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2:05 AM ET, September 19, 2010

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Boy Genius Report:
GV Mobile + hits the App Store, finally  —  We have been waiting for this day for a long time.  Not just because we love GV Mobile + so much, but because it shows that Apple has finally relaxed some of their App Store policies and will likely start being a bit more competitive with other platforms (hopefully).
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Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Finally Lets A Google Voice Application Into The App Store (Again)
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
As Apple relaxes App Store rules, C64 emulator for iOS gets BASIC again  —  If you weren't already convinced that Apple is seriously easing back on some of its more annoying App Store restrictions with the appearance of titles like GV Voice (a Google Voice client), this news might help.
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do  —  Digg Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob — Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon.
Alex St. John / TechCrunch:
Social Gaming Market Reaches Its Final Stage...and It's Not Looking Pretty  —  Editor's Note: This is a guest post written by  —  Alex St. John, President and CTO of hi5, on the state of the social gaming market.  —  When Facebook recognized that early social media games were getting …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Developers On Google Apps Marketplace: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly  —  Six months ago, Google launched its very own app store for enterprise apps, the Google Apps Marketplace, at the search giant's Campfire One event.  The idea behind the marketplace was fairly simple—using a set of APIs …
Anil Dash:
Twitter, Transclusion and Trust  —  The new Twitter is here!  The new Twitter is here!  Besides sowing discontent in our household by giving me access to the new user interface before my wife's account has been upgraded, the big new feature of the update to venerable old Twitter.com …
Thanks:atul
Evgeny Morozov / Net Effect:
Were Haystack's Iranian testers at risk?  —  First I was thinking of offering my readers an apology for overloading this blog with Haystack-related observations.  Then I changed my mind and decided that I should make no such apologies whatsoever: Haystack is the Internet's equivalent of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Discussion: sami ben gharbia
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:   The First Rule Of Defeating Web Censorship Is You Do Not Talk …
Peter Eckersley / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
On Writing, Funding, and Distributing Software to Activists …
Discussion: John Graham-Cumming and Guardian
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Negotiate With Publishers Over Digital Newsstand  —  Apple Inc. is developing a digital newsstand for publishers that would let them sell magazines and newspapers to consumers for use on Apple devices, said two people familiar with the matter.  —  The newsstand …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
4chan DDoS Takes Down MPAA and Anti-Piracy Websites  —  Following a call to arms yesterday, the masses inhabiting the anonymous 4chan boards have carried out a huge assault on a pair of anti-piracy enemies.  The website of Aiplex Software, the anti-piracy outfit which has been DDoSing torrent sites recently …
Discussion: Gawker, Pulse2, Geek.com and Softpedia News
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMO: Dynamics to bring plastic credit cards into the 21st century  —  Dynamics is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley.  After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present.  Our coverage of them remains objective.
James Cowie / Renesys Blog:
Iran: Exporting the Internet (part 2)  —  Afghans headed to the polls today for parliamentary elections in a tense but hopeful atmosphere.  If the Internet has a role to play this year in helping Afghanistan develop a peaceful civil society, it will probably turn on two key developments …
Discussion: Communications …
Rick Klau / tins:
Google Reader in Flipboard  —  As a new owner of an iPad, I was eager to dive in and get to know the device.  A number of co-workers had raved about Flipboard, the “personalized, social magazine” app designed for the iPad.  Sure enough, it's a really fantastic re-imagining of how we can consume content.
Discussion: Technologizer, Thanks:atul
 
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