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10:40 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
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.
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 …
Olga Kharif / Business Week:
Apple Threatens Search Giants' Mobile Ad Shares  —  Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo! have swiftly lost share in the U.S. mobile advertising market to Apple's new iAd.  Independent rivals such as Jumptap and Millennial Media are gaining, too  —  Apple (AAPL) may be gaining share …
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.
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.)
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 …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Where is the Next Great Smartphone from Palm and HP?  —  It's been about three months since HP finalized its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm, and there's obviously some digesting and transitioning going on.  —  But the growing question is: When are we going to see some new webOS handset hardware from HP and Palm?
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) …
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.
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.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The real-time curation wars (exclusive first look at  —  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.
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.
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
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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
We Just Watched A Movie In 3D On An iPhone, And It Was Awesome
Discussion: Ubergizmo and Electronista
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Security vulnerabilities are holding back Web 2.0 in the enterprise
Discussion: McAfee Newsroom and CNN
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
ADT iPhone App Lets You Play Big Brother In Your Own Home
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Silicon Valley Just Ain't What It Used To Be—And That's a Good Thing
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple TV delayed? Pah! They're getting ‘Prepared for Shipment’
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