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1:20 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.
Discussion: Stowe Boyd, Fast Company and SlashGear
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Nokia Outs 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 …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Not All Android Tablets Will Get Android Market
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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.
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.
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 …
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.
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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:
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
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.
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.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Next Web and Go Rumors, Thanks:beautifulcode
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Prezi Meeting Brings Collaboration to Web-based Presentations  —  Web-based presentation software Prezi is bringing its own twist to presentation collaboration with the launch of Prezi Meeting.  —  Prezi, launched in May 2008, ditches the traditional slide format for presentations in favor …
Discussion: Computerworld and Scobleizer
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?
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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eBay:
eBay Victorious in Shareholder Dispute with Craigslist
 
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Bloomberg:
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Kate Hammond / The Official Google Blog:
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Blippy Founder: 40% Of Shared Purchases Are iTunes, But Ping's No Threat (TCTV)
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Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook:
Facebook Files For Patent Of Social CAPTCHAs
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