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3:15 PM ET, September 8, 2010

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Marissa Mayer / The Official Google Blog:
Search: now faster than the speed of type  —  Search as you type.  It's a simple and straightforward idea—people can get results as they type their queries.  Imagining the future of search, the idea of being able to search for partial queries or provide some interactive feedback while searching has come up more than a few times.
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Steve Rubel / The Steve Rubel Stream:
Google Instant Makes SEO Irrelevant  —  Google today launched an ambitious effort to speed up searching.  But what they really did is kill SEO.  —  Google says: … The most important consideration for marketers or anyone who creates content, however, is in the bullets...
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Google announces Google Instant search, available now for desktop, mobile this fall  —  We're reporting live from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where Google's just taken the wraps off its latest software product.  The announcement itself is taking its time right now …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Now Serving 1 Billion Users Each Week  —  Today at their Google Search event in San Francisco, executive Marissa Mayer kicked things off with a big state: Google is now serving 1 billion users each week.  —  Mayer noted that they have some big announcements coming up today (likely these) …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Instant Coming Natively To Browsers “In The Next Few Months”  —  Today at the Google Search event in San Francisco, the search giant unveiled Instant, a huge new feature that allows users to search in real time (without hitting the search button).  It looks to be an awesome product that will save users a lot of aggregate time.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google search becomes psychic with dynamic results, predictions  —  Just when you thought Google's services couldn't get more up-to-the-minute, the company has announced big changes to the way its search offerings work.  No longer will users have to type out an entire query and click the …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Instant Will Save 350 Million Hours Of User Time Per Year  —  Here at the Google Search Event in San Francisco, Google engineer Ben Gomes brought up the fact that the search engine serves up billions of queries every day, the average query length being 20 characters and the average …
Discussion: SFGate and msnbc.com
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging Google 'Streaming" Search Event & How To Watch Live
AppleInsider:
Apple release iOS 4.1 with Bluetooth, proximity sensor fixes  —  Apple on Wednesday released the iOS 4.1 update for recent iPhone and iPod touch models, addressing issues with Bluetooth connectivity and proximity sensor accuracy, and also adding HDR photos the mobile operating system.
Bloomberg:
HP's Bid to Block Hurd's Oracle Move Is Long Shot, Lawyers Say  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s lawsuit seeking to block former Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd from working at Oracle Corp. may be hard to win because California's courts favor letting employees move freely, legal experts said.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kno Raises $46 Million More To Build “Most Powerful Tablet Anyone Has Ever Made”  —  Marc Andreessen is normally enthusiastic about the startups he's invested in.  Still, when I spoke to him last week about Kno, he surprised me by saying it will be “the most powerful tablet anyone has ever made.”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon Buys Amie Street's Digital Music Store, Shuts It Down  —  Add another digital music start-up to the bonfire: Amazon is buying up the retail operations of Amie Street, the online music store it helped fund four years ago, and will then shut it down.  Meanwhile, the Amie Street guys …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple forecast to sell 28M iPads in 2011, chipping away at PC sales  —  Apple's competitively priced iPad is expected to reduce sales of low-end notebook PCs in 2011, when consumers are projected to buy at least 28 million of the touchscreen tablet, one analyst believes.
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod touch review (2010)  —  At Apple's last event, Steve Jobs called the iPod touch the company's “most popular iPod,” and it's easy to understand why.  In just a few short years, the iPhone-with-no-phone has kept in lockstep with Cupertino's halo device, benefitting from the same kind …
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asymco:
iTunes app total downloads to overtake songs this year  —  Last week I posted the iTunes download rate graph that showed how Apps are being downloaded much more rapidly than songs and revealed an inflection point in the song rate.  —  Based on the recent updates to iTMS and iTAS on Sept. 1 …
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AppsFire.com blog:
More apps downloaded than songs? not really a surprise …
Discussion: Fortune
Bloomberg:
GM's OnStar Said to Offer Free Services in Challenge to Ford  —  Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) — General Motors Co.'s OnStar in-car communications unit may offer non-subscription services next year to rival Ford Motor Co.'s Sync music and information system, two people familiar with the plans said.
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Nicholas Deleon / TechCrunch:
Facebook Integration Coming To GM's OnStar
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Antennagate cost Apple 20% of sales  —  But for three times as many people, the lack of a Verizon iPhone is a bigger problem  —  The iPhone 4's widely publicized antenna problems cost Apple (AAPL) some sales this summer, but not nearly as many as its exclusive deal with AT&T (T).
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
Salesforce Takes Chatter Mobile With iPhone, iPad, Android And BlackBerry Apps  —  As Salesforce's foray into social collaboration, Salesforce Chatter, gains traction amongst enterprise users, it makes sense for the company to launch complimentary mobile apps to the platform.
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Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
In Facebook's Crosshairs  —  It was not an invitation that Dennis Crowley could have been thrilled about.  Mark Zuckerberg wanted him to do what, exactly?  Fly to California and stand onstage while Facebook unveiled the launch of a new location-sharing check-in feature that tech pundits …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why iTunes song samples are still only 30 seconds  —  Apple's plan to extend the length of song samples doesn't appear to be dead.  —  “We are in active negotiations with Apple,” about the length of song samples, said Hanna Pantle, a spokeswoman for Broadcast Music Inc., (BMI) …
 
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Richard Lai / Engadget:
Qualcomm: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon devices to arrive at end of 2011, 1.2GHz in Q1
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Zynga Switches to Exclusively Use Credits in Its Facebook Games
Discussion: Inside Facebook and TechCrunch
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Jim Wiatt, ex-William Morris Chief, Takes Content Strategy Job With AOL
Bloomberg:
Vodafone Sells China Mobile Stake for HK$50.9 Billion
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is Google's Mobile Loss in China Kai-fu Lee's Gain?
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
 Earlier Items: 
Cari Tuna / Wall Street Journal:
Slow-Going for Web-Privacy Software
Discussion: Virtual Economics
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
How Ping Might Grow
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Do People Want ‘Amateur Hour’ on Their TVs?
Thanks:bobcaswell
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Microsoft Needs To Make Office Apps For The iPad
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Technologizer, Thanks:rawmeet
Christopher Lawton / Wall Street Journal:
Google TV to Roll Out World-Wide Next Year
Melissa Petro / The Huffington Post:
Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker
Discussion: PC World
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities for the Web
 

 
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