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5:40 AM ET, September 21, 2010

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
When Larry Ellison Met Marc Andreessen-A Silicon Valley Settlement Story (Plus Mark Hurd Returns Some Dough!)  —  According to multiple sources, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (pictured right) approached Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) board member Marc Andreessen (pictured left) to help broker a settlement between the companies.
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Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
HP and Oracle Resolve Litigation on Hurd Employment  —  Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) — Hewlett-Packard Co. and Oracle Corp. said they resolved litigation over the appointment of Mark Hurd as a president of Oracle and reaffirmed the long-term partnership between the two companies.
James Kendrick / jkOnTheRun:
Google Bringing Document Editing to Android, iPad  —  Google unveiled a new mobile login verification system today, and perhaps more importantly, said that editing of Google Docs would be coming soon to Android and the iPad.  The ability to edit docs on the two mobile platforms will bring real-time collaboration to mobile users.
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Dan Nosowitz / Fast Company:
Google Docs Coming to iPad in “the Next Few Weeks” to Slap iWork Around
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider and GMSV
foursquare:
Introducing foursquare 2.0: Tips + To-Dos + Add to foursquare + More!  —  When we started foursquare, we dreamed it would be much more than check-ins.  We really wanted to build tools that would help people collect and share their real-world experiences.  Today we're rolling out the 2. version …
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Is Apple Working on a 7-Inch Screen iPad?  —  Apple, perhaps worried about competition from the Android camp, may be looking to develop a new version of iPad, this one with a 7-inch screen.  It would bring such a device to market some time in 2011, according to a research note put …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Regarding Ashok Kumar's Track Record on Apple
Discussion: Technologizer
Matt Van Wagner / Search Engine Land:
How Google Saved $100 Million By Launching Google Instant  —  It seems fitting that from the moment it was announced, Google Instant became an instant headline news story.  —  For the past few week, industry pundits have been talking, tweeting and writing about Google Instant and offering …
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Nokia N8 delayed ‘for a few weeks to do some final amends’  —  Sounds like it's not much of a delay — but be that as it may, if you were hoping to pick up your colorful N8 in the tail end of this month... well, we don't quite know how to say this, but you're going to want to make other plans.
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Agence France Presse:   Nokia rejects rumours of new mobile phone delay
Christopher Mims / Technology Review:
Why No Second Internet Bubble?  —  Internet adoption has only accelerated since 2001, so why hasn't the economy been goosed again?  —  In 2001, the global stock market peaked.  At left, the technology-heavy NASDAQ composite shows what happens when a mind-bogglingly huge amount …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Has Quietly Implemented A De-Facto Follow Feature  —  A few days ago, Facebook made what seemed to be a small tweak to its Friend Requests area.  As first noted by Inside Facebook, the social network changed the way friend rejections work.  Previously, you could either Confirm or Ignore (deny) a request.
Discussion: Switched, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check:
The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things  —  Because of the iPad, 2010 will likely be remembered as a landmark year in computing.  It will rank right up there with 1984 when the graphical user interface debuted to the masses in the first Macintosh, and 1995 when the launch …
Jeremy Kirk / PC World:
Microsoft Pushes Zune Expansion Outside the US  —  Microsoft plans to offer elements of its Zune music and movie services throughout Europe and other countries this fall in conjunction with the release of its Windows Phone 7 operating system.  —  Windows Phone 7 is scheduled to launch …
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Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:   Zune PC software to be Windows Phone 7's iTunes
Peter Birch / Google LatLong:
Ocean comes to Google Earth for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch  —  We recently announced the arrival of ocean bathymetry and ocean layer content to Google Earth for Android.  Today, with the latest release of Google Earth 3.1 for iOS, we're proud to announce that you can now explore underwater landscapes …
John Cook / TechFlash:
Fox, NBC, MLB and others look to squash Seattle startup ivi Inc.  —  Some of the biggest names in TV broadcasting are looking to put the brakes on a tiny Seattle startup called ivi Inc. The 18-person company, which launched a live Internet TV service one week ago today, has received cease …
Discussion: NewTeeVee
Claire Cain Miller / Bits:
Google Reports on Government Requests and Censorship  —  Google has lately found itself on the receiving end of criticism from privacy and transparency advocates.  But with two new tools, Google is trying to convince them that the company is on their side.  —  On Tuesday, Google will introduce …
Erica Ogg / CNET News:
Secrets of Apple's customer success  —  Hardware manufacturers liberally take cues from Apple products, so why not its approach to customers?  —  For the seventh straight year, Apple has topped its competitors in the PC industry in the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
TerreStar Genus hybrid satellite phone hits AT&T at long last for $799  —  It's been just shy of a year since TerreStar's Windows Mobile-based Genus was announced for AT&T, offering a unique combination of GSM / HSPA backed up with satellite capability for those times when you find yourself …
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
British Chip Designer Prepares for Wider Demand  —  CAMBRIDGE, England — Near the southeastern edge of Cambridge, where this idyllic university town gives way to fields of green, sits the headquarters of ARM Holdings.  Neither the modest three-building campus nor its surroundings evoke notions of a thriving hotbed of computing.
Discussion: SlashGear and Bits
Bertrand Vasquez / Erictric:
Apple Quietly Launches New Game Section on Its Website  —  Cupertino, California-based Apple has apparently launched a new game-dedicated section on its website, where visitors can find several resources and information regarding the latest games along with the gaming capabilities of several Apple products.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Cade Metz / The Register:
Yahoo! ‘owns several patents’ on Google Instant  —  ‘Streaming search’ all about cash, says ex-Google man  —  Exclusive Yahoo! owns several patents covering Google's new Instant search engine, according to Shashi Seth, Yahoo!'s senior vice president of search and a former search product leader at Google.
Discussion: WebProNews
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
Apple buys Swedish face-recognition company Polar Rose?  —  According to Norwegian Mac Site Mac1, Apple has bought up all of the shares of a Swedish face recognition company called Polar Rose.  An example of their technology can be seen above (Flashless).  Google translated:
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Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Police interview Steve Jobs about prototype iPhone  —  For months, little news has surfaced about the police investigation into the sale last spring of a lost prototype iPhone 4.  That may soon change.  —  Stephen Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, Calif. …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to pitch your company at Techcrunch or get investors to write checks  —  I saw over 100 company pitches last week at DEMO and at Google.  There will be 100 more at Techcrunch Disrupt next week.  The good ones stand out immediately.  How can you get noticed?
Discussion: TechCrunch, Thanks:dondodge
 
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Dan Gillmor / Salon:
The new Oracle: Bigger and badder than ever
Discussion: InformationWeek and The Register
Alastair Jamieson / Telegraph:
Girl, 14, fears 21,000 party guests after Facebook invite blunder
Discussion: The Blog Herald and CNET News
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
Think H.264 is Now Royalty-Free? …
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Clear Airport Security Is Back, With All The Downsides
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Facebook Is Top Source of Malware, ‘Status-Jacking’
Discussion: Guardian
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hot iPhone Gaming Startup Ngmoco Will Start Making Games For Android
Discussion: mocoNews
Christopher Heine / ClickZ:
McDonald's Actual Foursquare Test Numbers: 2,865 Check-Ins
 Earlier Items: 
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Sports Illustrated says unfair iPad subscription terms led to cut features
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Live TV, DVR Could Be Coming To Apple TV
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Now Available Worldwide
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, WebProNews and Gadgetell
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Native Apps Account for Half of Mobile Internet Traffic
Discussion: FM Blog, Podcasting News and SlashGear
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs. Hello Ad Dollars?