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4:25 AM ET, September 30, 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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Camille Ricketts / VentureBeat:
Ribbit injects voice into Google Wave release
Discussion: CNET News
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:   Google to expand Wave testing, eyes Wave store
blog.seattlepi.com:
Judge overturns Uniloc's record $388M victory over Microsoft  —  A district judge has abolished a high-profile, $388 million award against Microsoft and ruled that the company did not infringe a patent held by software maker Uniloc.  —  The judgment, signed Tuesday by Judge William Smith …
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The Age:   Aussie inventor's $445m Microsoft windfall wiped out
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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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Q: How essential is Microsoft Security Essentials?  A: Does your door have a lock?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Microsoft's Courier tablet: A Franklin Covey planner on steroids?  —  Since the first video and photo leaks went public last week of Microsoft's alleged second-generation Tablet PC, tipsters have been working overtime.  —  Since Microsoft isn't commenting at all on Courier (the official statement is …
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The Paperboy / Gizmodo:
The Courier Files: How Microsoft Thinks We'll Use Their Secret Tablet
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Microsoft's Top Executives Get A Paycut  —  Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) just completed the worst fiscal year in its history, with revenue down three percent; the first decline in sales in its history.  And its executives did not get off easy.  All of Microsoft's top executives …
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Data Mining the Mint.com Demographic  —  Last week we reported on Intuit's acquisition of personal finance site Mint.com.  Now Mint Founder Aaron Patzer is lifting the curtain on a few fantastic new features—for businesses.  —  The most significant: Mint is now aggregating data …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Joanna Stern / Gizmodo:
HP Envy 13 Review: The MacBook Imitated, Not Duplicated  —  You know what they say about knock offs; they're never quite as good as the original.  But HP's Envy 13, which is clearly a rip of the 13-inch MacBook Pro (everything down to packaging screams Apple), comes pretty darn close.
Discussion: CrunchGear, Engadget and Crave
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
OnLive raises big round from AT&T and others for on-demand gaming  —  OnLive is announcing today it has raised a third round of funding from AT&T Media Holdings, Lauder Partners and its existing partners as it moves toward the launch of its video games on demand service, which will let you play high-end games with no special hardware.
Discussion: TechCrunch, blogs.ft.com, VG247 and Joystiq
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.
Daniel Brusilovsky / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Meets The iPhone; Access Files On The Go  —  Dropbox, the easy to use file access manager which syncs your files across all your computers and the web, has introduced an iPhone application to make it even easier to access your files anywhere in the world.
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
RIM launches TiVo for BlackBerry  —  How long does it take to pump out an TiVo app for BlackBerry?  One year, evidently, as RIM and TiVo have just announced the availability of TiVo for BlackBerry.  Allowing BlackBerry users with a TiVo set-top box to view their program guide and remotely schedule …
Discussion: CNET News and Phone Arena, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Misfired e-mail was never viewed by Gmail user  —  A sensitive e-mail mistakenly sent by a bank to a Gmail address that prompted a court to order Google to deactivate the account was not viewed by the recipient and has been deleted, the bank said on Tuesday.
Brad Stone / Bits:
Facebook Offers Translation Tool to Other Sites  —  Back in January 2008, Facebook was available in one language: English.  That's when the company introduced a new translation tool that allowed its members to do the hard work of translating the site into their native languages.
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
Apple's hypocritical move to block competitors from accessing its software.  —  In May, Palm announced that its new phone, the Pre, would do something that only a single other smartphone in the world could do—"synchronize seamlessly with iTunes."  For years, manufacturers of digital music players …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MySpace Co-Founder And CTO Aber Whitcomb Leaves, To Be Replaced By Alex Maghen  —  MySpace has just announced that CTO and co-founder Aber Whitcomb will be leaving the company, to be replaced by MySpace Music's current CTO Alex Maghen.  The news doesn't come as much of a surprise …
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 …
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.]
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.
Amit / Digital Inspiration:
Perform OCR with Google Docs - Turn Images Into Editable Documents  —  Google Docs can now perform OCR on digital images.  You can upload an image containing typewritten or printed text (like a fax document or a scanned newspaper clipping) to your Google Docs account and it will turn that image into editable text.
Wall Street Journal:
GM, eBay End Online Sales Effort  —  General Motors Co. is ending a seven-week experiment to sell new cars in California with eBay Inc., as many dealers report the online marketplace didn't help sell more vehicles and led shoppers to offer low-ball prices.  —  The program, which ends Wednesday …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Former MySQL CEO Marten Mickos Joins Benchmark As Entrepreneur In Residence  —  Mårten Gustaf Mickos, former CEO of MySQL, is Benchmark Capital's newest Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR).  —  Mickos served as chief executive officer for the open source database company from January 2001 …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Digits, Thanks:atul
 
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Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud
Discussion: CNET News, Thanks:ritubpant
BBC:
End in site for Yugoslav domains
Discussion: Guardian and CircleID
Brad Stone / New York Times:
‘Clear’ Security Service May Return at Airports
Gadi Evron / darkREADING:
Dutch ISPs Sign Anti-Botnet Treaty
Discussion: CircleID and Security Watch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Echofon (Formerly TwitterFon) Unveils A Simple And Fast Native Mac Twitter Client
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Battelle Changes Mind, Stays CEO; Deanna Brown Exits Scripps …
Discussion: VentureBeat and FM Blog
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Sydney Morning Herald:
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Cecilia Kang / Post I.T.:
Internet Speeds Are Often Slower Than What Consumers Pay For, FCC Finds
Discussion: Maximum PC
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Dogster and ICanHazCheezburger Join Ad Forces