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9:55 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 and CloudAve
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: VoIP Watch and Bits
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 and Search Engine Land
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Sprint Banks on WiMax to Win Back Market Share  —  Sprint Nextel has taken to boasting that it offers “the first wireless 4G network.”  —  What does that mean?  Sprint's advertisements do not say.  The company assumes that most people, dizzy from the tornado of technobabble …
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
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
Brad Stone / Bits:
Will Amazon Open the Kindle to Developers?  —  We're heading into the holiday buying season, which means the introduction of new gadgets and the media's annual anointment of the season's hottest tech toy.  Plenty of pundits think electronic book readers will sell briskly this year …
Discussion: Internet2Go and TeleRead, Thanks:atul
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch:
Australian Education Department Seeks To Build ‘Unhackable’ Netbook Network  —  ITNews, an Australian business publication, is reporting that the Department of Education of the state of New South Wales is using a variety of management software and techniques 'to roll out 240,000 netbook computers …
Discussion: iTnews.com.au and Slashdot
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 …
Discussion: I4U News and Engadget
 
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Polly Curtis / Guardian:
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Discussion: Slashdot
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Viagra spam brings bulging returns of more than $4,000/day
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com and digg.com
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The worst Microsoft ads of all time
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Mozilla coders are misguided over App Store criticisms
Discussion: Electronista
Nathan Eddy / eWeek:
BoinxTV Moves to Apple's Snow Leopard OS
Discussion: Macworld