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12:55 AM ET, September 13, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Arrogance?  I've Never Seen Them So Humble  —  Mike Elgan criticizes Google for being condescending in a recent column on one of the dead tree IT rags.  His first point is that Google PR exec Gabriel Stricker started off a recent press conference with a quip about how fast paced Google innovation is:
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Mike Elgan / mikelgan's blog:
Why is Google so condescending?  —  Recent comments by Google's top PR guy and even its CEO make me wonder whether the company understands how such comments do far more harm than good.  —  I like it!  —  Google's Gabriel Stricker, director of Global Communications and Public Affairs, opened the Google Instant launch this week.
Discussion: StartupMuse, Thanks:rawmeet
Guy Grimland / Haaretz:
Google buying second Israeli startup: Quiksee  —  Google is buying its second Israeli startup: Quiksee, based in Or Yehuda.  The deal is estimated at $10 million.  —  Both Google Israel and Quiksee refused to comment.  —  Quiksee, also known as MentorWave Technologies …
Discussion: TechCrunch and Fortune, Thanks:atul
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
It's Real: YouTube Debuts Live Streaming Platform With Two-Day Test  —  The rumors were true: after months — years, even — of speculation, YouTube is preparing to launch a full-fledged live streaming platform, enabling its content parters to stream their video directly to users in real-time.
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog:
Is there really any value to 3-year smartphone forecasts?  —  We get quarterly reports from different analysts for past smartphone performance and then every once in a while we see reports predicting smartphone performance in the future.  After looking more closely at and thinking further …
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Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Will carriers destroy the Android vision?  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Most common words unique to 1-star and 5-star App Store reviews  —  I wrote a script to crawl U.S. App Store customer reviews for the top 100 apps from every category (minus duplicates) and compute the most common words in 1-star and 5-star reviews, excluding words that were also common in 3-star reviews.
Discussion: TiPb
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Live Matrix Launches a TV Guide for the Scheduled Web  —  Every day, thousands of scheduled events happen on the Internet.  These range from live video and audio shows to chats, poker tournaments and sales on Woot and Groupon.  The problem, though, is that there is no single place to find out about these upcoming events.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Stupid California Police Warn Parents of Pedobear, the ‘Pedophile Mascot’ (Updated)  —  Pedobear is a meme featuring a cute cartoon bear who pops up wherever people are being creepy about kids on the Internet.  Cops in California don't understand this, and have issued a hilarious warning about Pedobear.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Alex Gasparski / TechReviewSource News Blog:
Leaked: Acer Laptop with Dual Touchscreens  —  From one of our sources, we have received pictures of a laptop from Acer that is currently in development.  It has two touch screens, one as the laptop's display and one as the keyboard/trackpad.  In other words, it has no physical keyboard …
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
H.P.'s Blundering Board  —  There they go again.  —  The Hewlett-Packard board is back to doing what it does best: shooting itself in the foot.  By filing an embarrassing lawsuit against the company's former chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, this week — a suit that unwittingly highlights …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Fastest Net Service in U.S. Coming to Chattanooga  —  In the global race to see who can offer the fastest Internet service, an unlikely challenger has emerged: Chattanooga, Tenn.  —  The city-owned utility, EPB, plans to announce on Monday that by the end of this year it will offer ultra …
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
Microdata: HTML5's Best-Kept Secret  —  Given the amount of industry noise about native video and scripted animations, you'd be forgiven if you had never heard of the new microdata specification included in HTML5.  —  Similar to outside efforts like Microformats, HTML5's microdata offers …
Feross Aboukhadijeh / Feross.org:
YouTube Instant.  The last two days...  The last two days of my life have been amazing, insane, sleepless, and humbling!  —  After the Google Instant announcement on Wednesday, I decided to build YouTube Instant, a site that lets you search across the vast YouTube video database in real-time.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
As “Instant” Services Proliferate, Instantise Gives Them All A Home
Discussion: PC Magazine
 
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Robert McMillan / PC World:
Anti-US Hacker Takes Credit for ‘Here You Have’ Worm
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC move to release White Spaces has tech firms dreaming of wireless boom
Discussion: New York Times and Financial Times
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
Is Game Center capped at 500 friends?
Discussion: IMAK Creations, 9 to 5 Mac and Covering Web, Thanks:pand21b
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Nokia's New CEO: Challenges
Discussion: Memex 1.1
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
E.U. to Back Plan for Pan-European Mobile Market
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Bartz in a China Shop: Has Yahoo's CEO Wrecked the Valley's …
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Reading E-Books in All the Colors of the Rainbow
Discussion: Personanondata