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8:15 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 …
Anupreeta Das / Wall Street Journal:
GoDaddy Is on the Block  —  GoDaddy.com, the closely-held company that registers Internet domain names, has put itself up for sale in an auction that could fetch more than $1 billion, people familiar with the matter said.  —  Qatalyst Partners, the boutique firm run by veteran technology …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft workers celebrated Windows Phone 7 RTM with iPhone hearses  —  Microsoft workers celebrated the release to manufacturing of Windows Phone 7 last week by parading through their Redmond campus with iPhone and BlackBerry hearses.  —  Employees dressed up in fancy dress and also modified cars to include Windows Phone branding.
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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.
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The Ask.com Blog:
Bloglines Update  —  Today, Ask.com let our users know that we will shut down Bloglines on October 1.  Not an easy decision, especially considering our loyal and supportive (not to mention patient) user base, but, ultimately, the right one given business reasons simply too hard to ignore.
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:   The Death Of The RSS Reader
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
A Time Capsule of Mark Zuckerberg From 2005  —  Sometimes you have to admit that winners can see the future far before the rest of us.  They might zig or zag on the way, but they have a clear idea of who they are, what they're doing, and where they want to head.
Discussion: MediaPost
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Not Go Public Anytime Soon
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 …
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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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.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Says iPhone 4 Antenna Issue “Even Smaller Than We Originally Thought”
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, Geek.com and Switched
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
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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.
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Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Back to the Future: Innovation is Alive in Search
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat:
Stanford student creates YouTube Instant, gets job offer from YouTube CEO  —  Stanford student Feross Aboukhadijeh, in a nod to the recent unveiling of Google Instant, has created a real-time search engine for YouTube videos — and it's caught the attention of YouTube CEO Chad Hurley.
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.
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.
Gaurav Shukla / Androidos.in:
The Truth about $35 Android Tablet from Indian Government  —  Quick Note: What you are going to read now, I had never expected to write that but what can I do; the desire for cheap publicity has landed our government in this.  I just wish that i am not true, but facts are in front of you.
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.
Discussion: Xconomy
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Kit Eaton / Fast Company:   The Side-Effects of Google Instant
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 …
 
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Alyson Shontell / War Room:
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