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6:45 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Inline Pictures And Video Are A Part Of What Twitter Is Announcing Tonight  —  The entire Internet seems to be guessing about what Twitter is going to unveil at their big event later this afternoon.  Analytics, deeper Google integration, the killer business model?
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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?
Discussion: Reuters, Engadget and broadstuff
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Nokia makes E7 QWERTY slider official: ‘beautiful and all business’ (update: specs)
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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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
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: Google Watch and The Next Web, Thanks:dondodge
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.
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.
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 …
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Esther Shein / InformationWeek:
Microsoft Launches Massive Wireless Hotspot
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 …
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
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 …
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.
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?
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.
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: Erictric
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.
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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
RealNetworks acquires Canadian social game company Backstage Technologies  —  Pushing fast into social games, RealNetworks has acquired Canadian social game company Backstage Technologies for an undisclosed price.  —  The move will gives RealNetworks' GameHouse division access …
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Geo-Local the Answer to the Local Advertising Quandary?  —  A few weeks back, I spent time with Ian White, CEO and founder of Urban Mapping, a San Francisco-based start-up that's been in the geo-local trenches for nearly seven years.  Not surprisingly, our conversation centered around the consumer geo-local services.
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 …
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 …
 
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Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Page Growth Rates Return To Pre-Places Launch
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
DEMO: Footfeed aims to soothe consumers' check-in fatigue
Discussion: PR Newswire
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Dell previews the DUO 10 inch convertible tablet-style notebook
Paul McNamara / Network World:
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