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12:00 PM 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: Technologizer, broadstuff 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  —  Nokia Corp. Chairman Jorma Ollila, the executive credited with turning the Finnish company into the world's largest handset maker, plans to step down in 2012, a spokeswoman said.  —  Tuesday's surprise announcement, coming just days after Nokia …
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:
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:   Verizon's Android App Store is Late, Not New
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.
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 …
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 …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Evan Williams Coughed Up $7,500 For Twitter.com Back In The Day  —  Mid-2006, when Twitter was born, the domain name Twitter.com changed hands for $7,500, chief executive and co-founder Evan Williams tweeted yesterday night.  —  Roughly four years, 145 million users and 300,000 third-party applications later …
Discussion: Domain Name Wire and Macworld
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
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 …
Jason Ankeny / FierceDeveloper:
Study: Absence of over-the-air updates slows iOS device upgrades  —  Almost twice as many Motorola Droid users have upgraded to Android 2.2 than iPhone 3GS users who've evolved to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 4.0, according to new data issued by mobile app analytics firm Localytics.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Techmeme Turns 5: Interview With Founder Gabe Rivera  —  This week, leading tech news aggregator Techmeme turned 5 years old.  The service launched in September 2005, under the name tech.memeorandum, and ReadWriteWeb was one of the first media publications to review it.  —  In 2005, tech.memeorandum mostly tracked blogs.
Tom Abate / San Francisco Chronicle:
Instead of IPOs, startups look to be acquired  —  The market for initial public offerings remains badly broken in the aftermath of the financial panic of 2008, but its malaise began even earlier.  —  “The ecosystem that allowed young companies to go public has been destroyed,” …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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
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 …
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 …
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Saying “RSS Is Dead” Is Dead, Saying “RSS Is Not Dead” Is Not — Today.  —  Of all the tech echo-chamber arguments, one of my favorites has to be the “RSS is dead” one.  Sure, perhaps I'm a bit partial because Steve Gillmor set the discussion in motion in May of 2009 for TechCrunchIT.
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
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Walmart's data plans painfully expensive, not meant for geeks  —  Walmart is getting into the wireless service business, but not in a way that will appeal to geeks or smartphone buffs.  The company says that it will begin offering mobile plans, to run on T-Mobile's network, in order to …
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Peter Svensson / Associated Press:
Wal-Mart introduces wireless plan under own brand
 
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Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Google: Concerns over Instant unwarranted
Discussion: Beyond Search and Neowin.net
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Twitter Apps Are Such Lousy Investments
Discussion: VatorNews, MediaPost and VentureBeat
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Research Carves Space-Time to Optimize Video for Any Size Screen
Daniel Brusilovsky / Teens in Tech:
App of the Day Brings Instant Search To The App Store
San Francisco Chronicle:
Newsom wants law to require online city data
Thanks:atul
 Earlier Items: 
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
Brad Smith / TechNet Blogs:
Anti-Piracy Enforcement and NGOs
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Acquired Imsense Ltd for HDR Capabilities in iOS 4.1 [Updated]