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11:00 PM ET, September 20, 2010

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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
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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Google Apps gains extra layer of security with two-step verification  —  Companies migrating their e-mail and other cloud services over to Google Apps is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon, but there have been lingering doubts about whether making such a transition would put company security at risk.
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Google Enterprise Blog:
A more secure cloud for millions of Google Apps users  —  Cloud computing is about making your information easily accessible from anywhere, on any device.  Until today, organizations looking to secure their information beyond a password have faced costs and complexities that prevented …
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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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 …
Alastair Jamieson / Telegraph:
Girl, 14, fears 21,000 party guests after Facebook invite blunder  —  A teenager from Hertfordshire who mistakenly posted her address and phone number on Facebook to publicise a birthday party ended up with 21,000 promised guests.  —  Rebecca Javeleau, 14, mistakenly made the details public …
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
BerryReview:
First Picture of the BlackBerry Storm 3?  —  We were just sent a picture of what is supposedly the BlackBerry Storm 3.  Our tipster wishes to remain anonymous but it looks legit.  According to the tipster the Storm 3 will have a 3.7 inch display and 8GB of internal memory.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple to License Unspecified Intellectual Property From Rovi  —  In a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, Rovi announced that has reached a “multi-year agreement” with Apple for access to Rovi's intellectual property. … Rovi, originally founded as Macrovision …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Goodbye (Crummy) CAPTCHAs.  Hello Ad Dollars?  —  Hate dealing with captchas-the squiggly, indecipherable text strings Web sites often force you to read and regurgitate for security reasons?  Join the club.  And pay attention to what Solve Media is trying to do.
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
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. …
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.
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
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
Frederico Viticci / MacStories:
VLC for iPad Available  —  Great news, folks!  VLC for iPad has been approved by Apple and is now propagating in the App Store.  New Zealand users can find the app already available here, anyone else will have to wait a few hours to see the app available for sale in iTunes.
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.
Bing Search Blog:
Twitter User Recommendations on Bing Social  —  As the internet continues to evolve, we find there are more new “signals” coming in to search that enable us to provide customers with more relevant, real time and connected results.  Our work with Twitter and Facebook over the last year …
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 …
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: Bits
Peter D. Csathy / Digital Media Update:
Think H.264 is Now Royalty-Free?  Think Again - and the “Open Source” Defense is No Defense to MPEG LA  —  (PREFACE — I have wanted to write this post for a long, long time.  It is about encoding — but not the technical aspects of encoding and the quality ramifications of your encoding solution.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Sports Illustrated says unfair iPad subscription terms led to cut features  —  The latest issue of Sports Illustrated only supports viewing in “landscape” mode, as the publication has said that they were forced to cut costs because Apple does not allow iPad subscriptions at “a reasonable price.”
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy Tab feature tour reminds of just how pocketable it isn't (video)  —  Sony tried to convince us that its VAIO P was a pocketable computer, so we quite naturally pointed, laughed and mocked.  It seems only fair, therefore, to give Samsung the same treatment when it tries to sell us …
 
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
Clear Airport Security Is Back, With All The Downsides
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Facebook Is Top Source of Malware, ‘Status-Jacking’
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Hot iPhone Gaming Startup Ngmoco Will Start Making Games For Android
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 Earlier Items: 
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Naspers Buys Controlling Interest In Media Sharing, Social Shopping Site Multiply
Discussion: paidContent and ReadWriteWeb
Ragavan / The Mozilla Blog:
Firefox Home Now Available Worldwide
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Gadgetell and WebProNews
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Native Apps Account for Half of Mobile Internet Traffic
Discussion: SlashGear and Podcasting News
Stuart Dredge / Recombu:
Plane Finder AR app lets you identify planes... in the sky!