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5:45 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 …
Brian MacDonald / Search Blog:
Bing Previews a More Beautiful Search Experience in IE9
Discussion: TechCrunch, Seattle Times and CNET News
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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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 …
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Evan Williams / Twitter Blog:
A Better Twitter  —  Twitter is the best way to discover what's new in your world.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:   The New Twitter & Search, An Illustrated Guide
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.
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.
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.
Peter Kasting / Google Chrome Blog:
Tip: Just the text, please!  —  Has this ever happened to you?  You're writing an email online and you try to copy some text from a webpage.  But when you paste it in, you get all the original fonts, colors, and spacing.  “Wait!” you say, “I just wanted the text!”
Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Firefox Panorama: Search proof-of-concept  —  There are two modes people use for finding information: browsing and searching.  Browsing is for when you don't know exactly what you want to find, and search is for when you know exactly for what you are looking.
Discussion: Download Squad, Thanks:atul
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.
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
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.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Seven Best Startups At DEMO  —  After watching SAP CEO Bill McDermott, HP CTO Phil McKinney, and Square Co-founder Jack Dorsey give their conference spiel today, I took a stroll into the DEMO pit in order to find the seven best startups at DEMO.  —  While the presentation junkets split …
Discussion: Computerworld
Jasmine France / CNET News:
Slacker Premium Radio to offer on-demand music  —  Slacker Radio first launched in 2007 as an intuitive online music player that let you stream a variety of preprogrammed and custom-made radio stations based on your favorite artists and songs.  Since then, the service has added a continuous array …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Zatz Not Funny!
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Novell Inc. reaches two-part sale deal: sources  —  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 that develops …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Skyhook Sues Google in a Location Battle Royale  —  Updated: Skyhook Wireless, the company that provides software and a database for determining location using nearby Wi-Fi signals, has sued Google for interfering with its business and for patent infringement.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 
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Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel guru: future phones will sense your mood
Discussion: Computerworld
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO: The secret of Groupon's success is ... good writing?
Agence France Presse:
Craigslist confirms shutdown of adult services section
Discussion: CNET News and Wall Street Journal
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
What's Next for Nokia?
Discussion: TechCrunch and Tech Trader Daily
Seesmic Blog:
Congratulations to our friends at Twitter for their new web client
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Markus Persson / The Word of Notch:
How piracy works.  —  Large parts of the culture these days exists …
Discussion: TorrentFreak
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Fernanda Santos / New York Times:
Cable Contract Has Fines for Late Service Calls
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Mandy Stadtmiller / New York Post:
Facebook's worst enemies
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! economist rebuilds ad empire with ‘Magic Formula’
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Internet Founder Tim Berners-Lee Details 4 Concerns About Future …
Discussion: BBC, GigaOM, eWeek, Guardian, Telegraph and Inquirer
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Fights Back In Battle For Talent, But May Be Creating …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Fortune and Adotas