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10:35 PM ET, September 6, 2010

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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Former H.P. Chief Joins Oracle as Co-President  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In naming Mark V. Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, as Oracle's new co-president, Lawrence J. Ellison, Oracle's chief executive and largest shareholder, really has put his money where his controversial mouth is.
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Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Complete iOS 4.1 Walkthrough  —  With iOS 4′s launch only days away, we thought it would be interesting to provide a complete walkthrough of the new operating system. iOS 4.1 will be a free upgrade to all iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod touch 2G, and iPod touch 3G users.
Sid Yadav / VentureBeat:
Nike iPhone app keeps track of where, how fast you run  —  There was a time when going out for a run meant putting on some sneakers and leaving for a jog around the park.  But if you need any indication of how far we've come, take a look at Nike's latest Nike+ GPS app for the iPhone, released today on Apple's App Store.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
What Big Brands Are Spending on Google  —  From BP's Boost in June to AT&T's Massive IPhone Outlay, Internal Doc Reveals What Marketers Drop on Search  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Before BP could stem the oil gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, it unleashed $100 million in ad spending …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:   Apple Spent Nearly $1 Million on Google Search Advertising in June
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia N8 launches September 30, says senior manager  —  Tapani Kaskinen is Nokia's Senior Comms Manager, so it's fitting that he'd be the first person from the company to communicate a solid release date for its long-awaited N8 handset.  The gent in question told Finnish newspaper Kauppalehti …
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:   Nokia said to be launching E7 smartphone next week
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Windows Phone 7 ad promises ‘the revolution is coming’ (video)  —  Usually we'd advise you not to read too much into this — we'd point out that this was a themed ad served up before the showing of Lawrence of Arabia at London's Secret Cinema event — but what the hell: Microsoft says the revolution's coming.
Danah Boyd / The Huffington Post:
How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags  —  What's Your Reaction: … For the last 12 years, I've dedicated immense amounts of time, money and energy to end violence against women and children.  As a victim of violence myself …
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Regulating sex and speech
Catherine Rampell / New York Times:
Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire  —  For years the technology sector has been considered the most dynamic, promising and globally envied industry in the United States.  It escaped the recession relatively unscathed, and profits this year have been soaring.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Latest leaked draft of secret copyright treaty: US trying to cram DRM rules down the world's throats  —  Michael Geist writes in with the latest news on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the secret, closed-door copyright treaty that will bring US-style copyright rules (and worse) to the whole world.
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ACTA Text Leaks: U.S. Concedes on Secondary Liability, Wants …
Discussion: p2pnet and TorrentFreak
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is Android Surging Only Because Apple Is Letting It?  —  This weekend, I've been catching up on some reading.  One post that was of particular interest to me was David Beach's article from last week about developing for Android.  Beach, who is a product manager at eBay Mobile and a co-founder of 12seconds …
Discussion: Googling Google Blog
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
LG Optimus 7 Windows Phone 7 prototype flicks photos to TVs, launches October  —  We were a bit surprised to find LG's prototype Windows Phone 7 device for developers, soon to be unveiled officially as the Optimus 7 when released in its production form, hanging out in the wilds of IFA.
John Biggs / CrunchGear:
iPod Touch Has a Vibrating Motor For Facetime Calls  —  This just in: the new iPod Touch with front-facing camera (aka the iPhone Lite) has a built-in vibrating motor for notifications, including silent call notifications.  Why is this important?  Well, presumably the iPod Touch …
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
ALERT: Massive New Survey Worm Spreading On Facebook  —  A group of developers have found a loophole in Facebook's application Platform which enables them to automatically post messages to a user's wall.  This loophole doesn't require any action by the user, it simply posts to the user's wall the moment they load the application.
Elizabeth Olson / New York Times:
Marketing Fanciful Items in the Lands of Make Believe  —  INTRIGUED by the willingness of millions of consumers to pay real money for things that do not exist, some large companies are testing whether they can raise awareness of their brands — and sell more actual goods — by creating and offering their own pretend merchandise.
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
DataViz, Makers of Documents To Go, apparently acquired and now owned by Research In Motion  —  DataViz, makers of the popular Documents To Go application, announced sad news today for Palm fans.  Though the company started out developing for Palm, they are not going to proceed in developing the Documents To Go solution for Palm WebOS.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
IBM claims world's fastest processor with 5.2GHz z196
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Douglas MacMillan / San Francisco Chronicle:
AnchorFree thrives when nations censor sites
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Shows Your Likes in Common on Profiles of Other Users
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
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