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2:05 PM ET, October 25, 2009


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Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Mark Zuckerberg on how to build hacker culture inside a company  —  (I'm live-blogging from Startup School, a daylong program from startup incubator YCombinator held at Berkeley today.  Mark Zuckerberg is on-stage for a question-and-answer session.  You can watch it here live or update as we go.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Kim-Mai Cutler / VentureBeat:
Sequoia Capital: The economy's not so grim after all
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:atul
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
How High Will Real-Time Search Fly?  —  WHEN a US Airways plane landed in the Hudson River in January, the first picture appeared on Twitter.  In June, Twitter users were mourning Michael Jackson before major news outlets reported his death.  And, this month, as much of the nation was riveted …
Discussion: /Message, Regular Geek and, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
David Pogue Sings Steve Jobs Tribute: “Don't Cry For Me, Cupertino” [VIDEO]  —  David Pogue, the ever-entertaining New York Times technology columnist and former Broadway musical conductor, was at the Boston Book Festival today talking ebooks and the future of reading.
Ross Miller / Engadget:
T-Mobile officially unveils $99 Even More, $79 Even More Plus plans and equipment installment option  —  Right on schedule with the whispers, T-Mobile lifted the veil off of its new price plan tier structure, Even More and Even More Plus, and from the looks of it all those leaks were pretty much spot-on.
Nancy Scola / Personal Democracy Forum: Goes Drupal [Updated]  — has gone Drupal.  After months of planning, says an Obama Administration source, the White House has ditched the proprietary content management system that had been in place since the days of the Bush Administration in favor …
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Apple punts on lower-cost MacBook  —  By not coughing up a low-cost MacBook, as some had expected, Apple has ceded a potentially huge market to PC makers.  But is this just all part of Apple's marketing genius?  —  The announcement Tuesday of the $999 white polycarbonate MacBook was pretty ho-hum …
Discussion: Forbes
Kevin Michaluk / blogs:
Official List of BlackBerry Devices to Get OS 5.0 Update  —  Been wondering if the BlackBerry Smartphone you already own will be getting the OS 5.0 update everybody keeps talking about?  We knew there would be a cut-off somewhere down the road of older device models and it turns …
The more I think and learn about the curious pricing of the 27" iMac, the more bizarre and incredible it seems.  —  It has a resolution of 2560x1440, which no other monitor in the industry seems to have (that I can find).  30" LCDs are the same width but 1600 tall.
Lisa Zyga /
What Comes After Hard Drives?  —  ( — The ability to store and retrieve data is an important component of today's computers, as well as other modern electronic devices such as cell phones, video game consoles, and camcorders.  Since their invention in the 1950s …
Discussion: and Slashdot
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Docs Batch Export  —  Now you can export all your documents, spreadsheets, presentations and PDFs from Google Docs in a ZIP archive.  —  The most difficult part is to select all your files: you need to go to the “All items” section, scroll down to the bottom of the documents list …
Markcuban / blog maverick:
The DVR vs Internet Video  —  The “conventional wisdom” of internet intellectuals is that its a foregone conclusion that the future of content delivery is via the internet.  Furthermore, the same internet panel populaters seem to be of the mindset that traditional entertainment and content companies “just dont get it”.
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Billionaire Aids Charity That Aided Him  —  Were it not for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, there might be no Google.  —  Thirty years ago today, Sergey Brin, a 6-year-old Soviet boy facing an uncertain future, arrived in the United States with the help of the society.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Pulse2
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Garett Rogers / Googling Google:
Google Music: What if...  So, Google's rumors of “Google Music” …
Discussion: DeviceMAG
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Finally Removing Deleted Tweets From Search Results
Discussion: Erictric, Thanks:atul
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Achtung! Criminal Investigation Against YouTube Underway in Germany
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Capital Invests In Bump Technologies, The iPhone-Tapping Data Swap App
Patrik Jonsson / Christian Science Monitor:
Tweets from the jury box: jurors using Twitter jeopardize trials
Discussion: TechCrunch
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Tim Armstrong's Secret Project Is To Turn AOL Into A Low-Cost Content Machine
 Earlier Items: 
Tom Harvey / Salt Lake Tribune:
Trustee says SCO Group should pursue IBM, Novell lawsuits
Discussion: Computerworld
Kevin Kelleher / GigaOM:
PayPal's Fate Now Rests With Developers
Discussion: Brad Gosse
Emil Protalinski / Ars Technica:
Microsoft Security Essentials ongoing beta begins
Discussion: Geekword and All about Microsoft