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9:45 AM ET, October 11, 2010

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Microsoft.com:
Windows Phone Newsroom: Live Press Conference  —  Windows Phone 7 Keynote Oct. 11, 2010 The joint press conference on Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft and AT&T will be webcast here beginning at 6:30 a.m. PDT/9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 11.
Discussion: MediaMemo, Engadget and MobileCrunch
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Live from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 launch event  —  9:28AM “Our program will begin in just a few moments... please find a seat.”  —  9:27AM We've seen a few folks from Samsung, AT&T and HTC floating around — the partners are definitely present.  LG people — holla at us!
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 smartphone gets early reveal  —  It's Windows Phone 7 day and we've a feeling someone over at LG is going to get a scolding since they've pulled the trigger early on their smartphone announcement.  The LG Optimus 7 is the company's entrant to the WP7 market …
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Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Samsung Omnia 7 Windows Phone 7 handset outed early  —  Samsung's Omnia 7 has joined the LG Optimus 7 in getting an early Windows Phone 7 reveal this morning, with the company's Russian arm outing the 4-inch Super AMOLED WVGA handset already.  The 122.4 x 64.2 x 10.99 mm smartphone runs …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:   Samsung Focus, HTC Surround, and LG Quantum all outed a bit early …
New York Times:
After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads  —  Twitter at last looks serious about making money.  —  In the last two weeks, the company has introduced several advertising plans, courted Madison Avenue at Advertising Week, the annual industry conference, and promoted Dick Costolo …
Lars Aronsson / Androinica:
Instant Heart Rate measures your heart rate using your phone's camera, and it works  —  There are certain innovative apps that manage to impress you the first time you use them and make you wonder exactly what goes on behind the scenes.  A few examples are the classic music identifying service Shazam …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Finding Your Way Through the Mall or the Airport, With a Cellphone Map  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mobile phone maps have guided people through streets and alleys around the globe.  But when those people step into a sprawling building, they can get lost.  —  Inside, people have to ask strangers …
Travis Larchuk / NPR:
The Zombie Network: Beware ‘Free Public WiFi’ … It's in your airports, your coffee shops and your libraries: “Free Public WiFi.”  —  Despite its enticing name, the network, available in thousands of locations across the United States, does not actually provide access to the Internet.
Discussion: Lifehacker and InformationWeek
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Why cell phones may be more dangerous than we think  —  After many years of increasingly erratic behavior, Alan Marks, of Lafayette, suddenly experienced a severe seizure in the middle of the night.  His wife, Ellie, called 911 and Marks was rushed to the hospital, where tests revealed …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
On eve of Windows Phone 7 launch: all hat and no cattle?  —  I've played with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.  I've read all the reviews.  I've talked with Microsoft's head of PR.  Starting tomorrow morning you will hear more about this new OS and OEM'd product line like nothing since Xbox.
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Wider Streets for Internet Traffic  —  OUR taste for the Internet is insatiable — traffic is growing so fast that its transmission systems may soon be filled to capacity.  But scientists are coping, finding ingenious ways to satisfy our deep bandwidth hunger.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Being Eric Schmidt (On Facebook)  —  I'd like to apologize to Google CEO Eric Schmidt for impersonating him on Facebook today.  —  It's actually pretty easy, too easy, to do this.  A reader emailed earlier today letting us know that someone had been impersonating them on Facebook based on a real, but unused, email account.
Discussion: Gawker and Softpedia News
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
R&D: Short-term focus, cynicism hampers us  —  Google creates a car that uses artificial intelligence to drive itself and the tech conversation automatically goes from research and development to the search giant's motives to future business models.  —  Can't we just sit back and enjoy a neat technology breakthrough for a few hours?
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google's Self-Driving Car Spotted On The Highway Almost A Year Ago …
TmoNews:
Is This The T-Mobile HTC HD7?  —  With only a day left until the Windows Phone 7 Launch Party and the HTC HD7 all but confirmed for Magenta, one of our ninjas dropped something interesting in our inbox.  Above you will see what seem to be the very first T-Mobile branded HTC HD7/Schubert images.
 
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