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11:40 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 …
Boy Genius Report:
Motorola Droid makes appearance on Motorola's site  —  Uh... so much for an announcement event?  Or Motorola just doesn't know what the hell is going on (most likely the reason), because the Motorola Droid makes an official appearance on Moto's U.S. site.  It just might be that we were sent …
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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 …
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 …
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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Excitement For Hardware Keeps Sergey Brin Up At Night.  And Maybe Chrome For Mac Too.  —  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.  —  Of note, Brin said that he's excited about Twitter's success …
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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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?
Discussion: TheAppleBlog and Engadget
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 …
Dana Oshiro / ReadWriteWeb:
Mozilla's Raindrop: An Open Conversation Aggregator  —  While most conversation aggregators are concerned with harnessing your river of data, Mozilla is breaking it down into manageable raindrops.  According to a morning blog post on the Mozilla Labs site the company is launching the prototype …
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.
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Dear WSJ: To Avoid Google Disease, Please Put A Condom On Your Content  —  I'd thought I'd heard it all in the debate over Google and newspapers, but yesterday Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson took it up a notch.  He accused Google of making people slutty.
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 …
Caroline McCarthy / CNET News:
News Corp. digital chief: MySpace ‘kind of stopped’  —  SAN FRANCISCO—With both MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta and News Corp. chief digital officer Jonathan Miller taking the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit this week, there was naturally plenty of talk about the social site's attempt to reverse its ill fortune of late.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Chris Albrecht / NewTeeVee:
Netflix Q3: 42 Percent of Subs Streaming, and What's the Mystery Box?  —  Netflix announced its 2009 third quarter results today, and gave a whopper of an earnings call with our first official stats on how many people are streaming Netflix, thoughts on the company's kiosk and cable competition …
Clint Boulton / eWeek:
Google Talks Up Chrome Operating System as Windows 7 Launches  —  Web applications such as Gmail and Google Wave are paving the way for major adoption of the Google Chrome Web browser and fueling the forthcoming Chrome Operating System, says Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at Google …
Jolie O'Dell / ReadWriteWeb:
Phone Modders, Take Note: HTC Releases Hero Source Code  —  Following weeks of requests from open-source developers, HTC has released the Hero Android source code on their developer site.  —  In response to the mobile devs, HTC has previously stated it was waiting for its own developers …
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and IntoMobile
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
AT&T weighs higher fees for data hogs  —  AT&T is finalizing a plan that could impose higher fees on big data users, subject to rules that may come from federal regulators regarding net neutrality, an AT&T executive said.  —  AT&T is finalizing a plan that could impose higher fees on big data users …
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Andrew LaVallee / Digits:
AT&T on iPhone Exclusivity, Dropped Calls and Net Neutrality
Discussion: Macworld
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 …
Discussion: mocoNews and Zatz Not Funny!
Economist:
Back to the circuit board  —  Tech firms are doing so well that boosters say they will spur a broader economic recovery.  That is unlikely  —  THIS year's Web 2.0 Summit, an annual technology conference in San Francisco, featured a reception at a swanky hotel dubbed “Web After Dark”.
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 …
 
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Harry Wallop / Telegraph:
Apple's iPod shuffle ‘worst’ mp3 player
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
FCC Agrees to Set Rules on Net Neutrality
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
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Keiko Morris / Newsday:
Newsday.com moves to subscriber model
Discussion: Techdirt and The SiliconANGLE
Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
Engineers create fingernail-size chip that holds 1TB of data