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6:40 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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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 and Mashable!
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
No, Apple's iPhone Is Not 40% Of The Smartphone Market  —  Another month, another report that Apple's iPhone market share is vastly larger than it really is.  —  As with last time, this new report is based on the same source of highly slanted statistics, mobile ad network AdMob.
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Palm Pre Woes — When the Cloud Goes Down
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 …
ICANN:
The Affirmation of Commitments - What it Means  —  The Affirmation of Commitments completes a transition that started 11 years ago ...  When ICANN was created in 1998, with the assistance of the United States Government, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) process was started with the objective …
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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.
AT&T:
AT&T Acquires Plusmo to Further Mobile Applications Strategy  —  AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) 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 that will simplify mobile …
Jeff Chin / The Official Google Blog:
Translate your website with Google: Expand your audience globally  —  How long would it take to translate all the world's web content into 50 languages?  Even if all of the translators in the world worked around the clock, with the current growth rate of content being created online …
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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 …
Mac Slocum / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Shhh!  About one third of Knight News Challenge proposals are secret  —  You've still got two weeks to come up with the brilliant idea that'll save journalism — or, to be more realistic, an idea that'll earn some Knight Foundation cash and let you try something new and innovative.
Discussion: Romenesko
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.
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.
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
City of Portland, Oregon Officially Backs Open, Structured Data  —  The City Council of Portland, Oregon unanimously approved a resolution today that directs the city government to open data to outside developers and encourages adoption of open source solutions in technology procurement.
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Silicon Florist, Thanks:turoczy
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
 
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Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Yahoo updates Zimbra's application platform
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Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report:
RIM confirms October 2nd launch date for Mac version of BlackBerry Desktop Manager
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