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11:30 AM ET, September 19, 2009

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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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Press Review+: U.S. Department of Justice Would Like to See Changes to Google Book Settlement  —  Here's a look at some of the coverage of the U.S. Department of Justice filing from Friday evening.  You can access the full text of the document here (32 pages; PDF).  —  Official News Release from US Department of Justice
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 …
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 …
Discussion: 901am, Thanks:thinkmantra
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Richard Whitt / Google Public Policy Blog:
Our complete letter to the FCC regarding Google Voice for iPhone  —  Back in July, the FCC sent letters to Apple, AT&T, and Google asking about the rejection of the Google Voice for iPhone app.  —  When we submitted our letter on August 21, we asked the FCC to redact certain portions …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:   Google vs. Apple: Who's telling the truth?
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 …
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. as Traffic Cop in ‘Net Neutrality’ Fight  —  FCC Proposal on Bandwidth a Boon for Consumers and Silicon Valley, Blow to Telecoms  —  The U.S. government plans to propose broad new rules Monday that would force Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, seeking …
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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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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 …
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
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 …
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.
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
Dorsey Talks About His New Venture, and Why Twitter Wasn't Called ‘Twitch’  —  Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, said Friday that his next venture would be based on themes similar to the microblogging service's and may focus on health care and financial services.
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Perfect App To Start Your Weekend Off With A Drink - Or Several Drinks.  Fast.  —  I love the fact that Power Music Hour, a new app for the iPhone, never once mentions drinking in its App Store page description.  But anyone who has been to college in the past decade will know exactly what this app is for: A drinking game.
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.
Samantha Young / Associated Press:
Calif. advances tough flat-screen energy standards  —  SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Energy regulators on Friday moved forward with a plan that could ban the sale of the most power-hungry televisions from California retail stores.  —  The California Energy Commission released what it hopes …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Closing In On Launch, Twitter Tweaks Its Retweet API And Shares A Picture  —  In the Twitter API Announcement Google Group today, developer Marcel Molina posted a couple interesting updates about the upcoming Retweet API.  —  First, the launch of the new API is “close at hand.”
Security Research & Defense:
Update on the SMB vulnerability situation  —  We'd like to give everyone an update on the situation surrounding the new Microsoft Server Message Block Version 2 (SMBv2) vulnerability affecting Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.  — Easy way to disable SMBv2
Discussion: Zero Day and Security Watch
 
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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
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Mint's iPhone App: Now With Budgets, Push Notifications …
Discussion: Mercury News and Macsimum News
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
YouTube, Warner Music feud nearing an end
Mike Bracco / The Next Web:
Google ready to unleash spiders and expose your Google Docs
Discussion: WebWorkerDaily and The BFF
 Earlier Items: 
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
EXCLUSIVE: Google Revenue Projections For New Ad Exchange Leak
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple, other retailers target of patent infringement suit
Paul Boutin / VentureBeat:
TechCrunch50 conference founders reunite for 2010, blame it all on the puppets
Discussion: /Message and Gawker
VentureBeat:
Facebook: Twitter is “in the rear-view mirror”
Discussion: Screenwerk and Shooting at Bubbles
Miguel Helft / Bits:
Yahoo Is Set to Unveil Big Marketing Push