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1:50 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 …
Grant Gross / PC World:
Google's OS Security Claims Called ‘idiotic’
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and LinuxWorld.com
Ross Miller / Engadget:   Google names Chrome OS compatriots, Dell noticeably absent
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.
Discussion: Between the Lines
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Chromeosleak / chromeosleak.wordpress.com:
THE FIRST PICS OF THE CHROME OS BETA FOR DEVS!!!
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Digits:
Real-Time Startup CoTweet Raises Real Money  —  It's the latest sign of Silicon Valley's zeal for startups that exploit Twitter: CoTweet, a company that offers software to help business send and receive messages from multiple Twitter accounts, is announcing a $1.1 million round of financing Thursday and opening to the public.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, TechCrunch, mocoNews and CoTweet, Thanks:atul
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Sprint Outsources Daily Operations Of Its Network To Ericsson In A Deal Worth $5 Billion  —  Sprint (NYSE: S) Nextel confirmed today that it will indeed outsource the daily operations of its two wireless networks—both CDMA and iDEN—to Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC), in a deal worth $4.5 to $5 billion …
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 …
Emily Steel / Total Telecom:
Spending on social networks to shrink, eMarketer says  —  Research firm predicts U.S. ad spending on social networks will drop 3% to $1.1 billion this year.  —  Advertising on social networks is expected to drop in 2009 after a period of hot growth, amid spending cuts by marketers and problems at MySpace …
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
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
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile:
Nokia 3720 Classic: 125 EUR, coming out this summer, nearly impossible to break  —  Less than 6 hours ago, I predicted the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) 3720 Classic would be announced within 2 months.  Well it happened.  —  For 125 Euros (110 British Pounds or 180 American Dollars) …
Lance Whitney / CNET News:
VCs more confident about recovery  —  Venture capitalists are the latest group showing more confidence in an economic recovery that will revive business, according to a quarterly survey released Thursday.  —  For the second quarter, the Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index showed an uptick …
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
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.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wal-Mart Embraces Twitter, but Not Brevity  —  Figuring out Twitter's business model may be complicated, but using the service isn't: It's fast, short and to the point.  Unless you're the world's biggest retailer.  —  If you want a nice snapshot of the way corporate culture and legalese …
Discussion: Boing Boing
 
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Lucas Mearian / PC World:
Report: Price Hikes Killing SSD Sales for Laptops
Discussion: Electronista
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Updated: State of the Internet: Globally, Broadband Continues to Grow
Discussion: Between the Lines and MediaMemo, Thanks:atul
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