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5:50 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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Brian MacDonald / Search Blog:
Bing Previews a More Beautiful Search Experience in IE9  —  We are very excited about the IE9 beta launch today in San Francisco.  The team has put a lot of work into building a browser that helps to unlock the beauty of the web.  Bing was one of several publishers to preview some new possibilities …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Internet Explorer 9 beta review: Microsoft reinvents the browser
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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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)
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The real Facebook burglaries story  —  I did a little reporting to get the real story behind the reports of a Facebook burglary spree that supposedly used the service — right after its launch of Places — to find victims who were away on vacation.  I emailed Nashua, NH detective Dan Archambault …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Schmidt: We'll pull Facebook's data by hook or by crook  —  Google wants the data in Facebook and CEO Eric Schmidt isn't afraid to say that they'll find a way to get it.  Facebook isn't just winning the battle for web users' time (comScore says Facebook passed Google this month), they are also pulling some of Google's star engineers.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
‘Halo: Reach’: $200M in 24 hours, biggest game in Microsoft history  —  “Halo: Reach,” the new installment in the blockbuster Xbox 360 series, topped $200 million in sales in the U.S. and Europe in its first 24 hours, according to data released by Microsoft tonight.
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: Computerworld, The Next Web and YOYODYNE, Thanks:hornokplease
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:   Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed: Sparse, But Clean; Source Code Released
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 …
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?
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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.
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 …
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
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
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 …
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Look YouTube, No Hands!  Looxcie Introduces Wearable Camcorder  —  Just when you thought our digital culture was bumping against the limits of oversharing, Looxcie steps in with a device that makes it even easier for oversharers to document every mundane moment of their lives.
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...
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: MySpace and Google Zero in on Renewing “Realistic” Search Deal  —  After what started out as one of Web 2.0's most frothy deals and soon became a contentious relationship, several sources said that Google and MySpace are moving close to signing a new agreement …
 
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches Dashboard for Multiple Advertiser Accounts
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Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
NPR API Architect Headed to Netflix
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
LinkedIn's CEO on the perks to keeping profiles fresh
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Sinead Carew / MediaFile:
Yahoo Chief slams Apple's iAd
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Kford / Hunch Blog:
Hunch launches Partner Platform for personalization; 7 inaugural …
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Singel-Minded: Craigslist Took One for the Open Internet
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Windows Phone 7 Showcased in Bing Ad
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Firefox Panorama: Search proof-of-concept
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Jasmine France / CNET News:
Slacker Premium Radio to offer on-demand music
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