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6:15 PM ET, September 19, 2010


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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone  —  Facebook is building a mobile phone, says a source who has knowledge of the project.  Or rather, they're building the software for the phone and working with a third party to actually build the hardware.  Which is exactly what Apple and everyone else does, too.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Facebook: We Are Not Building a Phone  —  Rumors surfaced earlier today that Facebook is building a mobile device based on Android OS.  According to Facebook, however, the company is not, in fact, building a phone.  —  Spokesperson Jaime Schopflin revealed the following in a statement to Mashable:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Not Working On A Phone Just Like Google Was Not Working On A Phone  —  In 2007, Google said it wasn't working on a Google Phone.  In 2009, Google said it wasn't working on its own branded phone.  In 2008, Microsoft said it wasn't working on a Zune Phone.
Discussion: Mashable! and I4U News
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook's Secret Phone Is Using Android “For Sure”  —  Facebook is “for sure” using Google's Android operating system as the basis for its phone software, according to a plugged-in Silicon Valley source.  —  This means that Google is now essentially helping Facebook attempt to destroy Google!
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone: It Needs To Be A Platform, Not Just A Service  —  Facebook already has over 150 million mobile users and is likely the most popular iPhone app of all time.  —  But if Facebook is going to have as much impact on the mobile world as it has on the web …
Discussion: Scripting News
Sean Percival / Sean Percival's Blog:
First Photo of the Facebook Phone  —  You may of read earlier that Facebook is building their own phone (they deny it).  —  However I would love for them to explain this VERY convincing photo below.  —  They totally ripped off Apple!  Not cool!
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
4chan to DDoS RIAA Next - Is This the Protest of the Future?  —  Over the last 36 hours or so, the ‘Anonymous’ masses and many unaffiliated sympathizers joined forces to attack the MPAA's website.  Continuing with ‘Operation Payback’, today an attack will be launched on the RIAA.
Discussion: Techie Buzz, hypebot and
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
RIAA Goes Offline, Joins MPAA As Latest Victim Of Successful DDoS Attacks  —  In an offense called “Operation Payback,” members of the Internet collective Anonymous have organized what seems to be anti anti-piracy movement.  Dubbed by Torrent Freak as the “protest of the future” …
Discussion: Erictric, and Gawker
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Aggregators: the good ones vs. the looters  —  News aggregators have grown into all shapes and forms.  Some are truly helping the producers of original content but others simply amount to mere electronic ransack.  —  My daily media routine starts on Techmeme.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Netflix Is Beating Blockbuster With Clicks, Not Bricks  —  NOT so long ago, in 2005, Blockbuster seemed invincible.  However you preferred to rent movies — in stores or online — the company was ready to accommodate you.  —  At the time, Netflix could offer only one way of obtaining a movie …
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Voice On The iPhone Comes Full Circle As Apple Accepts GV Mobile+  —  This is a post I've looked forward to writing for a long time — and I'm surprised that I'm even getting the chance.  In July 2009, we broke the news that Apple had banned Google Voice from the iPhone.
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