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9:05 PM ET, September 9, 2010

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Apple:
Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines  —  The App Store℠ has revolutionized the way mobile applications are developed and distributed.  With over 250,000 apps and 6.5 billion downloads, the App Store has become the world's largest mobile application platform and App Store developers …
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Nilay Patel / Engadget:
Apple's App Store Review Guidelines: 'we don't need any more fart apps'  —  Apple definitely surprised us this morning by relaxing its restrictions on third-party iOS development tools and publishing its app review guidelines, but that's nothing compared to the almost shockingly blunt tone of the guidelines themselves.
Omar Hamoui / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
An Update on Apple's Terms of Service  —  Today, Apple updated their iPhone Developer Program License Agreement.  Unlike the previous version, these new terms ensure that Apple's developers have the choice of a variety of advertising solutions (including Google's and AdMob's) to earn money and fund their apps.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Apple to Allow Other iPhone Development Tools, Publishes App Review Guidelines  —  In a surprising announcement, and after receiving countless criticisms by developers and users, Apple has announced that they “are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps” and “publishing app review guidelines.”
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
A Taste of What's New in the Updated App Store License Agreement and New Review Guidelines  —  Apple today announced several significant changes to the iOS developer agreement, and a new document called the App Store Review Guidelines.  The latter is intended as a plain-English guide …
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Fingers Crossed: Google Voice May Be Returning To The App Store
Discussion: Gizmodo and IntoMobile
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Apple relents on Flash-derived iPhone, iPad apps
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Thou Shalt Not Chatroulette Or Russian Roulette: The Best Of The App Store Rules
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and PC World
Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Fast Access to Google Voice with Android Widgets  —  Mobile is all about getting super fast access to what you're looking for and Google Voice is no exception.  So, today we're releasing an update to the Android app, which gives you immediate access to your Google Voice Inbox and settings via two new home screen widgets.
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Commentary: Dear Craigslist, Grow Up  —  The website shuttered its U.S. “adult services” section.  If it really wants to fix the problem, it has to operate like the mainstream site it is  —  Serra Sippel is not accustomed to receiving large, unsolicited donations in the mail.
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
‘Censored’ Gone; Craigslist Could Go Before Congress
Discussion: SFGate
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Betaworks and The Times Plan a Social News Service  —  Something is stirring deep within the technology incubator Betaworks: A personalized news service called News.me that is being developed in collaboration with The New York Times.  —  On Thursday, a cryptic placeholder for the service went live.
Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Google Instant, behind the scenes  —  Yesterday we introduced Google Instant, a change to make search fast and interactive by showing you results instantly as you type.  With Instant we've turned search from a static HTML page into an AJAX application, just as we did with Google Maps and Gmail.
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Phone 7 launching 11 October  —  Pocket-lint told launch date by multiple sources  —  Multiple sources?familiar?with the matter have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Microsoft will launch its new mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, on 11 October 2010.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft: No, Bing Is NOT Powering All Verizon Android Phones  —  Microsoft will have Bing installed as the default search engine on a number of Verizon Android-based smartphones in the future, but it will not be the exclusive search engine for Verizon's Android phones.
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Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Maps for Android Gets Turn-By-Turn Walking Directions, Satellite Imagery  —  For smartphone owners, asking people on the street for directions is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Why bother trying to remember a series of turns and landmarks when your phone can do that and more?
Jonny Evans's blog:
Interview: Apple's AirPlay is a big, big business  —  Perhaps you didn't see it, but Apple last week helped create a brand-new $15 billion business when it introduced its new AirPlay music streaming system, which it is licensing to third party developers.  —  AirPlay will mean anyone with an iPod …
Discussion: TUAW, Geek.com, Engadget and Electronista
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Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Forget Apple TV. AirPlay Is Apple's Sneak Attack On Television
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Google TV Will Have Its Own Instant Search  —  Ever since Google Instant launched yesterday, I've been asking myself, “Where have I seen this before?”  Today, it finally hit me: Google TV.  The TV platform set to launch this fall with initial devices from Logitech and Sony will put search front and center …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I'd Like To Punch The Carriers With  —  This past weekend, I wrote a post wondering if Android was surging in the U.S. market because Apple was letting it?  The main thought was that by remaining exclusively tied to AT&T, Apple was driving some users to choose Android …
Jerry Cain / Facebook Developer Blog:
New Like Button Features Mean More Opportunities for Liking  —  Since we launched social plugins in April, we've been listening to user feedback and working with developers to optimize the Like button to make it as seamless as possible for people to like content around the web and share it with their friends.
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear:
Rackspace Pulls The Plug On ‘Burn A Koran Day’ Church's Web Site (UPDATE: Burning Cancelled)  —  Surely by now you've heard of the Dove World Outreach Center, the Florida church that plans to hold a “Koran burning day” on September 11, the nine year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Passes Google In Time Spent On Site For First Time Ever  —  If Google wasn't already scared of Facebook, this ought to do the trick.  —  Time spent on Facebook was greater than time spent on Google sites in the U.S. in August for the first time in history, according to fresh data from comScore.
Discussion: Communications …
Business Week:
The Man Who Makes Your iPhone  —  Foxconn founder Terry Gou might be regarded as Henry Ford reincarnated if only a dozen of his workers hadn't killed themselves this year.  An exclusive look inside a postmodern industrial empire  —  Tony Law  —  On a crushingly hot mid-August …
Discussion: Gizmodo
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Like It or Not, Twitter Has Become a News Platform  —  There's been plenty of debate lately about whether Twitter has become “mainstream” or not, but examples continue to pile up of how the social network/microblogging platform has worked its way into our lives, to the point where it has become a form of media unto itself.
Cari Tuna / Digits:
Mark Hurd to Speak at Oracle's Annual Conference  —  In what's likely to be his first public appearance since resigning from Hewlett-Packard in August, Mark Hurd, Oracle's new co-president, plans to take the stage at Oracle's OpenWorld conference later this month.
Discussion: Oracle
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Did FTC Probe Cause Apple to Change App Rules?  (UPDATED)  —  Apple's unexpected announcement Thursday that it would let programmers use third-party tools to write apps for the iPhone and iPad may deflate a federal investigation into whether the restrictions were anti-competitive …
Discussion: Gadget Lab and Gizmodo, Thanks:rsingel
 
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Trying to Be Something You're Not: Works for Drag Queens, not for Google
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Not All Android Tablets Will Get Android Market
Thanks:atul
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Average Number Of Apps Downloaded To iPhone: 40, Android: 25
Discussion: eWeek
Reuters:
China's Alibaba Group may rethink Yahoo ties
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple revamps developer app sales reporting
Thanks:markgurman
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft apologizes for spate of recent Online Services outages
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
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