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2:20 PM ET, September 11, 2010

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AppleInsider:
Apple to move aggressively on FaceTime, camera-equipped iPads  —  Apple's iPad is unlikely to endure the company's traditional 12-month product cycle for iOS device refreshes before seeing its first major enhancements, AppleInsider has been told.  —  A version of the tablet device with a built …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“YouTube Instant” Dude Can't Go to Work for Chad Hurley, Because He's Already Working For Mark Zuckerberg  —  There are lots of ways to become famous on the Internet.  It took Feross Aboukhadijeh three hours of coding.  —  When he was done, he had built “YouTube Instant,” a great riff on Google's (GOOG) own Instant search service.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Maps, Like YouTube, Get Instantized  —  So Gmail Instant would actually be useful, but seriously what's next, Google Calendar Instant?  Google Image Search Instant?  Okay, maybe those would be helpful too.  In fact it's really difficult to think of a Google service that wouldn't benefit at least slightly from Instantization.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Where Was Android In Microsoft's iPhone Funeral Procession?  Taking The Pictures  —  Microsoft is a company that doesn't seem to be too concerned with saying outlandish things that may or may not result in the company having to remove a foot from its own mouth.  This happens from the top on down.
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Ina Fried / Crave: The gadget blog:
Windows Phone 7 to hit Broadway Oct. 11  —  Microsoft plans to hold a consumer press event in New York next month that will serve as, among other things, a formal kick-off for Windows Phone 7, CNET has confirmed.  —  The October 11 event isn't a pure Windows Phone launch, but rather a consumer-focused …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft workers celebrated Windows Phone 7 RTM with iPhone hearses
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Phone Giants to Sell Samsung Tablet PC  —  Samsung Electronics Co. has cut deals with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Inc. to carry its new Google-powered tablet computer, three people familiar with the matter said, a significant step as Samsung tries to take on Apple Inc.'s hot-selling iPad.
Guardian:
The slow death of Dopplr  —  Once the darlings of the UK startup scene, Dopplr has dwindled inexorably ever since it was bought by Nokia a year ago  —  Founded in Finland early in 2007, Dopplr was the great white, beautiful hope of the UK startup scene; a well-respected design and development team …
Discussion: Guardian, Stowe Boyd, broadstuff and Tnooz, Thanks:atul
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mixed messages from Google: is Android ready for tablets?  —  Google's Android mobile operating system was designed for smartphones, but it is increasingly being adopted by consumer electronics companies to power a range of new devices, including tablets and e-book readers.
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Cade Metz / The Register:
Google search index splits with MapReduce  —  Welds BigTable to file system ‘Colossus’  —  Exclusive Google Caffeine — the remodeled search infrastructure rolled out across Google's worldwide data center network earlier this year — is not based on MapReduce, the distributed number-crunching platform …
Discussion: High Scalability
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
The Death Of The RSS Reader  —  A weekly look at a story that is defining the news.  —  IAC (NSDQ: IACI) notoriously let Bloglines deteriorate since buying it five years ago; the company outsourced the RSS reader's engineering team to China several years ago and by the time it made the announcement today …
MacHackPC:
Cydia Acquired Rock Your Phone [Rock.app]  —  If you have a iPhone / iPodTouch / iPad and have jailbroken it, you might have heard about Cydia & Rock.  For folks who are not aware of Cydia Store & Rock.app Stores, these are two store for 3rd party iPhone apps, tweak, themes …
Discussion: The Next Web and Covering Web, Thanks:machackpc
Google Code Blog:
License Evolution and Hosting Projects on Code.Google.Com  —  Nearly 6 years ago when we first started thinking about doing project hosting on code.google.com we noticed something particular about the other open source project hosting sites.  They either accepted all Open Source Initiative …
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
A Time Capsule of Mark Zuckerberg From 2005  —  Sometimes you have to admit that winners can see the future far before the rest of us.  They might zig or zag on the way, but they have a clear idea of who they are, what they're doing, and where they want to head.
Discussion: TechCrunch and MediaPost
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Not Go Public Anytime Soon
 
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Starts Evicting App Store Name Squatters
Discussion: App Advice, AppleInsider and 9 to 5 Mac
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft To Shut Down Disaster Communication Service Vine
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Secret Dealer for Farmville Addicts
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Revamps Mail Service
Discussion: Go Rumors
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Facebook Introduces New Ad Impressions Counter
 Earlier Items: 
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Time Machine Trips You Back Into the Past
Hugh McGuire / O'Reilly Radar:
The line between book and Internet will disappear
Discussion: TeleRead
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Says iPhone 4 Antenna Issue “Even Smaller Than We Originally Thought”
Anupreeta Das / Wall Street Journal:
GoDaddy Is on the Block  —  GoDaddy.com, the closely-held company …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New York Times Gets a Bite of Bit.ly
Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Back to the Future: Innovation is Alive in Search
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider