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9:35 AM ET, September 27, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
AngelGate: Chris Sacca Responds To Ron Conway  —  Quick summary of “AngelGate” to date:  — A Blogger Walks Into A Bar  — Dave McClure Gets Mad  — Dave McClure Gets Really Mad  — Ron Conway Goes Nuclear  — Ron Conway Clarifies  —  As I said the other day, there would be more private emails getting published.
Discussion: Andy Beard
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway Would Like To Clarify His Nuclear Attack On Fellow Angels
Discussion: BoomTown
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. Is Working to Ease Wiretaps on the Internet  —  WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement and national security officials are preparing to seek sweeping new regulations for the Internet, arguing that their ability to wiretap criminal and terrorism suspects is “going dark” …
Bryan Jacobs / Gizmodo:
How Shazam Works To Identify (Nearly) Every Song You Throw At It  —  Many of us are prone to using the Shazam music-identification service whenever we encounter unfamiliar songs.  After all, it's just so easy to whip out our phones, open an app, and know everything about a mystery song in seconds.
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Study Finds That Apple Dominates Tech News  —  A new study confirms what some in the technology industry have long sensed: that Apple commands an inordinate amount of the media's attention.  A yearlong look at technology news coverage by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence …
Paul Thurrott / Windows Phone Secrets:
Windows Phone US launch is November 8  —  I mentioned on this week's Windows Weekly podcast that the October 11 date people have been tossing around for the Windows Phone launch was incorrect.  (Microsoft is holding an annual event in NYC on that day, but it's unrelated to Windows Phone.)
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Pradeep / WMPoweruser.com:
New Windows Phone Ads Released featuring HTC Mondrian
David Kirkpatrick / Washington Post:
Five myths about Facebook  —  Movies often have Web sites, but it's not so often that Web sites have movies.  Facebook, of course, is not just any Web site; in the 6 1/2 years since founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg started the social networking service in his Harvard dorm room …
Discussion: Computerworld
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Apple granted patent for handheld that recognizes your hands  —  You could probably fill a book with Apple patent applications that never amounted to anything, but here's one that's at least been granted — a “handheld device” that uses capacitive sensors to recognize your identity …
Discussion: App Advice and Techie Buzz
Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
Techmeme keeps up with lighting-fast tech news  —  In the five years since Gabe Rivera founded Techmeme, the speed and volume of technology news has increased dramatically.  —  And that's helped the San Francisco firm's website become the go-to place for the technorati.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Chegg Raises $75 Million in Additional Funding From Asian Firm  —  Chegg, the online textbook rental service, has raised another $75 million from Asia-based Ace Limited, according to sources.  —  Ace seems to be non-existent on the Internet, although sources said it is a Hong Kong-based investment firm.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at Curated.by)  —  Back in March I wrote a post about the seven needs of real-time curators.  Over the next week or so no less than three companies are shipping services that will fulfill that dream with tools that comply with all seven needs.
Serkan Toto / CrunchGear:
Galapagos: Sharp Announces 5.5-Inch And 10.8-Inch Android Tablets (Video)  —  It took them a while, but now it seems Sharp is serious about entering the e-book and tablet business.  The company announced “Galapagos"in Tokyo today [press release in English], with Galapagos being the (terrible) …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Shifting Online, Netflix Faces New Competition  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Even though Netflix's arch rival Blockbuster has filed for bankruptcy protection, the victory lap will have to wait.  The company that filled American mailboxes with red envelopes containing DVDs is already fighting the next war.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Buys Enterprise Chat Startup Activa Live  —  It appears that Salesforce has just acquired enterprise chat startup Activa Live.  We've confirmed the acquisition with Salesforce.  —  Activa Live develops Activa Live Chat, an enterprise, on-demand live chat software for customer service …
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Judge puts hammer down on Hurt Locker P2P subpoena  —  A federal judge in South Dakota this week quashed a US Copyright Group subpoena targeting an ISP in his state.  Why?  Jurisdiction, and a fax machine.  —  Regional Internet service provider Midcontinent wasn't amused when it received …
Discussion: DSLreports
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.
 
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Where is the Next Great Smartphone from Palm and HP?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Security vulnerabilities are holding back Web 2.0 in the enterprise
Discussion: CNN
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
ADT iPhone App Lets You Play Big Brother In Your Own Home
Thanks:forbestech
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Just Ain't What It Used To Be—And That's a Good Thing
Discussion: Newsweek, HipMojo.com and Metacog, Thanks:erickschonfeld
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Carriers' Rebellion  —  Before the Steve Jobs hypnosis session, AT&T ruled.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
View Twitter Through Other People's Eyes With TwtRoulette
Discussion: SelectStart
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Corporate developers: exclusive first look at Application Craft …
Thanks:scobleizer
Chris Williams / The Register:
CIA used ‘illegal, inaccurate code to target kill drones’
Owen Fletcher / Wall Street Journal:
IPhone Demand Outstrips Supply in China
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple TV delayed? Pah! They're getting ‘Prepared for Shipment’
Discussion: TUAW and Electronista
Chris / cdixon.org:
The segmentation of the venture industry
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