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9:35 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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Evan Williams / Twitter Blog:
A Better Twitter  —  Twitter is the best way to discover what's new in your world.  From football to film to philanthropy, people are using Twitter to discover what's new about what they find interesting.  —  Twitter has always been about getting a lot in a little.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches The New Twitter.com — A New Two-Pane Experience (Live)  —  I'm here live at the event Twitter is holding at their headquarters in San Francisco to show off — well, something.  A part of it is inline pictures and videos in the main Twitter stream, but it's anyone's guess what else they have up their sleeves.
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
The good and bad of Twitter's new design (exclusive video of press conference)
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:scobleizer
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   Twitter Seeing 90 Million Tweets Per Day, 25 Percent Contain Links
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Twitter unveils new website with picture and video content embedded …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Augie Ray / Forrester Blogs:
Breaking News: Twitter's New User Interface and What It Means To You
Discussion: The Next Web
Samuel Axon / Mashable!:   Twitter Changes the Default New User Avatar [PIC]
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment”. …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:   The New Twitter.com Official Video
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
GCreep: Google Engineer Stalked Teens, Spied on Chats  —  We entrust Google with our most private communications because we assume the company takes every precaution to safeguard our data.  It doesn't.  A Google engineer spied on four underage teens for months before the company was notified of the abuses.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms That It Fired Engineer For Breaking Internal Privacy Policies  —  Earlier today Gawker published an alarming report detailing the exploits of a former Google engineer who allegedly used his internal clearances to access private Gmail and GTalk accounts so that he could spy on and harass people, including four minors.
Discussion: Gawker
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.
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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.
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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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 and Google Watch, Thanks:dondodge
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Forget Phones, Google Gives Top Advertisers Google TV  —  Google's gained quite a reputation for surprising attendees at conferences with an “Oprah” moment of giving them free Android phones.  But phones, that's so last year.  With Google TV about to launch, Google's upped the giveaway ante …
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:   The Google Zeitgeist Press Lunch
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter is NOT a Social Network, Says Twitter Exec  —  Kevin Thau, Twitter's VP for business and corporate development, announced during a presentation at Nokia World 2010 today that everyone's favorite micro-blogging network is not actually a social network.  —  It's not, you say?
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 …
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.
Rsayre / Rob Sayre's Mozilla Blog:
Release The Kraken  —  We're pleased to announce the first version of Kraken, a new browser benchmark.  More than Sunspider, V8, and Dromaeo, Kraken focuses on realistic workloads and forward-looking applications.  We believe that the benchmarks used in Kraken are better in terms …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMO: Parallels launches mobile virtualization app for iPad and iPhone  —  Parallels is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley.  After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present.  Our coverage of them remains objective.
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Says The Steve Jobs Ninja Stars Story Is “Pure Fiction”  —  Despite reports to the contrary, Apple says Steve Jobs did not vow to never return to Japan, after airport officials prevented him from bringing his ninja throwing stars on his private plane.  —  Apple's statement on the matter …
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Bloomberg:
Steve Jobs Stopped at Japan Airport Over Ninja Stars, SPA!  Magazine Says
Larry Alder / Google Public Policy Blog:
Announcing a new white spaces trial in Logan, Ohio  —  I'm in Logan, Ohio, today to announce that Spectrum Bridge, the Hocking Valley Community Hospital, and Google have teamed up to deploy a broadband network using the TV white spaces.  —  This is an exciting new deployment …
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Zillow Replaces C.E.O. and Hints at a Public Offering  —  Is Zillow, the real estate Web site, getting ready to go public?  —  On Tuesday, Zillow announced that its co-founder and chief executive, Rich Barton, would step down as chief executive and become executive chairman.
Chris Burritt / Bloomberg:
Best Buy to Start Selling IPad in All U.S. Stores  —  Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) — Best Buy Co., the world's largest consumer-electronics retailer, plans to start selling Apple Inc.'s iPad in all of its U.S. stores on Sept. 26 to boost holiday sales, Chief Executive Officer Brian Dunn said.
Discussion: IntoMobile, Erictric and PadGadget
 
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
DEMO: HP's Phil McKinney explains company's multibillion-dollar acquisition spree
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
Square producing 10,000 card readers a day
Discussion: VentureBeat and TechCrunch
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Usability Study Shows Kids Don't Search
Noel Randewich / Reuters:
Intel launches Atom chips for smart TV and cars
Bloomberg:
Deutsche Telekom Says Obermann Is Suspect in Probe
Discussion: Electronista
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Page Growth Rates Return To Pre-Places Launch
 Earlier Items: 
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Verizon to announce Samsung Galaxy Tab on Thursday?
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Dell previews the DUO 10 inch convertible tablet-style notebook
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Evan Williams Coughed Up $7,500 For Twitter.com Back In The Day
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