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10:55 AM ET, September 15, 2009

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Krishna Bharat / The Official Google Blog:
Read news fast with Google Fast Flip  —  One problem with reading news online today is that browsing can be really slow.  A media-rich page loads dozens of files and can take as much as 10 seconds to load over broadband, which can be frustrating.  What we need instead is a way to flip through articles …
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
New Google Service Allows Readers to Flip Through the News  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as its friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to view newspaper and magazine articles.
Shane Richmond / blogs.telegraph.co.uk:
Fake Eric Schmidt: Google Fast Flip has saved newspapers.  Happy now, bitches?
Discussion: TheStreet.com, 901am and InfoWorld
Steve Kanefsky / Google Mobile Blog:
Google Fast Flip for Android and iPhone
Zachary M. Seward / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google sharing revenue with publishers for first time
Discussion: internetnews.com and Mediaite
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Zune HD to get Twitter, Facebook as Microsoft abandons ‘squirting’  —  One of Microsoft's big bets when it decided to challenge Apple's iPod in 2006 was a feature known as Zune-to-Zune wireless sharing — or “squirting,” as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer dubbed it.
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Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft launches Zune, clarifies what's up apps, raps iPod  —  Microsoft's third and perhaps best Zune effort goes on sale today, taking on the new generation of camera and app-equipped Apple iPods with a relatively pure music and video player.  —  This time the emphasis isn't on the Zune's funky design or wireless sharing feature.
PR Newswire:
Microsoft Introduces a Powerful New Zune Media Player, PC Software and Online Services  —  Microsoft company logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Microsoft)  —  REDMOND, WA UNITED STATES  —  A new Zune software feature, Quickplay, offers one-touch or one-click access to recently added, played and favorite content on the home screen of Zune HD or PC.
Microsoft:
New Zune Moves to Cloud
Discussion: All about Microsoft
Grahm Skee / Anything But iPod:
Zune HD Disassembly
Discussion: CrunchGear and Engadget
Steve Dowling / Apple:
Bruce Sewell to Join Apple as General Counsel & SVP  —  Daniel Cooperman to Retire  —  Apple® today announced that Bruce Sewell, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Intel Corporation, will join Apple as the company's General Counsel and senior vice president …
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AppleInsider:
Intel's top attorney to take reins of Apple's legal team  —  Announced as Apple's new general counsel and senior vice president Tuesday, Bruce Sewell held the same title when he previously worked with Intel Corporation.  —  Sewell will work in legal and government affairs for Apple and report directly to company co-founder Steve Jobs.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple hires Intel's top lawyer, Brian Sewell, part of the team …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Taiwan Economic News: 9.6-inch, PA Semi Apple Tablet due in February, cost $800-$1000  —  We went a few weeks without a tablet rumor - which was scary - but the Taiwan Economic News chimes in today with a bunch of parts information on Apple's forthcoming Tablet.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Fresh Apple tablet rumors: February launch.  $800-$1,000.  AT&T, not Verizon
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Second time a charm?  Seagate launches new version of its entertainment player  —  After an unsuccessful attempt last spring, Seagate is launching a new and improved version of its backup device that lets you play your computer's videos and pictures on a living room TV.
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Seagate Technology:
Seagate's New FreeAgent Theater+™ HD Media Player Enhances The Enjoyment Of Digital Home Movies And Photos  —  Bring Your Digital Media to Life with True HD and Dolby® Digital Surround Sound Technology  —  Seagate (NASDAQ: STX), the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions …
Discussion: SlashGear and Engadget HD
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Times Web Ads Show Security Breach  —  OVER the weekend, some visitors to the Web site of The New York Times received a nasty surprise.  An unknown person or group sneaked a rogue advertisement onto the site's pages.  —  The malicious ad took over the browsers of many people visiting the site …
Clearwire News Room:
Clearwire Launches CLEAR 4G WiMAX Innovation Network in Silicon Valley  —  Bright House, Comcast, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable Join Cisco, Intel and Google in Clearwire's 4G application development initiative  —  Largest 4G WiMAX “sandbox” for developers to cover more than 20 square miles in Santa Clara …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Gets Its WiMAX; Clearwire Launches Silicon Valley Network
Discussion: eWeek
SANS:
The Top Cyber Security Risks  —  Two risks dwarf all others, but organizations fail to mitigate them … Executive Summary  —  Priority One: Client-side software that remains unpatched.  —  Waves of targeted email attacks, often called spear phishing, are exploiting client-side vulnerabilities …
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Stephen Wildstrom / Tech Beat:
Massive Study of Net Vulnerabilities: They're Not Where You Think They Are
Discussion: eWeek, Bits and InformationWeek
Paul Miller / Engadget:
HP ENVY 13 and 15 bring luxury to the everyman, look like MacBooks  —  There's no getting around it, so we'll just say right at the outset: HP's new ENVY 13 and 15 laptops might've been built on the “Voodoo ENVY legacy,” but they sure look a lot like Apple's unibody MacBook Pros.
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Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Voice chat coming to Facebook  —  The new Vivox voice chat system for Facebook will allow any user to start a conversation with anyone on their friends list.  The service will also be available to third-party developers who want to integrate voice into their applications.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Techgeist and AppScout
Bing / Search Blog:
Visual Search - Why type when you can see it?  —  How many times have you seen a movie trailer and forgotten the name of it the next day?  You go online to search for it but you can't seem to find the movie with “what's-his-name” in it anywhere but you can picture the actor in your head.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
iPhone predicted to drive Apple stock to $235  —  A new report predicts Apple stock will break past the $200 milestone, riding high on the successful and profitable iPhone, even as the company's other businesses are predicted to lose value.  —  In a note to investors, Charlie Wolf of Needham & Co …
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
Galen Gruman / Computerworld:
Apple betrays the iPhone's business hopes  —  InfoWorld - Fixing a major but unacknowledged bug in the operating system, last week's iPhone OS 3.1 update has rendered most iPhones and all iPod Touches incompatible with Exchange 2007 servers that require on-device data be encrypted, a standard safeguard used by businesses.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Gist opens up, adds noise and friends filters  —  Communication organization tool Gist is opening up to everyone on Tuesday, and has come a long way since we profiled its private beta offering back in January.  It can still plug into your Gmail, Outlook and LinkedIn accounts and help organize things …
 
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Metro PCS to Launch LTE Network, New Phones in Late 2010
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Best Buy earnings miss targets
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Company hosting Joe Wilson fundraising site recovers from DDoS attack
Eric Lai / Computerworld:
U.S. Bank picks IBM's Lotus platform over Microsoft's SharePoint
Will Head / The Register:
Freecom MediaPlayer II 500GB
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Tameka Kee / mocoNews:
Nokia's NAVTEQ Acquires Location-Based Mobile Ad Firm Acuity Mobile
Discussion: PR Newswire and VentureBeat