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5:45 PM ET, September 29, 2009

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Lars Rasmussen / The Official Google Blog:
Surf's up Wednesday: Google Wave update  —  Starting Wednesday, September 30 we'll be sending out more than 100,000 invitations to preview Google Wave to:  — Developers who have been active in the developer preview we started back in June  — The first users who signed up and offered to give feedback on wave.google.com
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:   Google to expand Wave testing, eyes Wave store
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google Broadening Wave Access With GMail-Like Rollout
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The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
The Courier Files: How Microsoft Thinks We'll Use Their Secret Tablet  —  Microsoft's Courier booklet was surprising, mostly because it was so far outside of what everybody now expects from a tablet.  This internal video shows how Microsoft thinks we'll use Courier.
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
Ten New Details on the Apple Tablet  —  Want to know some more about Apple's upcoming tablet device?  You're in luck.  We've received the scoop from our reliable source—who correctly called the iPod nano 5G, iPhone 3GS and Chinese iPhone 3G months ago.  — Apple has created …
Kasper Jade / AppleInsider:
Apple warns of near-term iMac, Mac mini constraints [u]  —  Apple this week began informing its direct sales channels that several of its desktop-based Mac offerings have entered a period of constraint, further hinting that Mac hardware updates are on the horizon.  [Updated with additional info on Mac mini.]
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Palm Pre's New Strategy: Forget iTunes, Hello Wireless Amazon Downloads  —  When the Palm Pre debuted, one of its most useful features was its ability to sync with Apple's iTunes software.  Unfortunately, how it went about doing this was a little bit underhanded: it pretended to be an iPhone.
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Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
First look: Microsoft Security Essentials impresses  —  After a short three-month beta program, Microsoft is officially releasing Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), its free, real-time consumer antimalware solution for fighting viruses, spyware, rootkits, and Trojans.
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Paul McDougall / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Offers Free Security Essentials
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Q: How essential is Microsoft Security Essentials?  A: Does your door have a lock?
Discussion: Mashable!
Steve Ballmer / Microsoft Corporation:
The New Efficiency  —  In all the talk about the economy, one term that comes up more and more frequently is something called “the new normal.”  I like this phrase because it speaks to the fact that economic reality has undergone a fundamental shift over the course of the past 12 months.
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Says Ford, Continental Moving to Windows 7
Discussion: All about Microsoft and Digits
Electronista:
Moto Cliq to ship Nov. 2, match iPhone's price  —  T-Mobile this afternoon set out official launch details for the Motorola Cliq, its newest Android phone and Motorola's first touchscreen smartphone.  Pre-orders for existing users should start on October 19th while the phone should ultimately arrive …
Mia / YouTube Blog:
Warner Music Comes Back to YouTube  —  Music Licensing: It's complicated.  Let's face it.  But today all of that is beside the point: we are happy to announce that Warner Music Group (WMG)'s artists are returning home to YouTube.  Under this new, multi-year global agreement …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
DoubleTwist Remakes Apple's Classic 1984 Ad With A New Dictator: Steve Jobs  —  On January 22, 1984 during the third quarter of the SuperBowl, Apple broadcast one of the most famous television commercials of all time.  Based on a dystopian future George Orwell described in his novel 1984 …
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Newegg reveals Windows 7 OEM prices  —  Online retail store Newegg has posted Windows 7's OEM prices, and as always they're much cheaper than the retail versions.  —  Newegg.com today unveiled prices for OEM editions of Windows 7, and as always, they're significantly lower than the full retail versions …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60 finally ready for AT&T: $300 on October 4?  —  Let's just be brutally honest here: Garmin-Asus' nuvifone G60 is basically the Duke Nukem of phones.  We've been following it since before Garmin and ASUS formed their joint venture, since before we we had an inkling …
Tameka Kee / paidContent:
Akamai Rolls Out HD Video Network For Flash, Silverlight And iPhone  —  People continue to increase the amount of time they spend watching full-length movies and other premium content online—so shouldn't they be able to watch more of it in HD quality?  That's the premise behind the launch …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Dogster and ICanHazCheezburger Join Ad Forces  —  Dogster has never been a Web 2.0 darling.  At first glance a social network for pets isn't the most innovative idea, and its audience is limited to the kinds of wackos who make name tags for their dogs at conferences or create elaborate fictional personalities for their cats.
Discussion: TechFlash and Xconomy
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Chrome And Safari Are Rounding Errors  —  This is the third installment of our exclusive interview last week with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.  In the first article we showed an overview and video footage of the main subject areas we covered: Big Opportunities …
Robert McMillan / Computerworld:
Pressure on Microsoft, as Windows attack now public  —  IDG News Service - Hackers have publicly released new attack code that exploits a critical bug in the Windows operating system, putting pressure on Microsoft to fix the flaw before it leads to a worm outbreak.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Metered Broadband Is the Future: Verizon CTO  —  Verizon Chief Technology Officer Dick Lynch said today that in the coming years, wired broadband will likely be sold in packages based on the amount of data a person wants to consume, much like wireless broadband is sold today.
Discussion: DSLreports and Digital Daily, Thanks:atul
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
AOL's Google Reunion Grows Yet Again: Former YouTube Ad Guy Shashi Seth Joins Up  —  Of course, Time Warner's (TWX) AOL has hired yet another Google (GOOG) veteran.  That's what the company does under the Tim Armstrong regime.  —  Today's example: Shashi Seth, the one-time “monetization” …
Jennifer Martinez / GigaOM:
AppBank Wants to Help You Cash In on Facebook Apps  —  AppBank, a Seattle-based startup, today is launching a free application in beta that lets people without coding skills build their own Facebook apps, such as a quiz or game, in four steps — and earn a cut of the revenue from ads placed within them.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Tries to Pull the Storybook Ritual Onto the Web  —  LOS ANGELES — The Walt Disney Company hopes an ambitious new digital service it plans to unveil on Tuesday will transform how children read its storybooks.  —  In what it bills as an industry-defining moment …
 
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Information Warfare Monitor:
Targeted Malware Attack on Foreign Correspondents based in China
Discussion: Zero Day
Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Consumer Often Get Slower Internet Speeds Than Paid For: FCC
Eric Slivka / MacRumors iPhone Blog:
iPhone Developers Accessing Users' Telephone Numbers for Telemarketing?
Discussion: Mac4Ever.com and Gizmodo
Ville Vesterinen / ArcticStartup:
Ahtisaari From Dopplr To Head Nokia Design
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Jon Fortt / Brainstorm Tech:
Xerox CEO defends ACS deal
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Wize Redesigns Product Review Search Engine
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