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5:50 AM ET, September 22, 2009

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Chairman Julius Genachowski / OpenInternet.gov:
Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity  —  “Preserving a Free and Open Internet: A Platform for Innovation, Opportunity, and Prosperity”  —  Prepared Remarks of  —  The Brookings Institution, Washington DC
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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 …
Roy Mark / eWeek:
Republicans Move to Block Network Neutrality  —  Senate Republicans react quickly to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal to expand the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality authority.  Working on an unrelated appropriations bill, Republican senators push an amendment …
Dylan F. Tweney / Epicenter:
FCC Position May Spell the End of Unlimited Internet
Discussion: Skype Journal and Lifehacker
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
FCC plan for open internet ‘perfect,’ Lessig says; AT&T, Verizon critical
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
Marisa Taylor / Digits:
Winning Netflix Team Draws From AT&T, Yahoo
Discussion: Associated Press
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 looking 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 …
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.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bing's Slow Growth Continues  —  Microsoft's Bing search engine grew its share of the U.S. market for its third month in a row, according to comScore.  —  Bing represented 9.3% of searches in August, up from 8.9% in July and 8.0% in May, according to comScore.
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.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:   MySpace Trumps Facebook With Two-Way Twitter Syncing
Jeff Smykil / Ars Technica:
Apple makes lame attempt at placating App Store developers  —  Apple has made a new resource available to iPhone application developers called the App Store Resource Center intended to assist devs in steps such as app submission and managing applications once they are in the store.
Discussion: Pocket-lint.com
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to Partner With Nielsen  —  Facebook Inc. plans to announce a deal with online measurement company Nielsen Co., in a step to address advertisers' frustration with measuring how their ads perform on the social network.  —  Under the partnership, terms of which aren't expected to be disclosed …
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.
Discussion: A VC and The Web Life
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 digg.com
EU Press Room:
Antitrust: Commission publishes decision concerning Intel's abuse of dominant position  —  The European Commission has today published a non-confidential version of its Intel Decision, adopted on 13 May 2009 ( IP/09/745 and MEMO/09/235 ), together with a summary of the key elements of the Decision.
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Netflix CEO: We'll Get to the iPhone...Eventually  —  Netflix is headed to the iPhone-at some yet-to-be-determined point in the future.  Asked by Reuters if he'd ever consider a partnership with Apple (AAPL), Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said he would, but only after the company had secured …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Hasn't Started Playing The Monetization Game Just Yet  —  There's some hoopla today that the location-based social network Foursquare has found its business model (and as such, has beaten the more mature Twitter to one).  But hold your horses.  While Foursquare does have an idea …
Discussion: The Next Web, Internet2Go and Mashable!
Reuters:
Yahoo seeking up to $500 million for small business unit  —  SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) hopes to get up to $500 million for a unit that hosts websites for small companies, after putting it on the market for several months, two people familiar with the matter said.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Alice.com Raises $4 Million For Household Goods Shopping Platform  —  Alice.com, the retail platform for household goods, has raised $4 million in a Series B round according to an SEC filing.  According to the filing, the company is trying to raise an additional $2 million in this round.
Discussion: alarm:clock and paidContent
Maya Baratz / The Huffington Post:
Women in Tech: The Silicon Ceiling  —  When I first I attended the Webby Awards in 2001, I noticed an anthropological paradox: The line to the ladies' room was nonexistent, the men's, long.  —  Where were all the women?  Surely they existed in the then-budding Internet industry (I did!).
Discussion: Daily Patricia and MediaPost
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Are Twitter direct messages safe?  —  A twitter colleague sent me a direct message that apparently ended up in another user's mailbox.  This error suggests that private information sent on Twitter could be exposed to non-intended recipients.  —  Here is a screen capture of the private message …
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Four million gamers celebrate: World of Warcraft back online in China
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Rearden Commerce Raises Another $40 Million, Lays Off 18 Percent
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Erin Barker / Contentinople:
News Corp.'s Miller: MySpace Fell Behind
Discussion: The Constant Observer
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Exclusive Interview: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on the Value of Viral Loops
Discussion: Inc.com, Thanks:albertonardelli
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Chrome Is a Lock for 10% Share, but How Much More?
Discussion: Mashable!