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7:35 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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Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Thoughts on Google Instant  —  The blogosphere is absorbing today's announcement of Google Instant.  I wanted to give some context and some thoughts.  —  Google's web search (and web search infrastructure) team tries to do several things well:  — We want the most comprehensive index of the web.
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 …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Google Just Killed The “I'm Feeling Lucky Button”  —  Google just effectively offed one of it's oldest, quirkiest features - the “I'm Feeling Lucky” button.  —  The good news is that in the process, Google added at least another hundred million dollars in revenue.
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
The Google Alphabet  —  Google's new search feature, Google Instant, predicts what you're going to search for and giving you that information before you even finish typing.  In its introduction of Google Instant, the search giant demonstrated that if you type W into the search bar …
Stephen Hood / unique hazards may exist:
Google Instant is an example of how Yahoo could have won in search
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Instant Coming Natively To Browsers “In The Next Few Months”
Discussion: IntoMobile
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google search becomes psychic with dynamic results, predictions
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:   Will 'Google Instant" Distract From Google Ads? …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Instant Will Save 350 Million Hours Of User Time Per Year
Discussion: Faster Forward, SFGate and CNET News
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.
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Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Check Your iPhone 4's Antenna Reception With Field Test Mode In iOS 4.1
Thanks:gizmodo
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.”
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Boxee Embraces HTML5, Switches to Webkit  —  Boxee is going to switch its integrated web browser from Mozilla's Gecko to Webkit with its next major update, I was told by Boxee Lead Apps Developer and Community Evangelist Rob Spectre.  The switch is an attempt to make full use of HTML5 within Boxee …
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade
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.
David Pogue / New York Times:
In Season 9, iPods Still Get High Ratings  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—At a special press event today, Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive, unveiled a new lineup of iPod models, just in time for the holiday season.  The diminutive iPod Shuffle still has no screen and is still made of brushed aluminum …
Discussion: Engadget
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) …
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 …
Tomio Geron / Wall Street Journal:
Incubator Coaxes Start-Ups Out of Their Shells  —  Silicon Valley incubator Y Combinator recently held a daylong pitch session that underlined the organization's growing clout in the region.  —  At the event last month, 36 new companies that completed a start-up program run by Y Combinator pitched …
Gabe Rivera / The Atlantic Wire:
MEDIA DIET: Gabe Rivera: What I Read  —  How do people deal with the torrent of information that rains down on us all?  What's the secret to staying on top of the news without surrendering to the chaos of it?  In this series, we ask people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.
Matt Rosoff / CNET News:
Android app is like Foursquare meets Pirate Bay  —  Music Hack Day is a recurring event in which developers take 24 hours to write music applications based on various open APIs.  This weekend, Music Hack Day took place London, and a few of the results have been made available online for the general public.
Jane Wells / Tech Check:
Apple Pulls Back the Curtain for One Company  —  Apple is famous, or infamous, for not working well with others.  It would rather make its own digital music player than let iTunes play on a different device.  Ping doesn't connect to Facebook.  Flash won't play on iPads.  —  That just changed.
Discussion: MacRumors
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).
Robert McMillan / PC World:
After Google Incident, Wi-Fi Data Collection Goes on  —  Four months ago, amidst a backlash from government regulators and privacy advocates, Google stopped collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars.  But that doesn't mean Google has stopped collecting wireless data altogether, and neither have other companies such as Apple.
Discussion: Wi-Fi Networking News
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Old iPhone 3GS Coming To T-Mobile This Year, Wired Editor Says  —  Wired's editor in chief Chris Anderson, fired off a slightly unusual tweet last night: “A T-Mobile manager casually mentioned to me that they're going to get the iPhone 3GS (but not 4, oddly) later this year.  Common knowledge?”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
ZumoCast Debuts Cross-Platform Streaming iPhone And iPad App For Videos, Music And More  —  We originally wrote about ZumoCast, a new cloud storage service, brought to us from the folks who brought us Zumodrive.  ZumoCast's application streams music, videos and files directly …
 
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Peter Jamison / sfweekly.com:
FarmVillains  —  Steal someone else's game.  Change its name.
Discussion: GamePolitics News, Thanks:ceelew
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
VLC Submits iPad App to App Store
Discussion: Applidium and App Advice
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Netflix still after first-run films
Discussion: Electronista and NewTeeVee
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Apple launches Game Center social hub for iPhone with 4.1 update
Yahoo! Search Blog:
Hand-Write Your Searches in Yahoo! Taiwan and Hong Kong
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Dan Moren / Macworld:
Microsoft previews more of Office 2011
Discussion: MacRumors
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Qualcomm: 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon devices to arrive at end of 2011, 1.2GHz in Q1
Nicholas Deleon / TechCrunch:
Facebook Integration Coming To GM's OnStar
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
In Facebook's Crosshairs
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
How Ping Might Grow
 

 
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