to influence public opinion.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N8 launches September 30, says senior manager  —  Tapani Kaskinen is Nokia's Senior Comms Manager, so it's fitting that he'd be the first person from the company to communicate a solid release date for its long-awaited N8 handset.  The gent in question told Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Nokia said to be launching E7 smartphone next week  —  Well, it looks like the mystery of Nokia's Symbian^3 slider may soon be solved — Reuters is reporting that the company will introduce its new “flagship” E7 smartphone at its Nokia World event in London next week, and it says that the device …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is Android Only Surging Because Apple Is Letting It?  —  This weekend, I've been catching up on some reading.  One post that was of particular interest to me was David Beach's article from last week about developing for Android.  Beach, who is a product manager at eBay Mobile and a co-founder of 12seconds …
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iPod touch made up 37.7 percent of all iOS devices sold so far  —  On September 1st, Apple announced that 120 million iOS devices were sold to date.  —  We know that there were 59.6 million iPhones sold through June (from SEC filings)  —  We also know that 3.2 million iPads were sold.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Samsung suggests Galaxy Tab will cost between $200 and $400 — also coming to Vodafone  —  Early reports indicate Europe will pay a pretty penny for Samsung's Galaxy Tab, but the 7-inch tablet may cost a good bit less when it comes to US shores — the Wall Street Journal paraphrases …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
HTC's dual-mode CDMA / GSM Android slider hits the FCC, decked out in shades of Verizon  —  Remember that big, honking red-and-black HTC slider that dwarfed an EVO 4G?  It's back sporting Verizon colors just as we were told, and with a few more confirmed specifications thanks to the ever-reliable FCC.
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 prototype flicks photos to TVs, launches October  —  We were a bit surprised to find LG's prototype Windows Phone 7 device for developers, soon to be unveiled officially as the Optimus 7 when released in its production form, hanging out in the wilds of IFA.
Michael Grothaus / TUAW:
iLife '11 Family Pack shows up on Amazon  —  A while ago, we reported on an iLife 2010 for Dummies book that showed up on Amazon France, complete with production cover.  A day after our post, the book was pulled from the site.  That day, an iWork '10 book also showed up on Amazon Germany (and it's still there).
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Curse of 3D TV  —  (At Panasonic's IFA booth: People using 3D glasses and monitors to watch the live women in front of their faces.)  —  If you determine the big story here at the IFA tech show here in Berlin based on raw square footage in the booths, there's no question what it is: 3D TV is everywhere.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
iPod Touch Has a Vibrating Motor For Facetime Calls  —  This just in: the new iPod Touch with front-facing camera (aka the iPhone Lite) has a built-in vibrating motor for notifications, including silent call notifications.  Why is this important?  Well, presumably the iPod Touch …
 
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