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9:55 AM ET, September 22, 2009

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Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Verizon, AT&T: Net neutrality not OK for wireless  —  The wireless industry is gearing up to fight new Net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is formulating to keep the Internet open.  —  On Monday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski gave a speech at the Brookings Institute …
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Roy Mark / eWeek:
Republicans Move to Block Network Neutrality
Discussion: Ars Technica and jkOnTheRun
Chairman Julius Genachowski / OpenInternet.gov:
Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation …
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
FCC plan for open internet ‘perfect,’ Lessig says; AT&T, Verizon critical
WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
Microsoft acquires the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)  —  Today, I'm very excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC), a company that specializes in bringing the power of parallel computing to the desktop …
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Dan Primack / PE Hub Blog:
Microsoft Buys Interactive Supercomputing  —  peHUB has learned that Microsoft has acquired Interactive Supercomputing, a VC-backed maker of the Star-P interactive parallel computing platform.  —  An official announcement is expected tomorrow.  No word yet on price.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matt Asay / The Open Road:
Linus Torvalds: ‘Linux is bloated’  —  Linus Torvalds, founder of the Linux kernel, made a startling comment at LinuxCon in Portland, Ore., on Monday: “Linux is bloated.”  While the open-source community has long pointed the finger at Microsoft's Windows as bloated, it appears that with success …
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Microsoft poaching Apple store managers and sales staff  —  Microsoft is beginning to look to Apple for more than just inspiration for its retail stores, the company is now also starting to hire away its retail employees.  —  People that have spoken to The Loop on condition of anonymity confirm …
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Computerworld:
Microsoft's Apple Store employee theft shocker!
Discussion: Techgeist and VatorNews
Business Wire:
The Nielsen Company and Facebook Form Strategic Alliance  —  Industry Leaders to Use Nielsen Products to Help Marketers Better Measure Online Advertising Impact and Realize Greater ROI  —  NEW YORK & PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Nielsen Company and Facebook today announced a multi-year …
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Oracle CEO sees long slog for U.S. economy  —  Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't expect the U.S. economy to significantly improve until halfway through the next decade - a gloomy scenario he dubbed an L-shaped recovery.  —  “The American consumer is so deeply in debt …
Discussion: InfoWorld
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David Gelles / Financial Times:
EU probe ‘costing Sun $100m a month’
Discussion: The Register
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
A $1 Million Research Bargain for Netflix, and Maybe a Model for Others  —  Even the near-miss losers in the Netflix million-dollar-prize competition seemed to have few regrets.  —  Netflix, the movie rental company, announced on Monday that a seven-man team was the winner …
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Steve Lohr / Bits:
Netflix Awards $1 Million Prize and Starts a New Contest
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Web-Based Productivity Suite Zoho Launches Forum Tool Zoho Discussions  —  Web-based productivity suite Zoho is launching a brand new product today called Zoho Discussions.  Zoho lets any business, individual or organization create public or private support forums where employees or customers …
Matt Cutts / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking  —  Recently we received some questions about how Google uses (or more accurately, doesn't use) the “keywords” meta tag in ranking web search results.  Suppose you have two website owners, Alice and Bob.  Alice runs a company called AliceCo and Bob runs BobCo.
Guardian:
Murdoch's digital news cartel will not persuade people to pay for content  —  The market research revelation that only 5% of UK web users would pay for online news doesn't surprise me in the least.  But I doubt that it will stop Rupert Murdoch in his tracks.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Bank Sends Sensitive E-mail to Wrong Gmail Address, Sues Google  —  A Wyoming bank sent an e-mail containing sensitive customer data to the wrong Gmail account, and now wants Google to reveal the identity of the account holder who received the data.  —  According to a court document in the case …
Discussion: TechSpot, InformationWeek and 901am
Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
New Ericsson Module Delivers Mobile Broadband to Consumer Electronics  —  Ericsson's vision of an “all-communicating world” is now that much closer to reality.  The 2G-, 3G- and 4G-technology provider introduced a tiny, low-power module for embedding high-speed HSPA mobile broadband connectivity in consumer electronics.
Discussion: Computerworld
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zong Launches Subscription Service For Mobile Payments  —  Over the past year, we've written frequently about mobile payments startups and the potential future of this technology.  Rivals Zong and Boku both offer essentially the same service—the ability to make a payment for a micro-transactions via your mobile phone.
Discussion: CNET News
Franklin Paul / MediaFile:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Xbox, Youtube, iPhone  —  We caught up with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings at the movie rental company's event where it awarded a $1 million prize after a contest aimed at improving the accuracy of movie recommendations.  He spoke about his hopes of working with Apple on the iPhone …
Gordon Mah Ung / Maximum PC:
It's Official: AMD Confirms Hexa-Core Thuban CPU  —  Backwards Compatility with AM3 is the Big Surprise  —  Eat that Gulftown: AMD officials have not only confirmed that it will release a hexa-core processor next year - but it will be backwards compatible with existing AM3 and AM2+ motherboards.
the nytpicker:
“I Am Not A Reporter!”  NYT's David Pogue Declares, Responding Angrily To Recent Criticism.  “Since When Have I Ever Billed Myself As A Journalist?”  —  Clearly stung by recent attacks over conflicts of interest, the NYT's technology columnist David Pogue used a podcast interview Sunday …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Aubrey Sabala / All Shook Down:
There Goes the Neighborhood: How Foursquare is Subtly Threatening Your Anonymity  —  Imagine the following scenario: You're quietly enjoying your tea while reading a newspaper at your local cafe, when someone you've never before seen interrupts your morning respite by hollering your name from the next table.
Sridhar / Zoho Blogs:
The Real Cost of Acquisitions: the Zimbra Story  —  Boomtown reports that Yahoo has put Zimbra on the block.  Honestly, this came as no surprise at all to us at Zoho.  I remember scratching my head when the acquisition was made; I didn't see how an enterprise/business focused open source offering …
 
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Business Wire:
Samsung Opens the Door to PC-Level Performance on Mobile Devices …
Discussion: IntoMobile
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Can't Be Stopped From Selling Keywords, European Court Aide Says
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sony First Big Label To Try Amie Street Variable Music Pricing
Discussion: CNET News
Lucy Hornby / Reuters:
Chinese cyberattacks target media ahead of anniversary
Discussion: The Register
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Tech journalists are the ones to watch
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:atul
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Apple makes lame attempt at placating App Store developers
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com
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The New York Times, Brought to You-Literally-by Twitter
Tim Mullaney / Bloomberg:
Perot Family's Windfall From Dell Acquisition May Stretch to $400 Million
Discussion: InformationWeek
Reuters:
Yahoo seeking up to $500 million for small business unit
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