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9:25 AM ET, September 16, 2010

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Dean Hachamovitch / IEBlog:
Putting sites at the center of the browsing experience, using the whole PC: IE9 Beta Available for Download  —  Our approach to building a faster web browsing platform, as seen in the Platform Previews, involves using everything the PC and its hardware have to offer.
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Gavin Clarke / The Register:
Microsoft: IE9 will never run on Windows XP  —  Chrome and Firefox always an option  —  Microsoft has ruled out putting Internet Explorer 9 on Windows XP, leaving millions of PCs open to Mozilla and Google browsers providing hardware-accelerated rich-internet.
Brian MacDonald / Search Blog:
Bing Previews a More Beautiful Search Experience in IE9  —  We are very excited about the IE9 beta launch today in San Francisco.  The team has put a lot of work into building a browser that helps to unlock the beauty of the web.  Bing was one of several publishers to preview some new possibilities …
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Internet Explorer 9 beta review: Microsoft reinvents the browser
Alex Payne / Online Writing:
The Very Last Thing I'll Write About Twitter  —  I have an odd mental relationship with my former employer.  Clearly, I wouldn't have worked there for three and a half years if I didn't care about the product and the community.  But then, I wouldn't have left if I really wanted to see that commitment through.
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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The real Facebook burglaries story  —  I did a little reporting to get the real story behind the reports of a Facebook burglary spree that supposedly used the service — right after its launch of Places — to find victims who were away on vacation.  I emailed Nashua, NH detective Dan Archambault …
Apple:
Apple's AirPrint Wireless Printing for iPad, iPhone & iPod touch Coming to Users in November  —  Available First on HP ePrint Printers  —  Apple® today announced that it is releasing a beta version of its AirPrint wireless printing for iPad™, iPhone® and iPod touch® …
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
iOS 4.2 on iPad preview (video) (updated)
Join Diaspora Blog:
Developer Release  —  Today we are releasing the source code for Diaspora.  This is now a community project and development is open to anyone with the technical expertise who shares the vision of a social network that puts users in control.  From now on we will be working closely …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Competitor Diaspora Revealed: Sparse, But Clean; Source Code Released  —  A post has just gone up on Diaspora's blog revealing what the project actually looks like for the first time.  While it's not yet ready to be released to the public, the open-source social networking project …
Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Apple Continued To Lose U.S. Marketshare Despite Spike From iPhone 4 Sales  —  Apple's iPhone 4 did not give the company the bump in sales it needed to put Android's momentum in check.  Instead, Apple's smartphone marketshare in the U.S. dropped by 1.3 percent in the three months ended in July …
Seth Weintraub / Fortune:
Schmidt: We'll pull Facebook's data by hook or by crook  —  Google wants the data in Facebook and CEO Eric Schmidt isn't afraid to say that they'll find a way to get it.  Facebook isn't just winning the battle for web users' time (comScore says Facebook passed Google this month), they are also pulling some of Google's star engineers.
Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad  —  Though it's just five months old, Apple's iPad is a certifiable hit, having already sold millions of units and spawning tens of thousands of apps tailored for its 10-inch screen.  The tablet has prompted many of its owners to use it instead …
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Why Skyhook Is Suing Google: Google Basically Forced Motorola To Ditch Skyhook To Pass Compliance Tests  —  Boston-area wireless startup Skyhook Wireless is suing Google for interfering with its business and for patent infringement, seeking an injunction and “millions of dollars” in damages.  —  Why?
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Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Skyhook Sues Google in a Location Battle Royale
Juro Osawa / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Bullish on Kinect  —  TOKYO—Microsoft Corp. is targeting global sales of more than three million units of its new Kinect motion-sensor gaming accessory for its Xbox 360 console in the first two months after the Nov. 4 launch in the U.S., providing a much needed holiday sales boost …
Stuart Dredge / Recombu:
Russian 4G Android smartphone appears to have front-and-back screens  —  We don't know quite what to make of this YouTube video, which shows Russian president Dmitry Medvedev handling a new 4G handset.  Our Russian isn't quite good enough to understand what's being said in the video.
Peter Kasting / Google Chrome Blog:
Tip: Just the text, please!  —  Has this ever happened to you?  You're writing an email online and you try to copy some text from a webpage.  But when you paste it in, you get all the original fonts, colors, and spacing.  “Wait!” you say, “I just wanted the text!”
Discussion: Softpedia News and Download Squad
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Status Of CrunchPad Litigation  —  Late last year, on the eve of launch, I announced the end of the CrunchPad project, sadly ending a very exciting one and a half year effort to create a very inexpensive touch screen tablet computer.  —  Our partner, Fusion Garage, had inexplicably decided …
Discussion: Electronista
Kevin C. Tofel / GigaOM:
What's It Like to Develop Apps for Nokia Phones?  —  Nokia often touts its massive worldwide presence as a key competitive advantage in the handset market, but what does that mean for developers?  Without a solid storefront experience, support from Nokia and efficient programming tools, a global brand alone won't sell mobile apps.
Discussion: eWeek and All About Symbian
Evelyn Rusli / TechCrunch:
Look YouTube, No Hands!  Looxcie Introduces Wearable Camcorder  —  Just when you thought our digital culture was bumping against the limits of oversharing, Looxcie steps in with a device that makes it even easier for oversharers to document every mundane moment of their lives.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
LinkedIn's CEO on the perks to keeping profiles fresh  —  Correction: The headline of this story has been changed to address an inaccuracy with how many LinkedIn users were updating their profiles.  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—Any perceptions of LinkedIn being a place where people fill …
Discussion: VentureBeat
 
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Motorola Acquires Location-Based Mobile Software Startup Aloqa
Discussion: I4U News and Android Phone Fans
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: MySpace and Google Zero in on Renewing “Realistic” Search Deal
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches Dashboard for Multiple Advertiser Accounts
Discussion: The Next Web
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
NPR API Architect Headed to Netflix
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Kford / Hunch Blog:
Hunch launches Partner Platform for personalization; 7 inaugural …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Ryan Singel / Epicenter:
Singel-Minded: Craigslist Took One for the Open Internet
Discussion: Gawker, The Atlantic Online and Techdirt, Thanks:atul
Ionut Arghire / Softpedia News:
Windows Phone 7 Showcased in Bing Ad
Aza Raskin / Aza on Design:
Firefox Panorama: Search proof-of-concept
Discussion: Lifehacker and Download Squad, Thanks:atul
John Boudreau / Mercury News:
Apple to announce subscription plan for newspapers