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8:35 PM ET, September 14, 2010

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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.
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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.
Augie Ray / Forrester Blogs:
Breaking News: Twitter's New User Interface and What It Means To You
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Twitter unveils new website with picture and video content embedded …
Discussion: Neowin.net
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:   Twitter Seeing 90 Million Tweets Per Day, 25 Percent Contain Links
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
The New Twitter.com Is a “Consumption Environment”. …
Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:   The New Twitter.com Official Video
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Confirms That It Fired Engineer For Breaking Internal Privacy Policies  —  Earlier today Gawker published an alarming article 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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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
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: 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.
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
Discussion: The Politico, DSLreports and BetaNews
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
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.
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 …
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
 
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