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7:25 PM ET, October 22, 2009

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Trevin Chow:
The New Microsoft Store launches with Windows 7  —  You've read the amazing reviews and now the day is finally here.  Without a doubt, one of the biggest launches of the year is Windows 7!  —  It's available for immediate purchase where you can choose to either have it shipped to you or to download it direct from Microsoft.
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Nick Wingfield / Digits:
Microsoft Launches Windows 7  —  Microsoft hopes that its first operating system in three years, Windows 7, makes a big splash, starting with its official launch Thursday.  —  The software company is counting on Windows 7 to help it stave off competition from Apple, and PC makers …
Claire Atkinson / Broadcasting & Cable:
Chase Carey: Hulu to Charge in 2010  —  News Corp. Deputy Chairman Chase Carey opened the B&C OnScreen summit to discuss where he sees the business going.  “It's time to start getting paid for broadcast content online,” he said.  Carey said that while everyone cites the infamous Jeff Zucker quip that …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Brainstorm Tech:
Nokia vs. Apple: $12 per iPhone  —  The iPhone's had a “free ride” on its patents since 2007, claims a Nokia lawsuit  —  Who can blame Nokia (NOK) if its nose is out of joint.  The Finnish telecommunications giant is used to dominating the global cellphone market, and it still commands a 36.8% share, according to Gartner.
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Lame Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone Patent Infringement  —  Nokia is suing Apple over the iPhone, claiming patent infringement for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards.  —  Nokia licenses these technologies to other companies but says Apple has not paid for the right to use them ever.
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Announces Third Quarter Sales up 28% to $5.45 Billion; Newest Kindle Now Shipping and Lowering Price to $259 from $279  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2009.  —  Operating cash flow was $2.25 billion …
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Joseph Galante / Bloomberg:
Amazon.com Profit Beats Analysts' Estimates as Retailer Wins Market Share
Discussion: VentureBeat
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
The New CNN.com (First Screenshots)  —  Today, CNN has invited a number of journalists to One Time Warner Center in New York City to witness a preview of the new CNN.com homepage (they're calling the event “The Unveiling").  The site serves as one of the Internet's most popular news sites …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Media Decoder
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
AT&T cuts churn rate; Activates 3.2 million iPhones; Touts network upgrades  —  AT&T's bet on the iPhone continues to work well.  The company reported a better-than-expected third quarter, delivered post paid churn of 1.17 percent (a low for AT&T), activated 3.2 million iPhones and boosted data revenue by 33.6 percent.
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Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
AT&T weighs higher fees for data hogs
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and DSLreports
Andrew LaVallee / Digits:   AT&T on iPhone Exclusivity, Dropped Calls and Net Neutrality
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Prepares to Rock the Market with Hardware Subsidizing Program  —  The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple today that reveals various concepts behind a newly advanced service in development that entails subsidizing an incredible array of hardware from Apple.
Discussion: Computerworld
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Arn / MacRumors:
Apple Exploring Ad-Supported Operating Systems?
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Amazon's international Kindle surprises owners with $20 refund, limited web browsing  —  The only thing better than unannounced functionality is an automatic, surprise refund on your purchase.  With the international version of Amazon's 6-inch Kindle you get both.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Sergey Brin On What Keeps Him Up At Night, A Google Phone, And Chrome For Mac  —  Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco today.  He spoke briefly with John Battelle.  —  Below find the Q&A (paraphrased):  —  JB: So you got to chat with Tim Armstrong.
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET News and Mashable!
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Ballmer Talks Natal, Says Blu-ray Add-On for Xbox Coming  —  In the first segment of our exclusive Steve Ballmer interview series, the Microsoft CEO and I talk about Natal, the blurring of console generations, and the surprising assertion that “you'll be able to get” Blu-ray add-on drives for Xbox 360.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
A look inside Apple's new 27-inch iMac (teardown photos)  —  Just days after its unveiling, Apple's newest Mac desktop hardware has been disassembled, revealing the tightly-packed innards of the 27-inch iMac hidden behind its 11-pound screen.  —  The new 27-inch iMac features a large 2560 by 1440 pixel LED-backlit display.
Discussion: SlashGear and The Apple Core
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Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Apple's new 27 inch iMac designed to also work as a display
Discussion: Gadget Lab
Phone Arena:
Motorola Droid coming to Best Buy on 24 October?  —  Published on: Today by PhoneArena Team  —  The Motorola Droid is one of the most frequently mentioned handsets these days.  Supposedly, the first Android-based device to be offered by Verizon will be showcased on 28 October in New York.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC Agrees to Set Rules on Net Neutrality  —  The Federal Communications Commission at an open meeting today approved a draft of proposed rules related to net neutrality.  As expected, the rules call for transparency and aim to ensure that the owners of the broadband pipe can't discriminate …
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
Verizon's HTC Desire spotted in the wild, lauching soon  —  Had enough Android goodness yet?  Good, neither have we.  While we don't have many new details on this one we do have an image — and isn't an image worth 1,000 words after all?  This HTC, Verizon branded, touch-screen Android handset …
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Slacker Ditches G2 Device In Favor Of New Mobile Strategy  —  The shakeup happening at digital-music service Slacker Inc. is deeper than we thought. … In August, VentureWire first reported that longtime digital-music veteran Dennis Mudd left as chief executive of Slacker …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple: Official Boot Camp Support for Windows 7 Coming Later This Year  —  With the release of Windows 7 today, Apple has posted a new support article announcing that official support for running Windows 7 on Macs using Apple's Boot Camp solution will be coming later this year.
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Talks Up Chrome Operating System as Windows 7 Launches  —  Web applications such as Gmail and Google Wave are paving the road for major adoption of Google Chrome Web browser and made it imperative for Google to create Chrome, and are fueling the forthcoming Chrome Operating System …
Business Week:
Inside the App Economy  —  Beyond the goofy games is a world of useful programs that's making fortunes and changing the rules of business  —  Watch the Video...  It's easy to shrug off the kooky world of apps.  The bite-size software programs people load onto their mobile phones or tap …
BART:
BART partners with location-based service Foursquare to encourage transit ridership  —  Bay Area Rapid Transit has become the first transit agency to partner with the location-based mobile network Foursquare, with the goal of encouraging public transit use.  —  Foursquare combines social …
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear WSJ: To Avoid Google Disease, Please Put A Condom On Your Content
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and PlagiarismToday, Thanks:atul
Kevin Purdy / Lifehacker:
USPS Mobile Tracks Packages from Your Cellphone
Discussion: USPS, Erictric, IntoMobile and MobileCrunch
Stan Schroeder / Mashable!:
Gamers Rejoice! Legendary Civilization Is Coming to Facebook
Discussion: Inside Social Games and CNET News
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Gambit, CrowdFlower Bring Online Labor to Game Payments
Discussion: TechCrunch
Arnon Mishkin / paidContent:
Why Steve Jobs Could Be A Savior For Media Companies
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
Apple's new Magic Mouse disassembled, with pictures
Discussion: The iPhone Blog and MacRumors
Harry Wallop / Telegraph:
Apple's iPod shuffle ‘worst’ mp3 player
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 Earlier Items: 
Keiko Morris / Newsday:
Newsday.com moves to subscriber model
Discussion: The SiliconANGLE
Michelle Chen / Google Mobile Blog:
Layers come to Google Maps for BlackBerry
Discussion: Search Engine Land and BB Geeks, Thanks:atul
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Engineers create fingernail-size chip that holds 1TB of data
Discussion: jkOnTheRun
Telegraph:
Facebook public updates go live on Bing ‘within two months’
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Facebook shows off new homepage for touchscreen phones