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10:50 AM ET, September 14, 2010

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Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
‘Nokia Is Back’ And Ballsy; 'We're Not Sorry We're Not Apple'  —  Nokia's beaten-down top dogs opened their annual Nokia (NYSE: NOK) World show in London Tuesday morning with a blunt and rousing pep talk and a direct riposte to their competitors.  —  “We're not going to apologise for the fact …
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Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear:
A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?  —  I'm in London this week at Nokia World and it's a defining moment for Nokia.  Last week Nokia announced their CEO's departure, and new CEO (and Microsoft alum) Stephen Elop.  Nokia phones once defined state of the art and the S60 platform defined the modern smartphone era in 2002.
Discussion: broadstuff, Technologizer and Engadget
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia makes E7 QWERTY slider official: ‘beautiful and all business’ (update: specs)  —  Nokia's just unveiled its aluminum-clad E7 QWERTY slider handset.  One of the new family of Symbian^3 devices, it has a 4-inch tilting touchscreen display on the front and an 8 megapixel imager capable of 720p video on the back.
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Chairman to Step Down in 2012
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Nokia adds social check-ins to Ovi Maps. Facebook, Twitter and more.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
HDCP ‘master key’ supposedly released, unlocks HDTV copy protection permanently  —  Just as the MPAA is preparing to offer movies to customers at home while they're still in theaters by limiting playback to DRM-protected digital outputs only, the HDCP protocol they rely on may have been cracked wide open.
Ben Bowers / Engadget:
Google TV officially launching October 17th?  —  It's been no secret that Google TV is scheduled to arrive sometime this fall and we've already seen the Logitech Revue box hardware pass the FCC, but a tipster has just shared an internal Best Buy document with us disclosing …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway's Confidential Investment Guide: The Tech Megatrends  —  Angel investors SV Angel, led by Ron Conway invests so early in startups that he looks mostly at the team and current tech trends when making investment decisions.  —  Last year he was focusing on real time and location startups.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils New LifeCam With Stunning 1080p HD Sensor: Closest Thing to Being There in Person  —  LifeCam Studio is the perfect HD video calling companion for Windows Live Messenger 2011.  —  Microsoft Corp. today sets a new standard in webcams with LifeCam Studio, featuring sharp high-definition …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: Galaxy Tab, red / white BlackBerry Torch and Samsung Focus hitting AT&T in Q4  —  Mmm, delicious.  That's the feeling we're left with after being inundated with yet another round of AT&T leaks, this time giving us insight at a few flagship devices on tap for the carrier's holiday push.
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
V CAST App Store to compete with official Android Market?  —  Verizon Wireless loves apps.  In fact, Verizon loves them sooo much that they decided to create their own official app store, named V CAST Apps.  Many users with Android phones on Verizon might already notice a V CAST Apps tab under …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Nielsen: Bing Passes Yahoo To Become #2 Search Engine  —  According to Nielsen data out this morning Microsoft's Bing has passed Yahoo to become the number two search engine in the US.  Nielsen says that Google's August share is 65% (and growth is flat) but that Bing and Yahoo have now switched places:
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Google Says Google Reader Is Doing Just Fine
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Esther Shein / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Launches Massive Wireless Hotspot  —  The “White-Fi” network on the company's Redmond, Wash. campus runs over white space spectrum left over from the conversion of TV signals from analog to digital.  —  Microsoft workers both in buildings and aboard a shuttle bus are testing …
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.
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Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:   Walmart's data plans painfully expensive, not meant for geeks
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung's i8700 Windows Phone 7 handset goes through the video leak ritual  —  It's well known around these parts that if you aspire to be a highly desirable smartphone, you have to leak out in three clearly delineated stages: pictures, video, and specs.  We've seen the i8700 a couple …
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why Isn't the Price of Broadband Obeying Moore's Law?  —  The quality and cost of broadband Internet access haven't budged in years.  —  The U.S. government doesn't keep an index of broadband internet prices by which to evaluate the success of its broadband promotion policies …
Discussion: DSLreports and blogs.chron.com
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel's walled garden plan to put A/V vendors out of business  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In describing the motivation behind Intel's recent purchase of McAfee for a packed-out audience at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel's Paul Otellini framed it as an effort to move the way the company approaches security …
Lindsay Powers / Hollywood Reporter:
AOL: Jonas Bros. can ‘help redesign Internet’  —  CEO calls them ‘most creative people on the planet’  —  Looks like the Jonas Brothers could have a new gig.  —  In an interview with Front Row Daily, AOL CEO and Chairman Tim Armstrong says his company wants to change the way both AOL properties …
Electronista:
BlackBerry Curve 3G to reach Verizon on September 16  —  Verizon this morning had the distinction of being the first CDMA carrier to get a version of the recently reviewed BlackBerry Curve 3G.  The 9330 variant has the expected switch to CDMA calling and EVDO-based 3G data, and is only lightly customized for Verizon's network.
New York Times:
After Negotiations, Israel Emerges on Twitter  —  MADRID — Israel has acquired the user name @israel on Twitter, the microblogging Internet service, from the Spanish owner of a pornographic Web site, in an unusual transaction intended to help Israel exercise more influence over its image.
Discussion: Mashable!, Gawker and Fast Company
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Google: Concerns over Instant unwarranted  —  IDG News Service - Google shook the search market last week with the launch of Instant, a new feature that lets the company's search engine refresh results on the fly as people type their queries.  —  Eager to speed up how people craft queries …
Discussion: Beyond Search and Neowin.net
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Most Clicked Mobile Ads Aren't On Android or iPhone  —  Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and the iPhone's iOS may be the lead operating systems battling it out for smartphone supremacy, but when it comes to getting users around the world to click on ads, good-old flip-phones and Nokia's Symbian OS-powered phones beat them hands down.
Thanks:rsingel
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Burn Any Web-Hosted File into a Torrent With Burnbit  —  Burnbit is a new service that allows users to generate a torrent for any file hosted online.  It is especially useful for those who want to share large files with multiple people, at great speeds and without consuming too much bandwidth.
Discussion: Download Squad
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO's next wave of innovation: Here's the launch list  —  DEMO Fall 2010, the technology launchpad conference coproduced by VentureBeat and IDG, is kicking off tomorrow (actually, the parties started tonight), and we've got a lineup of big-name speakers from the tech world …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Acquired Imsense Ltd for HDR Capabilities in iOS 4.1 [Updated]  —  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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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Twitter Apps Are Such Lousy Investments
Discussion: VatorNews, MediaPost and TechCrunch
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Research Carves Space-Time to Optimize Video for Any Size Screen
Will Richmond / VideoNuze:
YouTube Live Streaming Expansion is Exciting Though Today's Quality Was Spotty
Daniel Brusilovsky / Teens in Tech:
App of the Day Brings Instant Search To The App Store
Matthew Shaer / Christian Science Monitor:
T-Mobile Defy touted as a tank of a phone
Discussion: Android and Me
San Francisco Chronicle:
Newsom wants law to require online city data
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Sensor Networks Top Social Networks for Big Data
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:atul
David / Signal vs. Noise:
Acquisition condolences  —  Every time a young, promising start …
Dianne de Guzman / Silicon Alley Insider:
Disney Hates On HTML5
Discussion: Electronista
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