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Eliot Van Buskirk / Evolver.fm:
Spotify Becomes a Music Platform  —  At a posh press event in Manhattan's Greenwich Village on Wednesday, freemium music subscription service Spotify revealed the “new direction” at which it has been hinting: a new API (application programming interface) that will let any developer …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Live Blog: The Spotify Special Event  —  Hot music startup Spotify is holding a special event in New York City this morning, where it's going to unveil what it's calling a “New Direction” for the service.  Spotify hasn't given any details on what to expect, but it obviously considers …
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Researcher's Video Shows Secret Software on Millions of Phones Logging Everything  —  The Android developer who raised the ire of a mobile-phone monitoring company last week is on the attack again, producing a video of how the Carrier IQ software secretly installed on millions of mobile phones reports …
Kate Rose / YouTube Blog:
Announcing YouTube Analytics - the next generation in Insight  —  Video can transcend language and cultural barriers.  It can showcase real human moments all across the globe, even the silly ones.  Take the video of the talking twin babies.  That video was shot in Brooklyn …
Eddie Kessler / The Official Google Blog:
The next stage in our redesign  —  Six months ago we started rolling out a new look and feel for Search, News, Maps, Translate, Gmail and a bunch of other products.  Our goal was to create a beautifully simple and intuitive user experience across Google.  —  We're now ready for the next stage …
Path Blog:
Introducing Path 2, the Smart Journal  —  Over the last year, you have told us about the ways you've been recording and sharing your lives on Path — things like summer road trips and high school graduations, a baby's first words, and hundreds of sunsets.  You also used Path in ways we could have never imagined.
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Mike Isaac / Gadget Lab:
One Year Later, Path ‘Personal Network’ App Still Brings the Love
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Whitman: HP Decision on webOS Coming Within Two Weeks  —  Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman just gave an interview to Le Figaro, a French newspaper, saying that a decision on what to do with HP's webOS software will come within the next two weeks.  —  Here's the key quote, courtesy of Google Translate:
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
FCC report slams AT&T's proposal to buy T-Mobile: the highlights  —  Although AT&T has withdrawn its application to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion while it regroups and evaluates its options, the FCC isn't letting it go without a spanking: the Commission and its staff have released …
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Kunal / Sammy Hub:
Samsung unveils Cortex-A15 2GHz Exynos 5250 SoC  —  Samsung has just unveiled a new System-on-chip (SoC) for future mobile devices.  It's the Exynos 5250 that boasts two Cortex-A15 chips clocked at 2GHz.  The dual-core Exynos 5250 is created using a 32nm-low power HKMG process and is said to double …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
It's War: Former SGI Surprises Apple with another Patent Infringement Lawsuit  —  Late last week, Apple filed two separate patent infringement lawsuits against Graphic Properties Holdings Inc. (GPH), formerly known as Silicon Graphics.  One was filed in San Francisco and the other in Oakland …
James Kendrick / ZDNet:
Impending crisis for Microsoft: Office tablet pricing  —  Summary: If Microsoft is readying a version of Office for the iPad, it better be prepared for the ripple effect in its other business.  —  ZDNet reported yesterday that Microsoft is getting a version of Office ready for the iPad.
Thanks:jkendrick
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Adobe Acquires Efficient Frontier To Boost Its Digital Marketing Solutions  —  Adobe this morning announced its acquisition of Efficient Frontier, a digital marketing company, without disclosing the financial terms of the deal.  —  Adobe says the acquisition of the company will enable …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Salesforce Debuts The New Radian6-Powered Social Marketing And Monitoring Cloud  —  Radian6, which was acquired by Salesforce for $326 million earlier this year, has offered some of the world's largest brands a web-based social media monitoring platform.  Brands like Dell, GE, Southwest Airlines …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
The Apologies of Zuckerberg: A Retrospective  —  At this point, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's pattern on privacy is clear.  Launch new stuff that pushes the boundaries of what people consider comfortable.  Apologize and assure users that they control their information, but rarely pull back entirely …
Brian Bergstein / Technology Review:
Mark Pincus on What Makes Zynga Hum: Short Attention Spans  —  A booming business in virtual goods adds up to huge profits for the online gaming company.  —  Online games company Zynga is planning to raise $1 billion by selling a small portion of its shares in an IPO that is expected to occur before the end of the year.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Steve Jobs Was Right: Google IS Turning Into Microsoft  —  Last spring as Larry Page was preparing to retake the helm at Google, he asked Steve Jobs for advice.  —  Jobs told him to focus on fewer things and do them really well.  —  Jobs later recounted the conversation to his biographer Walter Isaacson.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Sonos software updates bring Android tablet support, Slacker and Spotify upgrades  —  Wireless music streaming kingpins Sonos rolled out a number of software updates tonight, including System Software 3.6, which brings added controls to Sonos Wireless HiFi, integration with Slacker …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Paul Allen calls for ‘open science’ and wider sharing of data  —  Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen makes the case for broader sharing of scientific data — an “open science” model - in a newly published opinion piece (subscription required) in the Wall Street Journal, drawing from the experiences …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Graham Cluley / Naked Security:
United Nations hacked - email addresses and passwords leaked  —  Passwords and login details belonging to the United Nations have been published on the internet by a hacking group who believe that the UN is guilty of corruption.  —  The TeaMp0isoN hacking gang has leaked over one hundred usernames …
Foursquare Blog:
Nerds need redesign love too!  Announcing the brand new foursquare developer site  —  From apps that create soundtracks of our lives to ones that help plan our travels, answer our burning questions, and even feed our dogs, we're constantly inspired by the amazing things built on the foursquare API.
Discussion: Tip Desk
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
How Cisco Spinoff Agari Aims To Finally Kill Phishing  —  As head of security technologies at the startup Ironport in 2007, Patrick Peterson was once so obsessed with tracking a group of drug-hawking spammers that he spent day and night in front of a computer, following leads and ignoring …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Ultrabook prices may fall 5-10% in 1Q12, say makers  —  Acer, Asustek Computer and Toshiba are expected to lower retail prices for ultrabooks to below US$1,000 by the end of 2011, and with a US$100 marketing subsidy from Intel, prices may further drop 5-10% in first-quarter 2012, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Internet sales tax fight returns to Congress  —  eBay is preparing to amplify its attack on a proposed law that would usher in sales taxes on Internet shopping, CNET has learned.  —  The online auctioneer plans to tell a congressional panel considering the legislation tomorrow that the measure …
Discussion: TechFlash and Amazon.com
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
The First Yahoo Bids Are Coming In, And They Look Pretty Low  —  At least two private equity groups placed bids on Yahoo today, and both bids valued the company at more than $20 billion.  —  A consortium led by Silver Lake bid $16.60 per share for a minority stake, according to Bloomberg.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Jive Sets Price Range For IPO At $8 To $10 Per Share, Valued At Over $500M
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Kyong-Ae Choi / MarketWatch:
Korean regulators raid Google's Seoul office
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Dan Rayburn / StreamingMediaBlog.com:
Amazon Says It Has 20,000 CDN Customers; But What Does That Really Mean?
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
‘Olive’ Aims To Be The First Feature-Length Smartphone-Shot Film In Theaters
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Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Micron to tap IBM chip-stacking tech for fast memory
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Stross: publishers' insistence on DRM “hands Amazon a stick with which to beat them”
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
A Proposal for E.U.-Wide Data Protection Regulation
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
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Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Samsung tablet ban lifted
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