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1:35 AM ET, September 13, 2010

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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?  —  Recent comments by Google's top PR guy and even its CEO make me wonder whether the company understands how such comments do far more harm than good.  —  I like it!  —  Google's Gabriel Stricker, director of Global Communications and Public Affairs, opened the Google Instant launch this week.
Discussion: StartupMuse, Thanks:rawmeet
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, TechCrunch and MediaMemo, Thanks:atul
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Most common words unique to 1-star and 5-star App Store reviews  —  I wrote a script to crawl U.S. App Store customer reviews for the top 100 apps from every category (minus duplicates) and compute the most common words in 1-star and 5-star reviews, excluding words that were also common in 3-star reviews.
Discussion: TiPb
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
FCC move to release White Spaces has tech firms dreaming of wireless boom  —  Entire towns linked to the Web as giant hot spots with seamless wireless connections.  Internet-connected refrigerators that monitor when it's time to get more milk and eggs.  —  High-tech firms and engineers …
Discussion: New York Times and Financial Times
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Stupid California Police Warn Parents of Pedobear, the ‘Pedophile Mascot’ (Updated)  —  Pedobear is a meme featuring a cute cartoon bear who pops up wherever people are being creepy about kids on the Internet.  Cops in California don't understand this, and have issued a hilarious warning about Pedobear.
Discussion: Boing Boing
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
A Tech World That Centers on the User  —  This article was adapted from the book “I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works” by Nick Bilton, the lead writer for The New York Times technology blog Bits.  The book, to be published on Tuesday by Crown Business, examines the impact of technology on our lives.
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Rene Ritchie / TiPb:
Is Game Center capped at 500 friends?
Discussion: IMAK Creations, 9 to 5 Mac and Covering Web, Thanks:pand21b
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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Bartz in a China Shop: Has Yahoo's CEO Wrecked the Valley's …
Anne Eisenberg / New York Times:
Reading E-Books in All the Colors of the Rainbow
Discussion: Personanondata