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6:50 PM ET, September 6, 2010

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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 …
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.
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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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 …
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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: TorrentFreak and p2pnet
Mark Ehrman / Mobile Magazine:
IFA: Mini Key keyboard from Nuu converts iPhone into a flipping clamshell  —  Nuu Mini-Key clamshell QWERTY flip case for the iPhone Photo: Mark Ehrman  —  Although the iZone at the IFA Berlin was chock full of interesting and attractive aftermarket enhancements for all things prefixed “i”.
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 …
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.
Discussion: Erictric, GigaOM, Phone Arena and TechEye
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Some See a Ploy as Craigslist Blocks Sex Ads  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Craigslist, by shutting off its “adult services” section and slapping a “censored” label in its place, is engaging in what some analysts describe as a high-stakes stunt to influence public opinion.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Samsung suggests Galaxy Tab will cost between $200 and $400 on contract — also coming to Vodafone  —  Early reports indicate Europe will pay a pretty penny for Samsung's Galaxy Tab, but the 7-inch tablet may cost a good bit less when it comes to US shores — the Wall Street Journal paraphrases …
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.
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 Grothaus / TUAW:
iLife '11 Family Pack shows up on Amazon  —  A while ago, we reported on an iLife 2010 for Dummies book that showed up on Amazon France, complete with production cover.  A day after our post, the book was pulled from the site.  That day, an iWork '10 book also showed up on Amazon Germany (and it's still there).
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Shows Your Likes in Common on Profiles of Other Users  —  Facebook has been quietly adding a “Likes in Common” link to personal profiles in recent weeks.  Located in the Likes box beneath Friends and above Photos in the left sidebar, it pops up a window showing which Pages both you and another user are connected to.
 
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