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5:45 AM ET, September 13, 2010

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Chris Dale / YouTube Blog:
Testing, testing...YouTube begins trial of new live streaming platform  —  From U2 to the Indian Premier League to the White House to E3, we've worked closely with our partners to give you a front row seat to a wide array of live events.  Today and tomorrow, tune in as we open a new chapter of YouTube live streaming.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
It's Real: YouTube Debuts Live Streaming Platform With Two-Day Test  —  The rumors were true: after months — years, even — of speculation, YouTube is preparing to launch a full-fledged live streaming platform, enabling its content parters to stream their video directly to users in real-time.
Discussion: CNET News and Associated Press
Jose Antonio Vargas / New Yorker:
Mark Zuckerberg opens up.  —  Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his college dorm room six years ago.  Five hundred million people have joined since, and eight hundred and seventy-nine of them are his friends.  The site is a directory of the world's people, and a place for private citizens to create public identities.
Discussion: FM Blog and UMBC ebiquity
Guy Grimland / Haaretz:
Google buying second Israeli startup: Quiksee  —  Google is buying its second Israeli startup: Quiksee, based in Or Yehuda.  The deal is estimated at $10 million.  —  Both Google Israel and Quiksee refused to comment.  —  Quiksee, also known as MentorWave Technologies …
Discussion: Fortune, MediaMemo and Pulse2, Thanks:atul
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Reported To Buy Quicksee For $10 Million.  Here Come More 3D, Geo, Panoramic Videos  —  Google is buying Israeli startup Quicksee, also known as MentorWave Technologies, for an estimated $10 million, reports Israeli newspaper Haaretz.  The startup has raised $3 million from Ofer Hi-Tech and Docor International Management.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Arrogance?  I've Never Seen Them So Humble  —  Mike Elgan criticizes Google for being condescending in a recent column on one of the dead tree IT rags.  His first point is that Google PR exec Gabriel Stricker started off a recent press conference with a quip about how fast paced Google innovation is:
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Mike Elgan / mikelgan's blog:
Why is Google so condescending?
Discussion: StartupMuse, Thanks:rawmeet
Michael Gartenberg / Engadget:
Entelligence: Will carriers destroy the Android vision?  —  Entelligence is a column by technology strategist and author Michael Gartenberg, a man whose desire for a delicious cup of coffee and a quality New York bagel is dwarfed only by his passion for tech.
Alex Gasparski / TechReviewSource News Blog:
Leaked: Acer Laptop with Dual Touchscreens  —  From one of our sources, we have received pictures of a laptop from Acer that is currently in development.  It has two touch screens, one as the laptop's display and one as the keyboard/trackpad.  In other words, it has no physical keyboard …
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
A Massive War Is Approaching As The Tablet Market Cannot Sustain Six Separate Platforms  —  Can you hear that?  It's the sound of war.  Better choose your side soon, too.  The tablet wars are going to get nasty.  —  Apple's army is prepped, already backed by over 3 million zealous iPad owners.
Thanks:bobcaswell
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones Blog:
Is there really any value to 3-year smartphone forecasts?  —  We get quarterly reports from different analysts for past smartphone performance and then every once in a while we see reports predicting smartphone performance in the future.  After looking more closely at and thinking further …
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asymco:   Gartner: Windows Mobile attracts far more developers than any …
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Live Matrix Launches a TV Guide for the Scheduled Web  —  Every day, thousands of scheduled events happen on the Internet.  These range from live video and audio shows to chats, poker tournaments and sales on Woot and Groupon.  The problem, though, is that there is no single place to find out about these upcoming events.
Bloomberg:
Nokia Smartphones Head Vanjoki to Step Down as Elop Named CEO  —  Nokia Oyj, the world's biggest maker of mobile phones, said Anssi Vanjoki, head of its smartphones division, resigned, becoming the first casualty of the change at the top of the company.  —  Vanjoki will stay in his job …
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
Adobe Illustrator Goes HTML5  —  Does Adobe want Flash to have a long and healthy future?  Sure, but as the dominant player in software used by people who design Web sites, it's clear that it must embrace open-source HTML5 standards with at least as much energy as it gives its own technologies.
Discussion: Adobe Labs, John Nack on Adobe, Crave and Ajaxian, Thanks:rawmeet
 
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IEEE Spectrum Online:
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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
A Tech World That Centers on the User
Thanks:atul
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Fastest Net Service in U.S. Coming to Chattanooga
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Anti-US Hacker Takes Credit for ‘Here You Have’ Worm
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC move to release White Spaces has tech firms dreaming of wireless boom
Discussion: Financial Times and New York Times
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
H.P.'s Blundering Board
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Stupid California Police Warn Parents of Pedobear, the ‘Pedophile Mascot’ (Updated)
Discussion: Boing Boing
 Earlier Items: 
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Most common words unique to 1-star and 5-star App Store reviews
Discussion: TiPb
Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
Is Game Center capped at 500 friends?
Discussion: IMAK Creations, 9 to 5 Mac and Covering Web, Thanks:pand21b
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
Microdata: HTML5's Best-Kept Secret
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Nokia's New CEO: Challenges
Discussion: Memex 1.1
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
E.U. to Back Plan for Pan-European Mobile Market
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Bartz in a China Shop: Has Yahoo's CEO Wrecked the Valley's …