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12:00 AM ET, September 16, 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 …
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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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 on iPad preview (video) (updated)
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
iOS 4.2 turns iPad's screen lock into volume switch
Discussion: The Next Web
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.
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.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Skyhook Is Suing Google: Google Basically Forced Motorola To Ditch Skyhook To Pass Compliance Tests  —  Boston-area wireless startup Skyhook Wireless is suing Google for interfering with its business and for patent infringement, seeking an injunction and “millions of dollars” in damages.  —  Why?
Alex Payne / Online Writing:
The Very Last Thing I'll Write About Twitter  —  I have an odd mental relationship with my former employer.  Clearly, I wouldn't have worked there for three and a half years if I didn't care about the product and the community.  But then, I wouldn't have left if I really wanted to see that commitment through.
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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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Google Music: Part iTunes, Part Lala, Part Awesome. But...
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad  —  Though it's just five months old, Apple's iPad is a certifiable hit, having already sold millions of units and spawning tens of thousands of apps tailored for its 10-inch screen.  The tablet has prompted many of its owners to use it instead …
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!”
Discussion: Download Squad
Join Diaspora Blog:
Developer Release  —  Today we are releasing the source code for Diaspora.  This is now a community project and development is open to anyone with the technical expertise who shares the vision of a social network that puts users in control.  From now on we will be working closely …
Discussion: The Next Web, TechCrunch and YOYODYNE, Thanks:hornokplease
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Status Of CrunchPad Litigation  —  Late last year, on the eve of launch, I announced the end of the CrunchPad project, sadly ending a very exciting one and a half year effort to create a very inexpensive touch screen tablet computer.  —  Our partner, Fusion Garage, had inexplicably decided …
Discussion: Electronista
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
T-Mobile to Implement a Twitter Tax on Texts?  —  In a move that could impact text messaging offerings like tweets, bank alerts and sports scores, T-Mobile USA is planning to charge an additional toll to businesses that send texts over its network.  Beginning Oct. 1, the carrier reportedly …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Apple Continued To Lose U.S. Marketshare Despite Spike From iPhone 4 Sales  —  Apple's iPhone 4 did not give the company the bump in sales it needed to put Android's momentum in check.  Instead, Apple's smartphone marketshare in the U.S. dropped by 1.3 percent in the three months ended in July …
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Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
License Plates Used for Public Messaging  —  Apps that read license plates can send notes to their owners, and help businesses track customers.  —  Next time you're stuck in traffic, take a look at the license plates on the cars around you.  To a user of bump.com—which launches today …
Discussion: PC Magazine and PogoWasRight.org
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: Lifehacker and Download Squad, Thanks:atul
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Google Adds Slideshow Option to Place's Photos  —  Google has just announced on the Lat-Long Blog that images on a Places Page, whether uploaded by the owner or included via Panoramio, are now viewable in a slide show mode.  From the Lat-Long blog:  —  Today, we're offering you a better, more streamlined way to view these photos.
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.
 
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Kford / Hunch Blog:
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Singel-Minded: Craigslist Took One for the Open Internet
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Gregg Keizer / PC World:
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Discussion: GigaOM and TorrentFreak