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5:50 PM ET, September 27, 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 …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report:
Apple up to its old tricks, pushing unwanted software onto PCs  —  I don't own a lot of Apple products.  My wife has an iPhone (she loves it), but I don't.  I have an iPod Nano that I keep around for compatibility testing, but I haven't plugged it into a PC in this office in more than a year.
Discussion: Shooting at Bubbles
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
You're not on Twitter's suggested user list but you are in good company:  —  OK, so when Twitter came out with its Suggested User List I went through a bunch of emotions.  Hatred.  Jealousy.  Self loathing.  Blaming.  Anger.  Denial.  All that kind of stuff.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
The coming tablet wars  —  I'm going to try writing longer form stuff for the weekends, sort of to stretch the old mental legs a bit and share a bit of the stuff that is floating through my transom, man, about tech and especially mobile and portable electronics.  —  Come back with me to 2001.
Discussion: GottaBeMobile.com, Thanks:atul
Mike / Understanding Google Maps & Local Search:
Where Are Google Places Pages Going?  To the Index?  —  Last week when Google Map's new Place's pages were introduced it was noted that they were not going to be indexed (there is a great discussion going on at Greg's blog now) leaving the impression amongst many that they would sit, isolated, in the Maps siloh.
Discussion: Screenwerk
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
RIM Working on a Native Twitter Client... Should They?!  —  A while back now I heard that RIM was working on their own Twitter client (project banshee) and with some word of it starting to surface today figured it was about to time drop some details.  It'll be a BIS-B Push based handheld …
Discussion: BlackBerry Sync
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
Critics: AT&T griping over Google Voice a “red herring”  —  They're calling it a “political stunt” and “a bid to undermine Web-based competition.”  So what is it?  A new deep packet inspection gadget or astroturf group?  An inflammatory youtube video?  Nope.
Discussion: Bits
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.”
Discussion: paidContent and Shooting at Bubbles, Thanks:atul
Jason Robitaille / PreCentral.net:
Video Recording On The Pre: Seeing Is Believing  —  We all knew it was just a matter of time before video recording came to the Pre.  The camera and other hardware are easily strong enough to support it.  It's just the software that needs to be upgraded.  —  Over last few weeks there's …
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™ …
Polly Curtis / Guardian:
‘Robot’ computer to mark English essays  —  The owner of one of England's three major exam boards is to introduce artificial intelligence-based automated marking of English exam essays in the UK from next month.  —  Pearson, the American-based parent company of Edexcel, is to use computers to …
Discussion: Slashdot
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Viagra spam brings bulging returns of more than $4,000/day  —  Pharmaceutical spam can generate more than $4,000 per day in sales, confirming that spam continues to thrive because of those gullible few who click through and ruin it for the rest of us.  And that's not just an estimate …
Discussion: Between the Lines, Gizmodo and digg.com
 
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Josh Catone / Mashable!:
6 Incredible Twitter Powered Art Projects
Discussion: digg.com
Bobbie Johnson / Guardian:
The worst Microsoft ads of all time
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Share the Moment and Spread the Wealth
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
A Brilliant Open Letter Song On Piracy To Lily Allen
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com, Techgeist and digg.com
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mozilla coders are misguided over App Store criticisms
Discussion: Electronista and Webware.com
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Some More Positive Murmurs for Web Ads
Discussion: Contentinople, Thanks:atul
Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
BoinxTV Moves to Apple's Snow Leopard OS
Discussion: Macworld
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Pandora: From Near-Death to Profitability in a Year
Discussion: VentureBeat, Thanks:thinkmantra