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5:25 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.
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.
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Microsoft launches Bing ‘Visual Search’  —  You see that headline?  “Visual Search” is in quotation marks because Monday's announcement at the TechCrunch 50 conference about Bing's new search feature is a bit of a canard.  —  What Microsoft is launching is very cool, mind you.
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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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.
Brian Fitzpatrick / Google Public Policy Blog:
Introducing DataLiberation.org: Liberate your data!  —  Imagine you want to move out of your apartment.  When you ask your landlord about the terms of your previous lease, he says that you are free to leave at any time; however, you cannot take all of your things with you - not your photos, your keepsakes, or your clothing.
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 …
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
New York Times Reforms Online Ad Sales After Malware Scam
Discussion: Spyware Sucks and TechSpot
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.
WMPoweruser.com:
First real pictures of HTC Leo - All rumours confirmed  —  PDA.Pl has been lucky enough to have the very first real pictures of HTC Leo (Via PDAClub.pl forums), and the device is a stonker!  Present is the massive screen, the gigahertz processor, the amazing thinness, the dual flash and even the words at the back.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Accounting rule change in Apple's favor  —  A change in accounting rules for which Apple (AAPL) — among other high-tech companies — lobbied heavily won tentative approval last Thursday.  The change could significantly affect both the company's reported earnings and its stock price.
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:   Accounting rules change could end iPod touch update fee
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
WITTC50?:  The TechCrunch 50 Day Two Drinking Game  —  So that was day one of Techcrunch 50.  The best tech conference in the universe, that pays my wages.  —  And what did I learn today?  Today I learned that the Rocky soundtrack makes any technical hitch a million times more dramatic.
Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Lenovo introduces multitouch ThinkPad X200 Tablet and T400s laptop  —  Lenovo's getting a little jump on the wave of Windows 7 machines due to hit next month with a multitouch update to the X200 convertible and a new multitouch version of the T400s.  The new X200 Tablet is pretty much what you'd expect …
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Gaming veteran Shane Kim to leave Microsoft  —  Shane Kim — who, last year became the Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) — is leaving the company, according to a September 15 post on Gamespot.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TC50: Clicker Wants To Be TV Guide For The Web  —  More and more television content is making its way online.  But because of different deals by various networks, it's all over the place.  Even the huge sites like Hulu, only skim the surface in showing what is out there.
Heather Champ / Flickr Blog:
Galleries: Unleash your inner curator  —  There's a long list of features that we've wanted to develop for our members.  Giving our members a way to celebrate the creativity of their fellow members has always been high on that list.  Today, we're thrilled to launch our newest feature: galleries.
Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
Microsoft to businesses: Enough with the Windows XP already  —  Microsoft has been haunted for years by the ghost of Windows XP — the 8-year-old operating system that many big businesses still view as good enough for their purposes and far less painful than upgrading to its successor, Windows Vista.
Discussion: Engadget and eWeek Security Watch
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook support for Twitter-like mentions now live  —  Facebook is now supporting @ symbol for tagging friends in posts and status updates.  The company said last week it would move toward adopting the convention, which started on Twitter.  —  The symbol has been part of Twitter etiquette for a long time.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TC50: Spawn Labs Is Slingbox For Video Games  —  Slingbox owners love their devices.  They allow you to watch your home television content anywhere you are in the world with an Internet connection.  A new startup, Spawn Labs, launching today at TechCrunch50 wants to extend that concept to video games.
windowslivewire.spaces.live.com:
Windows Live adds to its list of third-party partners to bring more of your updates and contacts to your Windows Live network  —  Last year, when we updated Windows Live services, we added a broad range of partnerships with leading web companies, to make it simpler for you to share …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Yammer Shows Some Microsoft Love, Launches Plug-In For Outlook And Windows Mobile App  —  At the start of this year's TechCrunch50 conference, last year's TechCrunch50 winner, Yammer, is making a significant announcement about a partnership with Microsoft.  Yammer, a micro-messaging tool for enterprises …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
TC50: FluidHTML Wants To Rewrite The Web With Flash-like HTML  —  Adobe's Flash product has obviously been an integral part of the web for many years now.  But it still has a major weakness when it comes search engines and complexity.  While Adobe and others have been working on solutions …
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Facebook fights Virginia's demand for user data, photos  —  The state of Virginia has backed away from its attempts to force Facebook to divulge the complete contents of a user's account to settle a dispute over workers' compensation, narrowly avoiding what promised to be a high-profile privacy battle in federal court.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Retail Stores to Gain Dedicated iPhone Activation Areas and Staff?  —  MacRumors has heard from multiple sources that Apple is planning to enhance the in-store iPhone purchasing and activation process at its retail stores.  The changes, due to be rolled out as soon as tomorrow …
Discussion: Edible Apple
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein on the Pre, the Pixi, and Apple's sense of taste  —  Jon Rubinstein, CEO of resurgent smartphone-maker Palm (PALM), didn't want to talk about the iPhone when I caught up with him after an event in New York City on Sunday.  “I don't focus on the competition,” he told me.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TC50: DataXu Optimizes Ad Bidding, Buying Across Exchange Platforms In Real-Time  —  DataXu is a Boston-based startup founded by a couple of tech entrepreneurs and MIT alums who are committed to making waves in the online advertising landscape by debuting the first real …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Techgeist
 
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
404: Intel General Counsel Not Found
Discussion: Intel and blogs.ft.com
Nima Badiey / Everything TypePad:
Making Your TypePad Blog “Real Time”
Discussion: WebProNews and ReadWriteWeb, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
TC50: Udorse lets you tag your photos with product endorsements
Discussion: TechCrunch, AppScout and Webware.com
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
TC50: iMo turns the iPhone into a joystick for your PC games
Discussion: Gizmodo and Techgeist
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
Exclusive: Startup Perfecto Mobile Raises $7M for Device-testing Service
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Journalism Online Says Letters Of Intent Now Cover More 1,000 …
Discussion: DailyFinance, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TC50: HealthyWage Pays You To Get In Better Shape
Discussion: VentureBeat and Techgeist
 Earlier Items: 
Ben Grubb / SC Magazine:
ISPs asked to cut off malware-infected PCs
Venture Capital Dispatch:
VCs Increasingly Keeping Young Start-Ups To Themselves
iSuppli:
Intel Microprocessor Domination Reaches Four-Year High in Second Quarter
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
BusinessWeek Staffers “Freak Out” Over Error-Filled New York Times Story
Discussion: Bronte Media and New York Times
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Only 51% of pubs think pay walls will fly
comScore, Inc.:
Google Dominates Internet Landscape in India and Brazil
Discussion: Bits and Search Engine Watch