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6:50 AM ET, September 10, 2010

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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 Outs Kallasvuo; Names Microsoft's Elop CEO  —  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has hired Stephen Elop, the well-respected president of Microsoft's business division, which includes the Office franchise, as its new president CEO.  Elop is replacing Olli-Pekka Kallsvuo, who was appointed Nokia's CEO four years ago.
asymco:
Why OPK was fired  —  Under Kalasvuo Nokia embarked on the most dramatic shift in its business since entering the mobile phone business in the early 90s.  —  The shift was not into mobile software which began in 2001 under his predecessor.  It was not into enterprise solutions which also preceded his tenure.
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Nokia Makes The Same Mistake Again: Hires A Manager, Not A Product Visionary  —  The standard criticism we hear about Nokia is that it's a company overrun with managers, where decisions are always made based on business sense and never made based on product vision.
Adobe Corporate Communications / Adobe Featured Blogs:
Great News for Developers  —  Apple's announcement today that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for Adobe's Packager for iPhone, a feature in the Flash Professional CS5 authoring tool.  This feature was created to enable Flash developers …
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Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Did FTC Probe Cause Apple to Change App Rules?  (UPDATED)  —  Apple's unexpected announcement Thursday that it would let programmers use third-party tools to write apps for the iPhone and iPad may deflate a federal investigation into whether the restrictions were anti-competitive …
Discussion: Gadget Lab, more at Mediagazer », Thanks:rsingel
Omar Hamoui / Google Mobile Ads Blog:
An Update on Apple's Terms of Service
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Seesmic Desktop Goes Beyond Twitter: Becomes a Platform for All Things Real Time  —  At last year's Microsoft PDC, Seesmic announced that it was working on a major Silverlight-based rewrite of its desktop clients for Windows and Mac.  After almost a year of development, the company just launched the final version of Seesmic Desktop 2.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
With 40+ Customizable Plugins, Seesmic Desktop 2 Aggregates The Realtime Web  —  After a year's worth of work, Seesmic founder Loic Le Meur just announced the launch of Seesmic Desktop 2 (SD2), a desktop client that goes beyond Twitter; “We want to be the first platform for platforms,” says Le Meur.
Business Week:
The Man Who Makes Your iPhone  —  Foxconn founder Terry Gou might be regarded as Henry Ford reincarnated if only a dozen of his workers hadn't killed themselves this year.  An exclusive look inside a postmodern industrial empire  —  Tony Law  —  On a crushingly hot mid-August …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and Gizmodo
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Maps for Android Gets Turn-By-Turn Walking Directions, Satellite Imagery  —  For smartphone owners, asking people on the street for directions is quickly becoming a thing of the past.  Why bother trying to remember a series of turns and landmarks when your phone can do that and more?
Kyle VanHemert / Gizmodo:
Leaked Shots of Windows Phone 7-Running Samsung GT-i8700  —  A tipster sends these photos of the WP7-running Samsung GT-i8700.  There's not a whole lot to glean besides the fact that it has 8GB of storage and looks like something I want to play with right now.  Here's the back:
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Betaworks and The Times Plan a Social News Service  —  Something is stirring deep within the technology incubator Betaworks: A personalized news service called News.me that is being developed in collaboration with The New York Times.  —  On Thursday, a cryptic placeholder for the service went live.
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 …
Discussion: Gizmodo and Ubergizmo
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Not All Android Tablets Will Get Android Market
Discussion: IntoMobile, Thanks:atul
Marcus Foster / Google Voice Blog:
Fast Access to Google Voice with Android Widgets  —  Mobile is all about getting super fast access to what you're looking for and Google Voice is no exception.  So, today we're releasing an update to the Android app, which gives you immediate access to your Google Voice Inbox and settings via two new home screen widgets.
Jonny Evans's blog:
Interview: Apple's AirPlay is a big, big business  —  Perhaps you didn't see it, but Apple last week helped create a brand-new $15 billion business when it introduced its new AirPlay music streaming system, which it is licensing to third party developers.  —  AirPlay will mean anyone with an iPod …
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Ben Gomes / The Official Google Blog:
Google Instant, behind the scenes  —  Yesterday we introduced Google Instant, a change to make search fast and interactive by showing you results instantly as you type.  With Instant we've turned search from a static HTML page into an AJAX application, just as we did with Google Maps and Gmail.
Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Facebook Passes Google In Time Spent On Site For First Time Ever  —  If Google wasn't already scared of Facebook, this ought to do the trick.  —  Time spent on Facebook was greater than time spent on Google sites in the U.S. in August for the first time in history, according to fresh data from comScore.
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Commentary: Dear Craigslist, Grow Up  —  The website shuttered its U.S. “adult services” section.  If it really wants to fix the problem, it has to operate like the mainstream site it is  —  Serra Sippel is not accustomed to receiving large, unsolicited donations in the mail.
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Digits:
‘Censored’ Gone; Craigslist Could Go Before Congress
Discussion: SFGate and CNET News
Jerry Cain / Facebook Developer Blog:
New Like Button Features Mean More Opportunities for Liking  —  Since we launched social plugins in April, we've been listening to user feedback and working with developers to optimize the Like button to make it as seamless as possible for people to like content around the web and share it with their friends.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ex-MySpace Execs Quietly Building New Startup Called Namesake  —  One good thing to come out of MySpace's slow demise: a bunch of former employees are creating startups left and right, mostly in Los Angeles and helping to grow the startup ecosystem there.  We're tracking Gravity, Mindjolt, Gogobot and Beachmint.
Zachary Rodgers / ClickZ:
Facebook Begins Reporting on ‘Social Context’ In Ads  —  Facebook has begun offering metrics on social endorsements in ads - those little footnotes that tell users if a friend has taken the step to “like” a brand or its paid placement.  —  Marketers using the Facebook ads platform can now learn …
Discussion: Inside Facebook
Reuters:
Judge rules for eBay over Craigslist rights plan  —  (Reuters) - A judge rescinded a protective measure adopted by the board of popular classifieds site Craigslist to block a potential hostile takeover by e-commerce site eBay Inc.  —  EBay had complained that the measure diluted its stake …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Trying to Be Something You're Not: Works for Drag Queens, not for Google  —  Contrary to popular opinion, the reason Yahoo's metrics have been stagnant and its stock has lost half its value in the last two-and-a-half years isn't because Google did search better than Yahoo.
 
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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
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
For-Profit Automattic Gives WordPress Trademark To Non-Profit Foundation
Matthew Campbell / Bloomberg:
Google Promises New France Investment After Regulatory Battles
Caitlin Fitzsimmons / All Facebook:
Facebook Files For Patent Of Social CAPTCHAs
Discussion: Go Rumors
Cari Tuna / Digits:
Mark Hurd to Speak at Oracle's Annual Conference
Discussion: Oracle
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Average Number Of Apps Downloaded To iPhone: 40, Android: 25
Discussion: textually.org and eWeek
Reuters:
China's Alibaba Group may rethink Yahoo ties
 Earlier Items: 
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft apologizes for spate of recent Online Services outages
Ty McMahan / Venture Capital Dispatch:
Metacafe Bets Big On 90-Second Video Clips
Discussion: paidContent and NewTeeVee
Nelson Minar / Nelson's Weblog:
Stop making social networks, Facebook won
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
iTunes Costs Apple $1 Billion to Run
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
EXCLUSIVE: Windows Phone 7 launching 11 October