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4:35 PM ET, September 9, 2010

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Apple:
Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines  —  The App Store℠ has revolutionized the way mobile applications are developed and distributed.  With over 250,000 apps and 6.5 billion downloads, the App Store has become the world's largest mobile application platform and App Store developers …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple's App Store Review Guidelines: 'we don't need any more fart apps'  —  Apple definitely surprised us this morning by relaxing its restrictions on third-party iOS development tools and publishing its app review guidelines, but that's nothing compared to the almost shockingly blunt tone of the guidelines themselves.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple to Allow Other iPhone Development Tools, Publishes App Review Guidelines  —  In a surprising announcement, and after receiving countless criticisms by developers and users, Apple has announced that they “are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps” and “publishing app review guidelines.”
Omar Hamoui / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
An Update on Apple's Terms of Service  —  Today, Apple updated their iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.  Unlike the previous version, these new terms ensure that Apple's developers have the choice of a variety of advertising solutions (including Google's and AdMob's) to earn money and fund their apps.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Taste of What's New in the Updated App Store License Agreement and New Review Guidelines  —  Apple today announced several significant changes to the iOS developer agreement, and a new document called the App Store Review Guidelines.  The latter is intended as a plain-English guide …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple relents on Flash-derived iPhone, iPad apps
The Droid Guy:
EXCLUSIVE: Verizon Dropping Google Search From All Future Androids?  —  We've been working on this story since yesterday in regards to the Verizon Samsung Fascinate, A Galaxy S Phone.  After the Samsung Galaxy release event in late June we discovered, as the rest of you did, that Bing would be the search on the fascinate.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft: No, Bing Is NOT Powering All Verizon Android Phones  —  Microsoft will have Bing installed as the default search engine on a number of Verizon Android-based smartphones in the future, but it will not be the exclusive search engine for Verizon's Android phones.
Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Google Instant, behind the scenes  —  Yesterday we introduced Google Instant, a change to make search fast and interactive by showing you results instantly as you type.  With Instant we've turned search from a static HTML page into an AJAX application, just as we did with Google Maps and Gmail.
Discussion: ResearchBuzz
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Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Fast Access to Google Voice with Android Widgets  —  Mobile is all about getting super fast access to what you're looking for and Google Voice is no exception.  So, today we're releasing an update to the Android app, which gives you immediate access to your Google Voice Inbox and settings via two new home screen widgets.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Phone 7 launching 11 October  —  Pocket-lint told launch date by multiple sources  —  Multiple sources?familiar?with the matter have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Microsoft will launch its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, on 11 October 2010.
Google Mobile Blog:
Walk this way  —  Whether you're going for an urban hike or wandering from your hotel to find that restaurant you passed earlier, you won't have to flag down a local if you've got Google Maps for mobile 4.5 on Android.  Maps already had Navigation and walking directions …
Jonny Evans's blog:
Interview: Apple's AirPlay is a big, big business  —  Perhaps you didn't see it, but Apple last week helped create a brand-new $15 billion business when it introduced its new AirPlay music streaming system, which it is licensing to third party developers.  —  AirPlay will mean anyone with an iPod …
Discussion: Geek.com, TUAW and Engadget
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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Forget Apple TV. AirPlay Is Apple's Sneak Attack On Television
Discussion: Engadget
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Rackspace Pulls The Plug On ‘Burn A Koran Day’ Church's Web Site  —  Surely by now you've heard of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Florida church that plans to hold a “Koran burning day” on September 11, the nine year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform  —  There's been plenty of debate lately about whether Twitter has become “mainstream” or not, but examples continue to pile up of how the social network/microblogging platform has worked its way into our lives, to the point where it has become a form of media unto itself.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Jailbreak hole in iOS 4.1 will be hard to close  —  All Steve Jobs's horses and all Steve Jobs's men ...  Just hours after Apple released iOS 4.1 to great fanfare, hardware hackers found a way to jailbreak devices that run the new operating system.  More surprising still …
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Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Passes Google In Time Spent On Site For First Time Ever  —  If Google wasn't already scared of Facebook, this ought to do the trick.  —  Time spent on Facebook was greater than time spent on Google sites in the U.S. in August for the first time in history, according to fresh data from comScore.
DigiTimes:
Apple products are a mutant virus, but PC brands will eventually find a cure, says Acer founder  —  Acer founder Stan Shih, in a talks with reporters on September 8, commented that Apple's strong popularity is mainly due to its products such as iPad and iPhone, and these products are like mutant viruses …
Neal Mohan / The Official Google Blog:
Display advertising: “WATCH THIS SPACE”  —  Last year, the travel industry—like many others—was having a difficult time.  To grow its business, Hawaiian Airlines created and ran an engaging and interactive display ad campaign on the Google Display Network (comprising over a million partner websites …
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and Media Decoder
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
iTunes Costs Apple $1 Billion to Run  —  Between movies and TV episodes, books and music, and apps of all prices, Apple is swimming in profits from iTunes.  But how much does it take for Apple to maintain that store?  —  According to app developer and industry analysis site Asymco …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, asymco and everythingiCafe
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wireless call quality matters and that's bad news for AT&T, good for Verizon, Sprint  —  When it comes to dropped mobile calls, the wireless industry is a lot like real estate: It's all about location.  —  J.D. Power measured call quality in a report released Thursday and found that AT&T lags in most regions.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I'd Like To Punch The Carriers With  —  This past weekend, I wrote a post wondering if Android was surging in the U.S. market because Apple was letting it?  The main thought was that by remaining exclusively tied to AT&T, Apple was driving some users to choose Android …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hey iPhone, Meet a Tiny Chip With Superpowers.  —  I can distinctly remember the day when Intel Corp. launched the Pentium processor.  It was the day the desktop computing changed for me and for a lot of others.  It was also the day when Intel started to put a gap between itself and all its wannabe processor rivals.
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
For Advertisers, Location-Based Services “Blew Up Overnight”  —  Advertisers have long talked about the mystical possibilities of using real-time location data to target customers.  The technology existed; most cell phones have a GPS receiver in case of emergency.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Google Ad That Steve Jobs Will Hate  —  Google sure knows how to push Steve Jobs' buttons.  This advertisement for Google's new instant search system is bound to get under the Apple CEO's skin — and intensify one of the most heated rivalries in tech.  —  The ad combines a video …
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Brett Smith / Free Software Foundation:
FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
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California testing iPads as algebra textbooks
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