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1:55 PM ET, September 17, 2009

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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
The long-awaited DreamScreen tablet computer comes from HP, not Apple  —  Hewlett Packard has beaten Apple to the punch in coming up with a beautiful tablet-like computer.  The company's just-announced DreamScreen products represent a new category of wireless connected screens.
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HP:
HP Announces New Line of Wireless Connected Screens with HP DreamScreen  —  People now can stay current with Facebook friends and photos, listen to Pandora Internet radio, share Snapfish personal photos and enjoy their music and pictures from home networked PCs(1) with a new category of connected screens from HP.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Music publishers: iTunes not paying fair share  —  Songwriters, composers, and music publishers are making preparations to one day collect performance fees from Apple and other e-tailers for not just traditional music downloads but for downloads of films and TV shows as well.  They contain music after all.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Zune HD apps are here... complete with pre-roll ads  —  The first batch of apps for the Zune HD can now be freely downloaded from Microsoft, and they come with an unexpected “present”: static and video ads that play during launch.  —  Apps for the new Zune HD (read our review) are now available …
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
REVIEW: Microsoft's Zune HD is a nifty media player  —  When discussing their respective approaches to product development, I'm fond of comparing Apple to a sniper and Microsoft to Tony Montana.  —  Apple is covered in camouflage and lying motionless a mile from its target.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Source: Insight Venture Partners Is The New Twitter Investor  —  We've been talking to sources all day about that new $1 billion valuation Twitter financing, and more information is coming in.  The big missing part of the story was who was actually doing the investing at that massive valuation.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Twitter Closing New Venture Round At $1 Billion Valuation
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Early Snow Leopard Sales More Than Double Those of Leopard  —  According to market research firm NPD, Apple's Mac OS X Snow Leopard has seen very strong sales thus far, having sold more than twice as many copies during its first two weeks on the market as Mac OS X Leopard did in late 2007.
Discussion: Skype Journal and Gizmodo
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Why I chose Windows 7 over Snow Leopard (and you should, too)  —  Last week, I returned to using Windows 7 after spending the summer on a 13-inch MacBook Pro.  Apple almost had me there for awhile, but I'm back where I belong and satisfied with the switch.  Given that Apple released Snow Leopard …
Discussion: Ars Technica, Thanks:anandiyer
Darryl K. Taft / eWeek:
Google Delivers New Java-like Language: Noop  —  The tireless, developer-centric engineers at Google have come up with Noop, a new language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).  —  The tireless, developer-centric engineers at Google have come up with Noop, a new language that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's Schmidt To Book Settlement Critics: What's Your Solution?  —  As the proposed Google Book Search lawsuit settlement is debated, I've read calls from various critics that everything should go back to “square one” for a solution.  Would Google be willing to do this?
Discussion: Google Watch, eWeek and Post I.T., Thanks:mrinaldesai
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Tom Krazit / Webware.com:
Report: Google considering book settlement tweaks
Discussion: Bloomberg and TeleRead
Cade Metz / The Register:
Lucky iPhone developer gets very own App Store hotline  —  The non-silent treatment  —  As a worldwide chorus of mobile developers howls over Apple's unwillingness to discuss the ins and outs of the iPhone App Store, Steve Jobs and his minions are providing at least one app seller with its very own support rep.
Discussion: iLounge
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Eyeing 10% Market Share For Chrome.  Mac Version Due By The End Of The Year.  —  As we noted yesterday, version 3 of Google's Chrome web browser is now available for PC users.  But in an interview yesterday with Reuters, Google revealed a couple of interesting tidbits about the project.
Jon Healey / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
A Zillion here, a Zillion there [UPDATED]  —  It looks like the public will have to wait a bit longer for ZillionTV, but when it does arrive, it will be available in more places.  CEO Mitchell Berman announced this morning that privately held ZillionTV Corp. had added a new element to its Internet …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Lee Gomes / Forbes:
Intel's Not-So-Mighty Atom  —  Netbook computers are cheap and popular, thanks in part to Intel's Atom chip.  But the Atom isn't up to the job.  —  How would you like your dear mom to have to drive herself around town in a cramped, jerky car that sputtered along the roadway …
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com and jkOnTheRun
MobileTechWorld:
Windows Mobile 7 to natively feature Social Networks integration  —  Look at what I just found in a Microsoft Job ad: … Sounds a lot like Motorola BLUR and Plam's Synergy, no ?  I also think that it is now safe to say that Windows Mobile 7 isn't coming out until Q4 2010 as rummored a few days ago, especially after reading this:
Andrew Seymour / ITP.net:
Exclusive: i-mate shuts down  —  UAE-based smartphone company goes out of business, according to market sources  —  UAE mobile phone company i-mate has gone out of business, according to market sources.  —  The company, which mainly sold branded smartphones, has closed its office …
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Skype Founders File Copyright Suit Against eBay  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The founders of Skype are escalating their legal battle with eBay.  —  Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, who became billionaires after selling Skype to eBay in 2005, have filed a copyright lawsuit against Skype in United States district court in Northern California.
Ian Paul / PC World:
Place a Phone Call...Via Twitter  —  Twitter users will soon be able to make short phone calls for free directly through the micro-blogging service.  JaJah, an Internet telephony company that allows you to make VoIP calls using your landline or cell phone, today is launching the beta version …
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Your company?  There's an app for that.  —  Few technology and device-making companies probably realize it, but they are in direct competition with Apple (or soon will be).  How did this happen?  Well, the iPhone1 does a lot of useful things pretty well, well enough that it is replacing …
Discussion: Snarkmarket and Daring Fireball
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Eats Away at Email Usage on Today's Web  —  According to recent analysis by the Online Publishers Association (OPA), more people than ever are spending their time online visiting content sites which provide news, information, and entertainment.  Despite the emergence of social networks …
John Graham-Cumming / O'Reilly Radar:
How Alan Turing Finally Got a Posthumous Apology  —  Guest blogger John Graham-Cumming initiated and led the successful petition drive to procure an apology to Alan Turing from the UK government.  John is the author of The Geek Atlas, CTO of a stealth-mode start-up, and a longtime programmer who has a doctorate in computer security.
Thanks:atul
Maggie Shiels / BBC:
Valley rally?  —  Silicon Valley is stirring back to life, following a bruising economic downturn, according to industry insiders and start-up entrepreneurs.  —  The view seems to underscore Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's belief that the US recession has ended.
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
By Acquiring ReCaptcha, Google Acquired a Crowd Computer Along the Way  —  As previously mentioned, Google has acquired reCaptcha, a company providing those hard-to-read Captcha tests to tell robots and humans apart on websites (e.g. to protect a comment form against automated spamming).
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Fwix Launches API For Real-Time Local News, Announces $2.75 Million Series A Round  —  Fwix, a startup that offers a stream of local news that's updated in real-time, has somewhat belatedly announced a $2.75 million funding round it closed last year, led by BlueRun Ventures.
Discussion: paidContent
Business Wire:
NAVIGON Announces Traffic Live Feature for iPhone Navigation App  —  New traffic feature for NAVIGON MobileNavigator uses traffic information to route around congestion, service has the highest accuracy available today using data from several sources including real-time speed information …
Discussion: Engadget, The Toybox and SlashPhone
 
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
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Michelin Builds a Campaign Around Its Secret Reviewers
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
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eMarketer:
Media Dollars Shift to Digital in Downturn
Discussion: Twist Image and WebProNews
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Taming Your Digital Distractions
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / Computerworld:
Shh!!! HP sneaks Linux in on new laptops
Discussion: digg.com