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10:40 AM ET, September 15, 2010


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Evan Williams / Twitter Blog:
A Better Twitter  —  Twitter is the best way to discover what's new in your world.  From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what's new about what they find interesting.  —  Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches The New — A New Two-Pane Experience (Live)  —  I'm here live at the event Twitter is holding at their headquarters in San Francisco to show off — well, something.  A part of it is inline pictures and videos in the main Twitter stream, but it's anyone's guess what else they have up their sleeves.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Best Subtle Things About New Twitter  —  So, the new version of is upon us — well, some of us anyway (it's in the process of a gradual roll-out right now that will likely last over the next couple of weeks).  Everyone at Twitter I spoke with today agreed …
Gina Trapani / Fast Company:
How the New Gives Your Favorite App a Run for Its Money  —  Forget your favorite Twitter app: the newly-redesigned's two panel layout adds rich media, keyboard shortcuts, infinite scrolling, and conversations to what used to be a plain old web site.  The redesign's rollout began tonight.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Is a “Consumption Environment”. …
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
GCreep: Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats  —  We entrust Google with our most private communications because we assume the company takes every precaution to safeguard our data.  It doesn't.  A Google engineer spied on four underage teens for months before the company was notified of the abuses.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Needs To Do A Lot More Than Fire Employees Who Abuse User Data
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Add Social-Network Elements  —  Google Inc. this fall plans to infuse its core products with elements of social networking, said Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, ratcheting up the Internet giant's rivalry with Facebook Inc.  —  Speaking Tuesday at the Google Zeitgeist conference in Scottsdale …
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google CEO Doesn't Confirm “Google Me”, Rather Social Integration
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:rwwmike
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google sites to add social networking in “layers”
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
HTC unveils Desire HD and Desire Z Android handsets  —  Nokia World isn't the only thing going on in London today.  Conveniently, HTC has scheduled a press conference in the very same city at the very same time.  HTC used this London-based press conference to announce two new Android handsets, the Desire HD and the Desire Z.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
HTC Sense evolves: DLNA, remote-wipe &  —  HTC has announced the latest iteration of their Sense UI for smartphones, and its brought along a web-based companion in the shape of  Described as a suite of services for managing, customizing and controlling the user experience …
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC to offer Android 3.0 tablet PC in 1Q11, say Taiwan component makers  —  HTC plans to launch a tablet PC, possibly equipped with Android 3, in the first quarter of 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.  —  For marketing tablet PCs, HTC will have an advantage thanks …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Internet Explorer 9 beta review: Microsoft reinvents the browser  —  Today in San Francisco, Microsoft will officially unveil Internet Explorer 9 and make it available to the general public.  It is, without question, the most ambitious browser release Microsoft has ever undertaken …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Internet Explorer 9 Brings Apps to Microsoft Windows 7
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Fights Back In Battle For Talent, But May Be Creating A Worse Problem For Itself  —  Earlier this month I wrote about the extraordinary steps Google is taking to retain talent.  It doesn't seem like such a big problem - after all LinkedIn is only tracking 118 (well, it's 120 now) former Google employees now at Facebook.
Patrick Seitz / IBD Click:
Best Buy Slashing CD, DVD Shelf Space For New Products  —  The outlook for movies and music dimmed Tuesday when consumer electronics retailer Best Buy (BBY) said it will cut back on shelf space for DVDs and CDs this holiday season.  —  The entertainment software market has been in decline for years …
Discussion: Gearlog
Chris Burritt / Bloomberg:
Best Buy to Start Selling IPad in All U.S. Stores
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Internet Founder Tim Berners-Lee Details 4 Concerns About Future of Mobile Web (Nokia World 2010)  —  This morning at Nokia World 2010 in London, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, widely known as the inventor of the Web, addressed the audience in a keynote speech where he spoke about the future of mobile technology …
Discussion: Guardian, Inquirer, BBC and Telegraph
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook and Microsoft Deep in Talks About Deepening Search Ties  —  Facebook and Microsoft are discussing agreement that would significantly expand the search relationship the pair have shared for many years, said several people with knowledge of the situation.
Laura June / Engadget:
Microsoft Principal Researcher Bill Buxton: Surface will be in homes within three years  —  Microsoft's Principal Researcher recently sat down for a very long interview with The Globe and Mail.  The next big thing in tech, he says, is something like Microsoft's already available (but super expensive) Surface.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMO: HP's Phil McKinney explains company's multibillion-dollar acquisition spree  —  Hewlett-Packard has been on a huge acquisition spree, spending almost $5 billion on companies such as Arcsight, Palm, Fortify and 3Par.  It's difficult to see any rhyme or reason to the collection of new assets.
Kevin Krause / Android Phone Fans:
Google Shows off Voice Search in New Series of Videos  —  What you say is what you search.  Or at least that is Google's latest tagline in promotion of their voice search capabilities for smartphones.  In a new series of videos the search giant is showing off some of the various situations …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Says The Steve Jobs Ninja Stars Story Is “Pure Fiction”  —  Despite reports to the contrary, Apple says Steve Jobs did not vow to never return to Japan, after airport officials prevented him from bringing his ninja throwing stars on his private plane.  —  Apple's statement on the matter …
Steve Jobs Stopped at Japan Airport Over Ninja Stars, SPA!  Magazine Says
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Dell's enterprise Streak plan: Target verticals like healthcare  —  Dell is aiming to take its 5-inch Android Streak into the healthcare industry as part of a broader set of healthcare services and IT gear.  —  The move is notable given that physicians are already eyeing Apple's iPad …
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Insync turns Google Docs into the GDrive  —  Using Google's vast resources in ways that company did not intend is not a new thing, though rarely is it done right.  A new service from the Philippines called Insync falls into that small category, while still managing to play by the rules.
Ed Christman / Billboard.Biz:
Exclusive: Sources Detail Google's Proposal For A Music Service  —  Google is circulating a proposal among major record labels for a long-anticipated music service that would include an a la carte digital download store and a subscription-based cloud-based locker, according to industry sources.
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Automatically Update Your Twitter Lists With Formulists  —  We were hoping Twitter would announce some improved functionality for lists at its event today, which it did not, but we did find out about this new third-party Twitter app.  —  One of the things Twitter founders emphasized today …
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