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2:25 PM ET, September 19, 2009

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Google Watch:
Why Didn't Google Throw Apple Under The Bus From The Start?  —  Apple lied.  That is basically what Google claimed yesterday when it published the redacted version of its filing about Google Voice to the Federal Communications Commission.  —  My first reaction to this was: WTF?!  My second take was: Why?
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Releases A Nuke.  Apple Won't Win This Fight.  —  Well, something clearly broke down behind the scenes in the ongoing Apple/Google negotiations over Google Voice on the iPhone, because Google released one of two nukes it has been holding back.  In a letter to the FCC today …
Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Says It Again: We Did Not Reject Google Voice iPhone App
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
DOJ: Court should reject Google book search settlement  —  IDG News Service - The U.S. Department of Justice has come out against the proposed agreement to settle copyright lawsuits that authors and major publishers filed against Google over the search company's book search program.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Government Urges Changes to Google Books Deal  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the latest challenge to Google's plan to establish the world's largest digital library and bookstore, the Justice Department said late Friday that a proposed legal settlement between Google and groups representing book authors …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Introduces App Store Resource Center for iPhone Developers  —  In an e-mail sent today to registered iPhone developers, Apple announced the introduction of the App Store Resource Center (iPhone developer membership required), a new site within the iPhone Dev Center dedicated …
Luis Corrons / PandaLabs:
Your Facebook account is worth $100  —  Yesterday I came across (thanks Sean-Paul!) the following site, which really attracted my attention:  —  As you can see, it is an online service which promises to hack any Facebook account just for 100 bucks (!).  My first thought about this was …
Henry Newman / Enterprise Storage Forum News:
RAID's Days May Be Numbered  —  The concept of parity-based RAID (levels 3, 5 and 6) is now pretty old in technological terms, and the technology's limitations will become pretty clear in the not-too-distant future — and are probably obvious to some users already.
Discussion: Smalltalk Tidbits …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Importance Of Enthusiasm In Any Product  —  A video took the web by storm today entitled “Incredible, amazing, awesome Apple.”  Basically, it boils down Apple's latest event into a series of superlatives.  It's a funny video because Apple really does have a pattern of using these types …
Discussion: Teds Take and digg.com, Thanks:atul
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Court: Disloyal Computing Is Not Illegal  —  A federal appeals court says employees are not liable for damages under anti-hacking laws for accessing their employers' computers for disloyal purposes.  —  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that workers authorized to access company computers …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
What Job Listings Tell Us About Google & Yahoo's Future Plans  —  Earlier this week, Google announced its intentions to start an exchange for display advertising, an attempt to take on Yahoo and its healthy position in the display ad business.  This is a fairly big broadside by Google …
Discussion: Epicenter and Webware.com, Thanks:atul
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
HTC Tilt 2 reappears in AT&T's system in preparation for launch  —  Are you an AT&T subscriber anxiously awaiting the day when you can finally make the HTC Tilt 2 your own?  If so, good news first came back in August when we gave you a screenshot of the handset sitting pretty in AT&T's system.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
New Lawsuit Brings Clarity To Skype's IP Problem (Prognosis: Screwed)  —  When a group of investors pooled their resources a few weeks ago to put a bid in to buy Skype from eBay, I thought there was a good chance that Skype's legal woes were behind them.  Apparently, I was wrong …
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Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Skype-Joost Licensing Drama Déjà Vu for Friis & Zennström
Discussion: GigaOM, P2P Blog and PR Newswire, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC's Net Neutrality Push to Boldly Go Where Congress Has Failed Thrice Before  —  Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, plans to propose a set of rules to define network neutrality in a speech Monday at the Brookings Institution, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. as Traffic Cop in ‘Net Neutrality’ Fight
John Cook / TechFlash:
Cougar sighting at Microsoft?  —  Microsoft is already trying to fend off Snow Leopards.  Now, it has cougars to deal with too.  For the second day in a row, there's been an unconfirmed cougar sighting on Microsoft's Redmond campus near building 32.  —  A note to staffers gives some tips on what to do if they encounter a cougar.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
While We Wait For Chrome For Mac, Mozilla's Camino Gets An Update  —  While Mac users grow impatient for Google's Chrome browser to come to the platform, there's a small bit of good news today: A new beta version of the excellent Camino browser.  —  Camino is a browser built by Mozilla specifically for the Mac.
Thanks:mgcreed
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook settles Beacon case: No more Beacon, but there's a $9.5M “privacy fund”  —  More updates coming soon.  —  Below is a statement on the Beacon settlement agreement from Barry Schnitt, Facebook's Director of Policy Communications.  —  We learned a great deal from the Beacon experience.
 
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Samantha Young / Associated Press:
Calif. advances tough flat-screen energy standards
Security Research & Defense:
Update on the SMB vulnerability situation
Discussion: Security Watch and Zero Day
Google Book Search Blog:
Discover Books and Magazines using Search Options
Discussion: WebProNews and ReadWriteWeb
Karl Bode / broadbandreports.com:
Broadcasters, Cable Bicker Over ‘TV Everywhere’
Discussion: Techdirt
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
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Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Dorsey Talks About His New Venture, and Why Twitter Wasn't Called ‘Twitch’
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mint's iPhone App: Now With Budgets, Push Notifications …
Discussion: Mercury News and Macsimum News
Mike Bracco / The Next Web:
Google ready to unleash spiders and expose your Google Docs
Discussion: WebWorkerDaily and The BFF
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: Google Revenue Projections For New Ad Exchange Leak
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
TechCrunch50 conference founders reunite for 2010, blame it all on the puppets
Discussion: bub.blicio.us, /Message and Gawker
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo Is Set to Unveil Big Marketing Push