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11:40 AM ET, September 11, 2010

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AppleInsider:
Apple to move aggressively on FaceTime, camera-equipped iPads  —  Apple's iPad is unlikely to endure the company's traditional 12-month product cycle for iOS device refreshes before seeing its first major enhancements, AppleInsider has been told.  —  A version of the tablet device with a built …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Where Was Android In Microsoft's iPhone Funeral Procession?  Taking The Pictures  —  Microsoft is a company that doesn't seem to be too concerned with saying outlandish things that may or may not result in the company having to remove a foot from its own mouth.  This happens from the top on down.
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Ina Fried / Crave: The gadget blog:
Windows Phone 7 to hit Broadway Oct. 11  —  Microsoft plans to hold a consumer press event in New York next month that will serve as, among other things, a formal kick-off for Windows Phone 7, CNET has confirmed.  —  The October 11 event isn't a pure Windows Phone launch, but rather a consumer-focused …
Tom Warren / Neowin.net:
Microsoft workers celebrated Windows Phone 7 RTM with iPhone hearses
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Phone Giants to Sell Samsung Tablet PC  —  Samsung Electronics Co. has cut deals with Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and AT&T Inc. to carry its new Google-powered tablet computer, three people familiar with the matter said, a significant step as Samsung tries to take on Apple Inc.'s hot-selling iPad.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
“YouTube Instant” Dude Can't Go to Work for Chad Hurley, Because He's Already Working For Mark Zuckerberg  —  There are lots of ways to become famous on the Internet.  It took Feross Aboukhadijeh three hours of coding.  —  When he was done, he had built “YouTube Instant,” a great riff on Google's (GOOG) own Instant search service.
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
The Death Of The RSS Reader  —  A weekly look at a story that is defining the news.  —  IAC (NSDQ: IACI) notoriously let Bloglines deteriorate since buying it five years ago; the company outsourced the RSS reader's engineering team to China several years ago and by the time it made the announcement today …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: IAC Finally Kills Off Bloglines
Guardian:
The slow death of Dopplr  —  Once the darlings of the UK startup scene, Dopplr has dwindled inexorably ever since it was bought by Nokia a year ago  —  Founded in Finland early in 2007, Dopplr was the great white, beautiful hope of the UK startup scene; a well-respected design and development team …
Discussion: Guardian, Stowe Boyd and Tnooz, Thanks:atul
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 …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Mixed messages from Google: is Android ready for tablets?  —  Google's Android mobile operating system was designed for smartphones, but it is increasingly being adopted by consumer electronics companies to power a range of new devices, including tablets and e-book readers.
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Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Revamps Mail Service  —  Makeover Comes as Service Faces Slide in Users Amid Competition From Rivals  —  Yahoo Inc. is redesigning its email service to help stem a user decline and counter offerings from longtime rivals Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc. as well as social-networking services such as Facebook and Twitter.
Discussion: Go Rumors
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: TechCrunch and MediaPost
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Not Go Public Anytime Soon
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Starts Evicting App Store Name Squatters  —  As you've probably heard, Apple has been taking steps to make whole iPhone/iPad/iPod touch app development process a bit more orderly.  They actually now have some (quirky) guidelines in place to help developers, and they've un-banned the use of some third-party development tools.
Discussion: AppleInsider and 9 to 5 Mac
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.
Geoff Price / Office For Mac:
Office for Mac 2011 hits RTM  —  Houston, we have RTM!  It's a big Friday in MacBU as we are celebrating the “Release to Manufacturing” of Office for Mac 2011.  This means we've signed off on final testing and the product is officially getting sent on its way to production and to customers.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Says iPhone 4 Antenna Issue “Even Smaller Than We Originally Thought”  —  Remember Antennagate?  You probably do, but no one seems to talk about it anymore.  Since Apple held a press conference to address the iPhone 4′s attenuation issues in July, undoubtedly millions more units have been sold.
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple to discontinue free iPhone Bumper Case program on Sept. 30
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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Facebook Introduces New Ad Impressions Counter
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YouTube Time Machine Trips You Back Into the Past
Hugh McGuire / O'Reilly Radar:
The line between book and Internet will disappear
Discussion: TeleRead
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New York Times Gets a Bite of Bit.ly
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google rejects, then approves, anti-Google ads
Discussion: Inside Google
Shashi Seth / Yahoo! Search Blog:
Back to the Future: Innovation is Alive in Search
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch Europe:
The case for the dedicated e-reader: When it's time to go off the grid
Discussion: last100, Thanks:sohear
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Provides us with a Peek at Spirals, a new iTunes UI Feature
Discussion: Gizmodo, Gearlog and SlashGear
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Guess What, You Don't Own That Software You Bought
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Newsday's Ad For Its iPad App Is Brilliant
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Venrock Shapes Up With A View To The Long Race