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12:50 PM ET, September 8, 2010

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Live Blogging Google 'Streaming" Search Event & How To Watch Live  —  Google's holding a highly anticipated “can't miss” press event today.  The news?  Perhaps the new results-as-you-type your search feature that started showing today.  Perhaps something else.
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Roundtable:
Google Bypassing “Search” Button: More “Streaming” Search Results  —  Several people are reporting seeing Google automatically take them to the search results page from the Google home page, as they type a search query.  Imagine you are on Google.com and you begin typing a search query.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt: 'We're Already Fast..Fast Is About To Get Faster'  —  There's been a lot of speculation about what will be announced at today's Google search event.  Google has been playing around with its logo, which seems to be pointing at the addition of live-updating results.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Want a look at Google's instant search results?  Here's how.  —  While we do know that there is a Google event today, and we're positive that it has something to do with some changes in Google's search page, we're not sure of all of the details.  However, here's a pretty cool thing …
Discussion: Download Squad and Techie Buzz
google.com:   About Google Instant  —  Google Instant is a new search enhancement …
Bloomberg:
HP's Bid to Block Hurd's Oracle Move Is Long Shot, Lawyers Say  —  Hewlett-Packard Co.'s lawsuit seeking to block former Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd from working at Oracle Corp. may be hard to win because California's courts favor letting employees move freely, legal experts said.
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Oracle:
Oracle Responds to HP Lawsuit  —  Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) today issued the following statement:  —  “Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.  “By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard …
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iPod touch review (2010)  —  At Apple's last event, Steve Jobs called the iPod touch the company's “most popular iPod,” and it's easy to understand why.  In just a few short years, the iPhone-with-no-phone has kept in lockstep with Cupertino's halo device, benefitting from the same kind …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Kno Raises $46 Million More To Build “Most Powerful Tablet Anyone Has Ever Made”  —  Marc Andreessen is normally enthusiastic about the startups he's invested in.  Still, when I spoke to him last week about Kno, he surprised me by saying it will be “the most powerful tablet anyone has ever made.”
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon Buys Amie Street's Digital Music Store, Shuts It Down  —  Add another digital music startup to the bonfire: Amazon is buying up the retail operations of Amie Street, the online music store it helped fund four years ago, and will then shut it down.  Meanwhile the Amie Street guys …
asymco:
iTunes app total downloads to overtake songs this year  —  Last week I posted the iTunes download rate graph that showed how Apps are being downloaded much more rapidly than songs and revealed an inflection point in the song rate.  —  Based on the recent updates to iTMS and iTAS on Sept. 1 …
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AppsFire.com blog:   More apps downloaded than songs? not really a surprise …
Nicholas Deleon / TechCrunch:
Facebook Integration Coming To GM's OnStar  —  It's safe to say we've reached the pinnacle of humanity with this next bit of news: you'll soon be able to update your Facebook status using OnStar.  It's the first “entertainment-y” option to be offered by OnStar, perhaps designed to cash …
Discussion: Boy Genius Report
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Bloomberg:
GM's OnStar Said to Offer Free Services in Challenge to Ford
Leena Rao / TechCrunchIT:
Salesforce Takes Chatter Mobile With iPhone, iPad, Android And BlackBerry Apps  —  As Salesforce's foray into social collaboration, Salesforce Chatter, gains traction amongst enterprise users, it makes sense for the company to launch complimentary mobile apps to the platform.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple forecast to sell 28M iPads in 2011, chipping away at PC sales  —  Apple's competitively priced iPad is expected to reduce sales of low-end notebook PCs in 2011, when consumers are projected to buy at least 28 million of the touchscreen tablet, one analyst believes.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Xbox 360 250GB plus Kinect bundle priced at $399 in US, £300 in UK  —  Microsoft has chosen the small hours of the night to announce pricing of its second Kinect bundle, which is set for launch along with the standalone and 4GB options on November 4 in the USA and November 10 across Europe.
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Why iTunes song samples are still only 30 seconds  —  Apple's plan to extend the length of song samples doesn't appear to be dead.  —  “We are in active negotiations with Apple,” about the length of song samples, said Hanna Pantle, a spokeswoman for Broadcast Music Inc., (BMI) …
Mike Beltzner / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox 4 Beta With Faster Graphics and New Audio Capabilities for the Web  —  The latest update to Firefox 4 Beta brings super fast graphics and incredible new audio capabilities to the Web.  Firefox 4 Beta now leverages hardware acceleration to improve graphics performance for Windows users …
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
Nokia N8 officially for sale last week of September, UK shops October 1st  —  At last, an official date for Nokia's N8 flagship Symbian^3 handset.  This one's been a long time coming, featuring the first of two major Symbian updates meant to bring Nokia's smartphone division in line with the competition.
Gizmodo:
Justin Bieber Has Dedicated Servers at Twitter  —  Justin Bieber uses 3% of Twitter resources at any moment.  According to a Twitter employee—talking to designer Dustin Curtis—Bieber has “racks of servers dedicated to him.  I'm sure this will excite his haters (hello 4chan!) even more.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Microsoft Needs To Make Office Apps For The iPad  —  One thing has been consistent since Apple's iPad launched in April: Apple's iWork apps, its versions of Microsoft Office apps — Word ("Pages"), Excel ("Numbers"), and PowerPoint ("Keynote") — are near the top …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Technologizer, Thanks:rawmeet
Melissa Petro / The Huffington Post:
Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker  —  People — not just prostitutes — have sex for many reasons.  Sometimes, for some of us, one reason is money.  From October 2006 to January 2007 I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the …
Discussion: PC World
 
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Jim Wiatt, ex-William Morris Chief, Takes Content Strategy Job With AOL
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Bloomberg:
Vodafone Sells China Mobile Stake for HK$50.9 Billion
Leon Neyfakh / New York Observer:
In Facebook's Crosshairs
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Is Google's Mobile Loss in China Kai-fu Lee's Gain?
Discussion: PE Hub Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
Cari Tuna / Wall Street Journal:
Slow-Going for Web-Privacy Software
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: A Facebook Bill Of Rights
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