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10:05 PM ET, September 26, 2009

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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
Exclusive: Apple dictated Light Peak creation to Intel, could begin migration from other standards as early as 2010  —  Remember how Intel showed off its new, advanced optical standard — Light Peak — this past week on a Hackintosh?  Well it turns out there's more to that story than you probably know …
Steve Schultze / Freedom to Tinker:
Android Open Source Model Has a Short Circuit  —  Last year, Google entered the mobile phone market with a Linux-based mobile operating system.  The company brought together device manufacturers and carriers in the Open Handset Alliance, explaining that, “Together we have developed Android™ …
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Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple close to unveiling all-new MacBook line  —  An initiative on the part of Apple to retain and redesign its low-cost polycarbonate MacBook line due to ongoing economic uncertainties is now believed to be closer to fruition than once thought, AppleInsider has been told.
Christopher Meinck / EverythingPre:
Palm Pre for $79.99 at Walmart  —  Just a few days ago, we saw the Palm Pre hit Amazon for $100.  Those willing to go through the rebate process can get the Palm Pre for just $79.99 from Walmart with a 2-year agreement.  The $100 mail-in rebate goes through Let's Talk, who handles wireless sales for Walmart.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
A Brilliant Open Letter Song On Piracy To Lily Allen  —  Say what you like about Lily Allen.  Agree with her.  Disagree with her if you like.  Whatever the position, it's difficult to take it away from her - she has done more in the last week to raise the online debate over illicit file-sharing than any other artist in recent months.
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com and digg.com
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Share the Moment and Spread the Wealth  —  THE blog WebDesignBooth.com is emblematic of Web sites these days in one respect: it seems to desperately want readers to share its insights with their friends.  —  At the top of each article on this online resource for Web developers …
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mozilla coders are misguided over App Store criticisms  —  Two prominent web developers involved with Mozilla have taken new positions at Palm, heading up developer relations for is webOS platform.  While both Dion Almaer and Ben Galbraith extol the open web as the future of app delivery …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Google barks back at Microsoft over Chrome Frame security  —  Defends plug-in, says it makes IE more secure, not less  —  Computerworld - Google hit back at Microsoft today, defending the security of its new Chrome Frame plug-in and claiming that the software actually makes Internet Explorer (IE) safer and more secure.
Jennifer Fernicola / Chicago Bar-tender:
Facebook lawsuit: Mom, son say pranksters setup racist, sexual profile  —  A mother and her teenage son are suing four other minors for setting up a fake Facebook profile of the son with racist and sexual statements.  —  According to the complaint, the defendants created an account and profile …
Discussion: Mashable!, NBC Bay Area and digg.com
Andy Alexander / Ombudsman Blog:
Post Editor Ends Tweets as New Guidelines Are Issued  —  As tweets on Twitter, they're pretty innocuous.  —  “We can incur all sorts of federal deficits for wars and what not,” read a recent one.  “But we have to promise not to increase it by $1 for healthcare reform?  Sad.”
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Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
BoinxTV Moves to Apple's Snow Leopard OS  —  Boinx Software's video production software upgrades to Version 1.4, now operable with Apple's latest operating system—Snow Leopard.  —  Germany software company Boinx has updated BoinxTV, its live-video production software …
Discussion: Macworld
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Pandora: From Near-Death to Profitability in a Year  —  I've always liked how outspoken Tim Westergren of Pandora is.  He's not one of those all-too-common founders who puffs up his chest and gives rationalizations for why everything is great even as user numbers are sliding or a competitor is stealing momentum.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:thinkmantra
 
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Some More Positive Murmurs for Web Ads
Discussion: Contentinople, Thanks:atul
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Freecom to Sell Early USB 3.0 Portable Drive
Discussion: I4U News
Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Browser makers complain about Microsoft's ballot-screen fix
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Confirmed: Twitter is Saving All Your Tweets, After All
Discussion: The Web Life, Thanks:mgcreed
 Earlier Items: 
Bradley Keoun / Bloomberg:
Citigroup, Microsoft Said to Take on Intuit, Mint.com
Discussion: CNET News and PE Hub Blog
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Oy, What A Shanda: Chinese Gaming IPO Flops
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Early Twitter Backer Union Square Sits This One Out