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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
Roy Mark / eWeek:
Republicans Move to Block Network Neutrality
Discussion: GigaOM, Ars Technica and jkOnTheRun
Sam Gustin / DailyFinance:
FCC plan for open internet ‘perfect,’ Lessig says; AT&T, Verizon critical
Discussion: Bits, PC Magazine, Skype Blogs and 901am
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 …
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 and TechCrunchIT
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WindowsServer / Windows Server Division WebLog:
Microsoft acquires the technology assets of Interactive Supercomputing (ISC)
Discussion: iTnews.com.au and SlashGear
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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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 …
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.
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
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: 901am, TechSpot and InformationWeek
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Raju's Wiki and Mashable!
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 …
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John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Netflix CEO: We'll Get to the iPhone...Eventually
Discussion: Gizmodo
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Tech journalists are the ones to watch  —  Technology journalists are often the pioneers of new gadgets - and point to the way we could all work in the future  —  Rory Cellan-Jones was preparing for an early-morning live broadcast slot on BBC 5 Live from his home when he realised a telephone engineer had cut through his ISDN line.
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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: broadstuff, A VC and The Web Life
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sony First Big Label To Try Amie Street Variable Music Pricing  —  Amie Street always made sense to me.  The idea is to show demand for music via variable pricing.  Songs start off free and move up in price (up to 98 cents) as more people buy them.  I first wrote about them in 2006 …
Discussion: CNET News
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
Lucy Hornby / Reuters:
Chinese cyberattacks target media ahead of anniversary  —  Foreign media in China have been targeted by emails laden with malicious computer software in attacks that appear to be tied to the run-up to the National Day military parade on October 1.  —  While spam and viral attacks are not uncommon …
Discussion: The Register
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.
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.
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 …
 
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David Gelles / Financial Times:
EU probe ‘costing Sun $100m a month’
Discussion: The Register and Digital Daily
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Four million gamers celebrate: World of Warcraft back online in China
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Are Twitter direct messages safe?
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Rearden Commerce Raises Another $40 Million, Lays Off 18 Percent
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Tim Mullaney / Bloomberg:
Perot Family's Windfall From Dell Acquisition May Stretch to $400 Million
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Women in Tech: The Silicon Ceiling
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Tech companies getting rich quick
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