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9:30 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.
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.
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.  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.
Discussion: Google Maps Mania and I4U News
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.
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.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
What Is It You Do?  The Need For Simplicity  —  Warren Buffet 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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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
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Apple:
iPad Wi-Fi Models Available in China on September 17
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
IEEE Spectrum Online:
Get on the Optical Bus  —  IBM's light-powered links overcome …
Matt Burns / CrunchGear:
A Massive War Is Approaching As The Tablet Market Cannot Sustain …
Thanks:bobcaswell
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
A Tech World That Centers on the User
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Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Live Matrix Launches a TV Guide for the Scheduled Web
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Fastest Net Service in U.S. Coming to Chattanooga
Discussion: Gizmodo
Robert McMillan / PC World:
Anti-US Hacker Takes Credit for ‘Here You Have’ Worm
Discussion: The Register
 Earlier Items: 
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
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?
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
Microdata: HTML5's Best-Kept Secret
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Nokia's New CEO: Challenges
Discussion: Memex 1.1
 

 
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Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles take minority stakes in The Daily Beast; Sherwood will be CEO and publisher, and Coles will be chief creative and content officer

Laurence Peter / BBC:
Russia's Ministry of Justice labels BBC Russian correspondent Ilya Barabanov and science reporter Asya Kazantseva as “foreign agents”; both now live abroad

Sahil Patel / The Information:
Sources: Disney plans old-style TV channels within Disney+, with a continuous, scheduled stream of shows that are focused on certain genres like Star Wars

 
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