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7:00 PM ET, September 26, 2010

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Pradeep / WMPoweruser.com:
New Windows Phone Ads Released featuring HTC Mondrian  —  We all know that Microsoft is going to spend a lot of money on marketing Windows Phone 7.Below are the new ads featuring HTC Mondrian from AT&T.  —  It will be interesting to see all the advertisements from Microsoft,OEM Partners and carriers.
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Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Exclusive: Microsoft set to launch Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21  —  Microsoft will launch a wide range of Windows Phone 7 devices on October 21, Neowin has learnt.  —  According to sources familiar with the software giants plans, Microsoft will hold several launch events worldwide …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway Would Like To Clarify His Nuclear Attack On Fellow Angels  —  If angel investor Ron Conway wants us to post something here on TechCrunch, we're going to post it.  This morning he asked us to do just that.  —  This is a clarification, he says, to the private email slamming investors over “AngelGate.”
Discussion: Bay Area BizTalk
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
TechCrunch Disrupt Will Not Be About AngelGate
Discussion: HipMojo.com, Thanks:kamalafset
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Who's Behind Stuxnet?  The Americans?  The Israelis?  —  The security research world is oohing and ahhing lately at what may turn out to be the most sophisticated malware attack ever: Stuxnet.  —  Stuxnet appears to be more than just another malware attack, and more than just another targeted attack.
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Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Nokia's Bureaucracy Stifled Innovation, Ex-Managers Say  —  BERLIN — A few years before Apple introduced the iPhone in early 2007, the prototype of an Internet-ready, touch-screen handset with a large display made the rounds among upper management at Nokia.
Chris / cdixon.org:
The segmentation of the venture industry  —  Ford Motors dominated the auto market in the early 20th century with a single car model, the Model T. At the time, customers were seeking low-cost, functional cars, and were satisfied by an extremely standardized product (Ford famously quipped that …
Thanks:atul
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Developers see Google's Android operating system surpassing Apple's  —  A majority of developers believe Google's Android operating system — not Apple's iOS — will be the dominant platform in the future to power everything from smartphones to touch-screen refrigerators, according to a survey released today.
Mark Hendrickson / Ursus Rex:
How to Pitch A Tech Blogger  —  I've been asked privately quite a few times over the last couple of years how one should pitch their startup to a tech blog like TechCrunch, GigaOm, VentureBeat or ReadWriteWeb.  So I've decided (quite selfishly) to write a post about the subject instead of repeating myself or re-forwarding emails.
Agence France Presse:
French court convicts Google and boss of defamation  —  PARIS — A Paris court has convicted US search engine giant Google and its chief executive Eric Schmidt of defamation over results from its “suggest” function, a French legal affairs website has revealed.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and Fortune
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
The Defenders of Free Software  —  ARMIJN HEMEL, 32, lives with his parents in Tiel, a town smack-dab in the middle of the Netherlands.  He works as a technology consultant, but spends several hours a week on his avocation: pestering some of the world's most powerful consumer electronics and technology companies.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Don't Click The WTF Link On Twitter Unless You DO Like Sex With Goats  —  Either a lot of Techies are into really kinky things, or there is a Twitter worm going around.  It looks like a ton of people just started sending out Tweets saying “I Like Anal Sex With Goats.”
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
New Apple iPad Designs Surface with Landscape Docking & More  —  A new series of iPad designs have surfaced this past week in China that illustrate a number of very interesting possibilities that could be coming to future iPads.  The first is the ability to dock in landscape mode as well as portrait.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:   Is that a FaceTime camera on the iPad patent from this morning?
The Register:
Oracle finally outlines roadmap for mobile Java  —  Google bait  —  There has been considerable criticism of Oracle since it acquired Sun Microsystems, and with it, the Java technology.  In particular, the database giant has been accused, by Google and others, of failing to provide clear direction …
 
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple TV delayed? Pah! They're getting ‘Prepared for Shipment’
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Runkeeper's Ability To Outrun Nike & Adidas Shows How Big Companies …
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
ElcomSoft turns your laptop into a one-touch WiFi cracking system
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Google Announces Full Support for Microformats in Local
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Google Warning Gmail users on China Spying Attempts
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