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6:55 AM ET, October 12, 2009

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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 …
Discussion: Neowin.net, Twittercism, 901am and digg.com
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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.
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Hiptop3.com:
What Caused the Sidekick Fail?  —  By now the word is out on the street.  Microsoft/Danger has most likely lost everyone's personal info including contacts, notes, calendar entries, to-dos, etc.  The question remains: How did this happen?  Microsoft is a big software company …
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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, Thanks:mrinaldesai
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.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The Underutilized Power Of The Video Demo To Explain What The Hell You Actually Do  —  During my time at TechCrunch I've seen thousands of startups and written about hundreds of them.  I sure as hell don't know all the secrets to building a successful company, but there are a few things I've seen …
Jen Gordon / Smashing Magazine:
iPhone App Design Trends  —  For the past two years, the elegant iPhone has housed some of the most poorly designed applications you could imagine.  The hype surrounding iPhone has prompted many designers across the globe to try their skills with the new mobile medium.
Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
In defense of fanboys  —  I'm on the take.  Microsoft pays my salary.  I'm an Apple elitist.  If you listen to the “fanboys,” as tech product boosters are often called, you'll find that I've been accused, as have most tech writers, of all these things.  Often in the same day.
Thanks:beet_tv
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 …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Searchtastic Throws Its Hat Into The Twitter Search Engine Ring  —  There are a plethora of startups that are trying to harness and improve upon Twitter's real-time search functionality, including Collecta, One Riot, Scoopler and TwitterTroll.  The simple fact is that there is considerable value …
Tom Simonite / New Scientist:
Innovation: The psychology of Google Wave  — For similar stories, visit the Innovation and The Human Brain Topic Guides  —  Innovation is our regular column that highlights emerging technological ideas and where they may lead  —  Over the past week Google has been rolling …
Discussion: TechSpot
John Cook / Gawker:
The Federal Trade Commission's Coming War on Bloggers  —  The FTC is planning public hearings aimed at figuring out how to prop up dying newspapers.  On the agenda: tax breaks for news organizations, changing copyright law, and “greater public funding of public affairs news.”  This is very, very bad.
Discussion: Worker Bees Blog
 
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Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Facebook ensnared in two social networking patent disputes
Sharon Gaudin / Epicenter:
Study: 54 Percent of Companies Ban Facebook, Twitter at Work
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
Tough choices for feds giving out broadband money
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
WITN?:  Yahoo didn't sentence 200,000 Iranians to death …
Discussion: digg.com
 Earlier Items: 
Kate Galbraith / New York Times:
Seeking Energy Savings at the Heart of the Internet
ZDNet:
Hacked web mail accounts used to send spam
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
A Chink In Android's Armor
Discussion: Team Think and Mobility Site
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
A Twitter Engineer's Epic Diss of ‘Disgusting’ San Francisco
Discussion: Mark Evans Tech and broadstuff