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8:50 PM ET, September 22, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On The “Facebook Phone”  —  Over the weekend I wrote an article about Facebook's mobile plans, particularly that they are working on a branded mobile phone.  Facebook said the story was innacurate, despite CNET, Alley Insider and others writing independent stories confirming …
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Electronista:
Facebook: we're not trying to compete with Android or iPhone
Discussion: mocoNews, TechCrunch and Digital Daily
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Angelgate EXCLUSIVE: BIN38′s Super Angel Menu And More  —  Apparently my boss crashed a picnic the other night and may or may not have exposed a meeting of the Silicon Valley Joy Luck Club, or something.  I really don't know what actually happened because I've been asleep for two days …
Fred / A VC:
Collusion  —  Mike Arrington posted about a secret meeting …
Jon Callaghan / Early Stage Capital:
Founders Come First  —  The last two weeks have seen incredible ink …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Barbara Martinez / Wall Street Journal:
Zuckerberg to Donate $100 Million to Newark Schools  —  Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old founder and chief executive of Facebook, is expected to announce a donation of $100 million to the Newark public school system this week, in a bold and aggressive bid to turn around one of the country's worst performing school systems.
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Steven Bertoni / Money Talks:
Facebook's Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Apple's Steve Jobs  —  Just 5 years after founding Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is worth more than Apple's iconic chief Steve Jobs.  —  Image via CrunchBase  —  This year, Zuckerberg, 26, added $4.9 billion to his fortune-vaulting to #35 on the Forbes 400 with an estimated fortune of $6.9 billion.
Ji Lee / The Official Google Blog:
One place to find everything new from Google  —  If it seems to you like every day Google releases a new product or feature, well, it seems like that to us too.  The central place we tell you about most of these is through the official Google Blog Network, where you'll find more than 100 blogs covering …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Suppliers say Apple will build first batch of CDMA iPhones in December  —  Apple is expected to build its first 3 million Verizon-compatible CDMA iPhones in December 2010, contacts in the company's overseas supply chain reportedly indicated.  —  Analyst Jeffrey Fidacaro with Susquehanna Financial Group …
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Java Creator James Gosling: Why I Quit Oracle  —  In an exclusive interview with eWEEK, Java creator James Gosling discusses a series of issues he earlier declined to take public, including why he left Oracle.  —  SAN FRANCISCO - When James Gosling led the team that created the Java language and platform …
Discussion: CIOInsight, Oracle and Techie Buzz
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Michael Oliveira / Globe and Mail:
Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch  —  Video-streaming website Netflix Inc. NFLX-Q closed down a Toronto street Wednesday and attracted dozens of onlookers for a splashy launch to promote its highly anticipated foray into Canada.  —  MORE RELATED TO THIS STORY
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Launches A New Loyalty Program: Bing Rewards  —  Prior Microsoft search loyalty programs, SearchPerks and Cashback, were retired.  But maybe the third time's the charm: today Microsoft is rolling out Bing Rewards Preview (beta).  It's a credit card or airline-style loyalty program …
Amy Coopes / Agence France Presse:
Australian 17-year-old takes blame for Twitter chaos  —  SYDNEY — A 17-year-old Australian schoolboy said on Wednesday he unwittingly caused a massive hacker attack on Twitter which sent users to Japanese porn sites and took out the White House press secretary's feed.
