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7:00 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  —  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 …
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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Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
iOS 4.2 turns iPad's screen lock into volume switch  —  Among the tweaks found in the iOS 4.2 software for the iPad, which became available to developers on Wednesday, is a return of the volume silencer switch.  —  Not the hardware, mind you, which remains the same.
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.
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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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.
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Apple Continued To Lose U.S. Marketshare Despite Spike From iPhone 4 Sales
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.
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.
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Ionut Arghire / Softpedia News:
Windows Phone 7 Showcased in Bing Ad
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!”
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
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 …
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
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 Technologizer
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 …
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 …
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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Tom Simonite / Technology Review:
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Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel guru: future phones will sense your mood
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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
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Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:
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Craigslist confirms shutdown of adult services section
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Markus Persson / The Word of Notch:
How piracy works.  —  Large parts of the culture these days exists …
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Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
HTC unveils Desire HD and Desire Z Android handsets
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Fights Back In Battle For Talent, But May Be Creating …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Fortune and Adotas
Daniel Shen / DigiTimes:
HTC to offer Android 3.0 tablet PC in 1Q11, say Taiwan component makers