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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 …
Gina Trapani / Fast Company:
How the New Twitter.com Gives Your Favorite App a Run for Its Money  —  Forget your favorite Twitter app: the newly redesigned Twitter.com's two panel layout adds rich media, keyboard shortcuts, infinite scrolling, and conversations to what used to be a plain old website.  The redesign's rollout began tonight.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment”. …
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 …
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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 …
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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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google sites to add social networking in “layers”
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.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Needs To Do A Lot More Than Fire Employees Who Abuse User Data  —  If a Google employee rampages through my email, Google Voice or other data for no justifiable reason I expect a lot more from the company than simply terminating them.  There needs to be criminal charges brought as well.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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 …
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.
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
HTC Sense evolves: DLNA, remote-wipe & HTCSense.com
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.
Discussion: CNET News and Softpedia News
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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Chris Burritt / Bloomberg:
Best Buy to Start Selling IPad in All U.S. Stores
Discussion: IntoMobile
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
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Greystripe's mobile ads break free from their app prison  —  As the mobile advertising industry grows, most of the attention has focused on advertising inside applications, not on mobile websites.  Since the iPhone's enormous app ecosystem is one of its main draws, it's no surprise …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Ryan Lawler / NewTeeVee:
Conviva Raises $15M to Improve Live Video Streaming  —  Content companies are dealing with an influx of viewers tuning into live video online, with the number of live streams growing more than 600 percent over the last year.  To help ease the pain of delivery, Conviva has raised …
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.
 
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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
DEMO: IQ Engine's image recognition system brings neuroscience to visual search
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Microsoft and Russia
Discussion: Public Knowledge and Gadgetopia
Wade Roush / Xconomy:
GM Updates OnStar Brand for the Era of Mobile, Social Media
Jack Clark / ZDNet:
Europe launches 200,000 computer research grid
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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Square producing 10,000 card readers a day
Discussion: TechCrunch and VentureBeat
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Usability Study Shows Kids Don't Search
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel launches Atom chips for smart TV and cars
 

 
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