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3:05 PM ET, September 15, 2010

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Dean Hachamovitch / IEBlog:
Putting sites at the center of the browsing experience, using the whole PC: IE9 Beta Available for Download  —  Our approach to building a faster web browsing platform, as seen in the Platform Previews, involves using everything the PC and its hardware have to offer.
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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  —  What are apps, other than tiny colorful icons that provide rich, interactive experiences on mobile devices?  Think about your iPhone's New York Times or Facebook app.  They don't feel like an installed program—they're much less clunky …
Apple:
Apple's AirPrint Wireless Printing for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch Coming to Users in November  —  Available First on HP ePrint Printers  —  Apple® today announced that it is releasing a beta version of its AirPrint wireless printing for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® …
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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.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Best Subtle Things About New Twitter  —  So, the new version of Twitter.com 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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment.” …
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple to announce subscription plan for newspapers  —  Apple is expected to announce soon a new subscription plan for newspapers, which hope tablets like the iPad will eventually provide a new source of profit as media companies struggle with declining print circulation and advertising revenue.
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 …
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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.
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
EMusic nears major label deals for fall relaunch
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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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Facebook and Microsoft Deep in Talks About Deepening Search Ties  —  Facebook and Microsoft are discussing an agreement that would significantly expand the search relationship the pair have shared for many years, said several people with knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: eWeek, CNET News and Softpedia News
Glenn Kelman / Redfin Corporate Blog:
Bill Gates, Hero  —  It's a simple argument: Bill Gates is, by far, our industry's greatest hero.  It's hard to believe we once saw Bill as the pie-splattered villain, and others as the idealists.  And it's hard to understand why, even now, the entrepreneur whom our youth admire far …
Discussion: TechFlash and The Raw Feed
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.
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Novell Inc. reaches two-part sale deal: sources  —  Tweet  —  Novell Inc. has reached a deal in principle to sell itself in two parts, and is three to four weeks away from signing a deal, according to people close to the process.  —  A strategic buyer will buy the piece of the software provider …
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: GigaOM, eWeek, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and Inquirer
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.
Discussion: Adotas
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Apple: To Ward Off Android Threat, It Needs A Verizon iPhone  —  Android is turning into a bigger threat to Apple (AAPL) in the smart phone market than some of the iPhone fanboys on the Street had expected.  And the time has come for Apple to do something about it.
Markus Persson / The Word of Notch:
How piracy works.  —  Large parts of the culture these days exists in a world where copies are free.  Copying a physical book costs money, but copying a digital movie is free.  In fact, simply moving a movie from one hard drive to another actually copies the movie first, then deletes the original.
Discussion: TorrentFreak
Mandy Stadtmiller / New York Post:
Facebook's worst enemies  —  They say that Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook.  He says that's simply not true.  Meet the twins behind the explosive lawsuit and hottest movie of the season It does trouble him, however, when people paint him and his brother as jock versus the ultimate nerd.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunchIT:
IBM Buys OpenPages To Spice Up Its Business Analytics Portfolio  —  IBM has agreed to purchase OpenPages, a privately-held software company based in Waltham, MA that helps companies identify and manage risk and compliance activities across the enterprise through a single management system.
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! economist rebuilds ad empire with ‘Magic Formula’  —  Why Carol Bartz wears math when it's chilly  —  Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz owns a sweatshirt emblazoned with Preston McAfee's math.  McAfee is an economist, but he's the sort of economist who's actually useful.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
What's Next for Nokia?  —  Here's the situation facing Nokia's new CEO, Stephen Elop:  — Nokia needs to settle on one software platform for mobile devices, very soon.  — None of their Symbian-based stuff should be the choice.  — The only other thing they have in-house is MeeGo.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Tech Trader Daily
Agence France Presse:
Craigslist confirms shutdown of adult services section  —  WASHINGTON — Craigslist, breaking nearly two weeks of silence, confirmed on Wednesday that the popular online classifieds website had shut down its “adult services” listings.  —  “As of September 3, 2010 Craigslist has terminated …
 
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