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8:35 PM ET, September 17, 2010

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Brian J. Dunn / Best Buy:
Statement: Reports of notebook, netbook sales declines grossly exaggerated  —  RICHFIELD, Minn., September 17, 2010 -In a statement today, Brian J. Dunn, CEO, Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), likened recent rumors of a pending decline in notebook and netbook sales to a legendary Mark Twain-ism:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Best Buy CEO: iPad Cannibalizing Up To 50 Percent Of Laptop Sales
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Airplay is Apple's ‘Go to Market’ Internet TV strategy  —  Steve Jobs told the AllThingsD audience a few months ago that the reason no one including Google and Apple have been successful in the TV space is that they lacked a successful ‘Go to market TV strategy’.  Apple has that strategy.
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MacDailyNews:
With Apple TV, any H.264 Web content can be broadcast over AirPlay to your HDTV
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
When Web sites and Web apps collide with IE 9: Questions and some answers  —  “People go to the Web for sites, not the browser, much as they go to their PC for apps, not Windows.”  —  That's what Microsoft Corporate Vice President Dean Hachamovitch told attendees of Microsoft's Internet Explorer …
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Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
The Unwelcome Return of “Best Viewed With Internet Explorer”  —  Remember the bad old days of the Internet, when it wasn't a given that one primary objective of any Web site should be to work equally well in any modern browser?  Some sites slapped “Best Viewed With Internet Explorer” or …
Austin Haugen / Facebook Blog:
A New Movie Experience, Starring You and Your Friends  —  “Have you seen any good movies recently?” is something I usually ask my friends as I start to make weekend plans.  My friends are the most important movie critics to me, and we're constantly exchanging opinions about movies, whether in person or online.
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:   Facebook Expands Instant Personalization Program, Adds Rotten Tomatoes As Partner
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Intel Threatens to Sue Anyone Who Uses HDCP Crack  —  Intel threatened legal action Friday against anybody who uses its proprietary crypto key — leaked on the internet — to produce hardware that defeats the so-called HDCP technology that limits home recording of digital television and Blu-ray.
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Elinor Mills / CNET News:
HDCP antipiracy leak opens doors for black boxes
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google To Distribute Mobile Devices To Businesses For Checkins, Ratings And More  —  In an effort to compete with services like Facebook, Yelp and Foursquare, Google is preparing to distribute millions of custom mobile devices to small businesses around the U.S., says a source with knowledge of the program.
Amit Singhal / Wall Street Journal:
Is Google a Monopolist?  A Debate  —  Amit Singhal of Google argues the competition is one click away.  Charles Rule, an attorney whose firm represents corporations suing Google, counters that the company commands a share of search advertising in excess of 70%—the threshold for monopoly under the Sherman Act.
Discussion: Search Engine Watch
Brian Hendricks / Bing Maps Blog:
Bing Maps Gets Transit Directions  —  Commuters rejoice!  Today Bing Maps added transit routing to its directions options.  So, for those of you who like to take the bus, subway, or local rail you now can turn to Bing Maps.  This is a very important feature for us as public transit grows in popularity and coverage.
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
LG CEO Resigns Over Poor Smartphone Performance  —  The CEO of South Korean consumer electronics giant LG resigned today because of the company's poor performance in the smartphone space.  Yong Nam will be replaced by Bon Joon Koo, currently the head of LG International.
Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Lets You Mark Friend Requests with “Not Now,” then Decide on Them Later  —  Facebook is adding a new option to how people friend each other, trying to limit unwanted social behavior.  —  Now, when someone adds you as a friend, you can mark “Not Now,” thereby relegating their request …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
YouTube vs. Fair Use  —  In YouTube: The Big Copyright Lie, I described my love-hate relationship with YouTube, at least as it existed in way back in the dark ages of 2007. … Today's lesson, then, is be careful what you ask for.  —  At the time, I just assumed that YouTube would never …
Colin Gibbs / GigaOM:
T-Mobile Won't Tax Twitter Texts But Will Hike Prices  —  T-Mobile USA finally divulged a little information on its impending pricing change for text messaging, saying the move affects only the messaging aggregators that serve as a kind of middleman between businesses and carriers.
Boy Genius Report:
Verizon discontinuing original Motorola DROID 2, will only carry DROID 2 World Edition?  —  We've just gotten wind of a vicious little rumor that we wanted to share.  We're hearing that Verizon Wireless will be slowly discontinuing the Motorola DROID 2 that it launched last month and will soon …
Discussion: Droid Life and Android Phone Fans
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Transcript: Twitter's Ev Williams Answers An Hour's Worth Of Questions, On Twitter  —  Talk about eating your own dogfood!  Today, Twitter CEO Evan Williams took questions for an hour on Twitter, about Twitter, replying from his own account.  What was he asked?
Discussion: GigaOM and Stealthmode Blog, Thanks:rawmeet
sami ben gharbia:
The Internet Freedom Fallacy and the Arab Digital activism  —  Introduction  —  This article focuses on grassroots digital activism in the Arab world and the risks of what seems to be an inevitable collusion with U.S foreign policy and interests.  It sums up the most important elements …
Discussion: The Firewall, Net Effect and Slate
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Sorry, But McDonald's Did Not See a 33% Increase in Foot Traffic Because of Foursquare  —  According to a current headline on TechMeme, McDonalds saw a 33% increase in foot traffic to its stores when it ran a promotion during Foursquare Day earlier this year.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Suppliers preparing for 2nd-gen iPad launch in Q1 2011 - report  —  Apple's overseas touch panel and reinforced glass suppliers are said to be preparing for the launch of Apple's second-generation iPad in the first quarter of 2011.  —  According to Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes …
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
New Apple TV's iOS can be jailbroken and made to run apps?  —  Remember the mysterious reference to iProd 2,1 that appeared in the iPad's code?  We thought it might be a new CDMA or camera-equipped iPad, but it just might have been the new iOS-based Apple TV instead.
Luis Sigal / Google Mobile Blog:
Search Gmail & Docs with Google Mobile App on BlackBerry  —  In January we updated Google Mobile App for BlackBerry so it can search your on-device email and contacts.  Today we're pleased to announce it can also search the cloud to find items in your Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Docs.
Discussion: CNET News, IntoMobile and The Next Web, Thanks:rawmeet
Jagdish Rebello / iSuppli:
Global Wireless Subscriptions Reach 5 Billion  —  Marking a major milestone in the history of technology, the number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is expected to reach 5 billion this month, equaling 73.4 percent of the earth's population, according to the market research firm iSuppli Corp.
Paul McNamara / Network World:
Fly on the wall says Apple made Newsday kill funny iPad ap ad  —  Report unconfirmed; Apple has yet to respond  —  Yesterday we were speculating about whether Apple was behind the sudden disappearance from YouTube of a newspaper's funny iPad app ad that depicted a Dad “forgetting” …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Best Buy Expecting Verizon LTE Devices “This Fall”  —  It looks like Best Buy has been handed some information regarding the release of LTE (4G) devices from Verizon.  In fact, they fully expect some to be available “this fall” and have already updated BEAST, their internal activation system, to accommodate these mysterious LTE phones.
 
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
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A tale of two cultures  —  In recent days there's been much discussion …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Notebook sales growth goes negative. Can we blame the iPad yet?
John Letzing / MarketWatch:
Microsoft says legal risk adds cost to Android
Discussion: Ars Technica and Inquirer
Fred / A VC:
Social Layers and Social Intention
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Facebook: $50 Million A Year on Data Centers