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2:40 PM ET, September 13, 2010

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Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Testing, testing...YouTube begins trial of new live streaming platform  —  From U2 to the Indian Premier League to the White House to E3, we've worked closely with our partners to give you a front row seat to a wide array of live events.  Today and tomorrow, tune in as we open a new chapter of YouTube live streaming.
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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.
Eliot Van Buskirk / Epicenter:   First Look: YouTube's Live Streaming Platform
Jose Antonio Vargas / New Yorker:
Mark Zuckerberg opens up.  —  Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago.  Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends.  The site is a directory of the world's people, and a place for private citizens to create public identities.
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Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
“Embarrassing And Damaging” Zuckerberg IMs Confirmed By Zuckerberg, The New Yorker
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Boxee Box: Intel Inside, Now Available for Preorder  —  Boxee and D-Link are announcing today that their upcoming Boxee Box will be powered by Intel's CE4100 Atom processor.  The online video set-top-box, which will ship in early November, can also be pre-ordered from Amazon.com starting today.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Boxee Box ditches NVIDIA's Tegra 2 for Intel CE4100, pre-orders start today at $199
David / TmoNews:
myTouch HD Internal Doc Hints Toward FFC And America's Largest “4G” Network  —  While most of the Android attention at T-Mobile these days is focused on the T-Mobile G2, the myTouch HD waits in the wings.  We just received, via one of our ninjas, the above document showing off some early details on the myTouch HD.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Video: New Amazon Kindle Ad Shows How Impossible It Is To Read The iPad In Direct Sunlight  —  Real Madrid v. Barcelona, Ali v. Frazier, and now Kindle v. iPad.  This here commercial illustrates, in humorous fashion, the fact that the iPad isn't nearly as easily visible in direct sunlight as the Kindle.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
iPad headed to Target on October 3rd?  —  It's not quite the definitive proof that some boxes spotted in the wild would be, but a tipster has sent us a few pieces of a puzzle that seem to suggest that Apple could be expanding the iPad's retail presence into Target stores just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand  —  NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it is introducing the first cell phone plan that uses the chain's own branding, further demonstrating its clout in getting special deals from wireless carriers.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iLoveHandles turns nano iPods into oversized watches  —  What happens when Apple introduces a square-shaped new iPod and adorns it with an analog watch face for a lock screen?  A whole new cottage industry sprouts up, whereby entrepreneurial types dust off old and mostly worthless watch straps …
Discussion: Spirit and everythingiCafe
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Reported To Buy Quicksee For $10 Million. …
Discussion: Google Maps Mania and I4U News
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Did Apple Acquire Imsense Ltd for HDR Capabilities in iOS 4.1?  —  One of the most highly-publicized features of iOS 4.1, released last week, is the ability to take High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos, a feature which allows the iPhone 4's camera to capture a wider range of light intensity …
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
HDR photography with iPhone 4 and iOS 4.1: how good is it?
Discussion: Imaging Insider
Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi Models Available in China on September 17  —  Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi models of its magical iPad™ will be available to customers in China from Apple Retail Stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers, on Friday, September 17 starting at 10:00 a.m.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Five Words You Can Never Suggest On Google Instant  —  Like it or not, lots of people search for nude celebrities on Google.  But with Google's new Google Instant Search, those inclined to seek celebs in the buff have to figure out their queries without any help from Google.
Discussion: Inquirer, MediaMemo, malcolm coles, AdAge and Gizmodo, Thanks:rawmeet
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Adobe Illustrator Goes HTML5  —  Does Adobe want Flash to have a long and healthy future?  Sure, but as the dominant player in software used by people who design Web sites, it's clear that it must embrace open-source HTML5 standards with at least as much energy as it gives its own technologies.
Mat Honan / The Awl:
The First Interview: Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind Twitter's @BPGlobalPR  —  On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter.  The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel takes the wraps off its “Nvidia killer”  —  Intel showed a demo of its hybrid graphics-microprocessor chip that is aimed at eliminating the need for a stand-alone graphics chip in personal computers.  —  Code-named Sandy Bridge, the hybrid chip is a threat to the maker …
Coderspiel:
Exchange “remote wipe” is a terrible, terrible bug  —  Let's say you know someone who works in a fairly small company.  He handles a good amount of off-hours office email but was never offered a Blackberry as these were dolled out not according to need but status, for which they quickly became an important symbol.
 
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