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9:50 AM ET, October 12, 2009

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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Why Email No Longer Rules...  And what that means for the way we communicate  —  Services like Twitter, Facebook and Google Wave create a constant stream of interaction among users—for better or worse.  —  Email has had a good run as king of communications.  But its reign is over.
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Twitter: Nope, We're Not Doing Video Tweets  —  We commented a few hours ago on a claim in the Telegraph newspaper that Twitter is considering the addition of video to the service, and expressed skepticism about the report.  That skepticism seems well-founded, as Twitter co-founder Biz Stone replied …
Jason Hiner / Between the Lines:
Ellison rips IBM, shows off Sun-Oracle benchmarks, offers $10M prize  —  On Sunday night Larry Ellison took the stage at his annual event, Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, and came out swinging like a samurai warrior with a newly-sharpened sword.  His main target: IBM.
Joe Fay / The Register:
‘Amateur’ IBM brings down Air New Zealand  —  Mainframe power failure strands thousands  —  The boss of Air New Zealand has launched an astonishing attack on IBM after a catastrophic system crash crippled the airline and left passengers stranded.  —  The massive IBM letdown …
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Microsoft wants multicore boost from Windows 7  —  It's a question we all face: with chips getting more processing cores instead of more gigahertz, is your next computer going to actually run your software faster?  —  Microsoft is one of the companies that feels the pressure to most acutely …
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
Only 17 venture capital firms raise money in Q3 — fewest in 15 years  —  Venture capitalists are a breed in decline.  —  Just 17 venture capital firms raised new funds in the third quarter of 2009, the smallest number of number of firms in any quarter since the third quarter of 1994 …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch Europe:
Spotify competitor Deezer raises €6.5 million Series B round  —  [France] - Music search and discovery engine Deezer has raised €6.5 million in a second round of financing, bringing the total amount invested in the French upstart to approx. €12.2 million.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — It is a rare criticism of elite American university students that they do not think big enough.  But that is exactly the complaint from some of the largest technology companies and the federal government.
Discussion: Memex 1.1 and open, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Expected to Beat Q3 Estimates as Online Ads Look Up  —  Google is expected to beat consensus estimates when its announces third-quarter financial results after the bell Oct. 15.  Bernstein Research said it expects Google to beat consensus expectations modestly, raking in earnings per share …
Amanda Andrews / Telegraph:
Sky Songs service ‘will rival iTunes’  —  BSKYB will next week launch its digital music service, Sky Songs, in a move designed to challenge the domination of iTunes and Spotify in the music downloads business.  —  After lengthy delays, the satellite broadcaster has signed deals with music suppliers EMI …
Ed Sperling / Forbes:
What IBM Knows About CIOs  —  The results of Big Blue's survey of more than 2,500 CIOs worldwide.  —  What does IBM know that the rest of the market doesn't?  Apparently, a lot.  Big Blue just compiled the results of a survey of 2,598 CIOs around the globe.
Glenn Fleishman / Wi-Fi Networking News:
Lufthansa About to Unveil New In-Flight Internet Plan  —  Lufthansa is finally nearly ready to announce a deal long in the making: I've been hearing private noises and reading articles citing insider sources for a couple of years that Lufthansa would return to offering in-flight Internet service following …
 
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Seth Rosenblatt / The Download Blog:
New Ad-Aware offers behavioral detection
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
In defense of fanboys  —  I'm on the take.  Microsoft pays my salary.
Thanks:beet_tv
Jen Gordon / Smashing Magazine:
iPhone App Design Trends
John Cook / Gawker:
The Federal Trade Commission's Coming War on Bloggers
Discussion: TeleRead and Worker Bees Blog
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Facebook ensnared in two social networking patent disputes
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do
 Earlier Items: 
Sharon Gaudin / Epicenter:
Study: 54 Percent of Companies Ban Facebook, Twitter at Work
Discussion: TECH.BLORGE.com
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
Tough choices for feds giving out broadband money
Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
Innovation: The psychology of Google Wave
Kate Galbraith / New York Times:
Seeking Energy Savings at the Heart of the Internet