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3:40 PM ET, September 16, 2010

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Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Yahoo unveils three-year plan to become cool again
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
Yahoo Previews Fancy New Products
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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Jesse Stay / Stay N' Alive:
The Next “Facebook Platform” for the Modern Web, and Why Twitter's Running the Wrong Way  —  I've talked previously about “the web with no login button”, a vision of the Building Block Web that follows the user where they go, knowing who they are and adapting as they move.
Discussion: Victus Spiritus, Thanks:jesse
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter Needs to Become More Open or Die
Thanks:nelsonko
Glenn Kelman / Redfin Corporate Blog:
Groupon's Success Disaster  —  There's a fascinating essay on Facebook just now from the owner of the lovely Posie's Cafe in Portland, about how Groupon nearly bankrupted her business.  —  The coffeeshop proprietor, Jessie Burke, was shocked at how much money the daily deals site charged to run the promotion.
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Jessie Burke / Posies Cafe:
Groupon in Retrospect  —  For months I've been thinking about whether or not to write a blog post about Groupon, and sharing the kind of experience it has been for the business.  I've been weighing the possible repercussions of such a candid post as well, but after today …
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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Tamlin Magee / TechEye:
Why the snooping ex Google engineer is in trouble  —  Remember that 27 year old ex Google engineer, David Barksdale, who's allegedly been hassling minors, not miners, with cyber-stalking and snooping?  The great and mighty 'Ogle fired him, but here's exactly how he's in trouble according to federal law in the US.
Discussion: PogoWasRight.org
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Todd Bishop / TechFlash:
‘Halo: Reach’: $200M in 24 hours, biggest game in Microsoft history  —  “Halo: Reach,” the new installment in the blockbuster Xbox 360 series, topped $200 million in sales in the U.S. and Europe in its first 24 hours, according to data released by Microsoft tonight.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Android vs. iPhone: Wait just a minute!  —  Sure Google is gaining on Apple, but not as fast as comScore's latest data suggest  —  I don't want to get into what Ben Bradley, the Watergate-era editor of the Washington Post, used to call a “defensive crouch,” but I've got a bone to pick …
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Tricia Duryee / mocoNews:
Apple Continued To Lose U.S. Marketshare Despite Spike From iPhone 4 Sales
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Microsoft demoes Twitter and Netflix apps for Windows Phone 7, releases final dev tools  —  Coming this holiday season to a Windows Phone 7 phone near you: Twitter, Netflix, Flixster, OpenTable, and Travelocity apps.  The adroit coders behind those slices of software have managed …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Meet Seesmic For Windows Phone 7
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Justin.tv's Newest App Now Broadcasts Live Video From Your iPhone  —  Time spent watching live video is up 650 percent in the U.S. over the past year, thanks to the proliferation of a number of live video publishers including Justin.tv, Ustream, Qik and Livestream.
Matt Gross / New York Times:
A Baby Photo Becomes an Internet Meme  —  SOMETIME back in 2000, Allen S. Rout, a systems programmer from Gainesville, Fla., posted a few photos of his 5-month-old son, Stephen, on his personal Web site.  They were the kind of photos that every parent takes, but one in particular stood out …
Discussion: Gawker
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.
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 …
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb and Computerworld
Richard Tom / Hulu Blog:
Hello Seattle  —  Perhaps when you think of Seattle your taste buds prepare themselves for a freshly brewed espresso or a not-so-simple soy-decaf-single-shot-one-pump- vanilla-iced-latte.  Or perhaps Seattle conjures images of the halls of Seattle Grace Hospital, where lives are saved and relationships flatline.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
Nokia Is the McDonald's of Phones  —  Didn't you notice?  It was just Nokia World!  But with sales plummeting and executives fleeing—both at alarming rates—maybe it should be a reckoning instead.  —  Let's not confuse things: Nokia still sells more phones than anybody on the planet.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's ambitious AirPlay, AirPrint plans detailed in patent applications  —  As Apple prepares to unleash its new AirPlay and AirPrint wireless standards this fall, details on the technology and what functionality it might gain in the future were detailed in a plethora of patent applications revealed this week.
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Verizon Wireless adds Good to Android lineup; Bad news for RIM  —  As if Research in Motion didn't have enough to worry about, Verizon Wireless has teamed up with Good Technology to equip all of its Android devices with better enterprise-grade security and management.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Extreme Netflix Some Users Have Rated 50,000 Movies  —  So, you think you've honed the Netflix recommendation engine by rating a thousand movies?  That's nothing, according to the company's internal statistics.  —  Several hundred Netflix members have rated more than 50,000 filmed entertainment programs.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News:
Cell tax phone ‘fairness’ bill moves forward  —  Consumers may soon get a guarantee that no new local and state taxes will pop up on their cell phone bills over the next few years.  —  A House Judiciary subcommittee today passed the Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2009 (H.R. 1521) …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Oh Goody!  Microsoft is working on iPad Apps  —  According to a heavily retweeted tweet by Microsoft Blogger Paul Thurrott, Microsoft is working on iPad Apps.  They are probably similar to their iPhone apps (which all work on iPad)...except bigger!
Discussion: App Advice and MacRumors Page 2
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.
 
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
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Mike Champion / oneforty devblog:
Twitter Permissions & Security
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Understanding the HDCP Master Key Leak
Chris Ramsdale / Google Web Toolkit Blog:
Google Relaunches Instantiations Developer Tools - Now Available for Free
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Sony Taps MySpace to Market Facebook Movie
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Nokia Developing 3D Rival to Google's Street View
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Russian 4G Android smartphone appears to have front-and-back screens
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Microsoft Bullish on Kinect
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Exclusive: MySpace and Google Zero in on Renewing “Realistic” Search Deal
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Walter S. Mossberg / Personal Technology:
Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad