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12:40 PM ET, July 9, 2009

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Ian Fette / Google Chrome Blog:
Google Chrome OS - FAQ  —  We've been getting a number of questions in reference to our ‘Introducing the Google Chrome OS’ blog post, and so here are a number of your most frequently asked Qs - along with our As.  We'll be sure to add more to this list as popular questions come in.
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Long Zheng / istartedsomething:
Putting together the pieces of Microsoft's “big announcement” next Monday  —  It might have been the day the Chrome OS is finally announced, but according to Robert Scoble, this was actually a timely stunt by Google in an attempt to steal some of the spotlight before what he claims to be a …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
ARM chip camp sees Google Chrome as opportunity
Discussion: The Register and Softpedia News
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Google names Chrome OS compatriots, Dell noticeably absent
Discussion: Gizmodo
Staska / Unwired View:
Next in your iPhone OS: live object identification, face recognition, text filtering, smarter messaging, voice alteration  —  Apple guys do keep themselves busy thinking up new ways how to improve their iPhone OS software.  And Apple's patent applications give us a glimpse of how they may go about it.
Discussion: MacRumors and Boy Genius Report
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Best Buy and TiVo Are Forming an Alliance  —  SAN FRANCISCO — TiVo, the Silicon Valley company that popularized the digital video recorder, and Best Buy, the national electronics chain, are forging a broad partnership.  —  On Thursday, the companies plan to announce that Best Buy …
Chromeosleak / chromeosleak.wordpress.com:
I am sorry if you beleived it.  It was a really bad attempt.  You all are smart people.  I never planned on it getting this big.  But it did.  (Come one, I know the Google logo.  I am actually a graphic designer, I just wanted to see reactions if it was a crappy back.)  —  Oh, right, I also DO know CSS and HTML.
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Chromeosleak / chromeosleak.wordpress.com:
THE FIRST PICS OF THE CHROME OS BETA FOR DEVS!!!  —  UPDATE!!!!  SEE THE NEWEST POST!!!  —  Hi there.  I work for a company (Sorry to be secretive, but what I am about to post could get me in big trouble) that supplies parts for Acer laptops.  Today, a Google Rep visited the Acer team …
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Bing Now Bigger Than Digg, Twitter and CNN  —  With the headlines that Microsoft's new search engine Bing has been grabbing, it's easy to forget that it only went live about a month ago.  Since its launch at the beginning of June, it has given Google pause and even had its own web infomercial.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Gets In Your Face About Upgrading to Firefox 3.5  —  Woah, this is weird.  Twitter has apparently starting promoting Firefox 3.5, which was released last week, to some of its users.  Judging by Twitter Search, the banner began popping up around eight hours ago …
Greg Kumparak / MobileCrunch:
Long Live 3.5mm: HTC Makes The Switch  —  Dongles.  In-line adapters.  Proprietary headset ports.  If it's an audio port on a mobile handset and it's not 3.5mm, it's junk.  As we declared back in May, we're done with all of it.  Now HTC, sire of the T-Mobile G1, myTouch …
Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Oodle + Twitter = Another Jab At Craigslist  —  Oodle continues to chip away at Craigslist's domination of the online classifieds market by partnering with much larger sites like AOL and powering their listings—but with a new Twitter integration, the startup is making the battle about more than just scale …
Discussion: Local Onliner and I4U News
Bloomberg:
Amazon.com $9.99 Kindle Books Have Publishers Nervous About Price Squeeze  —  Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, which accelerated the adoption of electronic books, may shrink publishers' profit margins if the online retailer gets tougher about prices it pays for digital titles.
Discussion: Contentinople and TeleRead
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple filings detail ID app, other potential iPhone enhancements  —  A half dozen new patent filings published this week from Apple detail various advancements that could find their way into future iPhones, such as a new “ID App” for identifying objects in a user's surroundings …
Discussion: FierceMobileContent and TG Daily
Julia Angwin / Digits:
Sun Valley: Diller and Malone Pessimistic on Twitter  —  Allen & Co.'s Sun Valley, Idaho, media fest got off to a gloomy start Wednesday, with downbeat panel discussions on the economy (getting worse) and the digital future (looking murky).  —  Bloomberg News
Glenn Fleishman / Macworld:
iPhone 3GS limited to 384 Kbps upstream  —  When the iPhone 3GS arrived last month, I explained the ins and outs of High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the rubric that covers AT&T's two highest-speed cellular data standards: HSDPA for downstream and HSUPA for upstream.
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and LOOPRumors
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Google's Marissa Mayer on the importance of real-time search  —  Google's Marissa Mayer believes real-time searching could change the way we navigate the internet  —  Don't let Marissa Mayer worry you, but she would like your camera, phone and surroundings to tell Google a bit …
Discussion: GigaOM and The Equity Kicker
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Releases New “Fan Box” Widget to Turn Website Visitors into Facebook Fans  —  In a move to increase the power of Facebook Pages, Facebook has just released a new widget that allows brands and businesses to share status updates from their Facebook Page - and get new Facebook fans - on any website.
Discussion: Webbyist
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Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Emulex Rejects Revised Broadcom Bid; Shrs Tumble  —  Emulex (ELX) this morning said its board rejected the revised $11-a-share bid for then company from Broadcom (BRCM).  —  Emulex said its board concluded that the offer “significantly undervalues” the company's long-term prospects, and is not in the best interest of holders.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Windows 7 Family Pack, Anytime Upgrade prices leak  —  History has a way of repeating itself.  Back in August 2006, Amazon Canada inadvertently published the price list for Windows Vista before it had been officially announced.  In a distribution channel the size of Microsoft's, leaks are bound to happen.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Lazy Hacker and Little Worm Set Off Cyberwar Frenzy  —  Talk of cyberwar is in the air after more than two dozen high-level websites in the United States and South Korea were hit by denial-of-service attacks this week.  But cooler heads are pointing to a pilfered five-year-old worm as the source …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Netflix Streaming Coming To Sony TVs, Not Yet The PS3  —  Another new movie-streaming partnership for Netflix: Sony (SNE) will offer Netflix (NFLX) streaming on Internet-capable Bravia hi-def TVs, and older TVs compatible with its $200 “Internet video link” module.
 
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Real-Time Startup CoTweet Raises Real Money
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Lucas Mearian / PC World:
Report: Price Hikes Killing SSD Sales for Laptops
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State of the Internet: Globally, Broadband Continues to Grow
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Bloomberg:
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