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3:55 PM ET, September 10, 2010

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Nick Saint / Silicon Alley Insider:
Android Will Blow Past Apple And RIM To Become Second Biggest Mobile OS This Year  —  Google's Android will become the second-biggest mobile operating system in the world sometime this year, according to the latest report from Gartner.  —  Nokia's Symbian will have more marketshare …
Nokia:
Nokia appoints Stephen Elop to President and CEO as of September 21, 2010  —  Espoo, Finland -Nokia's Board of Directors has appointed Stephen Elop President and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia as of September 21.  Elop currently heads Microsoft's Business Division.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Nokia Ousts Kallasvuo; Names Microsoft's Elop CEO
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:   Nokia's New CEO: I Will Guide Us Through Fundamental Change
Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
Google: ‘Android not optimised for tablets’  —  Gingerbread seems likely to be tablet-friendly OS  —  Google has stated that it currently isn't using Android on any tablets, hinting that it will have a tablet-centric OS soon.  —  Although Gingerbread and Honeycomb have been strongly tipped …
WMUR:
Police: Thieves Robbed Homes Based On Facebook Posts  —  Off-Duty Police Officer Who Heard Fireworks Credited With Cracking Case  —  NASHUA, N.H. — Nashua police are crediting an alert off-duty police officer who heard fireworks with cracking a burglary ring that targeted homes known to be empty because of Facebook postings.
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, Switched and Geek.com
Bloomberg:
JPMorgan Said to Test IPhone for E-Mail as More Bankers Bypass BlackBerry  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. may soon let employees use iPhones for corporate e-mail, making it an alternative to Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry at the bank for the first time, two people familiar with the situation said.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Newsday's Ad For Its iPad App Is Brilliant  —  Newsday just released the funniest, most clever ad for an iPad application we've ever seen.  Enjoy!  —  Get Alerts for these topics »  —  Short URL … Blackboard Home » … Sponsored Link:  —  Receive email updates on new comments!
Discussion: MediaMemo
Byron Acohido / USA Today:
Bing exec: Google Instant may be fast, but Bing results are smarter  —  Not to take anything away from the top-flight Google engineers responsible for Google Instant, but a young Australian tech geek, named Long Zheng , tweaked Microsoft's Bing search engine to do the same basic functions back in August 2009.
Jon Udell / O'Reilly Radar:
Twitter kills the password anti-pattern, but at what cost?  —  Last week Twitter ended basic name/password authentication to its API.  This was announced well in advance.  Still, like many procrastinators, I found myself scrambling to learn what is now the only available way to authenticate to the Twitter API: OAuth.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How The “Focus On First” Helps Hide Google's Relevancy Problems  —  In January, I was invited to speak to Google's search quality team about issues I had with Google's search results.  My topic?  For queries where I know a subject really well, I often found Google provided some pretty poor results …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
Office for Mac 2011 coming October 26th according to Amazon  —  Earlier today we reported on a rumor that Office for Mac 2011 will be launching on October 27th, but tonight we've discovered otherwise.  When browsing for Office for Mac 2011 on Amazon there's a noted date of October 26th …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: IAC Finally Kills Off Bloglines  —  It's finally happened.  Bloglines,the troubled RSS feed reader owned by IAC, will officially be shut down, the company has told TechCrunch exclusively.  The site has had a tumultuous history, so it's unsurprising that IAC has finally put the platform out of its misery.
Alyson Shontell / War Room:
Why I Quit My CTO Job At Facebook And Started Quora  —  When Adam D'Angelo quit his job as Facebook's CTO in January, the blogosphere was buzzing.  —  It was, after all, his second time quitting Facebook, the hottest company in Silicon Valley.  —  But months later, the young talent reappeared …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
BBC:
Sex movie worm spreads worldwide  —  The worm spreads using tricks pioneered by worms such as the ILoveYou virus  —  A booby-trapped e-mail that promises free sex movies is racking up victims around the world, warn security firms.  —  Some variants of the Windows worm contain a link to PDF that a recipient has been told to expect.
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
“Here You Have” Virus May Be Linked To Libyan Hacker
Discussion: CrunchGear, Thanks:seo_philly
Laszlo Bock / The Official Google Blog:
Responding to the fires in San Bruno  —  Like many friends in the Bay Area and across the country, I've been stunned by the images of raging fires in San Bruno.  Nearly 40 structures have been destroyed and 120 damaged, with several fatalities and multiple injuries after the explosion of a gas line.
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple to discontinue free iPhone Bumper Case program on Sept. 30  —  When Steve Jobs announced during a press conference in July that all iPhone 4 users would receive a free case, he set a deadline of September 30 to reevaluate the program.  Apple has, and they will discontinue it.
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Facetime coming to iChat, Windows?  —  Mac4ever this morning posts that Facetime, Apple's open source video chatting protocol, will be coming to iChat very soon, adding desktop Macs to the machines that are able to video chat with Apple's camera-wielding iOS devices.
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Venrock Shapes Up With A View To The Long Race  —  Founded in 1969, Venrock has roots stretching back to the 1930s, when Laurance Rockefeller began investing in a hot sector - aviation.  —  That history makes it one of the oldest venture firms in the business and is a telling example …
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
The Side-Effects of Google Instant  —  If you haven't tried Google Instant yet, you're either not much of a Net surfer or you live outside the U.S. (where it seems Instant is slow to roll out).  It's impressive, intuitive, and a little annoying, almost as if Google is trying to guess what's going on inside your head.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Wordpress Channels Tumblr with Subscriptions  —  Blogging platform WordPress has been working hard lately to increase a sense of community on the site.  Last month, WordPress.com users got the ability to “like” each others' posts and today, the site is introducing a subscription feature.
Jeff Gillis / Google Analytics Blog:
More On Instant Search  —  Since this week's launch of Instant Search, we've been asked how to track Instant Search in Google Analytics, and in particular, whether it's possible to see partial Instant Search queries in your reports.  —  You actually don't need to do anything to track Instant Search queries in Google Analytics.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Provides us with a Peek at Spirals, a new iTunes UI Feature  —  It's no secret that Steve Jobs has had a serious cube fetish over the years.  So he's decided to shake things up a bit this year and shift his passion to all things spiral and/or cylindrical.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gearlog and SlashGear
 
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Guess What, You Don't Own That Software You Bought
Ben Patterson / Yahoo! News:
Cost, 3-D glasses keep would-be 3-D TV buyers in ‘wait and see’ mode
Discussion: VizWorld.com and Nielsen Wire
India Knowledge@Wharton:
Posterous' Sachin Agarwal: In Search of ‘the Easiest Way to Publish Online’
Associated Press:
US widens probe of HP bribery allegations
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Prezi Meeting Brings Collaboration to Web-based Presentations
Discussion: Scobleizer and Computerworld
Bloomberg:
EBay's Won't Compete in China Domestic Market
Discussion: Forbes, Reuters and Wall Street Journal
 Earlier Items: 
Kate Hammond / The Official Google Blog:
Announcing our new Family Safety Center
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Blippy Founder: 40% Of Shared Purchases Are iTunes, But Ping's No Threat (TCTV)
Discussion: IntoMobile
Sebastian Anthony / Download Squad:
BitTorrent Mainline 7.1 now has uTorrent's apps
Romin Irani / ProgrammableWeb:
USA Today to Throw Open its Data This Month
Discussion: GigaOM
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ex-MySpace Execs Quietly Building New Startup Called Namesake
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Facebook Begins Reporting on ‘Social Context’ In Ads