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9:00 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 …
Gregg Keizer / PC World:
Microsoft, Mozilla, Google Trade Barbs Over Speed Moves
Discussion: Computerworld 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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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.
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...  An article yesterday on Billboard gives some new details into Google's upcoming music store plans.  Over the past several years, there have been no shortage of services that have launched with the hopes of being the “iTunes killer” …
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
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
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.
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
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.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Singel-Minded: Craigslist Took One for the Open Internet  —  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has Craigslist and the open internet in his cross hairs.  AP Photo/Jessica Hill  —  ANALYSIS: Despite having the law on its side Craigslist took down its “Adult Services” …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Gawker, Thanks:atul
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Agence France Presse:
Craigslist confirms shutdown of adult services section
Discussion: The Social and Wall Street Journal
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 and Lifehacker, Thanks:atul
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.
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
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: Technologizer and ReadWriteWeb
Ionut Arghire / Softpedia News:
Windows Phone 7 Showcased in Bing Ad  —  Redmond-based software giant Microsoft is gearing up for the upcoming launch of Windows Phone 7, and new pieces of info on what the upcoming solution is all about have just emerged courtesy of a video ad for another product from the company, namely Bing.
 
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Kford / Hunch Blog:
Hunch launches Partner Platform for personalization; 7 inaugural …
Discussion: TechCrunch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's New Mini Platform: The Right-Side Pane
Discussion: USA Today and ReveNews
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
What's It Like to Develop Apps for Nokia Phones?
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?
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The Seven Best Startups At DEMO
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Markus Persson / The Word of Notch:
How piracy works.  —  Large parts of the culture these days exists …
Discussion: GigaOM and TorrentFreak
Mandy Stadtmiller / New York Post:
Facebook's worst enemies
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! economist rebuilds ad empire with ‘Magic Formula’
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
 

 
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