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4:35 PM ET, September 30, 2009

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Brian Lam / Gizmodo:
Apple Tablet Aiming To Redefine Newspapers, Textbooks and Magazines  —  Steve Jobs said people don't read any more.  But Apple is talks with several media companies rooted in print, negotiating content for a “new device.”  And they're not just going for e-books and mags.  They're aiming to redefine print.
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Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Everything We Know About Apple's Touchscreen Tablet  —  It's looking more and more likely that Apple will release a 10-inch tablet computer in early 2010.  —  Even if you're sick of Apple tablet rumors, we promise you'll like this one.  The latest update comes from a tipster with a solid track record …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Touching: All Rumors Point To The End Of Keys/Buttons
Discussion: Technologizer, GMSV and Steve Krause, Thanks:atul
Alex Himel / Facebook Developers:
Facebook Connect, Easy as 1, 2, 3  —  Earlier today, we announced Translations for Facebook Connect, which simplifies and streamlines the process of translating a website into to any of the more than 65 different languages Facebook currently supports.  As we continue to provide ways …
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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook eases Connect sign-up to expand reach across the web  —  Facebook is simplifying how outside companies can integrate its Connect service today, in an effort to boost the company's impact far beyond the borders of its social networking site.  —  It's launching a Facebook Connect Wizard …
Discussion: All Facebook
Matt Buchanan / Gizmodo:
Apple Genius Bar: iPhones' 30% Call Drop Is “Normal” in New York  —  How utterly s**tty is the iPhone on AT&T in the New York area?  The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls.  And that's considered acceptable by Apple.  —  Giz reader Manoj took his iPhone to the Genius Bar …
Mark Relph / The Windows Blog:
The Windows 7 Logo Program  —  First, let me introduce myself.  My name is Mark Relph and I am a Senior Director with the Windows Product Strategy Group and I lead a group known as the Windows Ecosystem Team.  My team and I focus on a few specific areas - compatibility of applications & hardware …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK internet ad spend overtakes TV  —  Record £1.75bn online spend makes UK first major economy to spend more on web ads than TV, says IAB  —  The UK has become the first major economy where advertisers spend more on internet advertising than on television advertising …
Gina Trapani / Lifehacker:
Google Wave First Look  —  If you're not one of the 100,000 lucky users who gets an invitation to Google Wave today, don't fret.  You can check out Google Wave right here.  —  But first, ground rules.  Click on all images in this post to see it full size.  Uppercase “Wave” refers to the entire Google Wave product.
Grant Gross / Computerworld:
ICANN freed from US gov't oversight  —  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has reached a new agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce allowing the nonprofit greater independence, while giving more countries oversight of the organization.
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ICANN:
The Affirmation of Commitments - What it Means
Discussion: CircleID and Domain Name News
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 …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
iMeem Wipes The Slate Clean With $6 million Funding  —  iMeem may go down in the history books as the little company that could.  The service morphed from an instant-messaging centric social network into a widget service to a full on music streaming service (read an early post by us on iMeem here).
Discussion: VentureBeat and GigaOM
Taylor Buley / Forbes:
Recognize That Cute Picture Online?  —  Affiliate advertisers could be abusing the photos you post.  —  BURLINGAME, Calif. — Internet advertisement platforms are brimming with photos of sunny smiles and exposed body parts.  Many of these ads are published by outsiders, called …
Discussion: Valleywag
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Two-Thirds of Americans Object to Online Tracking  —  ABOUT two-thirds of Americans object to online tracking by advertisers — and that number rises once they learn the different ways marketers are following their online movements, according to a new survey from professors at the University …
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
New Malware Re-Writes Online Bank Statements to Cover Fraud  —  New malware being used by cybercrooks does more than let hackers loot a bank account; it hides evidence of a victim's dwindling balance by rewriting online bank statements on the fly, according to a new report.
