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Google Mobile Blog:
Google Sync: Now with push Gmail support  —  Earlier this year, we launched Google Sync which allows you to synchronize your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar with your iPhone, Windows Mobile, and S60 devices.  Today, we're adding Gmail support to Google Sync for iPhone, iPod Touch and Windows Mobile devices.
Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Store Discord May Result in Employee Walk-Out  —  Apple's retail stores carry the company's brand and culture around the world, but really, each location has its own personality based largely on the management staff.  Now, staffers at the Alderwood Mall (Wash.) retail store say their complaints about …
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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 …
Computerworld:
Microsoft's Apple Store employee theft shocker!
Discussion: Techgeist
Elisa Steele / Yodel Anecdotal:
Under new management...yours  —  Next week, we will launch what will be Yahoo!'s single-largest global integrated marketing campaign ever.  I gave a sneak preview today as part of Yahoo!'s presence at Advertising Week in New York City.  (Think advertising meets Fashion Week.)
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Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo Goes Live With New Search Format  —  Yahoo has now gone live with its new search format.  There's nothing radical or “game changing.”  However, there are some nice upgrades and improvements.  Most prominently, it features a new left column that allows users to filter results …
Discussion: Yahoo! Search Blog and Mashable!, Thanks:atul
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo: More Weird Typography, Just For Y!ou
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Paul Ohm / Freedom to Tinker:
Netflix's Impending (But Still Avoidable) Multi-Million Dollar Privacy Blunder  —  In my last post, I had promised to say more about my article on the limits of anonymization and the power of reidentification.  Although I haven't said anything for a few weeks, others have …
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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 …
Jnack / John Nack on Adobe:
Lightroom pulls further ahead of Aperture  —  The past couple of years at this time (see entries for 2007, 2008), independent research company InfoTrends has surveyed professional photographers* about their choices of raw image-processing tools.  It's interesting to check …
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 …
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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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 …
Arn / AppShopper.com:
Friday's Avalanche of Apps  —  At the end of last week we saw a massive number of App approvals on the iTunes App Store.  This resulted in a over 1300 apps (of which over 300 were games) appearing in one day alone.  We had heard Apple had had quite a back log of approvals, so hopefully, they have cleared the queue for now.
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 …
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Tameka Kee / paidContent:   Facebook Rolls Out New Ads; Partners With Nielsen To Measure Their Effectiveness
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
AT&T takes the phone out of iPhone  —  Three weeks ago, I got a call on a friend's iPhone while in the middle of a desert; cell phone coverage had come to Burning Man.  By contrast, several calls I made last night to my parents from my San Francisco apartment were dropped and a subsequent connection became garbled.
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Gear Diary
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.
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
More Modest Results for Microsoft's Marketing Blitz.  Now It's Yahoo's Turn.
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
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 …
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
Gelato brings real-time search to online dating  —  Online dating, meet the social network, meet real-time search.  —  That's essentially the elevator pitch of Gelato, an early-stage start-up that's presenting at the DemoFall 09 conference in San Diego this week.
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 …
Business Wire:
Samsung Opens the Door to PC-Level Performance on Mobile Devices with 1GHz Low-power Application Processors  —  TAIPEI, Taiwan—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced two new 1GHz ARM® CORTEX™-A8 based …
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 …
James Sherwood / The Register:
Acer's F1 smartphone launching ‘within weeks’  —  Acer has confirmed that its F1 smartphone will be launched next month.  —  Little has been heard about the device since Acer first spoke about its development back in March.  However, the firm has since told Register Hardware that the F1 …
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
VentureBeat Buys TradeVibes To Launch Startup Database  —  Venture capital industry news site VentureBeat has purchased TradeVibes, a wiki info site on startups, which it is relaunching as its own startup directory site.  The new site—VentureBeat Profiles—features capsule profiles on startups.
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 and AppScout
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
DEMO: Micello Is “Google Maps Inside A Building”  —  I'm here at DEMO Fall, where dozens of startups are presenting to a conference room full of attendees and press.  One interesting company that presented today is Micello, a startup that's looking to offer interactive maps at a more detailed level …
 
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Owen Fletcher / PC World:
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Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
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Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Google Can't Be Stopped From Selling Keywords, European Court Aide Says
Discussion: Search Engine Journal
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Sony First Big Label To Try Amie Street Variable Music Pricing
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Tech journalists are the ones to watch
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Matt Cutts / Google Webmaster Central Blog:
Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking