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4:25 PM ET, September 11, 2010

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Amrit / TopINews Blog:
Google Images Instant: Image search gets Instant with Google Images Instant  —  Google Images Instant: Michael Hart puts together Google Images Instant in less than 2 Hours  —  Earlier we wrote about the awesome Google Maps Instant Search developed by Michael Hart, that gets you location …
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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.
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Instant Search in Google Chrome  —  Google Chrome will add support for instant search, the feature released this week by Google.  An early implementation is already available in Chrome Dev Channel and in Chrome Canary build.  You can enable this feature by adding the following command-line flag …
Discussion: Download Squad, Thanks:arpitnext
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 …
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
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.
Raffi Krikorian / mehack:
Twitter by the Numbers  —  Yesterday I gave a talk at UC Berkeley as part of Twitter's recruiting efforts (known as @TwitterU).  I was asked to put together a tech talk, so I wanted to use this as an opportunity to de-mystify Twitter a bit.  A lot of people ask me “what's so hard about sending 140 characters”?
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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Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Google: Android isn't designed for tablets... yet
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
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.
Reuters:
INTERVIEW-Garmin mulls future of smartphone unit  —  * Says PND market volumes to fall 5 pct/yr over couple yrs  —  * CFO sees market share gains similar to Q2 continuing  —  * Sees very slow fall in avg PND sales price in 2011  —  * ‘Very difficult’ to increase PND mkt in N.Amer, Europe
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: 9 to 5 Mac, TUAW, The Next Web and Covering Web, Thanks:machackpc
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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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft workers celebrated Windows Phone 7 RTM with iPhone hearses
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
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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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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 …