Justin Kistner / Official Webtrends Company Blog:
Twitter is releasing a real time analytics solution in Q4  —  At the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit yesterday, Ross Hoffman shared with the crowd that sports leagues, teams, and players will have access to a real time analytics dashboard from Twitter.  I had the opportunity to ask Ross …
Jason Snell / Macworld:
iWork for iPad adds file transfer, better Office support  —  Apple on Wednesday released updates to its three iWork apps for the iPad.  Version 1.2 of Numbers, Keynote, and Pages feature improvements to file-format support and file transferring, adding the ability to transfer files …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Apple Reverses Another Stance, Allows Ringtone Makers Into The App Store  —  You know, it's starting to look like that set of App Store Review Guidelines Apple published recently might actually... mean something.  Just 8 days after the guidelines went live, Apple blew all kinds of minds …
Discussion: TiPb, SlashGear and ringtonia.com
Royal Pingdom:
Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?  —  Google is doing it.  Facebook is doing it.  Yahoo is doing it.  Microsoft is doing it.  And soon Twitter will be doing it.  —  We're talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click …
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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued for the Sale of Video Programming on iTunes  —  A private New Jersey Corporation by the name of Multi-Format Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court.  The lawsuit appears to be concerning the sale …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Michael Dell teases new 7-inch Android tablet, says Streak to land in Best Buy next month (update: pic)  —  Oh Michael, such a teaser you are.  Word has it that the head honcho of Dell Inc. has just pulled out yet another Android tablet from his pocket, only this time it's a 7-inch whopper.
Kellex / Droid Life:
Exclusive: Motorola DROID 2 Global First Pictures  —  Say hello to the Droid 2 Global.  (At least that's what we're calling it anyway.)  The next Droid device to join our growing family has a new look, white.  We had a pretty good idea this would be launching in something other than black or blue, but these photos just cemented that.
Danny Goodwin / Search Engine Watch:
Google's Schmidt to Colbert: Comment About Kids Changing Their Identity ‘Was a Joke’  —  Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on “The Colbert Report” for a “Google Chat” last night.  As Stephen would say, “At least that's what it said when I looked it up on Bing.”  —  Colbert and Schmidt discussed data mining …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Chris Wilson trades his Microsoft Web-platform hat for a Google one  —  A long-time member of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team, Chris Wilson, has left Microsoft and is joining Google in November.  —  Wilson's move is more than “yet another Microsoft guy goes Google.”
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Start Spreading the News...Twitter Opens Office in NYC  —  Twitter's Corporate Development lead Jessica Verrilli disclosed the opening of a new Twitter “HQ in NYC” today, meaning the fast-growing new media company now has a beachhead in the center of the old and big media world.
Jay Hathaway / Download Squad:
Google Chrome Frame leaves beta, brings HTML5 to legacy browsers  —  Google Chrome Frame, Google's plug-in for bringing HTML5 and the latest web apps to IE 6, 7, and 8, has reached stable status and left beta.  Chrome Frame lets developers of modern sites and web apps support legacy browsers …
Reuters:
NBCU CEO unlikely to join Apple 99-cent rentals  —  (Reuters) - NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker said on Wednesday his company is not likely to follow rivals to make its TV shows available for Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new 99-cent rental service unveiled earlier this month.
Paul Carton / InvestorPlace:
New Burst of Momentum for Google Android OS  —  ChangeWave's latest corporate spending survey shows there is at least one big winner in the business smart phone market this quarter - the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Android Operating System.  —  When we asked respondents which mobile operating system …
 
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Facebook Hopes Credits Make Dollars
Mark Milian / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Apple's iAd for Developers is a (sometimes expensive) work …
Discussion: MacRumors, iClarified and Appolicious Advisor, Thanks:atul
Shayndi Raice / Digits:
Verizon to Launch VCast on Android, Compete Against Google
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft does an about-face; offers free Security Essentials suite …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel's upgradable processor: good sense or utter catastrophe?
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Beware the $31.47 iPad  —  Apple has stepped up production …
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Tim Carmody / Gadget Lab:
Writer for iPad Aims For Focus, Beauty, Simplicity
Sam Diaz / Between the Lines Blog:
Salesforce: Chatter 2 upgrade to offer more tools, target more users
Discussion: BetaNews and internetnews.com, Thanks:mentha
Mandy Stadtmiller / New York Post:
Jesse Eisenberg doesn't just play Zuckerberg in ‘Network’ …
Cecilia Kang / Post Tech:
Canada ends probe of Facebook's sharing of data
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
Web Start-Up Values Soar
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
Programming for Dummies: Dissastisfied, Some Wall Street Technologists …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
 

 
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