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6:50 PM ET, September 11, 2010

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Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Instant Search in Google Chrome  —  Google Chrome will add support for instant search, the feature released this week by Google.  An early implementation is already available in Chrome Dev Channel and in Chrome Canary build.  You can enable this feature by adding the following command-line flag …
Discussion: Download Squad and BlogsDNA, Thanks:arpitnext
Raffi Krikorian / mehack:
Twitter by the Numbers  —  Yesterday I gave a talk at UC Berkeley as part of Twitter's recruiting efforts (known as @TwitterU).  I was asked to put together a tech talk, so I wanted to use this as an opportunity to de-mystify Twitter a bit.  A lot of people ask me “what's so hard about sending 140 characters”?
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Maps, Like YouTube, Get Instantized  —  So Gmail Instant would actually be useful, but seriously what's next, Google Calendar Instant?  Google Image Search Instant?  Okay, maybe those would be helpful too.  In fact it's really difficult to think of a Google service that wouldn't benefit at least slightly from Instantization.
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Amrit / TopINews Blog:
Google Images Instant: Image search gets Instant with Google Images Instant  —  Google Images Instant: Michael Hart puts together Google Images Instant in less than 2 Hours  —  Earlier we wrote about the awesome Google Maps Instant Search developed by Michael Hart, that gets you location …
Cade Metz / The Register:
Google search index splits with MapReduce  —  Welds BigTable to file system ‘Colossus’  —  Exclusive Google Caffeine — the remodeled search infrastructure rolled out across Google's worldwide data center network earlier this year — is not based on MapReduce, the distributed number-crunching platform …
Discussion: High Scalability
Anil Dash:
Forking is a Feature  —  While Linus Torvalds is best known as the creator of Linux, it's one of his more geeky creations, and the social implications of its design, that may well end up being his greatest legacy.  Because Linus has, in just a few short years, changed the social dynamic around forking …
Discussion: Smarterware, Thanks:atul
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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Reuters:
INTERVIEW-Garmin mulls future of smartphone unit  —  * Says PND market volumes to fall 5 pct/yr over couple yrs  —  * CFO sees market share gains similar to Q2 continuing  —  * Sees very slow fall in avg PND sales price in 2011  —  * ‘Very difficult’ to increase PND mkt in N.Amer, Europe
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.
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple may abandon Intel's Infineon chips in next iPhone - report  —  The next iPhone may forgo an Infineon baseband chip in favor of one from Qualcomm, according to an unconfirmed report.  —  The Commercial Times reported (Google translation) earlier this week that Infineon will not provide …
Discussion: TG Daily
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 …
MacHackPC:
Cydia Acquired Rock Your Phone [Rock.app]  —  If you have a iPhone / iPodTouch / iPad and have jailbroken it, you might have heard about Cydia & Rock.  For folks who are not aware of Cydia Store & Rock.app Stores, these are two store for 3rd party iPhone apps, tweak, themes …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, The Next Web, TUAW and Covering Web, Thanks:machackpc
 
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Discussion: Guardian, Tnooz, Stowe Boyd and broadstuff, Thanks:atul
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Starts Evicting App Store Name Squatters
Discussion: App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac and AppleInsider
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft To Shut Down Disaster Communication Service Vine
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