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8:55 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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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 …
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Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
Feeling Burned By the Press, Craigslist Hunkers Down  —  The powers behind craigslist.org appear to have decided that withdrawal is the best strategy to deal with recent controversy around the “adult services” section of the site.  —  Last week, craigslist shut down “adult services,” which normally features paid advertisments for sex.
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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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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia bets on new smartphones for recovery  —  (Reuters) - Nokia, the world's biggest cellphone maker by volume, will introduce new smartphone models next week at its annual media and industry event, aiming to assure investors the company is on track to recovery.
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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
Discussion: isen.blog
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
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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
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Shows Your Likes in Common on Profiles of Other Users
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Recommendations Working Like A Charm: Twitter Follower Growth Is Accelerating
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry.com blogs:
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is Android Surging Only Because Apple Is Letting It?