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2:00 PM ET, September 19, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone  —  Facebook is building a mobile phone, says a source who has knowledge of the project.  Or rather, they're building the software for the phone and working with a third party to actually build the hardware.  Which is exactly what Apple and everyone else does, too.
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Here's Why Facebook Is Secretly Building A Phone: It Needs To Be A Platform, Not Just A Service  —  Facebook already has over 150 million mobile users and is likely the most popular iPhone app of all time.  —  But if Facebook is going to have as much impact on the mobile world as it has on the web …
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Facebook's Secret Phone Is Using Android “For Sure”  —  Facebook is “for sure” using Google's Android operating system as the basis for its phone software, according to a plugged-in Silicon Valley source.  —  This means that Google is now essentially helping Facebook attempt to destroy Google!
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Intel wants to charge $50 to unlock stuff your CPU can already do  —  Digg Hold onto your hyperthreaded horses, because this is liable to whip up an angry mob — Intel's asking customers to pay extra if they want the full power of their store-bought silicon.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Voice On The iPhone Comes Full Circle As Apple Accepts GV Mobile+  —  This is a post I've looked forward to writing for a long time — and I'm surprised that I'm even getting the chance.  In July 2009, we broke the news that Apple had banned Google Voice from the iPhone.
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Joshua Topolsky / Engadget:
As Apple relaxes App Store rules, C64 emulator for iOS gets BASIC again  —  If you weren't already convinced that Apple is seriously easing back on some of its more annoying App Store restrictions with the appearance of titles like GV Voice (a Google Voice client), this news might help.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Netflix Is Beating Blockbuster With Clicks, Not Bricks  —  NOT so long ago, in 2005, Blockbuster seemed invincible.  However you preferred to rent movies — in stores or online — the company was ready to accommodate you.  —  At the time, Netflix could offer only one way of obtaining a movie …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Aggregators: the good ones vs. the looters  —  News aggregators have grown into all shapes and forms.  Some are truly helping the producers of original content but others simply amount to mere electronic ransack.  —  My daily media routine starts on Techmeme.
Curt Monash / DBMS 2:
Details of the JPMorgan Chase Oracle database outage  —  After posting my speculation about the JPMorgan Chase database outage, I was contacted by - well, by somebody who wants to be referred to as “a credible source close to the situation.”  We chatted for a long time …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
What Zynga's Switch to Credits Means for the Facebook Ecosystem  —  Last week, Facebook and Zynga announced that Zynga is now using Credits as the exclusive direct payment method for its premium virtual currencies in its games running on Facebook.  While you can still get “Farm Cash” …
Rick Klau / tins:
Google Reader in Flipboard  —  As a new owner of an iPad, I was eager to dive in and get to know the device.  A number of co-workers had raved about Flipboard, the “personalized, social magazine” app designed for the iPad.  Sure enough, it's a really fantastic re-imagining of how we can consume content.
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Scott Gu / ScottGu's Blog:
Important: ASP.NET Security Vulnerability  —  A few hours ago we released a Microsoft Security Advisory about a security vulnerability in ASP.NET.  This vulnerability exists in all versions of ASP.NET.  —  This vulnerability was publically disclosed late Friday at a security conference.
 
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