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10:55 AM ET, July 13, 2009

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
The Complete Guide To Microsoft's Office 2010  —  The web has been abuzz the past few weeks with chatter about Microsoft's announcement today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans about the new version of Microsoft Office 2010 (also cached here).  There's even a mini-movie about its debut.
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John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Microsoft Office 2010 Web Apps to be Free; Testing Starts Today  —  After Microsoft's initial announcement, the forthcoming Google-docs-like Office web apps—"Office Web"—kinda fell off the radar.  Today, we get confirmation that the online suite will be free, and that Office 2010 will start semi-private testing today.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Monday's Office 2010 preview leaks to BitTorrent
Discussion: TechVi
Alexandra Topping / Guardian:
Fall in illegal sharing and boom in streaming are music to executives' ears  —  • Teenagers switching to streaming sites - survey  —  • Spotify and YouTube lead the way as habits change  —  They are the record companies' bogeyman: the 15-year-old in their bedroom ripping off …
John Herrman / Gizmodo:
Re-Rumor: Apple Tablet Coming in October, Priced at $800  —  The China Times is now reporting that the endlessly-rumored, Apple tablet isn't just coming someday—a fair bet—it's coming soon.  It'll land in October, to be exact, when we should expect to pay around $800 for it.
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Why Googlers should read Anil Dash's post  —  Anil Dash wrote a great piece about Google recently, and I think all Googlers should read it.  Anil makes several good points, including this one: … This absolutely rings true in my opinion.  One of Google's core values is “Don't be evil.”
Discussion: Search Engine Land and ParisLemon, Thanks:atul
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
LG's next-gen Chocolate BL40 teased on video, looks good enough to eat  —  We can't verify the authenticity of the video, but it seems a little far-fetched to believe that even LG diehards out there would've been able to toil away making a very legit-looking promo piece for the company's recently-teased …
Simon Thiel / Bloomberg:
Morgan Stanley Intern Says Teens Don't Twitter, Prefer Movies and Concerts  —  Teenagers spend money on game consoles, cinemas and music concerts while ignoring newspapers, a Morgan Stanley report said, citing Matthew Robson.  Robson should know: He is a 15-year-old intern at the securities firm.
Discussion: broadstuff
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Bloomberg:
McGraw-Hill Said to Hire Evercore Partners to Sell BusinessWeek Magazine  —  McGraw-Hill Cos. hired Evercore Partners Inc., the boutique investment bank founded by Roger Altman, to sell BusinessWeek magazine, a person close to the situation said.  —  The person declined to be identified because the information isn't public.
Rhee So-eui / Reuters:
LG launches app store, initial focus on Asia  —  LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 3 handset maker, is launching an online store for mobile phone applications Tuesday with an initial focus on Asia and aspirations for a more global reach by year-end.  —  Phone makers and mobile firms worldwide …
Who da'Punk / Mini-Microsoft:
Microsoft Has Turned The Corner  —  I've got to say: in my opinion, Microsoft has turned The Corner.  —  You know The Corner.  —  The one that gets us off of pothole ridden Vista Avenue (one street over from Lincoln in Blue Velvet).  The Corner that requires Microsoft to shed some of the fat …
Discussion: Many Niches, Bob Caswell and ParisLemon, Thanks:parislemon
David Lawsky / Reuters:
Six in 10 companies plan to skip Windows 7: survey  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six in 10 companies in a survey plan to skip the purchase of Microsoft Corp's Windows 7 computer operating system, many of them to pinch pennies and others over concern about compatibility with their existing applications.
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
7 Reasons Nokia Phones Get No Love in U.S.  —  Nokia is the worldwide king of cellphones.  But don't tell that to U.S. customers.  Nokia's market share in the United States is on the decline, down to 8 percent last year, from 15 percent two years ago.  —  “Nokia missed a number of handset trends …
Robert X. Cringely / New York Times:
Chrome vs. Bing vs. You and Me  —  THE battle between Microsoft and Google entered a new phase last week with the announcement of Google's Chrome Operating System — a direct attack on Microsoft Windows.  —  This isn't the first salvo in a war that has already seen Google lob its Chrome Web browser …
Discussion: /Message and I, Cringely, Thanks:royans
Coco Masters / Time:
Fujifilm's New Dimension  —  Fuji's prototype digicam uses two lenses for simultaneous  —  More than two decades ago, Fujifilm was one of the first camera manufacturers to see the future of photography was digital.  In 1988, the Japanese imaging giant developed the world's first fully digital still camera …
Pradnya Joshi / New York Times:
When a Blogger Voices Approval, a Sponsor May Be Lurking  —  Colleen Padilla, a 33-year-old mother of two who lives in suburban Philadelphia, has reviewed nearly 1,500 products, including baby clothes, microwave dinners and the Nintendo Wii, on her popular Web site Classymommy.com.
Discussion: Gawker and The Blog Herald
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Study Measures the Chatter of the News Cycle  —  For the most part, the traditional news outlets lead and the blogs follow, typically by 2.5 hours, according to a new computer analysis of news articles and commentary on the Web during the last three months of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Discussion: Fast Company and Slashdot, Thanks:atul
DigiTimes:
Acer to launch the dual-OS netbook in August, says paper  —  Acer is expected to launch its previously announced dual-OS netbook, with both Windows XP and Android, in August 2009, while Quanta Computer and Compal Electronics both set to benefit from the orders, according to a Chinese-language Apple Daily report.
Discussion: Mashable!, Liliputing, SlashGear and Gizmodo
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
JS-Kit's Real-Time Commenting Widget Echo Captures The Pulse Of Comments On The Web
Discussion: louisgray.com and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Discussion: New York Times
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Online Gaming Continues Strong Growth in U.S. as Consumers …
 

 
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