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12:15 AM ET, September 7, 2010


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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Former H.P. Chief Joins Oracle as Co-President  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In naming Mark V. Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, as Oracle's new co-president, Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle's chief executive and largest shareholder, really has put his money where his controversial mouth is.
Dennis Howlett / Irregular Enterprise Blog:
Questions for Oracle  —  It is hard to fault Oracle's timing of its appointment of Mark Hurd to replace the outgoing Charles Phillips.  A long holiday weekend that US analysts take seriously so few were paying attention other than the hard core Twitterers.  —  The markets will likely welcome …
Max Read / Gawker:
Oracle Loses One Scandal-Tainted Exec, Hires Another—Former HP CEO Mark Hurd  —  Oracle co-president Charles Phillips—the subject of an ex-mistress's embarrassing billboard campaign—has left the computing giant.  But Oracle will maintain its “scandalous co-presidents” quota …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Danah Boyd / The Huffington Post:
How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags  —  For the last 12 years, I've dedicated immense amounts of time, money and energy to end violence against women and children.  As a victim of violence myself, I'm deeply committed to destroying any institution …
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Feeling Burned By the Press, Craigslist Hunkers Down  —  The powers behind appear to have decided that withdrawal is the best strategy to deal with recent controversy around the “adult services” section of the site.  —  Last week, craigslist shut down “adult services,” which normally features paid advertisments for sex.
Discussion: PC World
Sid Yadav / VentureBeat:
Nike iPhone app keeps track of where, how fast you run  —  There was a time when going out for a run meant putting on some sneakers and leaving for a jog around the park.  But if you need any indication of how far we've come, take a look at Nike's latest Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone, released today on Apple's App Store.
RunKeeper:   Welcome Nike: Thanks for Coming! (Part Two)
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Complete iOS 4.1 Walkthrough  —  With iOS 4′s launch only days away, we thought it would be interesting to provide a complete walkthrough of the new operating system. iOS 4.1 will be a free upgrade to all iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2G, and iPod touch 3G users.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 ad promises ‘the revolution is coming’ (video)  —  Usually we'd advise you not to read too much into this — we'd point out that this was a themed ad served up before the showing of Lawrence of Arabia at London's Secret Cinema event — but what the hell: Microsoft says the revolution's coming.
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire  —  For years the technology sector has been considered the most dynamic, promising and globally envied industry in the United States.  It escaped the recession relatively unscathed, and profits this year have been soaring.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Parallels 6 details  —  We've been ordered to take this post down.  For legal reasons, we're complying.
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 …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:   Nokia said to be launching E7 smartphone next week
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Latest leaked draft of secret copyright treaty: US trying to cram DRM rules down the world's throats  —  Michael Geist writes in with the latest news on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the secret, closed-door copyright treaty that will bring US-style copyright rules (and worse) to the whole world.
Michael Geist Blog:
ACTA Text Leaks: U.S. Concedes on Secondary Liability, Wants …
Discussion: p2pnet and TorrentFreak
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.
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe  —  INTRIGUED by the willingness of millions of consumers to pay real money for things that do not exist, some large companies are testing whether they can raise awareness of their brands — and sell more actual goods — by creating and offering their own pretend merchandise.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Spent Nearly $1 Million on Google Search Advertising in June  —  Ad Age reports that it has obtained an internal Google document detailing expenditures made by other companies during the month of June for advertising in its search results.  According to the data, Apple spent nearly $1 million …
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
What Big Brands Are Spending on Google
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
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Discussion: IBM, TechSpot and News
Douglas MacMillan / San Francisco Chronicle:
AnchorFree thrives when nations censor sites
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
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Kevin Michaluk / blogs:
DataViz, Makers of Documents To Go, apparently acquired and now owned …
Discussion: GigaOM, Erictric, Phone Arena and TechEye
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is Android Surging Only Because Apple Is Letting It?
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Curse of 3D TV