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9:55 AM ET, September 17, 2010

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Ina Fried / CNET News:
Windows Phone 7 will be GSM-only in 2010  —  When Windows Phone 7 arrives later this year, it will be sold globally, but only for GSM networks.  Microsoft has opted to delay until next year the CDMA version as it works to finish work on its major rewrite of its phone operating system.
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Bloomberg:
Verizon Won't Sell Microsoft Windows Phone 7 at Start  —  Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) — Verizon Wireless, the largest U.S. mobile-phone carrier, won't sell handsets with Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Phone 7 operating system when it debuts this year, a blow to the software maker's efforts to reach a broad market.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Best Buy CEO: iPad Cannibalizing Up To 50 Percent Of Laptop Sales  —  One line buried in a Wall Street Journal story is making the rounds as the latest evidence of Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iPad power: Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn “said internal estimates showed that the iPad had cannibalized sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50 percent.”
Discussion: Fast Company
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Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
Retailers Turn to Gadgets  —  Best Buy, Others Stock Up on Handhelds for Holidays as TVs, PCs Lose Luster  —  Electronics retailers are revamping their aisles to focus on hand-held gadgets this holiday season to excite consumers who have grown weary of their traditional big-sellers: televisions and personal computers.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Notebook sales growth goes negative.  Can we blame the iPad yet?  —  Thursday night, just as a tornado — or something like it — was knocking down the trees that grow in our Brooklyn neighborhood, Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty issued a report to clients with a chart (copied above) …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Fraudulent Groupon Photography Deal Calls Attention To Service Drawbacks  —  A photography deal offered on Groupon in Atlanta yesterday turned messy when it was revealed that the photographer had promoted her work with stolen images and was far from equipped to carry out the terms of the Groupon.
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Andrew / Groublogpon:
Too much of a good thing?  —  Traditionally, the biggest problem for most small businesses is getting customers in the door.  Now, Groupon has presented some businesses with an entirely new problem: what happens when you have too many customers?  —  There have been a handful …
Jessie Burke / Posies Cafe:
Groupon in Retrospect
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Yahoo's Internal Three Year Plan: 1 Billion Users And $10 Billion In Revenue  —  Yahoo unveiled a bevy of new product features today at a press event, and Yahoo product chief Blake Irving told the crowd “You're going to see things over the next few years that will feel a little bit different.”
Discussion: Search Engine Land
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Kakul Srivastava / Yahoo! Mail Blog:
Get Ready... Yahoo! Mail Beta Is Coming
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Yahoo unveils three-year plan to become cool again
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Details Of The Google Social Layer Emerge  —  Facebook may have known all the details about Google's new social product for months, but we're just now getting our sources to talk.  —  On Tuesday Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave additional details on the plan.  We posted the entire press conference video …
Discussion: Bits, All Facebook and InformationWeek
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Fred / A VC:   Social Layers and Social Intention
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
HDCP antipiracy leak opens doors for black boxes  —  An antipiracy code used in set-top boxes, Blu-ray and DVD players has been cracked and published on the Internet, and as a result, we may soon see devices on the market that allow people to make unauthorized copies of movies.
Meghan Keane / the Econsultancy blog:
Case Study: McDonald's ups foot traffic 33% on Foursquare Day  —  McDonald's may be a large brand, but it doesn't always want to invest large budgets in marketing.  With a little help from Foursquare this Spring, the fast food chain increased foot traffic 33% in one day with an investment of less than $1,000.
Arn / MacRumors:
Apple's 27" LED Cinema Display Now On Sale  —  As anticipated, Apple has started selling the 27" Apple LED Cinema Display on their online store.  —  Connect the 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display to your Mac and supersize your view with an incredible 2560-by-1440 resolution …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Netflix works over AirPlay  —  We tested Netflix on our iPad and it works with Apple's AirPlay service.  We connected some speakers to an Airport Express and the audio from the Netflix film wirelessly streamed and played perfectly with absolutely no hiccups.
Discussion: Fast Company, Erictric, TiPb and Go Rumors, Thanks:markgurman
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Code for open-source Facebook littered with landmines  —  Diaspora release not for noobs  —  Four New York University students who raised a bundle of cash to build a privacy-preserving alternative to Facebook sure have their work cut out for them.  —  The release of pre-alpha source code …
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft says legal risk adds cost to Android  —  Google software brings infringement risk, wireless exec says  —  SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The top financial executive for Microsoft Corp.'s mobile-phone software business said Thursday that legal risks associated with rival Google Inc …
Discussion: Inquirer
Wayne Rash / eWeek:
Verizon Wireless to Launch 4G LTE Service in 30 U.S. Cities  —  Table of Contents:  —  News Analysis: Verizon plans to roll out its 4G LTE Network to 30 large U.S. cities by end of 2010 and deliver the high-speed service to the entire country by 2013.  —  BETHESDA, MD.—Verizon Wireless …
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semmyfun:
Get that 4 letter domain you've always wanted: include one digit  —  In our last experiment we attempted attempted to estimate the proportion of pronounceable 5, 6 and 7-letter domains that are already registered.  —  But what about 4 letter domains?  —  I wrote a series of random domain generators …
Discussion: Lifehacker
Wall Street Journal:
VMware Is in Talks to Acquire Novell's Linux Software Unit  —  Novell Inc. is in advanced talks with at least two buyers, including VMware Inc., to sell the software company in separate pieces, people familiar with the matter said.  —  VMware is pursuing Novell's SUSE Linux operating system business, these people said.
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Tech Probe Nears End  —  Several of the U.S.'s largest technology companies are in advanced talks with the Justice Department to avoid a court battle over whether they colluded to hold down wages by agreeing not to poach each other's employees.  —  The companies, which include Google Inc. …
Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard Said to Be Near Decision on Hurd's Successor  —  Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board is nearing a decision on a successor to Mark Hurd as chief executive officer, and is leaning toward picking an internal candidate, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Discussion: VentureBeat and DailyFinance
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Facebook: $50 Million A Year on Data Centers  —  A look at the fully-packed racks inside a Facebook data center facility.  —  An analysis of Facebook's spending with data center developers indicates that the company is now paying about $50 million a year to lease data center space …
Discussion: All Facebook
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
New Apple TV's iOS can be jailbroken and made to run apps?  —  Remember the mysterious reference to iProd 2,1 that appeared in the iPad's code?  We thought it might be a new CDMA or camera-equipped iPad, but it just might have been the new iOS-based Apple TV instead.
 
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Kristin / Bing Maps Blog:
Bing Maps Gets Transit Directions
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Lawsuit Targets Mobile Advertiser Over Sneaky HTML5 Pseudo-Cookies
Discussion: Ars Technica and MediaPost
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Geofence Your Friends With Footprint Feed
Serge Lachapelle / Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Video chat enhancements
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Voice Founder Resigns, Joins Google Ventures As EIR
Discussion: Bits, PE Hub Blog and SiliconANGLE
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