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12:25 AM ET, September 11, 2010

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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.
Discussion: Technologizer
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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 by parading through their Redmond campus on Friday with iPhone and BlackBerry hearses.  —  Employees dressed up in fancy dress and also modified cars to include Windows Phone branding.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint to Carry New Samsung Tablet  —  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.
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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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: TechCrunch and MediaPost
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:   Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Will Not Go Public Anytime Soon
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.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Erictric and Neowin.net
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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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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.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
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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.
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
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
The Secret Dealer for Farmville Addicts  —  The company behind Mafia Wars and Farmville doesn't like to talk about the sad addicts who fuel its profits.  But it does quietly run a special store for them, where imaginary credits are bought with very real bank transfers.
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.
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 …
Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Google rejects, then approves, anti-Google ads  —  After initially rejecting three AdWords ads submitted by a major critic of its policies, Google has now approved the ads after the advertiser complained.  —  Last week Consumer Watchdog—an intense and sometimes disingenuous Google critic …
Discussion: Inside Google
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Facebook Introduces New Ad Impressions Counter
Liz Shannon Miller / NewTeeVee:
YouTube Time Machine Trips You Back Into the Past
Hugh McGuire / O'Reilly Radar:
The line between book and Internet will disappear
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
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
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 Earlier Items: 
Laszlo Bock / The Official Google Blog:
Responding to the fires in San Bruno
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Jeff Gillis / Google Analytics Blog:
More On Instant Search  —  Since this week's launch of Instant Search …
Discussion: ResourceShelf, Fast Company and Xconomy
Russell Garland / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Venrock Shapes Up With A View To The Long Race
Jon Udell / O'Reilly Radar:
Twitter kills the password anti-pattern, but at what cost?
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
How The “Focus On First” Helps Hide Google's Relevancy Problems
Alyson Shontell / War Room:
Why I Quit My CTO Job At Facebook And Started Quora
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider