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10:15 AM ET, September 7, 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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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Can Oracle, Hurd topple HP, IBM without services?  —  Oracle's hiring of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd gives it some expertise in integrated hardware and software, but it's unclear whether the company can topple HP and IBM without a services unit.  —  Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle …
Danah Boyd / The Huffington Post:
How Censoring Craigslist Helps Pimps, Child Traffickers and Other Abusive Scumbags  —  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, I'm deeply committed to destroying any institution …
Discussion: broadstuff, Thanks:rawmeet
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Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Feeling Burned By the Press, Craigslist Hunkers Down
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.
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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Official: Samsung Fascinate launching September 9 for $199 (update: September 8 online)  —  Put away your leaked Verizon documents, good folks, the Fascinate finally has an official release date: September 9.  Verizon's Galaxy S variant snuck up on all of us with a commercial appearance last night …
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.
Gary Cutlack / Gizmodo:
Five of the Best Tablets Revealed So Far  —  We've seen numerous announcements of tablet computers in recent weeks, as the R&D labs of the world push out their hastily assembled attempts at competing with Apple's game-changing iPad.  But are any of them up to the job?
Discussion: Crave
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.
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RunKeeper:
Welcome Nike: Thanks for Coming! (Part Two)
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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.
Dan Shapiro:
How to read a patent in 60 seconds  —  Someone's claiming you're infringing their patent!  You need to figure out how bad the situation is.  —  Or... your boss has asked you to take a look at an old patent you wrote, and see if someone else is infringing it.
CB Insights:
Pure-Play Twitter Startups Attract 50% Less Venture Capital and Angel Investment Than Last Year  —  For information on private companies and the people behind them, access CB Insights for free, sign up for the CB Insights newsletteror follow us @cbinsights on Twitter.
Discussion: Mashable! and CNET News
Jeremy Kirk / Computerworld:
Police in Europe conduct raids over file-sharing sites  —  Police across Europe conducted raids on Tuesday against ISPs and private individuals to collect evidence against several websites suspected of offering content to file-sharing networks without permission of the copyright holder.
Discussion: TorrentFreak and Geekosystem
Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics May Use Google's Android Software in TVs  —  Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest television maker, said it may equip its TVs with Google Inc. software, and compete with Sony Corp. in offering sets that surf the Web and double as computers.
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.
Discussion: Rob Hof's Blog
Sakthi Prasad / Reuters:
Justice department probes Google's ITA Software deal: report  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice department is looking into Google Inc's (GOOG.O) takeover of airline ticketing software firm ITA Software Inc, to determine whether the deal would exert too much influence on the online travel industry, the Wall Street Journal said.
James Governor / James Governor's Monkchips:
Day of The Dead: Web Drives Strong Demand for Java Skills  —  As I have argued before, in IT everything is dead.  That is- if its in production, its “dead”.  When a commentator says Technology A is dead, they generally just mean its not an Apple or Google product.
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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Michael Geist Blog:
ACTA Text Leaks: U.S. Concedes on Secondary Liability, Wants …
Discussion: Techdirt, TorrentFreak and p2pnet
 
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage
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Emma Hall / AdAge:
Israeli Teens Swipe Wristbands to Update Facebook Status
Kathrin Hille / Financial Times:
Google warned on China plans
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
ALERT: Massive New Survey Worm Spreading On Facebook
Darren Murph / Engadget:
IBM claims world's fastest processor with 5.2GHz z196
Discussion: IBM, TechSpot and HotHardware.com News
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Spent Nearly $1 Million on Google Search Advertising in June
Douglas MacMillan / San Francisco Chronicle:
AnchorFree thrives when nations censor sites
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Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
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Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia bets on new smartphones for recovery