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2:45 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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Robert Andrews / mocoNews:
‘Nokia Is Back’ And Ballsy; 'We're Not Sorry We're Not Apple'  —  Nokia's beaten-down top dogs opened their annual Nokia (NYSE: NOK) World show in London Tuesday morning with a blunt and rousing pep talk and a direct riposte to their competitors.  —  “We're not going to apologise for the fact …
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Michael Gartenberg / SlashGear:
A Week with the Nokia N8: Can Symbian Survive?  —  I'm in London this week at Nokia World and it's a defining moment for Nokia.  Last week Nokia announced their CEO's departure, and new CEO (and Microsoft alum) Stephen Elop.  Nokia phones once defined state of the art and the S60 platform defined the modern smartphone era in 2002.
Discussion: broadstuff, Engadget and Technologizer
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia makes E7 QWERTY slider official: ‘beautiful and all business’ (update: specs)  —  Nokia's just unveiled its aluminum-clad E7 QWERTY slider handset.  One of the new family of Symbian^3 devices, it has a 4-inch tilting touchscreen display on the front and an 8 megapixel imager capable of 720p video on the back.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
HDCP ‘master key’ supposedly released, unlocks HDTV copy protection permanently  —  Just as the MPAA is preparing to offer movies to customers at home while they're still in theaters by limiting playback to DRM-protected digital outputs only, the HDCP protocol they rely on may have been cracked wide open.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
QOTD: The Ninja Throwing Stars?  They're For My Friend Larry Ellison ...  Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs said he'll never come back to Japan after officials at an airport barred him from taking Ninja throwing stars aboard his private plane, SPA! magazine reported in its latest issue.
John Paczkowski / Digital Daily:
Google Zeitgeist: Cirque de Soleil and Free Google TVs  —  Quite an Oprah moment at Google (GOOG) Zeitgeist today.  A source who's attending the event — which is being held in Paradise Valley, Arizona this year — tells me that its 600 attendees were given a doozy of a parting gift: Google TV, 6 months of Dish service and a Bravia TV.
Discussion: eHomeUpgrade and Andy Beard
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Nielsen: Bing Passes Yahoo To Become #2 Search Engine  —  According to Nielsen data out this morning Microsoft's Bing has passed Yahoo to become the number two search engine in the US.  Nielsen says that Google's August share is 65% (and growth is flat) but that Bing and Yahoo have now switched places:
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Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
Bing overtakes Yahoo, and that's not a good thing
Discussion: The Microsoft Blog and Tnooz
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Ron Conway's Confidential Investment Guide: The Tech Megatrends  —  Angel investors SV Angel, led by Ron Conway invests so early in startups that he looks mostly at the team and current tech trends when making investment decisions.  —  Last year he was focusing on real time and location startups.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to get a job at Google, interview questions, hiring process  —  The Google hiring process is designed to hire the most talented, creative, and articulate people in the world who will be the best fit for Google.  The Google culture is different.  You notice it the moment you walk on campus.
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:dondodge
Ben Bowers / Engadget:
Google TV officially launching October 17th?  —  It's been no secret that Google TV is scheduled to arrive sometime this fall and we've already seen the Logitech Revue box hardware pass the FCC, but a tipster has just shared an internal Best Buy document with us disclosing …
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia hires Peter Skillman, former Palm Design VP, as MeeGo user experience chief (update: confirmed)  —  Now this, this is what we call exciting.  Nokia has managed to scoop up Peter Skillman from the wreckage of the HP/Palm merger.  One of the many senior VPs to leave Palm upon its assimilation …
Pew Internet:
The Rise of Apps Culture  —  Some 35% of U.S. adults have software applications or “apps” on their phones, yet only 24% of adults use those apps.  Many adults who have apps on their phones, particularly older adults, do not use them, and 11% of cell owners are not sure if their phone is equipped with apps.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Evan Williams Coughed Up $7,500 For Twitter.com Back In The Day  —  Mid-2006, when Twitter was born, the domain name Twitter.com changed hands for $7,500, chief executive and co-founder Evan Williams tweeted yesterday night.  —  Roughly four years, 145 million users and 300,000 third-party applications later …
Taylor Wimberly / Android and Me:
V CAST App Store to compete with official Android Market?  —  Verizon Wireless loves apps.  In fact, Verizon loves them sooo much that they decided to create their own official app store, named V CAST Apps.  Many users with Android phones on Verizon might already notice a V CAST Apps tab under …
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James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:   Verizon's Android App Store is Late, Not New
Esther Shein / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Launches Massive Wireless Hotspot  —  The “White-Fi” network on the company's Redmond, Wash. campus runs over white space spectrum left over from the conversion of TV signals from analog to digital.  —  Microsoft workers both in buildings and aboard a shuttle bus are testing …
Microsoft:
Microsoft Unveils New LifeCam With Stunning 1080p HD Sensor: Closest Thing to Being There in Person  —  LifeCam Studio is the perfect HD video calling companion for Windows Live Messenger 2011.  —  Microsoft Corp. today sets a new standard in webcams with LifeCam Studio, featuring sharp high-definition …
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Chairman to Step Down in 2012  —  Nokia Corp. Chairman Jorma Ollila, the executive credited with turning the Finnish company into the world's largest handset maker, plans to step down in 2012, a spokeswoman said.  —  Tuesday's surprise announcement, coming just days after Nokia …
Jon Stokes / Ars Technica:
Intel's walled garden plan to put A/V vendors out of business  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In describing the motivation behind Intel's recent purchase of McAfee for a packed-out audience at the Intel Developer Forum, Intel's Paul Otellini framed it as an effort to move the way the company approaches security …
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
IBM Chief Slams H-P  —  International Business Machines Corp. chief Samuel J. Palmisano stepped into the debate around Hewlett-Packard Co., sharply criticizing his rival for its expensive acquisition of 3PAR Inc. and giving a large severance package to former chief executive Mark Hurd.