Discussion: CNET News, Maximum PC and Switched, Thanks:ritubpant
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Plan To Trounce Orkut In India May Be Working  —  With the growing market of internet users in the country, India has become a battlefield for social networks.  Google-owned Orkut has long been the most popular social network in India, with Facebook fighting to catch up.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner's $4.2 Billion AOL Fire Sale  —  When AOL CEO Tim Armstrong isn't busy hiring former Google executives, he's preparing for his company's spinoff from the Time Warner (TWX) mother ship, which is is supposed to happen by the end of the year.  So when it does, how much will the Internet company be worth?
Eric Savitz / Tech Trader Daily:
Rackspace: Sequoia Apparently Distributes Stake  —  Rackspace (RAX) investor Sequoia Capital yesterday apparently distributed its roughly 10% stake in the web-hosting company to its limited partners, a move which pushed down the share price and triggered a spike in volume.
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Sources: ‘Light Peak’ technology not Apple idea  —  Industry sources are refuting a report claiming that a future fiber-optics technology was an Apple idea that was brought to Intel.  —  Light Peak was an Intel Labs project that the chipmaker was working on before anyone was thinking of using it …
theBookseller.com:
Kindle prepared for pre-Frankfurt UK launch  —  The Bookseller has heard from authoritative sources that Amazon.com will finally announce the arrival of its e-book device the Kindle in the UK next week.  The news confirms the story first reported by The Bookseller in July that publishers were expecting an October release of the device.
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
Fox Interactive Morphs Into News Corp. Digital Media; Management Reshuffle  —  So the ghost of Fox Interactive Media is finally buried, and now emerges the winner, ready to take on the world...or whatever.  News Corp (NYSE: NWS).  Digital Media (NDM) is the new name of News Corp.'s digital media group headed …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Eric Miraglia / Yahoo! User Interface Blog:
YUI 3.0.0: First GA Release of YUI's Next-Generation Codeline  —  YUI().use("node", function(Y) { Y.one("#message").setContent("Hello, World!")  We're pleased to announce today the general-availability release of YUI 3.0.0.  YUI 3's core infrastructure (YUI, Node and Event) …
Discussion: Webmonkey, eWeek, CNET News and Ajaxian
Business Wire:
AT&T Acquires Plusmo to Further Mobile Applications Strategy  —  DALLAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - News) today announced the acquisition of privately-held Plusmo, Inc., a leading provider of cross-platform mobile application solutions, bringing to AT&T an open standards technology …
Eric M. Zeman / Phone Scoop:
AT&T and TerreStar to Offer Hybrid Sat/Cell Phones  —  Today AT&T and TerreStar announced a new partnership that will make hybrid satellite-cellular phones available to customers in the U.S. The service will provide normal cellular access when users are covered by AT&T's cellular network …
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
RIM confirms October 2nd launch date for Mac version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager  —  How about some great news to get your Wednesday in full swing, Mac-sporting BlackBerry addicts?  RIM has just made it official — BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac will be released at 1PM ET on Friday.
BBC:
Google bosses on trial in Italy  —  The trial of four Google employees has begun in Milan with an engineer from the search giant giving evidence.  —  The employees are accused of breaking Italian law in allowing a video of a teenager with Down's Syndrome to be posted online.
Discussion: p2pnet
Seeking Alpha:
Palm Has a PREcarious Channel Issue  —  Yesterday morning, our teammate and partner, David Eller downgraded Palm (PALM) stock to Unfavorable from Neutral.  Simultaneously, I published a report examining how this problem will likely disappear inside of Sprint (S).  We maintain our favorable opinion on Sprint.
Jonny Evans / 9 to 5 Mac:
Adobe boss takes seat at Dell  —  Annoyed with Adobe?  Feel the company's customer commitment to be a little weak?  Somewhat annoyed at the company's opaque price tier structure when it comes to Creative Suite sales in the UK and Europe in comparison to the US?
Discussion: content.dell.com
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Orders for Classmate PCs canceled or suspended, say Taiwan makers  —  Governments and OEM partners in many emerging markets have canceled orders for Intel-promoted Classmate PCs, or have asked to suspend shipments, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
Discussion: SlashGear, CrunchGear and jkOnTheRun
 
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Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
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Discussion: Macworld and MacNN
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blog.seattlepi.com:
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