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12:50 PM 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.
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.
David / TmoNews:
myTouch HD Internal Doc Hints Toward FFC And America's Largest “4G” Network  —  While most of the Android attention at T-Mobile these days is focused on the T-Mobile G2, the myTouch HD waits in the wings.  We just received, via one of our ninjas, the above document showing off some early details on the myTouch HD.
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
The Boxee Box: Intel Inside, Now Available for Preorder  —  Boxee and D-Link are announcing today that their upcoming Boxee Box will be powered by Intel's CE4100 Atom processor.  The online video set-top-box, which will ship in early November, can also be pre-ordered from Amazon.com starting today.
Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi Models Available in China on September 17  —  Apple® today announced that the Wi-Fi models of its magical iPad™ will be available to customers in China from Apple Retail Stores, and select Apple Authorized Resellers, on Friday, September 17 starting at 10:00 a.m.
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 …
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Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Google Reported To Buy Quicksee For $10 Million. …
Discussion: Google Maps Mania and I4U News
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
iPad headed to Target on October 3rd?  —  It's not quite the definitive proof that some boxes spotted in the wild would be, but a tipster has sent us a few pieces of a puzzle that seem to suggest that Apple could be expanding the iPad's retail presence into Target stores just in time for the holiday shopping season.
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.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
iLoveHandles turns nano iPods into oversized watches  —  What happens when Apple introduces a square-shaped new iPod and adorns it with an analog watch face for a lock screen?  A whole new cottage industry sprouts up, whereby entrepreneurial types dust off old and mostly worthless watch straps …
Discussion: Spirit and everythingiCafe
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Is It You Do?  The Need For Simplicity  —  Warren Buffett is famous for telling people they should only invest in businesses they understand.  A corollary to that is that a company should be able to describe in simple terms what they do.  Even if what they do is really technical and complicated.
Diana ben-Aaron / 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 …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Fastest Net Service in U.S. Coming to Chattanooga  —  In the global race to see who can offer the fastest Internet service, an unlikely challenger has emerged: Chattanooga, Tenn.  —  The city-owned utility, EPB, plans to announce on Monday that by the end of this year it will offer ultra …
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.
Loretta Chao / Digits:
Alibaba Wows Arnold With Jobs Claim  —  When Alibaba.com CEO David Wei promised to create 100,000 jobs over three years in the U.S. at parent Alibaba Group's annual conference this weekend, it surprised at least few people — including California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger …
Mat Honan / The Awl:
The First Interview: Meet Josh Simpson, the Man Behind Twitter's @BPGlobalPR  —  On May 19, @BPGlobalPR started sending out messages about the Gulf oil spill to Twitter.  The parody account took on the persona of an inept and insensitive public relations pro working at BP …
Bloomberg:
Hewlett-Packard to Buy Security-Software Maker ArcSight for $1.5 Billion  —  Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's biggest personal-computer maker, agreed to buy ArcSight Inc. for about $1.5 billion in cash to gain security software.  —  ArcSight investors will receive $43.50 a share, HP said today in a statement.
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 …
Discussion: broadstuff and The Atlantic Online
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
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Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
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A Massive War Is Approaching As The Tablet Market Cannot Sustain …
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