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10:25 AM ET, September 16, 2010

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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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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.
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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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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)
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Motorola Acquires Location-Based Mobile Software Startup Aloqa  —  Motorola this morning announced that it has bought Aloqa, a privately-held startup that develops location-based software and technologies designed to enable the discovery of relevant web content by mobile smartphone users.
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
 
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: MySpace and Google Zero in on Renewing “Realistic” Search Deal
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Launches Dashboard for Multiple Advertiser Accounts
Discussion: The Next Web
Adam DuVander / ProgrammableWeb:
NPR API Architect Headed to Netflix
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News:
LinkedIn's CEO on the perks to keeping profiles fresh
Discussion: VentureBeat
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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
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Status Of CrunchPad Litigation
Discussion: Electronista
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