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Most Clicked Mobile Ads Aren't On Android or iPhone  —  Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and the iPhone's iOS may be the lead operating systems battling it out for smartphone supremacy, but when it comes to getting users around the world to click on ads, good-old flip-phones and Nokia's Symbian OS-powered phones beat them hands down.
Discussion: MarketingVOX and WebProNews, Thanks:rsingel
Tom Abate / San Francisco Chronicle:
Instead of IPOs, startups look to be acquired  —  The market for initial public offerings remains badly broken in the aftermath of the financial panic of 2008, but its malaise began even earlier.  —  “The ecosystem that allowed young companies to go public has been destroyed,” …
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Jason Ankeny / FierceDeveloper:
Study: Absence of over-the-air updates slows iOS device upgrades  —  Almost twice as many Motorola Droid users have upgraded to Android 2.2 than iPhone 3GS users who've evolved to Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS 4.0, according to new data issued by mobile app analytics firm Localytics.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung's i8700 Windows Phone 7 handset goes through the video leak ritual  —  It's well known around these parts that if you aspire to be a highly desirable smartphone, you have to leak out in three clearly delineated stages: pictures, video, and specs.  We've seen the i8700 a couple …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Ad Giant Thinks You'll Pay for Media Again With the Content Project  —  How much content are you willing to pay for online?  That's what providers from publishers to media outlets want to know as they gear up to launch subscription services.  Hulu and the New York Times are just two of the many experimenting with paywalls.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Techmeme Turns 5: Interview With Founder Gabe Rivera  —  This week, leading tech news aggregator Techmeme turned 5 years old.  The service launched in September 2005, under the name tech.memeorandum, and ReadWriteWeb was one of the first media publications to review it.  —  In 2005, tech.memeorandum mostly tracked blogs.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Quiksee Confirms That It Was Acquired By Google, Remains Vague On Details  —  Israeli newspaper Haaretz recently reported that a local startup called MentorWave Technologies was being acquired for its Quiksee product, which enables anyone to create and upload location-based, interactive 3D videos.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple offers personalized support with Express Lane website  —  Apple has added a new feature to the support section of its website dubbed “Express Lane,” making it easy for customers to select a product, detail any issue they may have, and get in contact with an Apple representative.
 
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Bloomberg:
Facebook Won't Prevail in China, Sohu's Zhang Says
Elia Freedman / Elia Insider:
Fighting The Wrong Fight
Discussion: Daring Fireball, Thanks:turoczy
Elizabeth Woyke / Mobilized:
Inventor Claims Google Violating Patent With Android Location Based Services
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Burn Any Web-Hosted File into a Torrent With Burnbit
Discussion: Download Squad
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
DEMO's next wave of innovation: Here's the launch list
Juan Carlos Perez / Computerworld:
Google: Concerns over Instant unwarranted
Discussion: Beyond Search and Neowin.net
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Twitter Apps Are Such Lousy Investments
Discussion: VatorNews, MediaPost and VentureBeat
New York Times:
After Negotiations, Israel Emerges on Twitter
Discussion: msnbc.com, Switched, Gizmodo and Gawker
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Walmart's data plans painfully expensive, not meant for geeks
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why Isn't the Price of Broadband Obeying Moore's Law?
Discussion: DSLreports and blogs.chron.com
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Exclusive: Galaxy Tab, red / white BlackBerry Torch and Samsung …