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11:55 AM ET, September 10, 2010

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Nokia:
Nokia appoints Stephen Elop to President and CEO as of September 21, 2010  —  Espoo, Finland -Nokia's Board of Directors has appointed Stephen Elop President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia as of September 21.  Elop currently heads Microsoft's Business Division.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Nokia Outs Kallasvuo; Names Microsoft's Elop CEO  —  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has hired Stephen Elop, the well-respected president of Microsoft's business division, which includes the Office franchise, as its new president CEO.  Elop is replacing Olli-Pekka Kallsvuo, who was appointed Nokia's CEO four years ago.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nokia Makes The Same Mistake Again: Hires A Manager, Not A Product Visionary  —  The standard criticism we hear about Nokia is that it's a company overrun with managers, where decisions are always made based on business sense and never made based on product vision.
Discussion: Computerworld
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Can a Microsoft man fix Nokia?  Here are 6 things that have to happen  —  Nokia has named Stephen Elop CEO beginning Sept. 21.  Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo will step down over 30 years that saw Nokia surge to be a global mobile leader, branch out into software and then lose momentum to Research in Motion, Apple and Android.
Discussion: Fast Company, Stowe Boyd and SlashGear
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   Nokia's New CEO: I Will Guide Us Through Fundamental Change
Gartner:
Gartner Says Android to Become No. 2 Worldwide Mobile Operating System in 2010 and Challenge Symbian for No. 1 Position by 2014  —     The worldwide mobile operating system (OS) market will be dominated by Symbian and Android, as the two OSs will account for 59.8 percent …
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
Google: ‘Android not optimised for tablets’  —  Gingerbread seems likely to be tablet-friendly OS  —  Google has stated that it currently isn't using Android on any tablets, hinting that it will have a tablet-centric OS soon.  —  Although Gingerbread and Honeycomb have been strongly tipped …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Not All Android Tablets Will Get Android Market
Discussion: Electronista and IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Said to Test IPhone for E-Mail as More Bankers Bypass BlackBerry  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. may soon let employees use iPhones for corporate e-mail, making it an alternative to Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry at the bank for the first time, two people familiar with the situation said.
Business Week:
The Man Who Makes Your iPhone  —  Foxconn founder Terry Gou might be regarded as Henry Ford reincarnated if only a dozen of his workers hadn't killed themselves this year.  An exclusive look inside a postmodern industrial empire  —  Tony Law  —  On a crushingly hot mid-August …
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
Leaked Shots of Windows Phone 7-Running Samsung GT-i8700  —  A tipster sends these photos of the WP7-running Samsung GT-i8700.  There's not a whole lot to glean besides the fact that it has 8GB of storage and looks like something I want to play with right now.  Here's the back:
Alyson Shontell / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why I Quit My CTO Job At Facebook And Started Quora  —  When Adam D'Angelo quit his job as Facebook's CTO in January, the blogosphere was buzzing.  —  It was, after all, his second time quitting Facebook, the hottest company in Silicon Valley.  —  But months later, the young talent reappeared …
Adobe Corporate Communications / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Great News for Developers  —  Apple's announcement today that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for Adobe's Packager for iPhone, a feature in the Flash Professional CS5 authoring tool.  This feature was created to enable Flash developers …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Seesmic Desktop Goes Beyond Twitter: Becomes a Platform for All Things Real Time  —  At last year's Microsoft PDC, Seesmic announced that it was working on a major Silverlight-based rewrite of its desktop clients for Windows and Mac.  After almost a year of development, the company just launched the final version of Seesmic Desktop 2.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   With 40+ Customizable Plugins, Seesmic Desktop 2 Aggregates The Realtime Web
Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Bing exec: Google Instant may be fast, but Bing results are smarter  —  Not to take anything away from the top-flight Google engineers responsible for Google Instant, but a young Australian tech geek, named Long Zheng , tweaked Microsoft's Bing search engine to do the same basic functions back in August 2009.
Discussion: istartedsomething and LiveSide.net, Thanks:atul
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BBC:
Sex movie worm spreads worldwide  —  The worm spreads using tricks pioneered by worms such as the ILoveYou virus  —  A booby-trapped e-mail that promises free sex movies is racking up victims around the world, warn security firms.  —  Some variants of the Windows worm contain a link to PDF that a recipient has been told to expect.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Facebook Places In New Hamshire Turns Into A Real-Life PleaseRobMe.com  —  Remember Please Rob Me, the site that tried to raise awareness about the dangers of broadcasting publicly on Foursquare and other geo services when you are not home?  I don't know that any burglaries ever actually occurred …
Reuters:
Judge rules for eBay over Craigslist rights plan  —  (Reuters) - A judge rescinded a protective measure adopted by the board of popular classifieds site Craigslist to block a potential hostile takeover by e-commerce site eBay Inc.  —  EBay had complained that the measure diluted its stake …
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Brad Stone / Bloomberg:   Commentary: Dear Craigslist, Grow Up
eBay:
eBay Victorious in Shareholder Dispute with Craigslist
Discussion: GMSV and Wall Street Journal
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Maps for Android Gets Turn-By-Turn Walking Directions, Satellite Imagery  —  For smartphone owners, asking people on the street for directions is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Why bother trying to remember a series of turns and landmarks when your phone can do that and more?
Kate Hammond / The Official Google Blog:
Announcing our new Family Safety Center  —  (Cross-posted to the Google Public Policy Blog)  —  Helping your children use the Internet safely is similar to teaching them to navigate the offline world.  There are parts of the real world that you wouldn't let your children explore unsupervised …
Discussion: The Next Web
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Google: YouTube Nearly Profitable; Really, This Time?  —  Dow Jones Newswires's Mimosa Spencer today writes that Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt remarked to journalists during a visit to a French university that “YouTube is nearly profitability and its revenue is doing quite well.”
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Facetime coming to iChat, Windows?  —  Mac4ever this morning posts that Facetime, Apple's open source video chatting protocol, will be coming to iChat very soon, adding desktop Macs to the machines that are able to video chat with Apple's camera-wielding iOS devices.
Discussion: MacRumors, TiPb, The Next Web and App Advice
Romin Irani / ProgrammableWeb:
USA Today to Throw Open its Data This Month  —  Media Content providers are increasingly opening up their vast amounts of data to developers.  The latest to announce this is USA Today, with plans to provide much of its content via an API later this month.  The nationwide newspaper aims …
Bloomberg:
EBay's Won't Compete in China Domestic Market  —  Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) — EBay Inc. won't compete in China's domestic market, focusing instead on exports and cross-border trades that will rise more than 80 percent to $4 billion this year, Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe said.
 
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