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5:00 PM ET, September 17, 2010


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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) …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Airplay is Apple's ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy  —  Steve Jobs told the AllThingsD audience a few months ago that the reason no one including Google and Apple have been successful in the TV space is that they lacked a successful ‘Go to market TV strategy’.  Apple has that strategy.
With Apple TV, any H.264 Web content can be broadcast over AirPlay to your HDTV  —  The features and descriptions of the new Apple TV “on Apple's site right now is a red herring,” Seth Weintraub writes for 9 To 5 Mac.  “I think a much bigger use will be what puts these in almost every house in America …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Austin Haugen / Facebook Blog:
A New Movie Experience, Starring You and Your Friends  —  “Have you seen any good movies recently?” is something I usually ask my friends as I start to make weekend plans.  My friends are the most important movie critics to me, and we're constantly exchanging opinions about movies, whether in person or online.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Facebook Expands Instant Personalization Program, Adds Rotten Tomatoes As Partner
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Sorry, But McDonald's Did Not See a 33% Increase in Foot Traffic Because of Foursquare  —  According to a current headline on TechMeme, McDonalds saw a 33% increase in foot traffic to its stores when it ran a promotion during Foursquare Day earlier this year.
Brian Hendricks / Bing Maps Blog:
Bing Maps Gets Transit Directions  —  Commuters rejoice!  Today Bing Maps added transit routing to its directions options.  So, for those of you who like to take the bus, subway, or local rail you now can turn to Bing Maps.  This is a very important feature for us as public transit grows in popularity and coverage.
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Unwelcome Return of “Best Viewed With Internet Explorer”  —  Remember the bad old days of the Internet, when it wasn't a given that one primary objective of any Web site should be to work equally well in any modern browser?  Some sites slapped “Best Viewed With Internet Explorer” or …
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
LG CEO Resigns Over Poor Smartphone Performance  —  The CEO of South Korean consumer electronics giant LG resigned today because of the company's poor performance in the smartphone space.  Yong Nam will be replaced by Bon Joon Koo, currently the head of LG International.
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.
Fred / A VC:
Social Layers and Social Intention  —  I read Mike Arrington's post on Google's social efforts just now.  I have not seen any of Google's work.  I have not been briefed.  I really have no clue what they are building.  But this quote got my attention: … Q. Why did Twitter succeed and FriendFeed fail?
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
MySpace's Last Stand: Project Futura Coming October 15  —  It's no secret that embattled MySpace is working on a complete redesign of its site in hopes of reversing the staggering loss of users and traffic over the last couple of years.  In December 2008 MySpace had 125 million unique visitors and 43 billion page views.
Discussion: hypebot
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Why Yahoo plays well in Peoria  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif.—In the men's room outside the media briefing room here at Yahoo's headquarters, there's a dual sink with mismatched faucets: one modern hands-free sensor-activated model and a more traditional hand-operated one.
Discussion: GMSV
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Schmidt: Listing Google's 200 Ranking Factors Would Reveal Business Secrets  —  Google's been under fire in various quarters, including the New York Times, that it should open up about how its ranking algorithm works.  I think offering the exact formula would be difficult plus potentially give away trade secrets.
Discussion: Bits, SiliconANGLE and Hillicon Valley
John Graham-Cumming:
A tale of two cultures  —  In recent days there's been much discussion of Digg and reddit that has concentrated on the technical and community aspects of the two sites.  This commentary has overlooked a vital component to the difference between these two social news sites: company culture.
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.
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
T-Mobile Won't Tax Twitter Texts But Will Hike Prices  —  T-Mobile USA finally divulged a little information on its impending pricing change for text messaging, saying the move affects only the messaging aggregators that serve as a kind of middleman between businesses and carriers.
Discussion: TechCrunch and
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.
Jagdish Rebello / iSuppli:
Global Wireless Subscriptions Reach 5 Billion  —  Marking a major milestone in the history of technology, the number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is expected to reach 5 billion this month, equaling 73.4 percent of the earth's population, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Serge Lachapelle / Gmail Blog:
New in Labs: Video chat enhancements  —  If you use video chat in Gmail, you might be interested in a new Labs feature we just rolled out that allows you to preview new video chat features before they're turned on for everyone.  Visit the Gmail Labs tab under Settings, turn on …
Alex Howard / O'Reilly Radar:
2010 is the year of participatory platforms  —  In an exclusive interview last week at Gov 2.0 Summit, US CTO Aneesh Chopra answered questions about the challenges of implementing open government, reaching an increasingly mobile citizenry, addressing the digital divide and stimulating innovation.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Lets You Mark Friend Requests with “Not Now,” then Decide on Them Later  —  Facebook is adding a new option to how people friend each other, trying to limit unwanted social behavior.  —  Now, when someone adds you as a friend, you can mark “Not Now,” thereby relegating their request …
Discussion: The Next Web
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