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12:15 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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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.”
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.
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.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
SEO Is Here To Stay, It Will Never Die  —  Google's press conference about Google Instant hadn't even ended yesterday when the question of “is SEO dead” started coming up on Twitter, in blog posts and was even asked about formally during the event's Q&A (the answer was no, twice over, by the way).
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
Google Instant technology advances, not just UI changes
Discussion: eWeek and Gadgetell, Thanks:dondodge
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
Thoughts on Google Instant
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:   Marissa Mayer On Google Instant, SEO, Ad Sales & Power Steering (TCTV)
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
No, Google Didn't Just Kill “I'm Feeling Lucky” — They Just Moved It
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
The Droid Guy / Android Phones, Android Tips …:
EXCLUSIVE: Verizon Dropping Google Search From All Future Androids?  —  We've been working on this story since yesterday in regards to the Verizon Samsung Fascinate, A Galaxy S Phone.  After the Samsung Galaxy release event in late June we discovered, as the rest of you did, that Bing would be the search on the fascinate.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Hey iPhone, Meet a Tiny Chip With Superpowers.  —  I can distinctly remember the day when Intel Corp. launched the Pentium processor.  It was the day the desktop computing changed for me and for a lot of others.  It was also the day when Intel started to put a gap between itself and all its wannabe processor rivals.
Dan Goodin / The Register:
Jailbreak hole in iOS 4.1 will be hard to close  —  All Steve Jobs's horses and all Steve Jobs's men ...  Just hours after Apple released iOS 4.1 to great fanfare, hardware hackers found a way to jailbreak devices that run the new operating system.  More surprising still …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
When Does A Company Deserve A Fresh Ethical Start?  —  Zynga has been taking it on the chin from the SF Weekly the last few weeks.  First there was a four part series about some stickers that Zynga's ad agency put on the streets of San Francisco - lame but not exactly Third Reicht territory.
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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.
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Google Ad That Steve Jobs Will Hate  —  Google sure knows how to push Steve Jobs' buttons.  This advertisement for Google's new instant search system is bound to get under the Apple CEO's skin — and intensify one of the most heated rivalries in tech.  —  The ad combines a video …
David Kaplan / mocoNews:
Best Buy Adding Amazon Kindle For Expanded E-Reader Section  —  Best Buy is working on building out its in-store digital reading section this fall with the addition of the Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) Kindle.  The retailer has already been selling Barnes & Noble's Nook and the various Sony (NYSE: SNE) Readers.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Check Your iPhone 4's Antenna Reception With Field Test Mode In iOS 4.1  —  Now you can put your iPhone into field test mode, which will allow to easily and precisely test your cell signal reception quality.  You just need to follow these two easy steps:  • First, upgrade your iPhone 4—or any iPhone—to iOS 4.1.
Andrew Munchbach / Boy Genius Report:
T-Mobile officially announces G2, pre-orders begin “later this month”  —  Early this morning, T-Mobile officially announced their first HSPA+ device, the G2.  The G2 will pair “a large 3.7-inch screen with a unique hinge design that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard.”
Reuters:
Google calls for pressure on Internet censors  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc's legal chief called for pressure on governments that censor the Internet, such as China and Turkey, arguing that their blocking access to websites not only violates human rights but unfairly restrains U.S. trade.
Discussion: Digital Daily and The Next Web
Rebecca O'Brien / The Daily Beast:
My Classmate Mark Zuckerberg  —  As the movie The Social Network rolls toward theaters, Rebecca O'Brien writes about Zuckerberg's reputation around Harvard, his fraternity nickname, and why Facebook was such a hit.  —  Hollywood biopics are often the inverse of political autobiographies …
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
California testing iPads as algebra textbooks  —  A pilot project in four California school districts will replace 400 students' eighth-grade algebra textbooks with Apple iPads in an attempt to prove the advantages of interactive digital technologies over traditional teaching methods.
Discussion: Macsimum News and Gearlog, Thanks:gnagesh
Adrianne Jeffries / ReadWriteWeb:
For Advertisers, Location-Based Services “Blew Up Overnight”  —  Advertisers have long talked about the mystical possibilities of using real-time location data to target customers.  The technology existed; most cell phones have a GPS receiver in case of emergency.
Chris Kanaracus / Computerworld:
Oracle, NetApp agree to settle patent litigation  —  Storage vendor NetApp said Thursday it has reached an agreement with Oracle to dismiss patent litigation stemming from a 2007 suit NetApp filed against Sun Microsystems, which.Oracle acquired earlier this year.  Terms were not disclosed.
DigiTimes:
Apple products are a mutant virus, but PC brands will eventually find a cure, says Acer founder  —  Acer founder Stan Shih, in a talks with reporters on September 8, commented that Apple's strong popularity is mainly due to its products such as iPad and iPhone, and these products are like mutant viruses …
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Amazon Payments Now Allows Users To Checkout Directly On Merchant Websites
Discussion: Business Wire
Brett Smith / Free Software Foundation:
FSF responds to Oracle v. Google and the threat of software patents
Discussion: Open Source Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
QuickPay announces ROAMpay credit card swiper for Android, BlackBerry, iOS
Bruce Carton / Legal Blog Watch:
Appeals Court Rules Counsel May ‘Google’ Potential Jurors During Jury Selection
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Want to Create Jobs? Certainly Don't Rely on the USPTO
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google Instant blacklists the Slutskys
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Craigslist removes ‘censored’ bar from site
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ongoing Brain Drain Claims Yahoo Finance Head
Ben Grubb / Sydney Morning Herald:
Film industry hires cyber hitmen to take down internet pirates
Discussion: THINQ.co.uk and TG Daily
Ranjit Devraj / AlterNet.org:
Creepy Biometric IDs to Be Forced Onto India's 1.2 Billion Inhabitants
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
European Parliament passes anti-ACTA declaration
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
VLC Submits iPad App to App Store
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Boxee Embraces HTML5, Switches to Webkit
Discussion: Engadget and eHomeUpgrade