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2:55 PM ET, September 10, 2010

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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Android Will Blow Past Apple And RIM To Become Second Biggest Mobile OS This Year  —  Google's Android will become the second-biggest mobile operating system in the world sometime this year, according to the latest report from Gartner.  —  Nokia's Symbian will have more marketshare …
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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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.
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.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Nokia Ousts Kallasvuo; Names Microsoft's Elop CEO
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   Nokia's New CEO: I Will Guide Us Through Fundamental Change
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 …
WMUR:
Police: Thieves Robbed Homes Based On Facebook Posts  —  Off-Duty Police Officer Who Heard Fireworks Credited With Cracking Case  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Nashua police are crediting an alert off-duty police officer who heard fireworks with cracking a burglary ring that targeted homes known to be empty because of Facebook postings.
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, Switched and Geek.com
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.
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Jeff Gillis / Google Analytics Blog:
More On Instant Search  —  Since this week's launch of Instant Search …
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How The “Focus On First” Helps Hide Google's Relevancy Problems  —  In January, I was invited to speak to Google's search quality team about issues I had with Google's search results.  My topic?  For queries where I know a subject really well, I often found Google provided some pretty poor results …
Jon Udell / O'Reilly Radar:
Twitter kills the password anti-pattern, but at what cost?  —  Last week Twitter ended basic name/password authentication to its API.  This was announced well in advance.  Still, like many procrastinators, I found myself scrambling to learn what is now the only available way to authenticate to the Twitter API: OAuth.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: IAC Finally Kills Off Bloglines  —  It's finally happened.  Bloglines,the troubled RSS feed reader owned by IAC, will officially be shut down, the company has told TechCrunch exclusively.  The site has had a tumultuous history, so it's unsurprising that IAC has finally put the platform out of its misery.
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.
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
“Here You Have” Virus May Be Linked To Libyan Hacker
Discussion: CrunchGear, Thanks:seo_philly
Alyson Shontell / War Room:
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 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Office for Mac 2011 coming October 26th according to Amazon  —  Earlier today we reported on a rumor that Office for Mac 2011 will be launching on October 27th, but tonight we've discovered otherwise.  When browsing for Office for Mac 2011 on Amazon there's a noted date of October 26th …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Adobe resurrects Flash-to-iPhone app tool  —  In the wake of loosened Apple restrictions, Adobe has restarted work on a tool called Packager for iPhone that let developers make native iOS apps out of Flash programs.  —  “We will now resume development work on this feature for future releases,” Adobe said in a blog post Thursday.
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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:
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 …
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
The Side-Effects of Google Instant  —  If you haven't tried Google Instant yet, you're either not much of a Net surfer or you live outside the U.S. (where it seems Instant is slow to roll out).  It's impressive, intuitive, and a little annoying, almost as if Google is trying to guess what's going on inside your head.
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.
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Venrock Shapes Up With A View To The Long Race  —  Founded in 1969, Venrock has roots stretching back to the 1930s, when Laurance Rockefeller began investing in a hot sector - aviation.  —  That history makes it one of the oldest venture firms in the business and is a telling example …
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
 
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