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10:25 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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David L. Cohen / Comcast Voices:
Does the Internet Need More Regulation? FCC to Decide
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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Gary Allen / ifoAppleStore:
Store Discord May Result in Employee Walk-Out
Computerworld:
Microsoft's Apple Store employee theft shocker!
Discussion: Techgeist and VatorNews
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 …
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
Discussion: TechCrunchIT
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 …
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Business Wire:
The Nielsen Company and Facebook Form Strategic Alliance
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
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
Discussion: MarketingVOX
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 …
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Business Wire:
Samsung's New 5-Megapixel SoC Image Sensor Brings Digital Still …
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia and Gizmodo
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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
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.
 
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
AT&T takes the phone out of iPhone
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
New Ericsson Module Delivers Mobile Broadband to Consumer Electronics
Discussion: Computerworld
the nytpicker:
“I Am Not A Reporter!” …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zong Launches Subscription Service For Mobile Payments
Discussion: CNET News and Inside Social Games
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
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Tech journalists are the ones to watch
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:atul
Sridhar / Zoho Blogs:
The Real Cost of Acquisitions: the Zimbra Story
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Franklin Paul / MediaFile:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on Xbox, Youtube, iPhone
Aubrey Sabala / All Shook Down:
There Goes the Neighborhood: How Foursquare is Subtly Threatening Your Anonymity
Michael Krigsman / IT Project Failures:
Are Twitter direct messages safe?
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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